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Impress Takes Best of Category Award for 'Think Green' Brochure


Chatsworth, CA-Impress Communications ("Impress"), one of only 10 California printers on the Green Team Honor Roll, collected four awards including a Best of Category award and an Award of Excellence at the PIASC 2009 Print Excellence Awards Luncheon held April 14, 2009, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Impress' "Think Green" brochure received top honors as the Best of Category for Environmentally Sound Materials. This project used FSC-certified stock, savvy production techniques and no-VOC inks to convey Impress' sustainability message and its full scope of creative capabilities. Impress Executive Director Paul Marino noted, "This is a presentation piece that feels like plastic, but isn't. It is a delight to the eyes and senses that opens up dialogue on ways to meet design solutions distinctively and sustainably."
Impress also captured the Award of Excellence in Packaging Labels for its Nestle Seducción Premium Chocolate Bar candy wrappers. A series of five richly colored and embossed wrappers, printed with no-VOC inks, cover the new confection which was introduced for export to the Latin America marketplace several months ago.
And, Certificates of Merit were earned for a four-color "Look Behind the Bottle" Wire-o bound book produced for salon brand leader, John Paul Mitchell Systems; and Impress' self-promotion brand campaign printed with soy inks.
The PIASC contest is open to any graphic arts firm located within the membership region and for print work produced within the state of California during 2008. Three tiers of awards were designated from Certificate of Merit to Award of Excellence and Best of Category.
A panel of distinguished professionals from the graphic arts industry judged the coded anonymous entries. Decisions were based on technical expertise, printing quality, design features, degree of difficulty, and the overall appearance of the entry. All the Best of Category award winning entries will now compete in the PIA/GATF Premier Print Awards, the printing industry's oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition. The competition promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in print media with a highly coveted "Benny".


Impress Communications, Inc. is a privately held firm and FSC-certified chain of custody printer based in Chatsworth, California. Marking its twentieth anniversary in 2009, Impress delivers multifaceted, and fully integrated visual communications solutions - custom commercial printing, digital VDP output, specialty packaging, graphic design & brand marketing to digital photography and website/interactive services - all under one roof. Tours of the Chatsworth facility can be arranged by contacting Paul Marino at (818) 701-8800. For more information, visit

Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California (PIASC) is the trade association for the graphic arts community in Southern California. Founded in 1935 and incorporated in 1944, today, PIASC is the largest graphic arts trade association in the nation, serving the interests of more than 1,600 member companies in Southern California. Members of PIASC also become a member of Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), the world's largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with more than 1.2 million employees and serving the interests of more than 12,000 member companies.

PHOTOS AVAILABLE. PHOTO CAPTION: Ryan Green (in dark blue shirt) and Mike Williams (light blue shirt) of Los Angeles-based Impress Communications accept PIASC 2009 Print Excellence Awards presented by PIASC Chairman Don Burdge of Burdge, Inc.
Impress earned top honors for its "Think Green" brochure as the Best of Category for Environmentally Sound Materials and captured an Award of Excellence in Packaging Labels for the Nestle Seducción Premium Chocolate Bar candy wrappers.

Photo Credits: Erika Tucker, PIASC - Print Industries Association of Southern California.


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