Best of Show & People?s Choice Awarded at the Expo

For Immediate Release October 12, 2017 Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA 703.359.1364 New Orleans — SGIA presented winners of the Golden Image Competition yesterday at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans; October 10–12). Judges evaluated 300 entries from over 60 companies in 53 categories, and the Best of Show recipients were honored with the top awards in the competition. The People’s Choice award is chosen based on the entry receiving the most votes from attendees visiting the Golden Image Gallery. The Golden Image Competition recognizes the highest standard of imaging and includes almost every item — no matter how complex — in the specialty graphics industry. Among the Gold winners, the exceptional entries were chosen by members of the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies and given the highly sought-after “Best of Show” award. Congratulations to the 2017 “Best of Show” winners: Best of Show (Digital): “Jack on the Rocks” by Dixie Seal & Stamp Co. (Tucker, Georgia) Best of Show (Garment): “Miles Davis” by Midi Print Co. (Moscow, Russia) Best of Show (Graphic): “Briks and a Door” by Kumazawa Screen Printing (Todashi, Saitamaken, Japan) Best of Show (Creativity): “Chameleon” by Just in Time Printing Mexico (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) People’s Choice: “Butterfly in Flight” by GSP (Clearwater, Florida) “The SGIA Expo showcases the very best of the world’s leading printers,” said Johnny Shell, SGIA’s Vice President of Technical Services. “The ‘Best of Show’ honor is awarded only to those who show remarkable control and ability in their printing techniques.” View the full list of winners from the Golden Image Competition at and enjoy the last day of the Expo — we’re already gearing up for 2018. See you in Las Vegas! SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”
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