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Allen Press Leads the Way with 19 Printing Awards at PIA GraphEx 2018

Allen Press Leads the Way with 19 Printing Awards at PIA GraphEx 2018

Lawrence, Kan. – May 1, 2018 – Allen Press, Inc. is the recipient of 19 awards from the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica’s 2018 Graphic Excellence Competition (GraphEx). The 19 awards are the most of any company competing in the 2018 GraphEx competition.

Of the winning submissions, 9 entries were Best of Category with the 2018 Alaska by Rail Calendar winning a Best of Kansas City Bronze Award and Orchids winning a Division III Silver Award.

“These awards are a testament to the high level of execution our team brings to every job, using the latest technology” said Allen Press CEO Randy Radosevich.  “What makes this year’s awards so special is that we’re winning categories that we’ve never entered before, including commercial printing, digital printing and integrated marketing. As we expand our services and capabilities, we’re extremely proud to maintain the top-notch quality our customers have come to expect.”

Started in 1989, PIA MidAmerica’s Graphic Excellence Competition recognizes “the outstanding abilities of print producers to transform paper and ink into outstanding forms of communication” in over 300 categories in three different divisions.

Members of the Allen Press team accepted the awards at the PIA GraphEx Gala on April 26 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Best of Kansas City
2018 Alaska by Rail Calendar – Bronze Award

Division III (Printers with 75+ Employees)
Orchids – Silver Award

Best of Category
2018 Alaska by Rail Calendar – Calendars
Allen Press 2017 Community Open House Campaign – Integrated Marketing
Allen Press 2017 Community Open House Campaign – Printer’s Self Promotion
Current Affairs Magazine November/ December 2017 – Sheetfed Magazines
KU Athletics Men’s Basketball Fan Card – Digital Printing, Brochures
Naked Food Magazine Winter 2017 – Environmentally Sound Materials
Orchids December 2017 – Web Magazines, Periodicals & Publications
Plough Quarterly – Web Magazine Series
Spencer Museum of Art Spring 2017 Phase Newsletter – Newsletters

Awards of Excellence
Gear for Sports Summer 2018 Lifestyle Catalog – Binding, Comb, Spiral, Wire-O or Coil
HighTower Nest Collection Catalog – Booklets, Large Format
Hoover Digest Fall 2017 – Binding, Perfect
Mineralogical Record Stone Trust Insert – Publication Inserts
Mineralogical Record Volume 48 Issue 3 – Web Magazines, Periodicals & Publications
Spencer Museum of Art “And Still We Rise” Exhibition Brochure – Brochures
Today Kansas City Summer 2017 – Web Magazines, Periodicals & Publications
Willa Cather Review Fall 2017 – Digital Printing, Booklets

For more information about the PIA MidAmerica’s Graphic Excellence Competition, visit

About Allen Press, Inc.
Inspire your audience using our innovative blend of printing, marketing, publishing and distribution options crafted with care by experts using the latest technology. We also serve a unique role in assisting the STEM community share ideas that improve the world.

Our core services include Advanced Print Production (Publication, Commercial, Digital and Trade), Scholarly Publishing Services, Direct Mail, Marketing Communications, Association Management and Advertising Sales.

For further information, contact:
Maria Preston-Cargill, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Allen Press, Inc. | tel: 785.865.9265