Printing Arts Press

Printing Arts Press is located at 8028 Newark Road in Mount Vernon.

MOUNT VERNON — Printing Arts Press powered by PROforma has announced the company won three honors from the Printing Industry affiliate Graphic Media Alliance Print Excellence Awards for Calendars, Digital Books and Magazines: 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

The Mount Vernon company is located at 8028 Newark Road.

Graphic Media Alliance President Jim Cunningham stated how impressed the judges were with the members’ incredible and creative work in such a difficult year due to the pandemic.

“If there is one thing to take away from 2020, it is that our industry is more essential than ever," Cunningham said. "Printing helps keep commerce going, keeps products on shelves, keeps important safety communications alive and election ballots secure (

"During the Pandemic Print Label sales were up 30% with Print Packaging sales up 64%.”

Printers and print packagers have been specifically included as essential workers in the updated Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce by the United States Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency ( released on April 17, 2020.

All of the gold award winners in the regional competition are entered in an association competition for the Best of Category and Best of Show prizes that will be awarded in September at the 2021 Grand Ceremony Sponsored by Millcraft Papers.

The Millcraft Paper Company is committed to the support of sustainable forest management and thereby adheres to both the Forest Stewardship Council ( and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ( Chain-of-Custody Standards in providing responsibly sourced paper products.

Each year, the Graphic Media Alliance holds its Print Excellence Awards Competition to reward Ohio, Michigan and Northern Kentucky printers that demonstrate excellence in 35 categories.

Judges this year were longtime Premier Print Award Judges, Ken Eberhart (Merrick Printing, Louisville, Kentucky) and Jeff Ekstein, Willow Printing Group, Ontario, Canada. Ken and Jeff are experienced judges and printers whose combined expertise spans more than 75 years in the printing industry.

About Printing Arts Press powered by PROforma

For over 75 years with more than 85 Print Awards from creative design to print marketing to print publishing to mailing services to promotional merchandise the company has been able to meet the needs of Central Ohio clients with easy online ordering while delivering fast results and generating cost savings.

Founding stockholders include Dr. Warren G. Harding (nephew of President Warren G. Harding) of the current OSU Harding Hospital, and John Vogt of the current Norfolk Southern Railway. For more company history or general information visit the website at and at LinkedIn.

For more information contact Chuck Gherman, General Manager and President at Printing Arts Press powered by PROforma and 2019 Chairman of the Board of Graphic Media Alliance (previously PIANKO).

About Graphic Media Alliance — Graphic Media Alliance is an affiliate partner with over 20 Printing Industry Associations across the country. Graphic Media Alliance serves almost 300 commercial printing companies and suppliers to the industry in its service area of Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Michigan. For complete information on Graphic Media Alliance, visit

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