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Impress is awarded top honors at 2010 Print Excellence Awards


Chatsworth, CA – Impress Communications (“Impress”), an industry-leading commercial printer and visual communications company, received (4) awards at the 2010 Print Excellence Awards presented by PIASC, APALA and APAOC. This annual competition challenges the best printers throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County, managed hundreds of entries from top printing firms.

Impress earned Best Marketing & Promotional Materials for a creatively constructed zip-strip direct mailer. The winning piece consisted of a cleverly designed rendering of a dress that incorporated a zip-strip as the dress zipper, opening up to reveal the contents of the mailer. For Best Brochure, Broadsides, Booklets and Flyers, Impress took home top honors for a stunning company brochure featuring 4-color + PMS + reticulating spot varnish dull + spot reticulating gloss coating and spot soft touch.

Other winning Impress projects include the highly popular Impress 2010 Desktop Calendar, earning honors in Print/Graphic Arts Self-Promotion, showcasing more than a dozen printing techniques and finishes that not only promote Impress’ print services but diverse design capabilities as well. Impress also took home an award in the Finishing Techniques category, with a company booklet that Impress developed, designed and printed.

“We look forward to the Print Excellence Competition each year because it showcases the best of what California has to offer, and we are honored to have received these awards from the PIASC and APALA,” says Paul Marino, Impress’ Executive Director.

Known as Los Angeles' leading "green" printer offering environmentally responsible solutions, this is the third straight year Impress has competed in the competition, earning top honors each year.


Impress Communications, Inc. is a privately held company based in Chatsworth, California, and is a proud member of the Eco Coalition. The company delivers multifaceted, fully integrated visual communications solutions – commercial printing, inspired graphic design & new media content, innovative packaging and specialty printing needs, brand marketing, and digital photography – under one roof. For more information, visit


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