Martin Printing wins regional print awards

Craig and Melissa Ragsdale of Martin Printing speak with Scot Cotten of BP Solutions at the 2023 PICA Awards Banquet in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC — The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) has announced that Martin Printing Company of Easley is an award winner in the 2022 PICA Awards Competition. The announcement was made April 15, 2023, during the 2022 PICA Awards Banquet held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The PICA Awards competition is celebrating its 57th season and continues to be one of the largest printing contests in the nation.

Martin Printing Company won 12 Best of Category awards, 4 Special Judges awards and 3 Awards of Excellence. Only one “Best of” may be given in each category. One or more Special Judges Award or Award of Excellence may be given in each category, limited to no more than one third of total entries per category.

This year, the PICA Awards attracted more than 480 entries from 34 printing companies, along with 149 entries from 6 graphic arts high schools and 5 college graphic arts programs from across the Carolinas.

A panel of out of state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces.

The judging criteria included: registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, bindery, and overall visual impact.

For more information, call Craig Ragsdale of Martin Printing Company at 864-420-6983.

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