Shelton company wins two New England printing awards

Keno Graphic Services of Shelton has won a Pinnacle Award (Best of Category) and Award of Recognition from the Printing Industries of New England (PINE).

The awards were presented during PINE’s 2013 Industry Awards Gala in Massachusetts, attended by hundreds of industry professionals.

Many entries in the competition

The Awards of Excellence Competition attracted more than 200 entries from 41 printing and imaging companies in various printing and graphic communications categories, such as best annual report, direct mail campaign, and corporate identity package.

Each entry was judged anonymously by a panel on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces.

The judging criteria included: registration, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, overall visual impact, and bindery.

Christine Hagopian, PINE program director, said a panel of judges with 90 years of printing and print production experience concluded “the quality of PINE members’ entries took a back seat to no one.”

About the company and association

Keno Graphics on Parrott Drive is a full-service commercial printer offering both traditional print and new, integrated services such as short runs and personalization.

The company works to help clients “shorten project timelines, economize on print budgets, and reduce the amount of time they spend on managing print,” according to Keno Graphics publicity material.

PINE is an association of 360 printing and graphic communications companies throughout New England. It is affiliated with the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, Printing Industries of America.