The Binding Industries Association (BIA) has announced the 2012 Product of Excellence (POE) awards winners. For more than three decades, the POE awards have recognized outstanding examples of craftsmanship in binding, graphic finishing, information packaging, and custom loose-leaf manufacturing.
Mechanical Folding Category
The Incredible Pop-Up Body Book, Leo Paper Products, Limited
Allstream, Pacific Bindery Services, Ltd.
Adhesive Binding Category
Telus Gardens, Pacific Bindery Services, Ltd.
Case Binding Category
Bijie, C&C Joint Printing Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen)
Tattoo World, C&C Joint Printing Co. Ltd. (Guangdong)
Foil Stamping and Embossing Category
The Orthodox Lineage of the Southern School, C&C Joint Printing Co. Ltd. (Shanghai)
Hand Work Category
il meraviglioso mondo di Hello Kitty, Leo Paper Products Limited
Mechanical Binding Category
Specialty Finishing Group, Specialty Finishing Group
2012 Annual Giving Ticket Priority Program, Wrap-Ups Inc.
Special Products Category
Great Western Brewing Original 16, Roswell Bookbinding
Graphic Finisher Self-Promotion Category
Holiday Leftovers, McGraphics, Inc.
They Said It Couldn’t Be Done Price Booklets, Specialty Finishing Group
Foil Stamping/Debossing Category
First Office, Vulcan Information Packaging
Screen Printing: Single Color Category
NMS Management 15th Anniversary, Pack Appeal
Screen Printing: Multi Color
Canrig Binder, Trends Presentation Products
Litho: 4-Color Process Category
Chicago CD Set, Trends Presentation Products
Turned Edge Casebound Category
Precious Metal-The Mahoney Collection, Binding Solutions
Boxes and Totes Category
Finlandia Box, Holum & Sons Co., Inc.
Innovative Use of Materials Category
“Blue” Wine Menu, Silvanus Products, Inc.
Product Design Category
Philips Box, Trends Presentation Products
Self Promotion Category
Holum Christmas Gift, Holum & Sons Co. Inc.
They Said It Couldn’t Be Done Category
NY Knicks Season Ticket Boxes, Holum & Sons Co. Inc
POE Winning Companies are set apart from the competition in the printing and graphics industry, and use their win to solidify client relationships, grow their business, and enhance their standing in the marketplace.
2012 Product of Excellence Winner, Jonathon Niezing, President, Wrap-Ups Inc. said “Winning the ‘BIA Product of Excellence’ for Wrap-Ups has always been a testimonial to our commitment of providing the highest level of finishing services possible to the industry. This translates into Wrap-Ups being relevant and leading edge for our customers."
The 2012 Product of Excellence Awards competition was sponsored by Colter and Peterson; CP Bourg; Fix Your Own Bindery; Kolbus; bielomatik jagenberg; Standard Finishing; WCJ Pilgrim Wire; Gane Brothers; Bensons; US Ring; Update Ltd.; Dura-Pro Adhesives-IFS Industries; Norcote; Holliston; Challenge Machinery; Best Graphics; MBO America; Duplo; Nordson; Technifold USA; The Newark Group; and Heidelberg.