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Competition honors industry-leading printing in more than 50 categories

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is pleased to announce that judges have selected the winners in the association’s prestigious, annual Golden Image Awards competition. A comprehensive list of winners is online at, and all entries were on display at the SGIA Awards Gallery in the Hall F lobby at PRINTING United.

Open only to SGIA members, the Golden Image competition honors industry-leading printing in more than 50 categories. This year, judges evaluated 231 entries from 71 companies. Best of Show winners were chosen from the gold winners, and PRINTING United registrants visiting the SGIA Awards Gallery scanned the entire field to vote for the People’s Choice.

“Members showed us that they’re stretching the bounds of what they can do, with the most impressive results. We’ve been conducting the Golden Image competition since 1981, and this year’s entries really stood out,” said SGIA Vice President, Print Technology & Training, Johnny Shell. “Congratulations to all our winners — gold, silver, bronze and the ‘Best Ofs’ and People’s Choice!”

“PRINTING United spotlights the full range of printing technologies, and the Golden Image competition puts what those technologies can do center stage. There’s some remarkable work going on in our industry,” said Shell.
A list of all winners is also posted in the SGIA Awards Gallery.

Printing United winners
Best of Show (Creativity)
Title: Golden Girl
Category: Fine Art, Digital
Company: GSP, Clearwater, Florida
Printing United Winners
Best of Show (Apparel)
Title: Savage
Category: Special Effects – Textile; Single/Multicolor
Company: Empas Emprime, Istanbul Turkey
Printing United Winners
Best of Show (Digital)
Title: Proud and Free
Category: Bags, Digital
Company: Boombah, Yorkville, Illinois
Printing United Winners
Best of Show (Graphic)
Title: Blade Runner 2049 – Krzysztof
Category: Posters – Single Sheet; Single/Multicolor
Company: Lady Lazarus, Houston, Texas
Printing United Winners
People’s Choice
Title: Long Live the King
Category: Textile Products – Other; Simulated/Indexed
Company: The Cedarstream Company, Cedartown, Georgia