Allen Press received two special awards on April 24 at the PIA MidAmerica Gala, a Best of Kansas City Silver Award for the 2014 Ames Percherons Calendar and a Best of Kansas City Bronze Award for Open the Door to Possibility. The latter was a self-promotion finishing capabilities piece that was conceptualized, designed, and produced by Allen Press staff.
Open the Door to Possibility and the 2014 Ames Percherons Calendar also received Best of Awards in the Self-Promotion and Calendar categories. FrontMatter, Allen Press’ newsletter, received a Best of Award in the Newsletter category. The Mineral Collections of the Crystal Gazers and Friends took Best of in the Magazines category. This is the sixth consecutive year that Allen Press has won awards in the Best of Category.
Additionally, Allen Press received five Awards of Excellence in several categories for pieces from Doll News, Orchids, Hoover Digest, Heyday Books, and the Lawrence Arts Center.
“Receiving four Best of Awards and two Best of Kansas City Awards is truly a testament to the time our staff puts into ensuring the quality of our print work,” Gerald Lillian, CEO, said. “We are especially proud that three of our awards were from two pieces we produced completely in-house. The finishing capabilities piece is a great example of our entire team coming together to produce a unique and informative tool for our customers.”
Judges qualify pieces based on several categories, including binding, use of paper, coating, clarity, and smoothness. Entries in the Best of Category automatically compete for Best of Show recognition. All Best of Award winners will be entered into the international Printing Industries of America’s Premier Print Awards.