HGTC wins award in printing competition

vgrooms@thesunnews.comMay 1, 2013 

The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) has announced that Horry-Georgetown Technical College of Conway is an award winner in the 2012 PICA Awards competition, according to a news release from the college. The announcement was made Saturday during the 2012 PICA Awards banquet in Concord, N.C., with more than 300 industry professionals in attendance.

The PICA Awards competition is one of the largest printing contests in the nation. PICA is a trade association representing the graphic communications industry in North and South Carolina.This year, the PICA Awards attracted more than 643 entries from 58 printing companies, along with more than 300 entries from 17 graphic arts high schools and six college graphic arts programs from across the Carolinas.

HGTC won one Best of Category award. Only one Best of Category may be given in each category. One or more Special Judges award or Awards of Excellence may be given in each category, limited to no more than one-third of total entries per category.

A panel of out-of-state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit 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.

For more information, call Patricia Kasko at HGTC, 843-349-5346.

Contact VICKI GROOMS at 443-2401 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_VickiGrooms.

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