Wright Labels Wines Best of Category at 2012 PICA Awards
A leader in packaging and marketing solutions for the wine industry, Wright Labels, a division of Wright Global Graphic Solutions, won “Best of Category” in Flexographic Tags & Labels at the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) Awards. The announcement was made on April 27th during the 2012 PICA Awards Banquet in Concord, North Carolina with more than 300 industry professionals in attendance. The PICA Awards is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.
In addition to winning the Best of Category award, Wright also won three Special Judges awards for digital printing excellence in the Tags and Labels group as well as five Awards of Excellence – three for wine labels, one for packaging and one for wide format printing.
“We are honored to have received these prestigious awards,” said Wright President and CEO Greg Wright. “It is especially gratifying to know that our company’s ongoing dedication to printing excellence and our commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations when it comes to their printing needs are being acknowledged by the industry. Winning these awards would not be possible without the dedication of our employees and the confidence of our customers in allowing us to get creative in the printing process.”
This year, the PICA Awards attracted nearly 1,000 entries. 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.
About Wright Labels:
Bill and Tom Wright founded Wright of Thomasville, now known as Wright Global Graphic Solutions, in 1961 on the idea that printing was a creative medium and the belief that “a promise made is a promise kept.” The Wright brothers focused their attention on providing exceptional printing for the home furnishing, carpet and rug industries. The Wright family continues that tradition today to include solutions for the Action Sports and Beverage Industry by providing one-stop, turnkey, creative solutions for their clients’ graphic needs. Today, the company is run by Bill’s sons Greg, Don and Ron. With 172 employees and four domestic facilities, as well as a Wright Global Graphics plant in China, the company delivers on its promise of exceptional value, and accurate delivery, regardless of the product’s final destination.
Since 1931, The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) has been dedicated to advancing the success of the Carolinas’ printing and imaging industry. Working together 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.
The PICA Awards Competition, owned and managed by The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA), is an annual event established in 1966 that recognizes and rewards printing and imaging companies who combine fine craftsmanship with technology in order to produce outstanding finished products. The award-winning companies are honored each year at the PICA Awards Banquet.