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Consolidated Graphics, Inc. Announces Finalists for the Third Annual Encore® Awards, Presented by International Paper

HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: CGX), one of North America's leading commercial printing companies and the world's largest digital printer, is honored to announce the 27 marketing and business leaders that have been named Crystal Award finalists in the third annual Encore® Awards, presented by International Paper.

The Encore Awards were created in 2011 to showcase the innovative ideas of Consolidated Graphics' customers and demonstrate the many ways Consolidated Graphics delivers creative and effective print and marketing solutions to the markets it serves.  International Paper – manufacturer of such paper brands as Accent® Opaque, Carolina®, Hammermill®, Springhill® and Williamsburg Offset – joined the program in 2013 as the presenting sponsor.  The awards are part of emerge® (www.cgx.com/emerge), Consolidated Graphics' annual customer conference and business expo, scheduled for April 30 to May 3, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV.

"Our customers are diverse, ranging from local businesses to some of the most powerful brands in the world, and the Encore Awards recognize their excellence in marketing communication solutions," said Aaron Grohs, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Consolidated Graphics. "This year we saw a particular trend in the innovative use of unique papers and substrates, and a creative use of finishes to add depth and luster to design, proving yet again how effective the print medium can be."

An independent panel of five judges from around the country met January 15, 2013, in Houston, TX, to review and discuss the merits of each entry, and three Crystal Award finalists were selected for each of the nine award categories, recognizing excellence in the concept, design and production of print materials from more than 400 submissions. The Encore Award winner for each category will be selected from the announced finalists on May 2 at the Encore Awards presentation in Las Vegas.

The nine categories and finalists are:

Books & Annual Reports:
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD: An Artist's Guide to Choosing a College
Progressive Corp., Mayfield Village, OH:  Personalization Annual Report - FSC  
Dominion Resources, Richmond, VA:  Dominion Resources 2011 Annual Report

Brochures:
Herman Miller, Zeeland, MI:  Herman Miller "Why 2"
Strada Advertising, Denver, CO:  Talis Park - "New Fashioned"
Team Detroit, Dearborn, MI:  College for Creative Studios Brand Story Brochure

Catalogs & Magazines:
Westlife Distribution, Los Angeles, CA:  Matrix Fall '13 Catalog
Scott USA, Ketchum, ID:  Winter Softgoods Catalog
Ralph Lauren, New York, NY:  Ralph Lauren Jewelry Catalog Launch

Digital:
Herman Miller, Zeeland, MI:  Herman Miller Collections Catalog
Panzano & Partners, Moorestown, NJ:  Springfield Town Center
The Order of the Forest, LLC, Grand Rapids, MI:  Keep Living

Direct Mail:
Team Detroit, Dearborn, MI:  2012 Ford Escape Launch Mailer
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH:  Appeal Letter &Envelope Mailing
Team Detroit, Dearborn, MI:  Team Detroit - Lincoln Q3 Portfolio Mailing

Environmentally Friendly:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA:  SFMOMA Guide Jan-Feb
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA:  CAS Annual Report
Artifact Uprising, LLC, Englewood, CO:  Artifact Uprising Photo Products

General:
Flourish, Inc., Cleveland, OH:  Avery Dennison Home & Personal Books
Barbri, Dallas, TX:  Portfolio
Flourish, Inc., Cleveland, OH:  Avery Dennison Wine Swatch Book

Packaging:
YIU studio, Seattle, WA:  Rivet & Sway Packaging
30 Sixty Advertising, Los Angeles, CA:  Magic City
American Greetings Corp., Cleveland, OH:  Just Wink Box

Print & Technology Solutions:
Ivy Tech, Indianapolis, IN:  Ivy Tech 
LRXD, Denver, CO:  Accuray Webkey Invitation
AICPA, Durham, NC:  Digital PURL Origami Mailer

Judges for the Encore Awards program are:

  • Carol Caposino, Vice President/Production Manager, FKM Agency, Houston, TX
  • Alexander Duckworth, President, Point One Percent, New York, NY
  • Joe Duncan, Sr. Vice President Director, Strategic Vendor Management, Leo Burnett, Chicago, IL
  • Doug Timmermeyer, Design Director, Savage Brands, Houston, TX
  • Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt, President and Lead Designer, Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc., St. Louis, MO

"Last year we saw a return to the kind of high-end effects that take full advantage of the print medium, and that trend continued this year as marketers embraced a variety of production techniques combined with exception design, photography and typography," said Alexander Duckworth, President of Point One Percent, a New York-based advertising agency that specializes in the luxury market.  "Print is unique, because it gives marketers the ability to artfully express their brands."

About Consolidated Graphics

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, TX, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, Prague, and Gero, Japan, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.

Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more information, visit www.cgx.com.

SOURCE Consolidated Graphics, Inc.

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