Grab the Brass Ring!

Who deserves to be recognized as the Printer of the Year this year? Perhaps you would like to nominate someone for the Industry Award of Distinction, which is presented to a non-printer who has done a good job of serving and promoting the industry. As a past winner of that award, I can tell you that the honor of being singled out for such a thing is nearly overwhelming. Maybe you know of some unsung hero or outstanding printer who deserves shining moment in the spotlight. If you are a member of NAPL/NAQP and would like to nominate someone, now is the time to act. The call for nominations is open, but time is running short. The call for nominations is also open for Product of the Year and Supplier of the Year. Act quickly because the deadline is fast approaching. You’ll need to fill out a nomination form ( and turn it in by Tuesday, August 24. Another opportunity gives both association members and non-members a chance to earn some spotlight time and a lovely trophy for themselves. Anyone who wants to can enter the PrintImage Excellence Awards. Pick out your best printing projects of the past year, fill out the form at and cross your fingers. The competition features 17 categories, ranging from one-color offset printing to various types of specialty applications and even cross-media campaigns. But the only way to win is to enter. And again, time is running short. Deadline for the PrintImage Excellence Awards is August 31. Sitting in the corner will never lead to glory…get busy and fill out those forms today!