2019 print week events

MILLCRAFT GRAND CEREMONY


The Best of Category, Judge's Award, Rising Star and Millcraft Best of Show
winners will be recognized at our Grand Ceremony which will be presented in
conjunction with the 2018 Leadership & Management Conference. the 
Conference will be held September 16-18 at the Quest Business Center in 
Columbus, and the Millcraft Grand Ceremony will be Monday, September 17th at 6:00 pm.

Our grand ceremony will feature John John Raithel, Colorbar, Inc. John is the President of Colorbar Inc. in Michigan, and is a longtime member of our industry, including eight years on the PIA National Board of Directors. Approximately three years ago, John was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and was struggling to get by day-to-day. Miraculously he recovered, and even more astonishing, he participated in a climb of Mount Everest as a fundraiser for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation this past March. Join us to hear about his journey, and to celebrate the best of the best printing in Ohio and northern Kentucky!


We are excited to have him join our excellent list of speakers and presenters at this year’s Leadership Conference and hope you will attend! to see the full conference schedule or register, follow the links below.

northern region


The Northern Region combined the fun and the awards at the annual Ben's Bash.  At the 100th Bomb Group, we honored the Print Excellence Awards winners and the Hall of Distinction Inductees.  Held on Thursday, February 8th at 6pm, this event was the highlight of the print scene.  

The 100th Bomb Group
20920 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135

southern region 


​In the South, our annual Bierstube was at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Ky on Tuesday, January 23rd from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Members brought theirpress operators, bindery workers customer service reps and your graphic designers for a few hours of fun and networking. This was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. 

Hofbrauhaus
200 East 3rd Street
Newport, KY 41071 


ALSO IN THE SOUTH, THE ANNUAL SOUTHERN REGION BANQUET HONORED THE PRINT EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS AND WE VOTED FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER. WE ALSO PRESENTED THE 31st MAXWELL WINNER AWARD AND THE 56TH PRINTER OF THE YEAR AWARD.  THE SOUTHERN BANQUET WAS THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH STARTING AT 6:00 PM.

KENWOOD COUNTRY CLUB
6501 KENWOOD RD.
CINCINNATI, OH 45243

PRINT EXCELLENCE AWARD events

sponsorship opportunities

Contact the association for more information or visit our website!

celebrating the winners​​

after all the entries are judged, its time to recognize some of the best printed work in Ohio and Northern Kentucky! our print week events bring everyone together to announce gold, silver and bronze awards. the gold award winners continue on to the grand ceremony, where we announce our best of show awards. Join us at the grand ceremony in September to vote for the People's Choice Award. 

central region


The Central Region Banquet honored Print Excellence Awards winners at the Creekside Conference and Event Center in Gahanna on Thursday, February 1st, at 6:00 pm.  The Franklinton Award was presented to a member of the industry who has made significant contributions to our central Ohio graphic arts community. 

Creekside Conference and Event Center
700 Creekside Plaza
Gahanna, OH 43230