2011 Winners—Graphic Arts



Winner: Labels West

TITLE: Brian Carter Cellars Label: This Digital Offset label was printed with a 233-line screen. Enhancements include a spot gloss on the swirl pattern, gold foil stamp on the coin image with a sculpted, multi-level emboss throughout the label.

CLIENT: Brian Carter Cellars

CREDITS: Studio Black


Merit Award: Labels West

TITLE: Patterson Cellars Label: This wine label is truly interactive with its complex design. The front label has two custom emboss patterns, spot gloss and red foil stamp. The black label has an interactive removable tab and a QR code for mobile marketing. This label was printed on a flexographic printing press.

CLIENT: Patterson Cellars

CREDITS: cka Creative



Merit Mention: Richmark Label

TITLE: Trace Wines (2004 California Merlot): Trace winery has some of the most creative labels out! The matrix behind the design added life to the label. Run on flexographic Mark Andy press with matte varnish flood and gloss varnish plate.

CLIENT: Trace Wines

CREDITS: In-house designer



Promo Pieces


Winner: PrintWest

TITLE: Why Print? Brochure: Sixteen-page Why Print? promotional brochure featuring strike-through varnishing capability.


Merit Award: AllpakTrojan

TITLE: Packet of Sell Sheets: We partnered with local photographer, Jim Nilsen to help turn Allpak Trojan’s sell sheets into works of art. They printed on our 8-color KBA press on Flo paper stock. We also used special effects, such as reticulating and strike through varnish, as well as PMS bump plates to make the colors even more vibrant. Double-click on the image to download a PDF of the document.


CREDITS: Allpak Trojan Marketing Team; Jim Nilsen Photographer


Merit Mention: ColorGraphics

TITLE: Eddie Bauer Sport Shop Booklet: Book = 4pp Cover, 48pp Text ** Carrier – Sleeve w/Capacity.
Book Cover = Foil (Mango API) 2 x 2.25 Front Cover and 3 x 2 on Back Cover. Perfect Bind PUR.
Diecut Carrier (2 x 2.25). Thrumbnotch two sides. Convert and Glue (Foil on Front Cover will show through Diecut on Sleeve). COVER: 4/6: 4 Color Process/4 Color Process + PMS 1655 X2, UV Press.
5/5: 4CP + PMS 1655 – UV Inks

CLIENT: Eddie Bauer

CREDITS: Internal



Winner: PrintWest

TITLE: Seattle-Our Home Calendar: Twelve-month calendar featuring dramatic photos of Seattle-area landmarks and featuring strike-through varnishing capability




Merit Award: Glen Bach Creative

TITLE: Plant Sale Poster: The posters are printed on an Epson 9800 wide-format ink-jet printer using archival inks. The paper is Fabriano Artistico, archival cold press, 140lb, traditional white, watercolor paper. My esthetic goal with the printer, paper and design was to give the work a fine art look.

CLIENT: Kittitas County Conservation District

CREDITS: Creative Director/Art Director, Illustrator, Photographer, Writer, Printer: Glen L. Bach


Merit Mention: Emerald City Graphics

TITLE: Darigold Calendar: 12-month calendar with photos from several farms across Western USA provided by Armstrong Photography. All prepress and color correction done at ECG. Embossing by Graphic Impressions and Smythe Sewing Bindery by Puget Bindery.

CLIENT: Dairgold

CREDITS: Photography: Armstrong Studios
Design: Alicia Nammacher
Prepress & Printing: ECG
Emboss: Graphic Impressions
Final Bindery: Puget Bindery





Winner: Print NW

TITLE:  New Cheney Stadium Catalog

CLIENT: Tacoma Rainiers

CREDITS: Printed by Print NW – Greg Tranum
Design team from Tacoma Rainiers  – Audrey Berglund, Tony Canepa, Annie Shultz


Merit Award: Olympus Press

TITLE: Cornish 2012/2013 Viewbook Catalog: a 72-page+Cover catalog using McCoy Silk cover and text sheet. Utilizing Thermochromatic Ink Technology… rub the black square on the front and watch the message appear!

CLIENT: Wilson Marketing Group

CREDITS: Cornish School of the Arts


Merit Mention: Olympus Press

TITLE: Super Simple Sumi-e Booklet: 48+Gatefold Cover booklet using Topkote Dull cover and text. 2 PMS throughout including a matte laminate cover. Special attention to screens and art for this booklet about sumi painting.

CLIENT: HeartRock Press

CREDITS: Art Director: Yachun Peng; Painter: Yvonne Palka





Winner: Olympus Press

TITLE: Aegis Living Invitation Package: 7 Parts Diecut, foiled and printed, parts supplied to designer and was kitted by designer. An invitation and a keepsake. Using 100# Sundance Felt cover

CLIENT: Aegis Living

CREDITS: Jennifer Bartlett


Merit Award: Puget Bindery

TITLE: ABA/BMXD “Get that kid”: Saddlestitched booklet with pocket cover, 4-color with spot UV throughout

CREDITS: Sunset Press, Ultrakote, Puget Bindery


Merit Mention: Olympus Press

TITLE:  Affinity Living Communities Promotion Package: A multiple part package. Unique diecutting folder design. Embossing, foil stamping, converted envelope and converted interior envelopes. Stock: Mohawk Cambrix Linen and Ames Architectual Vellum.

CLIENT: Affinity Living Communities

CREDITS: Price Learman – Pat Learman




Winner: AllpakTrojan

TITLE: Year in Review Package: Every year, we design and manufacture a “Year in Review” piece to showcase all the awards we won.

CLIENT: AllpakTrojan

CREDITS: AllpakTrojan Marketing Group


Merit Award: Emerald City Graphics

TITLE: G Magazine: A magazine designed for the California Grape Commission. 108-page + Gatefold perfect bound cover featuring a spot gloss UV and a soft touch aqueous.

CLIENT: California Grape Commission

CREDITS: Armstron-Pitts Photography, Alicia Nammacher Design & Ron Bell of Emerald City Graphics

Merit Mention: ColorGraphics

TITLE: Boeing Aerospace Magazine: 32-page self cover. 80# Matrix Gloss Book. Inking: 7/7, 4C + PMS 877 + Flood Gloss Aqueous

CLIENT: Boeing

CREDITS: Methodologie