Geographics, Inc. Receives Gold in 20th Annual Sappi North America Printer of the Year Competition

Atlanta, Georgia– August 31, 2017 – Geographics, Inc. was one of 12 Gold Winners in the 20 th annual North American Printer of the Year competition in the Activated Print category from Sappi North America, leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products. Regarded as the world's most respected accolade of excellence in printed communications, this award recognizes superior innovation and creativity in print across 11 categories for work produced on Sappi papers. The 2017 winners were chosen as the most outstanding print submissions from nearly 1500 entries.

"Throughout the 20-year history of this competition, Sappi and our judges have been continuously surprised and delighted by the quality of work submitted." said Patti Groh, Director of Marketing Communications, Sappi North America. Geographics is helping to shape the future of our industry with inspired, unique and practical projects, and that is why we’re so pleased to present them this award.”

Norvin Hagan, CEO and founder of Geographics is honored that his company received the Sappi Gold Award and two Silver Awards this year. He emphasized that his employees are in the habit of producing top-quality work each and every day. “We are honored to receive these awards and we are extremely proud of our experienced team of craftsmen who work hard to produce excellent, award-winning work day-in and day-out.”

In addition to being highly regarded in the print industry, Gold Winners will receive 5,000 pounds of Sappi paper as well as an award for the featured client and themselves.

A panel of highly regarded print professionals selected winning entries based on the overall impact of the piece, degree of difficulty in printing techniques, and technical excellence. This year's judging panel was comprised of judges from recognized print institutions and trade professions, including: Lauren Elliot, Principal of Wicked Good Print Production; Ken Lantz, SVP, Director of Print Operations at FCB Health Network; Dr. James K. Tenorio, professor emeritus in the Cross-Media Graphics Management Program at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University; and John Tenwinkel, program manager at Shutterfly.


With our expertise in available hardware and software, Geographics can assume responsibility for day-to-day management of your imaging and printing infrastructure. Our managed print services - building and operating printing infrastructure – helps our customers cut print costs, increase security, cut energy costs and improve efficiency. We design and implement systems that provide optimum solutions for their business. Let us determine how we could put MPS to work for you in keeping printing and imaging costs to a minimum.


We offer eco-friendly printing via recycled or FSC Certified paper products. We utilize Eco-friendly inks, advanced processes and recycled paper to reduce the cost to the environment.

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We employ efficient and effective technology, period. Our advanced and accurate printing technology allows for a quick turn on any type of printing jobs. Additionally, our sheetfed presses are fitted with Heidelberg's Prepress Interface and Prinect Image control spectrophotometric scanning for fast makeready, excellent color control.

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