PIA MidAmerica Honors Crossroads-Based Printing Company, Mpress, With Three Prestigious Awards

KKCIAViewbooks3ANSAS CITY, Mo., (May 5, 2016) – Mpress announces PIA MidAmerica honored the company with three of its prestigious awards for its printing work on the Kansas City Art Institute viewbooks and the 2016 Stowers Institute for Medical Research calendar.

Printers from around the Kansas City metropolitan area submit entries representing their best work over the past year, which are judged by their industry peers. The awards were announced at the award banquet held on April 28, 2016 at the Uptown Theater, culminating the organization’s annual Graphic Excellence Competition (GraphEx).

GraphEx was created in 1989 to recognize the outstanding abilities of print producers to transform paper and ink into outstanding forms of communication. Since the industry is comprised of very diverse companies, the competition has over 300 categories in three different divisions. The categories reflect products such as: annual reports, brochures, letterheads, newsletters, direct marketing, presentation folders, cross media campaigns, and much, much more. Divisions are determined by size of company. KCIAViewbooks1

Design Ranch created a unique design that pushed Mpress’s capabilities to their limits. The two-part Kansas City Art Institute viewbooks won the Best of Category award in the “They Say It Couldn’t be Done” category. This same piece also won the top award of the night with the “Best of Show – Kansas City” award. This highest honor is selected from the best of all categories and all divisions, with small and large printing companies competing on the same playing field.

“When I first reviewed the design, I thought that maybe it could not be done. Collaborating with the designers, client and production staff, a plan was worked out that made it work, and work well enough to win the awards. More importantly, it pleased our customer,” explains Ralph Myers, co-owner of Mpress.

KCIAViewbooks4According to Myers, “These were especially gratifying awards to earn. Mpress is a relatively small, but diversified printing company. We have always enjoyed taking on difficult projects that have particularly exciting designs. Plus, we enjoy working with designers and great clients that can appreciate the difference in quality in the end projects we produce.”

About Mpress

Mpress is a family-owned printing company located in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, celebrating 15 years of operating in the community. The company is Kansas City’s printer of choice for artists and those who appreciate the art of printing. Systems, experience and a passion for perfection combine to deliver their clients an exceptional printing experience and value. They offer Heidelberg offset, Xerox digital and Canon large format printing from their two locations. Mpress has an impressive client list including, Hallmark Cards Inc., The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Peruvian Connection and JE Dunn Construction. For more information about the printing company, visit www.mpresskc.com