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Prestone Printing Company, Inc. is One of 5 Winners in Mohawk Show 9

Long Island, NY, January 06, 2009 --( In 2008, Prestone Printing was chosen as one of five winners out of 1200 entries received from design agencies and printers across the country.

Prestone Printing Co., Inc. was named one of the five winners in this year’s Mohawk Show. The judging of Mohawk Paper’s annual show was held in Lake Placid, New York in June of 2008. The Mohawk show judges entries of printed material submitted by design agencies and printers from all over the country. All entries must be printed on Mohawk Paper and are judged for the following criteria: aesthetic value, content, paper usage, appropriateness, production quality and excellence of craft. This year, over twelve hundred entries were included in the judging. Judges Sam Shelton, Michael Hodgson, Debbie Millman and Bart Crosby reviewed the entries for two days before selecting twenty finalists and five winners.

Prestone’s winning entry was a series of 7 brochures that Prestone produced for the Drawing Center from August to December 2007. All the pieces were printed in black ink on Strathmore Elements, Solids, Ultimate White 80# cover. The pieces were designed for the Drawing Center by JP Williams (Creative Director), Andrea Hyde (Senior Designer), Jeremy Bowen, and Anthony Romano. The pieces utilized the smooth, uncoated surface of the Strathmore paper to keep the look and feel of the original drawings themselves while Prestone used special profiles to keep the detail and tonal range of the drawings, from delicate pencil to deep pen and ink, on an uncoated surface. Each image had to be evaluated and adjusted individually for reproduction. The brochures were printed by Prestone on one of their two 6 color Mitsubishi 40” press, and folded and saddle stitched in-house.

About Prestone Printing Co., Inc.
Prestone was founded in 1953 and is ranked by Printing Impressions magazine as the 224th largest printer in the United States and sixth largest commercial printer in the New York metropolitan area. Prestone is located in a 53,000 square foot facility in Long Island City, NY and has over $20,000,000 invested in machinery and software including 7 multicolor (up to 10 color) sheet-fed presses, digital printing, bindery, finishing, and fulfillment equipment. Prestone is FSC and SGS certified for environmental stewardship, has obtained carbon credits to achieve a 0 carbon footprint and has been cited by American Printer magazine for Environmental Excellence.
About the Drawing Center
The Drawing Center has been a unique and dynamic part of New York City's cultural life since 1977. The only not-for-profit institution in the country to focus on the exhibition of drawings, it was established to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history, to juxtapose work by master figures with work by emerging and under-recognized artists, and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture. Called "one of the city's most highly respected small art museums" by The New York Times, The Drawing Center has become the country's preeminent venue for important contemporary and historical drawing exhibitions, attracting more than 55,000 visitors annually from the local area, across the country, and around the world. The Drawing Center has presented more than 230 exhibitions, published over 70 catalogs, and toured its exhibitions to prestigious museums around the world including: Tate Britain, London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (The Stage of Drawing); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain (The Prinzhorn Collection); and the Santa Monica Museum of Art (3 x Abstraction).

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