Printing Services Receives 17 Awards for Exceptional Printing and Design

The old adage says that “when it rains, it pours.” That was especially true this spring, when Printing Services received a total of 17 awards for printing, design and video production excellence from four separate industry associations.

The In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) presented Printing Services with three awards, including two Gold and one Silver for their work with Intercollegiate Athletics, the Law School’s Robina Institute and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. These awards were given as part of IPMA’s national In-Print Awards competition, which recognizes printing excellence for in-plant printers.

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) bestowed Printing Services with 10 Star of Excellence Awards. Printing Services received one Best in Category, three Best in Class and six Certificates of Merit. The competition extended across a five-state area to promote excellence and recognize companies who produce the best in print media.

Unique Venues, a magazine devoted to publicizing unique meeting and event spaces throughout the country, awarded McNamara Alumni Center with a Best Print Ad award for a magazine ad designed by Printing Services.

To top it all off, two videos produced in collaboration with UMN’s Parking and Transportation Services won a total of three awards in the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators’ Northern Lights Competition.

Printing Services supports the University’s mission of excellence in teaching, research and outreach by providing colleges and departments with comprehensive communications services from a committed University perspective.

In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) In-Plant Printing Awards

Gold Award (First Place) — Stationery
Minnesota Football Gopher Tail Envelope

Gold Award (First Place) — Brochures
Robina Institute Brochure

Silver Award (Second Place) — Flyers/Posters
Wine Grapes Poster

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Star of Excellence Awards

Best in Category — Posters (finalist for Best in Show)
Wine Grapes Poster

Best of Class — Art Prints
US Bank Stadium Poster

Best of Class — Cards
U of M Football ‘Row the Boat’ Cards

Best of Class — Envelopes
U of M Football ‘Row the Boat’ Envelope

Certificates of Merit
Technology Leadership Institute Pocket Folder
OVPR Annual Report
Robina Institute Brochure
Theater and Dance Booklet
Printing Services Personalized Calendars
U of M Football Gopher Tail Envelope

Unique Venues Award

Best Print Ad
McNamara Alumni Center Magazine Ad

Minnesota Association of Government Communicators

Bronze Award – Agency, Event, Program or Service Video
PTS “How to Ride” Video

Bronze Award – Promotional Video
PTS “How to Ride” Video

Award of Merit – Agency, Event, Program or Service Video
PTS “Where Routes Go” Video


PTS Shuttle Videos Win Three Awards at 2018 Northern Lights Awards

Printing Services was honored to win three awards in two categories at the 2018 Northern Lights Awards, part of the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators.

“How to Ride”

  • Agency, Event, Program or Service: Bronze Award
  • Promotional Video: Bronze Award

“Where Routes Go”

  • Agency, Event, Program or Service: Merit Award

Thank you to Parking and Transportation for trusting us with this great project. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you!