Industry Recognition You Deserve

Premier Print Award

The competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor – the Benny statue. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry. For more than sixty years, winners of the largest, most prestigious print competition in the world have leveraged this honor to gain a competitive advantage.

Benefits of Winning a Premier Print Award include:

  • An invitation to the Premier Print Awards Gala Featuring the InterTech™ Technology Awards – Best of Category winners receive a complimentary ticket
  • Inclusion in the Premier Print Awards Supplement distributed to 10,000 print buyers
  • Exposure to the media with a press release from Printing Industries of America
  • A Benny statue, certificate, or plaque to proudly display
  • Industry recognition
  • A self-promotion kit to help endorse the win
  • Premier Print Award imagery to display on your promotional pieces


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InterTech™ Technology Awards

Since 1978 the InterTech™ Technology Awards sponsored by Printing Industries of America have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries. More than 80% of technologies that receive an award experience continued commercial success in the marketplace.

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InterTech™ Award Recipients Benefit from:

  • Your technology showcased in the InterTech™ publication sent to thousands of printers and graphic communications professionals
  • Inclusion of your technology in Printing Industries of America’s e-newsletter—sent to thousands of graphic communications companies around the world
  • International press releases announcing your technology as an award recipient
  • Being honored in front of hundreds of printing executives at the annual Premier Print Awards and InterTech™ Technology Awards Gala
  • Use of the award logo and trademarks in your product marketing
  • The coveted InterTech™ Lucite™ star which can be displayed at industry events around the world

2016 InterTech™ Technology Award Recipients

Judging has been completed for the 2016 InterTech™ Technology Awards. Six technologies were selected based on their innovation and likelihood of advancing the performance of the graphic communications industry.

  • Omnifire 250, Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg Stahfolder TH 82-P: Streamfeeding in all Stations, Heidelberg
  • Highcon Beam with 3D Modeling, Highcon Systems Ltd
  • Imp, InSoft Automation
  • Xerox® Color 800i/1000i Press Metallic Dry Inks, Xerox Corporation
  • Xerox® Versant® 2100 Press with Ultra HD Resolution, Xerox Corporation

The Best Workplace

Printers across the country consistently rank recruiting and retaining qualified employees as one of their key challenges. Although the problem may seem daunting the answer is really very simple – maintain a successful workforce by providing them a superior work environment.

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Having the Best Workplace in the Americas award reinforces MOSAIC’s value system with our clients – especially since a third party judges the award. By being a continuous achiever for multiple years in the Best Workplace in the Americas competition, it gives anyone externally the assurance of consistency in our value system and our commitment to excellence.

While all employees have different values when it comes to what they want in a work environment, there is quite a bit of common ground. And, it is not all centered around money. Workers today look for a variety of qualities in a workplace. Below are key areas employees evaluate.

Eight human relations areas:

  1. Management Practices
  2. Work Environment
  3. Training and Development Opportunities
  4. Financial Security
  5. Work-Life Balance
  6. Recognition and Rewards
  7. Health and Wellness Programs
  8. Workplace Health and Safety

Employee Recognition Program

Printing Industries of America is pleased to present the Employee Recognition Program. It is now easier than ever to recognize your employees for professional milestones.

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Why Reward People?

Motivated employees are a company’s most valuable asset. That has never changed and never will. Keeping your employees satisfied and on the job not only saves you the rising cost of recruiting and retraining new workers, but happy and valued employees maintain a higher level of productivity – enhancing their value even further.

The easiest way to motivate them? By praise and recognition. That’s why the Employee Recognition Program can work so well for you. Recognizing employees and managers benefits everyone. The recipient gains immediate gratification and is likely to continue exploring better methods of peak performance. Others will see the rewards and emulate the behavior, and employers reap the benefits of a more motivated and productive staff.

Companies can now customize their employee recognition certificates with their company logo and a scan of the company president or CEO signature. (Download the ERP order form here.)

Categories for which employees can be recognized include:

  1. Certificate of Achievement– three different certificates are available under this category.
      • Production — for employees directly involved in the production of a printed piece including prepress, press, bindery, materials handling and skilled trades.
      • Administrative — for employees with financial, administrative, human resources, environmental, safety, general operations, customer service and sales duties.
      • Management – for employees with managerial or supervisory responsibilities.
  1. Length of Service Certificate – for important milestones like 5, 10, 15 or 20 years
  2. 25-Year Congratulatory Certificate
  3. Special Department Recognition Weeks. For 2016, they include the following:
    • January 17-23: Press Operators, Assistants and Helpers Week (in conjunction with Printing Week & Ben Franklin’s birthday, January 17, 1706)
    • Feb. 28 – March 5: Prepress Week (Anniversary of the introduction of the first PostScript Laser Printer, the Apple LaserWriter, March 1, 1985)
    • April 24-30: Administrative Professionals Week (In conjunction with Administrative Professionals Week)
    • May 15-21: Shipping/Receiving/Drivers Week (National Transportation Week)
    • July 24- July 30: Mailers Week (in conjunction with anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Postal Service on July 26, 1775)
    • October 2-8: Customer Service Representatives Week (Customer Service Week)
    • October 2-8: Bindery Week (anniversary of the first patented folder by Cyrus Chambers, Jr., October 7, 1856)

Benefits of Recognition
Satisfied workers who feel valued by their employers produce higher quality work and that means better business for you. The Employee Recognition Program will help:

  • Enhance morale
  • Increase productivity
  • Motivate performance
  • Increase job satisfaction
  • Reduce turnover
  • Build pride in workmanship