MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 23, 2023 – Perfect Image, the full-service commercial printer and marketing support provider in Marietta, Georgia, won Best of Show and several more top awards at the Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) 2023 Print Excellence Competition. Awards were presented on August 10 at the PIAG imPRESS Celebration of Print at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina.
Beyond winning Best of Show, Perfect Image received a Best of Division award, Top Gold for Best Annual Report, Top Gold for Best Catalog, Top Gold for Best Booklet, and a Top Notch award for receiving the greatest number of Best of Category awards in its division. The competition was open to print and graphic communications organizations across Georgia for entries produced in 2022.
“Our hats are off to the very talented professionals on our Perfect Image team, the best in the business, and to our peers across Georgia who also took home prestigious awards this year,” said Ira Jackson, president of Perfect Image. “We’re deeply honored to be entrusted with such important work for our clients and we extend the highest accolades to them for their meaningful materials that won these awards. Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and Interactive Schools are game changers in education around the world. It is a privilege to be their print partner and share these major printing industry achievements with them.”
The competition was judged by organization size within the following divisions:Division 1: 1 - 9 employees Division 2: 10 - 25 employees Division 3: 26 - 50 employees Division 4: 51+ employees Division 5: Schools
Perfect Image won the prestigious Best of Show award for producing “IMPACT” for Morehouse School of Medicine. This case statement was printed using high-end offset lithography, generating superior-quality print with maximum high-resolution images, solid coverage and color matching, and the use of specialty papers and finishes. Judges select one entry from the five Best of Division winners to be the most outstanding entry in the entire competition.
Division 2 Winner: One entry from each division is singled out as the Best of Division piece, deemed by judges to be the finest and most skillfully produced in its division. Perfect Image won Best of Division 2 for producing the MSM IMPACT piece shown above.
Top Notch Award: Within each division, Top Notch Awards are given to the organization that receives the greatest number of Best of Category awards in their division with a minimum of 10 entries. The Division 2 Top Notch award went to Perfect Image, a prestigious honor reflecting overall excellence in the application of various printing processes.
The competition defined several categories to select the very best examples across all divisions, in which judging was based on results, innovation, creativity, and execution achieved through print. Categories included Best Annual Report, Best Digital Printing, Best Book, Best Invitation/Program, Best Magazine, Best Catalog, Best Brochure, Best Finishing, Best Design, Best Use of Color, Best Booklet, Best Calendar, Most Imaginative, and Judge’s Choice.
Perfect Image won Top Gold for Best Annual Report, produced using high-end offset lithography. The piece, called “Transformation,” was printed for Morehouse School of Medicine.
“We congratulate Perfect Image on earning this coveted award from PIAG, a premier printing industry association,” said Shondria Covington, assistant vice president, Office of Marketing & Communications, Morehouse School of Medicine. “Perfect Image’s excellence, dedication, and professionalism as our long-time print partner are essential to helping us deliver the substance of our brand and critical message to the world.”
Perfect Image won Top Gold for Best Catalog, printed using high-end offset lithography for global UK-based Interactive Schools.
The Morehouse School of Medicine IMPACT piece also won Top Gold for Best Booklet.
Founded in 1894 and based in Smyrna, Georgia, the Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) is the voice of Georgia's printing and imaging industry, supporting its members in the print and graphic communications industries with valuable resources to succeed. It exists to educate the public about the importance of print in successful cross-media applications and provide educational resources and services to everyone with a stake in print. PIAG Print Excellence Competitions are held annually to recognize and reward printing, finishing, and design.
Based in Marietta, Georgia, since 1982, Perfect Image is a full-service commercial printer and marketing support provider, and a certified minority business enterprise (MBE). The firm specializes in serving educational institutions, small to mid-sized businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Georgia, the Southeast, and nationwide. Services include high-end offset lithography (including UV LED printing), variable digital printing, wide format printing, specialty production, post-press finishing, distribution, tracking, and strategic marketing support services.
For media inquiries, please contact:PIAG: Jennie Thomas, Director of Marketing & EngagementPerfect Image: Charles Kelley, Vice President - Business Development
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