Repro Graphics has won gold, silver and bronze In-Print awards recognizing the unit’s outstanding design and print work. The awards are from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association, which has members from higher education and government, business and industry, hospitals and nonprofit organizations, and other sectors.
The gold award came in the calendar (desk or wall) category, for Repro’s sample book calendar, with each month printed on a different material to show Repro Graphics’ large-format capabilities. The materials included everything from photo gloss paper to an adhesive-backed floor decal. The book is quintessentially UC Davis, with the images all centered around a bicycle. Sample book calendar credits: Jill Walker, designer; and Juan Batres and Matt Shaw, printers.
The silver award honored another Repro Graphic calendar — but not in the calendar category. This award came in the variable-data printing (VDP) category, for the personalized wall calendars that Repro Graphics makes for free each year for staff and faculty. VDP calendar credits: Stephanie Chu and Walker, Joshua Babcock and Mike McGraw, variable data; and Jesus Blanco and Shaw, printers.
Repro Graphic offers the free calendars to promote its VDP capability. Here’s what that means for the personalized calendars: When you order one, you choose the photo you want (from a number of campus images), and you get to choose the days that you want to highlight (your birthday, for example, or National Puppy Day). The judges in the In-Print competition paid particular attention to the complexity of variable data use.
Repro Graphics received a bronze award in the category of annual reports, for the university’s 2014-15 annual report. Annual report credits: Andrew Larsen, designer; and Shaw, printer.
“We are honored to receive three awards from IPMA this year in recognition of the outstanding work performed on behalf of UC Davis and UC Davis Health,” said Brian Wadell, Repro Graphics director.
The award presentation is set for June in Pittsburgh, during the IPMA’s annual conference.
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