University Publishing earns six national awards

gala invitation
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Office of University Publishing received six awards for printing excellence in the In-Print 2013 national competition, sponsored by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) and In-Plant Graphics.
gala trio
Gold awards went to the WSU Foundation Gala program booklet and invitation package and the WSU Museum of Art Kolva-Sullivan Collection postcard. A gift planning folder for the WSU Foundation garnered a silver award, and ASWSU and Wellbeing calendars each earned bronze awards.
“The WSU community can take pride in these awards, which reflect the quality and care that go into the university’s printed materials,” said Mary Read, director of University Publishing.
IPMA is a national organization for in-house publishing professionals with members from public and private universities as well as Fortune 500 companies.
wellbeing calendar
The awards for printing excellence are based on close examination of printed pieces by expert judges. More than 480 entries were submitted and the judges picked 81 winners. WSU was among the top three winners receiving six honors, including three gold awards.
For the first time in In-Print competition, entries in the non-offset category surpassed those in the offset group. Sixty percent of the entries were printed on non-offset devices, including four of the six WSU winners; they were printed on University Publishing’s HP Indigo digital press.
“It is gratifying to see the work of WSU’s print production staff honored in a national competition that includes universities as well as corporations such as Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Briggs & Stratton, The Hershey Co., and Wells Fargo,” said Read.
“These prestigious awards reflect the precision, craftsmanship and dedication of our production team,” said Steve Rigby, director of printing. “I am pleased that Washington State University continues to be recognized by our industry peers as a national leader in quality and innovation.”
Steve Rigby, WSU University Publishing, 509-335-3518,