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Printing and Graphic Association  MidAtlantic’s (PGAMA) 12th Annual Excellence In Print Awards Gala

Strategic Factory Recognized at PGAMA’s Excellence In Print Awards Gala

The printing industry is alive and well, as we experienced firsthand on Thursday, March 10th at the Printing and Graphic Association  MidAtlantic’s (PGAMA) 12th Annual Excellence In Print Awards Gala. 

More than 300 members and guests were treated to a display of the finest printing that the area has to offer. Companies from Maryland, D.C., and Virginia gathered at Martin’s West in Woodlawn to enjoy an evening of food, drink, networking and celebration.

This marked the first time Strategic Factory had entered pieces of work in the competition, which began many months before the ceremony. Over the course of a year, companies are asked to recognize and retain copies of their most stunning printed pieces. There are 49 different categories featured, from ‘Announcements & Invitations’ to ‘Unique Substrates.’ 

Entries are judged by a committee of graphic arts experts outside the region who evaluate the quality of printing, including degree of difficulty and technical expertise.

The presentation was suspenseful, similar to the Oscars! For each of the 49 categories, winning pieces were nominated and grouped together. Of those pieces, only one was named winner of the coveted Q Award.

Of the 13 pieces Strategic Factory submitted, 10 were selected to compete against other companies in their respective categories. We submitted a variety of pieces printed on various substrates including PVC, coroplast and even a DOC Band.

In the end, Strategic Factory was presented with three Q Awards, one for our Menu of Services booklet, which we produced for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and two for a unique table tent we created for The Living Legacy Foundation’s 5K Fun Run (complete with Velcro and tear-away mini ads promoting the race). We had also submitted our Rock Star guitar as well as invites to the Ribbon Cutting.

Overall, the event was a huge success, with amazing food and a chance to network with peers in the industry. 

After presenting the plaques to his entire workforce on Friday morning, Keith Miller, President of Strategic Factory, vowed to submit more of our masterpieces and win even more Q Awards in 2017 (we’ve already started collecting some awesome works of art for next year’s Awards Gala).

We wanted to take a moment to thank our dedicated team, experts in their respective fields, for all of their hard work day in and day out. And of course, a huge thank you to our loyal clients, for working with us to create these award-winning pieces!

We’re already looking forward to next year’s Excellence in Print Awards Gala. Consider this is an open invitation to any business looking for an award-winning printing and marketing company…contact us today and let us create your next masterpiece!

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