OPIA reveals winners of its 2018 Excellence In Print Awards

A portion of the Awards Table with the winning entries.
A portion of the Awards Table with some printed samples of the the winning entries.

The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) held its annual Excellence In Print Awards night Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario. Keynote speaker was Randy Ambrosie, the 14th and current Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, who played for the Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos. He also held very prominent roles in the financial industry for many years and is a successful business leader. Ambrosie revealed his personal views on the future of the CFL, the economy, and Canadian leadership – while celebrating this year’s winners in printing excellence. Special thanks to corporate sponsors Heidelberg, Flint Group, Domtar, Sun Chemical and Spicers, as well as the OPIA’s Myrna Penny and her colleagues for providing these photos.

From left, accepting the award for C.J. Graphics, are Patrick Kedwell (C.J. Graphics), Myrna Penny (OPIA Judge and OPIA-FSC Manager), Peter Roehrig (OPIA Judge from Ryerson University) and C.J. Graphics’ Brian Dort.
From left, accepting the award for C.J. Graphics, are Patrick Kedwell (C.J. Graphics), Myrna Penny (OPIA Judge and OPIA-FSC Manager), Peter Roehrig (OPIA Judge from Ryerson University) and C.J. Graphics’ Brian Dort.

Here are this year’s winners:

Sheetfed

St. Joseph Communications

Jaguar E-Pace Brochure 2018

 

Web Newsprint

TC Transcontinental Brampton

No Frills “150 Canada” double gate, 8-Page Broadsheet

 

Web Commercial

St. Joseph Communications

Sharp Book for Men Fall\Winter 2017

 

Digital

CJ Graphics Inc.

Canadian Tire – World’s Largest Paint Swatch

 

Specialty

CJ Graphics Inc.

GALDERMA – Welcome to Restylane Skinboosters Box Set

 

Guest speaker Randy Ambrosie, the 14th and current Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, discussed the future of the CFL, the economy, and Canadian leadership.
Guest speaker Randy Ambrosie, the current Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, discussed the future of the CFL, the economy, and Canadian leadership.

Excellence in Print Award recipients (Best of category)

Sheetfed

Annual Reports

Avant Imaging & Integrated Media Inc.

SickKids Foundation VS Annual Report 2016-2017

 

Books Hard Cover

CJ Graphics Inc.

The Ballad of Soames Bantry Hard Cover Book & Box

 

Books 4+ Colour

RyeTAGA, Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications Management

RyeTAGA Journal 2018

 

Award winners David Kiss (left), Manufacturing Manager at TC Transcontinental in Brampton, Ontario, is flanked by Chris Clarridge (right), General Manager. In the middle are Myrna Penny (OPIA Judge and OPIA-FSC Manager), along with Peter Roehrig (OPIA Judge from Ryerson University).
Award winners David Kiss (left), Manufacturing Manager at TC Transcontinental in Brampton, Ontario, is flanked by Chris Clarridge (right), General Manager. In the middle are Myrna Penny (OPIA Judge and OPIA-FSC Manager), along with Peter Roehrig (OPIA Judge from Ryerson University).

Newsletters

Aylmer Express Graphics Group

AECON ONE – WINTER 2018

 

Brochures & Booklets

St. Joseph Communications

Jaguar E-Pace Brochure 2018

 

Magazines

CJ Graphics Inc.

SBC Skier Volume 16, Issue 2

 

Magazines Saddle Stitched

CJ Graphics Inc.

Resort Guide 2018 Annual Magazine

 

Calendars

Avant Imaging & Integrated Media Inc.

McMichael Gallery 2018 Calendar

 

Programs

CJ Graphics Inc.

2017 Canadian Screen Awards Program

 

Invitations

CJ Graphics Inc.

Highcon Engage VIP Event Invitation

 

Catalogues 1 – 4 Colours

Mi5 Print & Digital Communications Inc.

KIRKOR Architecture

 

Catalogues 4+ Colours

CJ Graphics Inc.

Land Rover Unparalleled Journeys

 

Inserts

CJ Graphics Inc.

Kormendy Trott Brochure Insert

 

Stationery

Aylmer Express Graphics Group

Stronger Philanthropy

 

Direct Mail

CJ Graphics Inc.

GALDERMA – Welcome to Restylane Skinboosters Box Set

 

Presentation Folders

CJ Graphics Inc.

Deloitte Next Generation CIO Academy Folder

 

Manuals & Directories

CJ Graphics Inc.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Pocket Reference Guide

 

Web

Magazines

St. Joseph Communications

Sharp Book for Men Fall\Winter 2017

 

Catalogues 4+ Colours

CJ Graphics Inc.

TIFF 2017 Catalogue

 

Flyers

TC Transcontinental Brampton

No Frills “150 Canada” double gate, 8-Page Broadsheet

 

SECTION C DIGITAL

Small Format

CJ Graphics Inc.

Fiocca Catalogue

 

Large Format or Grand Format

CJ Graphics Inc.

Canadian Tire – World’s Largest Paint Swatch

 

SECTION D – SPECIALTY

Die-Cutting

CJ Graphics Inc.

BMO – The Fine Jewelry of Edeenne Invitation

 

Specialty Inks, Coatings, Processes

Aylmer Express Graphics Group

FANSHAWE 50 (Always Changing, Always Relevant)

 

Bindery

RyeTAGA, Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications Management

RyeTAGA Journal 2018

 

Cartons and Boxes

CJ Graphics Inc.

J.P. Wiser Bottle & Glass Carton

 

Multi-Media Cross Platform Campaign

RyeTAGA, Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications Management

RyeTAGA Journal 2018

 

Labels

CJ Graphics Inc.

Crown Royal Apple Tailgate Ready Label

 

Special Innovation – Finishing

CJ Graphics Inc.

GALDERMA – Welcome To Restylane Skinboosters Box Set

 

Special Innovation – Open

CJ Graphics Inc.

GALDERMA – Welcome To Restylane Skinboosters Box Set

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.