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Printing Association of Florida Honors Top Printing and Graphic Communications Firms




On July 25, the Printing Association of Florida honored 38 of Florida's top printing and graphic communications firms who collectively submitted 455 entries, for a chance to receive a coveted Florida Print Award trophy. Nine schools across Florida were also represented, submitting a total 124 entries. All winners celebrated at the annual Florida Print Awards banquet and reception held during the Print Management Conference at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

In addition, two Florida companies — Rinaldi Printing and Roberts Quality Printing — received a “Benny” Award at the national level at the Premier Print Awards, produced by the Printing Industries of America. The highest honor of the competition is the “Benny” statue, which has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry.

The Florida Print Awards promotes excellence in the industry by recognizing individuals, companies, and organizations producing the very best in print media. All winning entries are displayed during the Print Management Conference at the Hall of Winners showcase. Winners are also published in the Florida Print Awards Winners Booklet, and in PAF's Graphics Update magazine. The competition is open exclusively to PAF members.

“Year over year, we receive more impressive submissions, producing more winners, at the Florida Print Awards,” says George Ryan, President, PAF and GOA. “There is such an overwhelming degree of talent from Florida printers and graphic firms, that this has become one of the most anticipated events of the year. A hearty congratulations to all who participated, and all who received awards!”

Celebrating Printing Excellence in Florida
Trophy winners at the Florida Print Awards are those who secured “Best of Category” or “Best of Show” distinctions. The following provides the details for these particular winners.

Best Process Color Printing
  Associated Printing Productions, Inc.
     Summer 2014 Catalog


Best of Show – Division I
   Creative Printing & Publishing
     Embassy Suites Brochure

Best Art Reproduction
   Franklin Dodd Communications, LLC.
     Artlab – From Ancient Art

Best of Show – Division III
   Franklin Dodd Communications, LLC.
     Fine Art Lamps – Volume 200

Best Use of Color in Design
   Franklin Dodd Communications, LLC.
     Jackson Memorial Foundation – Meet Jack

The Golden Flamingo
   Franklin Dodd Communications, LLC.

Most Creative Use of Paper
   Lauderdale Graphics
     Fossil Presentation


Best Digital Printing
   Lawton Printers
     Lawton Printers Digital Solutions Book

Best Poster
   Lawton Printers
     Imperial Poster

Best Small Press
   Print It Plus
     PSJ Law & Associates – Stationery

Best of Show – Division II
   Roberts Quality Printing
     Florida Southern College Campaign

Best Web Press
   Sandy Direct
     Absolute Vodka Magazine Insert

Best Stationery Set
   Sir Speedy Printing
     Hernando County Sheriff Stationery


Best Annual Report
     Martin Health System 2012 Annual Report

Best Printer's Self-Advertising
     SE Make A Big Splash Spring Newsletter

Best Special Treatment
   The Printer's Edge
     3D UV Sample Set

Golden Flamingo Award
A special recognition is given to the company who won the most Best of Category awards, who is honored with the coveted Golden Flamingo Award. This year's winner of the award was Franklin Dodd Communications.

For more information about the Printing Association of Florida, and for a complete list of Florida Print Awards winners, visit:

About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32822. For information, call: (407) 240-8009; Fax: (407) 240-8333; or visit:



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