ProPrint Digital wins GraphEx Awards

Contact: Gene Hayes ProPrint, Inc. 1916 Clay Street North Kansas City, MO 64116 816-421-0298 www.proprintdigital.com

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ProPrint Digital Top Award Winner at 2014 PIA Graphex Awards

Kansas City, MO April 24, 2014. The Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica honored ProPrint Digital of Kansas City with eleven (11) individual awards in the Association’s 14th Annual Awards Gala known as the Graphex Awards competition. The presentations were made recently at the Annual Awards Gala held in the Governor’s Room at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City. The Graphex Awards competition includes companies from the PIA MidAmerica membership in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, with several hundred member companies eligible for the competition.

ProPrint Digital won one (1) Best of Division Gold Award, nine (9) Best of Category Awards and the Best Use of Ink Award. A Best of Division Award is selected from all entries in the Division regardless of the category. A Best of Category Award is the first place award in the category in which the printed item is entered. No other Kansas City area printer won more than six (6) awards, making ProPrint Digital the big winner of the evening. ProPrint Digital has won more than 100 awards over the past eleven (11) years they have participated in the Graphex Awards competition. A panel of four independent judges from outside the associations geographical area judges each entry based on technical difficulty as well as the entrants attention to detail in meeting industry quality standards.

ProPrint Digital is currently in its 33rd year of operation and has 20 years experience in the production of full-color, short run and variable data printing. ProPrint Digital was one of the early adaptors of digital technology with the purchase of one of the very first Heidelberg Quickmaster four (4) color direct imaging presses in the Midwest more than 18 years ago. ProPrint Digital now operates a wide selection of digital equipment including a Xerox iGen4 Diamond Edition 26” digital press, a Heidelberg DI, a HP Indigo 3050 six (6) color digital offset variable data press, a Xerox 700 Full Color Digital Press, an Epson 6 color wide format inkjet printer and 3 Canon high speed black and white variable data printers along with several small format two color presses. The addition of in-house mailing and UV coating capabilities make ProPrint Digital among the best equipped, most experienced and capable digital printers in the Midwest.

Variable data color printing, data base marketing and cross media campaigns with QR codes, purls and e-mail triggers have shown to increase response rates from direct mail and marketing collateral by as much as 800%, according to the Digital Printing Council’s research. ProPrint Digital’s state of the art software and highly trained personnel make the most difficult variable data project go smoothly and without a hitch.

Companies are able to gain a much greater ROI of their marketing dollars with personalized one-to-one marketing utilizing customer data bases with ProPrint Digital’s variable data presses, industry leading software featuring the latest cross media capabilities and knowledgeable staff ready to assist them.

ProPrint Digital provides web-to-print storefront solutions with their Document Manager Solution for many corporate clients, enabling companies to control their brand identity while still allowing branches and dealers to order pre approved quantities of personalized marketing collateral and other products such as stationery, business cards, envelopes and business forms. The web-to-print system greatly reduces administrative costs related to purchasing of printed materials. It allows company personnel to concentrate on their company’s core competency and in addition reduces waste and costs due to storage, obsolescence and unused printed materials, which by some estimates can run as high as 40%. Various studies have shown for each dollar spent on the actual printed product, an additional five to eight dollars are spent on process costs before and after the purchase of the printed item. It is in this area that ProPrint Digital is able to save companies significant dollars with their print management solutions customized for each individual company.

ProPrint Digital is located a 1916 Clay in North Kansas City and now in their 33rd year of serving the Kansas City Metro area. For additional information contact Gene Hayes, President or Michael Hayes, Vice President of Marketing at 816-421-0298 or mike@proprintdigital.com. ---###---

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