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Indexx, Inc., Among Printing Excellence Award Winners

Sep 23, 2020 04:56PM ● By David Dykes

The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) announced that Indexx, Inc. of Greenville was an award winner in the 2019 PICA Awards Competition.

The announcement was made Sept. 23, 2020, during the 2019 PICA Awards Banquet in Charlotte. The PICA  Awards competition is celebrating its 54th season and continues to be one of the largest printing  contests in the nation.  

Indexx, a commercial printer, won nine Best of Category Awards, seven Special Judges Awards and three Awards of Excellence. Only one “Best of” is given in each category. One or more Special Judges Awards or Awards of Excellence can be given in each category, limited to no more than one third of total entries per category.  

Indexx also won the Veritiv Best Catalog Award. 

This year, the PICA Awards attracted more than 585 entries from 43 printing companies, along with more than 200 entries from six graphic arts high schools and six college graphic arts programs from across the Carolinas.  

A panel of out-of-state judges with experience in printing and print production examined the work. Each entry was judged on its own merits in a category with similar printed pieces. 

The judging criteria included: registration, crossovers, 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, finishing, bindery, and overall visual impact.  

Since 1931, Charlotte-based PICA has been dedicated to advancing the success of the  Carolinas’ printing and imaging industry.

Working with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest  graphic arts trade association, PICA provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level.  

North Carolina ranks as the 16th largest state print market in the United States with $3.78 billion in sales, 1,215 total  printing establishments and 20,050 employees.

South Carolina ranks 30th in the nation, with $1.48 billion in sales, 501 establishments, and 8,357 employees.