At the annual Great Lakes Graphics Association’s (GLGA) Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) banquet on May 23, 2018, a promotional calendar by Viso-Graphics of Addison, IL, won an Excellence in Special Innovation and a Best Poster award. The paper Viso-Graphics selected to use in the award-winning calendar was Case Paper’s popular Sonata™ silver.

“Sonata™ Silver is one of our most popular specialty boards because of its unique look and feel,” says Case Paper IL General Manager and Executive Vice President, Chuck Argianas. “We are committed to providing our customers with superior substrates that print reliably and produce dramatic results.”

Each year, the GLGA’s Graphics Excellence Awards competition recognizes printers, design firms, ad agencies, and even design students in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin for superb craftsmanship in design, creation, and print production. Judged by experts in the graphic communications industry, each entry is reviewed first on technical expertise and printing quality, then on design and overall graphic appeal. This year, over 700 printed pieces were entered into the competition by over 70 companies.

“Representing some of the best printing in the region, Viso-Graphics’ calendar is not only beautifully designed but is also well printed,” says Todd Chesnut, Vice President of Sales at Case Paper IL. “Kudos to Viso’s design and production teams for a job well done.”

This is the second time in five years that an award-winning design was produced on Sonata™ Silver board.

Also, in 2018, Case Paper’s submission of the promo calendar won a Certificate of Merit from the PIA’s Premier Print Awards competition.