In-plants to be Honored Monday Night
In a ceremony on Monday evening, in-plants around the country will be honored for their excellent printing and management practices during the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) conference in Costa Mesa, Calif. More than 80 awards will be presented to in-plants, including 79 Gold, Silver, Bronze and Judges Choice awards in the In-Print 2018 contest (co-sponsored by IPG and IPMA) and five winners of IPMA Awards.
Among the top In-Print 2018 winners are The University of Texas at Austin (8 awards), the World Bank Group and the University of Oklahoma (7 awards each). At the conference, an Attendees Choice winner will be selected out of all In-Print winners. Also, the winners of the two Best of Show awards, one for offset and one for non-offset, will be revealed.
The winners of the 2018 IPMA Awards will also be honored on Monday. They are:
- Print Center of the Year—Bloomberg Ink
- Mail Center of the Year—State of Colorado
- Print Innovation Award—Pennsylvania State University
- Organizational Impact Award—Messiah College
- In-house Promotional Excellence Award—Connecticut College
Kodak, this week, congratulated seven of its in-plant customers for using its digital printing, platesetting and plate technologies to produce their winning entries.
- Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield won Gold and Bronze awards for work using a Kodak NexPress Press
- Michigan Farm Bureau won Gold and Silver awards for work using a Kodak NexPress Press and Kodak Digimaster Digital Product System
- University of Oklahoma won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for work using a Kodak NexPress Press, Magnus Platesetter and Sonora Process Free Plates
- State of Colorado Central Services IDS won a Silver award for work using a Kodak NexPress Press
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center won a Judges Choice award for work using a Kodak NexPress Press
- University of Virginia won a Silver award for work using a Kodak NexPress Press
- The World Bank Group won Gold and Bronze awards for work using a Kodak NexPress Press
“Congratulations to these outstanding teams who work tirelessly every day serving some of the most prestigious institutions in the world with high-quality print services,” said Todd Bigger, Cluster Business Director and Vice President, Print Systems Division, Kodak. “IPMA’s acknowledgment highlights the value and results Kodak customers are seeing when implementing Kodak technology across the printing process, while achieving exceptional print and improved sustainability.”
Sherri Isbell, Associate Director, Printing, Mailing & Document Services at the University of Oklahoma commented: “We are honored again this year to win IPMA awards utilizing Kodak technology. Long-time Kodak Sales Manager, Debra Payne, has played a large role in our success. Other companies often change representatives but Debra has been our trusted ally for over a decade. She’s more than a vendor, she understands our business model and is an industry expert. As one of the biggest in-plants in the United States, she recognizes the pressure we’re under to continually deliver award-winning quality. Debra and Kodak continue to be paramount to our success.”
Jimmy Vainstein, Senior Project Manager, GSD Printing & Multimedia at the World Bank Group noted: “We are very proud of our team and the high-quality work we produce day after day supporting World Bank’s poverty reduction initiatives. It is great to see such positive results as we are truly honored to be recognized by IPMA for our innovative and creative projects.”
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