2015 Print Excellence Awards

Western States Printing Alliance (WSPA) was thrilled with the triumphant return of the Print Excellence Awards in 2015, a signature event of the association.

The competition celebrated the extraordinary craft of creating unique and amazingly beautiful printed pieces. For the first time ever, it was truly regional in nature, where printers from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming were all encouraged to participate.

More than 130 entries were received representing the very best print and on April 23rd and April 30th the winners were recognized at respective events held at Rustler’s Rooste in Phoenix and the Embassy Suites Hotel in Denver. Each event also featured the presentation of Employee Recognition Awards to outstanding team members who made a difference.

In Phoenix, a silent auction to support GCEF was also held and the Z.A. Prust Industry Achievement Award was presented to Peggy Deal.

To view this year’s winning pieces and the list of Employee Recognition Award recipients, CLICK HERE. The Awards Showcase also acknowledges the support of our generous sponsors and thanks all those involved in putting on the competition.

It is not too early to be putting aside your best pieces of 2015 for consideration in net year’s competition!

Complete List of Winners (By Category)

Company Entry Award
Best of Show
C & D Printing Inc. Pura Vida Gold
O’Neil Printing Paris Show Books Gold
Cereus Graphics Talking Stick Report Silver
Alpha Graphics Imagine the Possibilities Bronze
People’s Choice
Prisma Galco Catalog Gold
Premier Graphics Kevin Cremens Photography Gold
Henry Wurst, Inc. Spa of the Rockies Silver
Prisma The Juice – NVEnergy Bronze
Books, Non-Hardbound
C & D Printing Inc. Pura Vida Gold
Vision Graphics Inc. Spatial Energy Calendar Silver
Your Bindery Eye Catching Silver
Ironwood Lithographers Altia Smart City Bronze
Vision Graphics Inc. ILIFF – Invest in ILIFF Gold
Prisma I.C.E. Corporate Profile Silver
Prisma Pueblo Bonito Preferred Bronze
Cereus Graphics Arizona Archery Enterprises Gold
Publication Printers Corp. Rudy Project Silver
Prisma Galco Holster Catalog Bronze
Ironwood Lithographers McMillan Fiberglass Stocks Bronze
Corporate Identity
Henry Wurst, Inc. Portico Encounters Gold
Alpha Graphics Core Construction Silver
O’Neil Printing Central Christian Church Bronze
Creative Solutions
Printing Specialists Lego Church Gold
ASU Print & Imaging Lab NEXTEN Window Perf Silver
Prisma Dairy Council of Arizona Bronze
Digital Brochure
West Press Ronald McDonald House Gold
Prisma Slabhaus Silver
Vision Graphics Inc. Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar Bronze
Digital Greeting/Postcard
Premier Graphics AvAir Notecards Gold
Digital Hardbound Book
O’Neil Printing Paris Show Books Gold
O’Neil Printing ”L” Lorena Gaxiola Silver
Digital Invitation
West Press Over the Top Wedding Package Gold
Premier Graphics Valley Metro Silver
Digital Non-Hardbound
Prisma President’s Club 20th Anniversary Gold
Cereus Graphics Scottsdale Insurance Gold
O’Neil Printing Cheer Silver
Hardbound Book
O’Neil Printing Haub Family Collection Gold
Prisma 1810 Silver
Cereus Graphics 70 Years Hunt Construction Book Bronze
Cereus Graphics Talking Stick Resort Gold
O’Neil Printing Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Silver
Cereus Graphics Owners Meeting 2014 Silver
Prisma Winter Swing Invitation Bronze
Magazine: Headset Web
Publication Printers Corp. JH Style Gold
Publication Printers Corp. Inspirato Magazine Silver
Prisma Madame Tussauds Silver
Publication Printers Corp. Lands of America Bronze
Publication Printers Corp. Swim Journal Bronze
Magazine: Sheetfed
Prisma Supreme Auctions Gold
Sundance Press Bloom Silver
Sundance Press Massey Harris Ferguson Bronze
Marketing Campaign
Alpha Graphics Executive Door Opener Gold
Prisma Meritage Homes Silver
Ironwood Lithographers Talking Stick Resort Wedding Bronze
Prisma Evil Controllers Gold
Henry Wurst, Inc. Woody Creek Colorado Vodka Silver
Alpha Graphics Holiday Gift Box “Thank You” Bronze
Cereus Graphics Biblical Silver Coin Series Bronze
Prisma Phoenix Suns Gold
Presentation Folder
Ironwood Lithographers Talking Stick Wedding Gold
Ironwood Lithographers Thomas Reuters Silver
Cereus Graphics WildHorsePass Hotel & Casino Silver
Ironwood Lithographers Sugar Skull Rum Bronze
Ironwood Lithographers TARGAS Bronze
Alpha Graphics ”Imagine the Possibilities” Gold
Vision Graphics Inc. Transcending Perceptions Silver
O’Neil Printing Stunning Possibilities Silver
Leanin’ Tree It’s Showtime Bronze
Special Finishing
Vision Graphics Inc. Perfecting the Art of Impact Gold
Vision Graphics Inc. Spatial Energy 2015 Calendar Silver
Prisma Unlimited Vacation Club Bronze
Cereus Graphics Biblical Silver Coin Series Bronze
Student: Branding
Bernie Fritts Dash Style Guide Gold
Chanel Wiscombe Redolence Style Guide Silver
Abbi Benton Redolence Style Guide Silver
Lorenzo Paniagua Crispy Critters Style Guide Bronze
Student: Marketing
John Blades Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Gold
Bernie Fritts DMHS Promotional Silver
Bernie Fritts Graphic Design Bronze
Student: Photography
Kyle Penally Roosevelt Lake Gold
Student Poster
Tristan Roenfeldt Racine Stop Bullying! Gold
Elena Bornacini Kravetz Never Forget Gold
The Impossible
Henry Wurst, Inc. Cochlear Nucleus Gold
Variable Data Printing
West Press Sandwich Mailer Gold


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