Gutenberg Gala 2017 a glittering fun-filled success once again

Part of the 2017 Gutenberg Gala Crowd.
Part of the 2017 Gutenberg Gala Crowd of over 350 attendees and over 20 companies.

The Gutenberg Gala, held June 1st at the Marché Bonsecours de Montréal, celebrated the best of the printing industry in Quebec. The 35th annual event attracted over 350 to honour the talent, creativity and knowledge of the province’s printing professionals. Thirty-five companies participated in making the event a huge success once again, and more than 20 companies helped create the pieces that decorated the hall for the event. During this spectacular evening, several trophies were awarded to the proud winners. More photos and information is available at:

2017 Gutenberg Technical Challenge Award Winners

Category: Packaging
Project: Collection Serveurs Nuutok

Category: Publishing
Project: 887

Category: Labels
Project: Romeo’s Gin
Imprimerie Ste-Julie

Category: Marketing Client
Project: MUMO

Patrick Choquet of Gravure Choquet, and 2017 Gutenberg Gala President, salutes the crowd.
Patrick Choquet of Gravure Choquet, 2017 Gutenberg Gala President, salutes the crowd.

Category: Newspapers
Project: Perforation en ligne ‘Die cut on line’
Winner: Journal Métro/Les producteurs de lait du Québec Métropolitain

Category: Flexible Packaging
Project: Combinaison Archibald 4 x 473ml (6 dessins)
Winner: Les industries Pro-pals

Category: Finishing
Project: Exalted Third Edition-Novagraf Marketing
Winner: Multi-Reliure

Category: Magazines
Project: Rolland Inc- Magazine Paper Loop
Winner: L’Empreinte

Category: Brochures
Project: Panneaux pour l’exposition “Ceci n’est pas un parapluie “, Biosphère
Winner: MP REPRO

Category: Self Promotion
Project: Pop-Art Rose-Fluo
Winner: Pazazz

2017 Gutenberg Innovation Challenge Award Winners

Category: Self Promotion
Project: Sacs réutilisables
Winner: PNH Solutions

Category: Flexible Packaging
Project: Organic Kefir Cup
Winner: Les Étiquettes IML Inc.

From left are Pierre Janelle, Bob Van Geison and Joe Niro from Ricoh.
From left to right are Pierre Janelle, Bob Van Geison and Joe Niro from Ricoh Canada.

Category: Édition
Project: Jaquette Desjardins
Winner: Transmag

Category: Marketing Client
Project: Programme souvenir 30e anniversaire Gala reconnaissance Estrie
Winner: Groupe Précigrafik

Category: Finishing
Project: Great Comet
Winner: Interglobe

Category: Brochures
Project: Conférence « New Cities Summit Montreal »
Winner: PDI Solutions Grand Format

Category: Packaging
Project: A-Trax – In The Loop: A Decade of Remixes
Winner: Ross-Ellis

The smiling team from Westrock ham it up!
The smiling team from Westrock ham it up!

Congratulations to the hard-worknig members of the Gutenberg Gala organizing committee for 2017 for putting on such a fabulous event. They included:
Patrick Choquet, Gravure Choquet, président du Gutenberg 2017
André Goyette, Imprimerie Contact, division du Groupe VDL MiniMédia
Chantal Vallée, Spicers
Hélène Pageau, Mariane Beauchesne-C. et Marie-Eve Huppé de l’Institut des communications graphiques et de l’imprimabilité (ICI)
Louise Kralka, PDI
Lucie Benoit, Dieco Finition
Mala Dupont, Atffeq
Martin Gagnon, Multi-Flex
Michel Beaulieu, Heidelberg
Robert Legal, Collège Ahuntsic
Yves Audet, Graphiscan
Yvon Sauvageau, Multi-Reliure



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.