June 2021

Admiral Products honored with 9 print excellence awards

Admiral Products, Inc., a Cleveland, OH-based printer that specializes in custom labels for the packaging industry, was recently awarded nine 2021 Print Excellence Awards from Graphic Media Alliance.

Admiral Products Chairman Vince Hvizda (right) and VP Butch Roberts (left) accept one of the nine 2021 Print Excellence Awards from Graphic Media Alliance.

Each year, Graphic Media Alliance holds its Print Excellence Awards competition to recognize Ohio, Michigan and Northern Kentucky printers who have demonstrated excellence in 35 categories. The awards ceremony took place at Collision Bend in downtown Cleveland on May 28, where Admiral also received the coveted Best of Show honor.

The entrants are ranked by two out-of-region expert judges in a regional competition. This year’s judges were long-time Premier Print Award judges, Ken Eberhart (Merrick Printing, Louisville, KY), and Jeff Ekstein (Willow Printing Group, Ontario, Canada), who ranked them in both regional and state-wide competition.

Admiral Products, Inc. won the following awards:

  • 1 Gold Award
  • 4 Silver Awards
  • 4 Bronze Awards

“Ken and Jeff are very experienced judges and printers whose combined expertise spans more than 75 years in print. They were impressed with our members’ incredible and creative work in such a difficult year due to the pandemic.,” noted Graphic Media Alliance President, Jim Cunningham. “It’s easy in today’s fast-paced world to just get the job done, but our Association members continue to demonstrate the pride and dedication to their craft that has made Ohio, Michigan, and Northern Kentucky printers some of the best in the world!”

All of the Gold award winners in the regional competition are entered in a nationwide competition for the Best of Category prize that will be awarded in September at the 2021 Grand Ceremony sponsored by Millcraft.