Jay Packaging Group won two Pinnacle Awards (Best of Category) and two Awards of Recognition in the Printing Industries of New England's Awards of Excellence (PINE). A panel of judges with extensive experience in printing and print production, were brought in to examine the wide range of work submitted.
Each entry was judged anonymously on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included: registration, 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, overall visual impact and bindery.
Inter Parfum’s Anna Sui “Dolly” fragrance set and Anna Sui “La Vie de Boheme” fragrance set were awarded first and second place respectively for excellent foil stamping and embossing on folding cartons.
Parlux's Vince Camuto gift set was awarded a 1st place prize for Innovation.
Our production of Coty’s “Love 2 Love” fragrance set was awarded a second place prize in the category of finishing techniques for the application of LiquiScent encapsulated fragrance.
When asked about the level of print quality seen at this year's Awards of Excellence, Christine Hagopian, PINE's Director of Programs stated that, “PINE's judges have a total of 90 years of print production experience and are invited across the country to other PIA associations to judge so they have seen all levels of print. Even though the number of entries was not as large as some of the other associations they felt the quality of PINE members' entries took a back seat to no one. Our members should be very proud of that.”
PINE is the largest trade association to serve printing and graphic communications companies throughout New England. PINE serves more than 360 member companies through a wide range of products and services that enhance member profitability. The Association is affiliated with the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, Printing Industries of America.