Awards and Certifications

Great Lakes Integrated Wins 53 Awards In 2016 Print Excellence Competition

Cleveland, Ohio – February 2, 2015

Great Lakes Integrated (GLI), a multi-channel marketing execution company focused on marketing technology, fulfillment services and print, mobile, email and web production, is proud to announce it was recently awarded fifty-three (53) 2016 Print Excellence Awards from the Printing Industries of Ohio – N. Kentucky.

According to James Schultz, Chairman, President and CEO of GLI, “We are honored to have received these Print Excellence Awards. A big thank you goes out to our customers for entrusting us with their most discriminating projects. Also, the team of professionals at GLI does a fantastic job of producing award winning print. While GLI provides different channel options for its customer’s today, print still is and will continue to be a powerful way to communicate.”

Printing Industries Association President, Jim Cunningham stated how impressed this year’s judges were with the overall quality of all of the entries. “Ken and Jeff are experienced judges and printers whose combined expertise spans more than 50 years in print. Yet, even they were impressed with our members’ incredible work. It’s easy in today’s fast paced world to just get the job done, but our Association members continue to demonstrate the pride and dedication to their craft that has made Ohio and Northern Kentucky printers some of the best in the world!”

Each year, Printing Industries of Ohio • N.Kentucky holds its Print Excellence Awards Competition to recognize Ohio and northern Kentucky printers who have demonstrated excellence in 35 categories. This year member companies submitted close to 500 printed pieces and two out-of-state expert judges ranked them in a regional competition. This year’s judges were Ken Eberhart, Merrick Printing Company; and Jeff Ekstein, Willow Printing.

Each of the Gold award winners in the regional competition are entered in an association-wide competition for Best of Category and Best of Show prizes that will be awarded in September at the 2016 Grand Ceremony, held in Columbus, Ohio.

Great Lakes Integrated won the following awards:

11 Gold Awards
24 Silver Awards
18 Bronze Awards

About Printing Industries of Ohio – N. Kentucky

Printing Industries of Ohio • N.Kentucky serves nearly 400 commercial printing companies and suppliers to the industry in its service area. The Association provides a broad range of products and services to its membership, including workers’ compensation and product discounts. Printing Industries of Ohio • N.Kentucky is an affiliate of the national Printing Industries of America, the largest graphic arts association in the world. For complete information on Printing Industries of Ohio • N.Kentucky and Printing Industries of America, please visit www.pianko.org.


Great Lakes Integrated wins 54 awards in 2015 Print Excellence Competition

Cleveland, Ohio – February 6, 2015

Great Lakes Integrated (GLI), a multi-channel marketing execution company focused on marketing technology, fulfillment services and print, mobile, email and web production, is proud to announce it was recently awarded fifty-four (54) 2015 Print Excellence Awards from the Printing Industries of Ohio – N. Kentucky.

According to James Schultz, Chairman, President and CEO of GLI, “We are honored to have received these Print Excellence Awards. A big thank you goes out to our customers for entrusting us with their most discriminating projects. Also, the team of professionals at GLI does a fantastic job of producing award winning print. While GLI provides different channel options for its customer’s today, print still is and will continue to be a powerful way to communicate.”

Each year, Printing Industries of Ohio – N. Kentucky holds its Print Excellence Awards Competition to reward Ohio and Northern Kentucky printers that demonstrate excellence in 34 categories. This year member companies submitted 500 printed pieces and two out-of-state expert judges ranked them in a regional competition. This year’s judges were Ken Eberhart with The Merrick Printing Company and Glenn Petry, whose combined print experience spans more than 50 years.

Each of the gold award winners in the regional competition are entered in an association-wide competition for Best of Category and Best of Show prizes that will be awarded in August 2015 at the Grand Ceremony, being held in Columbus, Ohio.

Great Lakes Integrated won the following awards:

10 Gold Awards

22 Silver Awards

22 Bronze Awards

About Great Lakes Integrated

Based in Northeast Ohio, Great Lakes Integrated has continually provided marketing solutions to its customers for over 80 years. Founded as a commercial printing company in 1931, GLI has evolved into a Multi-channel marketing execution company. GLI takes a strategic approach in helping customers market and provides online marketing tools, mobile, web, email and print media plus state-of-the-art fulfillment and distribution services. Visit www.gll.com

ABOUT PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF OHIO – N. KENTUCKY

Printing Industries of Ohio – N. Kentucky serves nearly 400 commercial printing companies and suppliers to the industry in its service area. The Association provides a broad range of products and services to its membership, including workers’ compensation and product discounts. Printing Industries of Ohio – N. Kentucky is an affiliate of the national Printing Industries of America, the largest graphic arts association in the world. For complete information on Printing Industries of Ohio – N. Kentucky and Printing Industries of America, please visit www.pianko.org


Great Lakes Integrated Receives IDEAlliance G7 Master Qualification

October 4, 2013

g7master_seal_webGreat Lakes Integrated (GLI) has received the highly sought after G7 Master Qualification for Excellence in printing. Since our inception in 1931, GLI has been an industry leader in print quality, processes and controls. Now we have coupled our highly skilled people, technologies and equipment with G7 methodology.

The G7 methodology is based on using gray balance to achieve visual similarity across different printing processes and equipment. The G7 Master Qualification requires printers to meet the highest standards in matching proofs to press and overall excellence in color reproduction. G7 printers are also noted for their ability to deliver consistent quality on reprints time and time again.

With this qualification, GLI continues its commitment to being one of the best printers in the country. Our goal is, and has always been, to deliver the highest quality print products to our customer’s each and every time.


Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services

EpicommGreat Lakes Integrated (GLI) is one of a select few nationwide organizations that holds the Fulfillment Accreditation given by the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services. Epicomm is a national trade association for the mailing and fulfillment industry and has been working to continually improve the industry and its member companies.

The fulfillment accreditation covers over 150 operating procedures from inventory management, order processing and operational systems. To ensure GLI maintains these high standards there are annual audits performed by certified auditing firms.

This accreditation is just one more way GLI works on continuous improvement to benefit our customers. Customers can rest easy knowing that GLI is performing mailing and fulfillment services at the highest level on their behalf.


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