PPI Association, a visual communications trade organization, hosted its 12th Annual PrintROCKS! Awards & Party on September 27, 2019 at the Redd East, in Portland, Oregon. Print manufacturing companies, agencies, designers, and even students entered the 29 categories ranging from direct mail to catalogs to posters to packaging, and this year included alternatives types of printing.
PPI received 184 PrintROCKS! Awards entries from 24 companies in PPI’s seven-state region. This year’s entries stretched beyond traditional capabilities into new areas of print. Excellent examples of offset, inkjet, toner, flexo, and screen printing provided a challenge to the panel of judges comprised of Alley Pezanoski-Browne – Independent Publishing Research Center, Amber McKenna – AMA Portland Chapter, Meagan Ghorashian -Brolly Design Co., Sandy Hubbard – HelpPrintThrive.com, Jill Crossley – Bubble & Hatch Marketing, and Abe Hayhurst – Konica Minolta Inkjet.