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FROM The Printing Industries of the Carolinas (PICA)


April 14, 2024



Announced As Winner in the 2023 PICA Awards

Charlotte, NC — The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) has announced that NAPCO, Inc. of Sparta

is an award winner in the 2023 PICA Awards Competition. The announcement was made April 13, 2024,

during the 2023 PICA Awards Banquet held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The PICA Awards competition is

celebrating its 58th season and continues to be one of the largest printing contests in the nation.

This year, the PICA Awards attracted more than 505 entries from 34 printing companies, along with 184

entries from 8 graphic arts high schools and 5 college graphic arts programs from across the Carolinas.

NAPCO, Inc., was recognized as the winner of the Heidelberg Best Printers’ Self-Advertising Award, the

President’s Our Story Award, the Manchester Best Folding Carton Award, and the Sun Chemical Award

for Best Packaging.

NAPCO, Inc. won 5 Best of Category awards, 3 Special Judges awards, and 1 Award of Excellence. Only

one “Best of” may be given in each category. One or more Special Judges Award or Award of Excellence

may be given in each category, limited to no more than one third of total entries per category.

A panel of out of state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in

to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces.

The judging criteria included: registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and

line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of

printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, bindery, and overall visual impact.

For more information, call Joe DeBoy of NAPCO, Inc. at 984.867.7098.

Since 1931, The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) has been dedicated to advancing the success of the

Carolinas’ printing and imaging industry. PICA provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state

and national level.

PICA is a trade association representing the graphic communications industry in North and South Carolina.

Historically, North Carolina has consistently ranked in the top 20 largest state print market in the United States with

over $3 billion in sales, 1,000+ total printing establishments and employing approximately 20,000 people. South

Carolina has ranked in the top 30 print markets in the nation, with over $1 billion in sales, around 500

establishments, employing over 8,000 people. PICA is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit


The PICA Awards Competition, owned and managed by The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA), is an annual

event established in 1966 that recognizes and rewards printing and imaging companies who combine fine

craftsmanship with technology to produce outstanding finished products. The award-winning companies are

honored each year at the PICA Awards Banquet.

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