The Premier Print Awards are the most highly anticipated awards competition each year. The program is one of the most prestigious international print competitions in the graphic communications industry. Thousands of entries are received from all over the world from some of the best printers in the industry. All entrants are competing to be awarded the Best of Category, or “Benny” and to be honored for their excellent craftsmanship.

All types of printers are encouraged to enter. With more than 100 categories, a company is certain to find one that best suits their needs—including company size and specialty printing. While winning pieces are based on the outstanding printing that was done, one group in particular that has enjoyed success in the competition has been smaller-sized companies. Companies with 50 or fewer employees have been known to win big in past years.

Our awards program offers sub-categories for smaller companies. While a small-sized company can enter any category, certain categories are broken into sub-categories based on small,  medium, or large-sized companies, which creates a level playing field for all printers. Such categories include Booklets, Catalogs, Fashion and Magazine inserts, Business and Annual Reports, and Print/Graphic Arts/Self-Promotion.*

Some big winners from the past have been small-sized companies:

  • Infinity Press, Inc.: A Benny winner in the 2009 competition with an employee count of 20 or less.
  • Adams Lithographing Company: This 2010 Best of Show recipient is a small-sized company out of Tennessee.
  • Body of Work: This 2012 Best of Show recipient from Sidney, Australia, has eight employees. In addition to their Best of Show win, they were awarded four Bennys.

All Best of Category winners are invited to attend the Premier Print Awards Gala Featuring the InterTech™ Technology Awards and web2awards. This event is held in conjunction with either GRAPH EXPO or PRINT each year in Chicago, Illinois. Here, Best of Category recipients are honored with their Benny statue in front of an impressive audience of industry notables. Attendees of this event have the opportunity to network with other professionals and view all Benny-winning pieces on display—even more great benefits for a small printer!

Get the recognition you deserve. Show the world that even though you may be a small printer, you can produce great pieces. For more information,

For more information about the 2013 Premier Print Awards competition, visit or call Mike Packard at 412-259-1704. Enter online at

*View a complete listing of categories at