Great Lakes Integrated Wins 53 Awards In 2016 Print Excellence Competition

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 with their marketing 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.

What Impression Do You Send With Inconsistent Company Colors?

Fifty shades might make things interesting, but color accuracy and consistency are essential for your printed materials. By having accurate and consistent colors across printing pieces, you’re letting your customers know that attention to detail and the proper representation of your products are of the utmost importance to you. The need for color accuracy and consistency especially holds true when you are selling a product that is purchased based on the color, finish or shade, such as paint and other home products, etc.

At Great Lakes Integrated, color accuracy and consistency is a passion stemming back to our founding in 1931. We take pride in the fact that we have the highly sought after G7 Master Qualification for Excellence in printing. It 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.

Great Lakes also has an absolutely amazing Color Systems Manager who understands color theory and is a Certified G7 Master. This gentleman has been with Great Lakes for over 25 years, and to say he understands and knows color is an understatement.

To learn more about the G7 certification or how GLI can help you achieve that perfect color match please reach out to your GLI Account Executive. If you do not have an account executive please call 216-634-5117 or email jjschultz@gll.com

Great Lakes Integrated wins 55 awards in 2013 Print Excellence Competition

Cleveland, Ohio – January 17, 2013

Great Lakes Integrated (GLI), a leader in print manufacturing, distribution and technology solutions, has been awarded fifty-five (55) 2013 Print Excellence Awards from the trade association, Printing Industries of Ohio • N. Kentucky.

According to James Schultz, Chairman, President and CEO of GLI, “We competed with printers throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky in this regional annual event. This is a proud moment for our company and it’s an honor to be part of a winning team. We look forward to sharing these awards with our valued clients in the near future.”

This year, 458 printed pieces in 34 different categories were evaluated by three out-of-state industry-expert judges. The judges commented that the quality of print among these entries were some of the best they had ever seen.

Great Lakes Integrated had winning entries in three levels:

15 Gold Awards
37 Silver Awards
3 Bronze Awards

The 15 winning gold awards in this regional competition will now be entered in an association-wide competition in the national Printing Industries of America, the largest graphics arts association in the world. Those winners for Best of Category and Best of Show prizes will be awarded in August 2013 at the PIA Grand Ceremony, to be held in Columbus, Ohio.
About Great Lakes Integrated

Based in northeast Ohio, Great Lakes Integrated is comprised of three divisions: Great Lakes Print, a leading full-service printer; GLDirect, a MFSA certified database management and fulfillment center; and AKSESS, offering the latest technologies to provide instant Internet access to all brand-building assets. A proven leader and innovator in graphics communication and marketing support services, Great Lakes Integrated helps communications professionals optimize their marketing communications investments. Visit www.gll.com
ABOUT PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF OHIO • N. KENTUCKY

The organization 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 graphics arts association in the world. Visit www.pianko.org

CONTACT:

Jason Schultz
Great Lakes Integrated
4005 Clark Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44109-1186
216.634.5117
jjschultz@gll.com

Great Lakes Integrated Recognized for Print Excellence

The Printing Industries Association, Inc., serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO) has awarded Great Lakes Integrated® (GLI) 52 Print Excellence Awards.

“The creativity and quality of this year’s entries made the judges’ selection process incredibly difficult,” says PIANKO President Jim Cunningham. “The companies that earned these 2009 Print Excellence Awards exemplify the excellent work of our Ohio and Northern Kentucky printers.”

The annual PIANKO Print Excellence Awards Competition judges pieces in 34 categories. This year, member companies submitted more than 520 printed pieces, which were evaluated by three out-of-state expert judges: Susan Higgins, Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc.; M. David Merrick, The Merrick Printing Company; and Richard Presley, Eastman Kodak Company.

Each Gold Award winner will be entered in an association-wide competition for Best of Show and Best of Category prizes to be awarded in June at the Grand Ceremony in Columbus, Ohio.

Great Lakes Integrated won the following 2009 Print Excellence Awards:

20 Gold Awards
19 Silver Awards
13 Bronze Awards

“Our team is steadfastly committed to quality, and it’s rewarding to each of us to see our clients’ projects in the spotlight,” said GLI Chairman of the Board, President and CEO James R. Schultz. “We dedicate ourselves to producing exceptional print materials that help our clients stand out and communicate effectively with their audiences.”

About Great Lakes Integrated
Based in Cleveland for 77 years, Great Lakes Integrated provides traditional and digital print manufacturing, distribution, mailing, fulfillment, warehousing and the AKSESS® suite of web-based marketing solutions for national and international clients.

About PIANKO
The Printing Industries Association, Inc., serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO), provides a broad range of products and services to its nearly 400 commercial printer and supplier members, including workers’ compensation and product discounts. PIANKO is an affiliate of the national Printing Industries Association, the largest graphic arts association in the world. Please visit pianko.org for complete information on PIANKO and the Printing Industries Association.

Industry Ranks GLI with Top Fulfillment Companies Nationwide

Cleveland, Ohio – June 2008

Cleveland based Great Lakes Integrated (GLI) has received the prestigious Mailing and Fulfillment Service Associations (MFSA) Accreditation. The accreditation recognizes industry excellence. GLI is only the seventh company nationwide to receive this recognition and the first commercial printer in the nation to receive this coveted award.

MFSA, a national authority on fulfillment services developed the accreditation program after years of research into the best technical and operational practices of fulfillment companies. David A Weaver, President and Chief Executive Officer of MFSA explained, “The accreditation was awarded to GLI following an extensive audit of the company’s operations as well as a comprehensive application process.” The on-site, three day, audit focuses on 14 technical and operational areas and 168 individual criteria including receiving, put-away, order picking, packing, hand assembly, returns, and reporting.

Jim Schultz, GLI’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer said, ““We are very pleased to be recognized with this accreditation. GLI’s fulfillment operations are a vital part of our marketing-solution business and we are proud to be recognized as one of the leading companies in the industry. We are committed to quality and customer satisfaction and that dedication has lead to the MFSA accreditation.”

The MFSA accreditation process was designed by industry experts and is also a valuable learning process for companies that participate. Throughout the process industry experts provide specific advice to audited companies that can help improve operations and increase productivity and revenue.
About Great Lakes Integrated

Based in Cleveland for 77 years, Great Lakes Integrated provides traditional and digital print manufacturing, distribution, mailing, fulfillment, warehousing and the AKSESS® suite of web-based marketing solutions for national and international clients.

GLI Named “World Class Customer Service” Finalist

Great Lakes Integrated® (GLI), one of Northeast Ohio’s leading providers of full-service marketing communications solutions, was recently named a finalist in the 2007 “World Class Customer Service” competition sponsored by Cleveland’s Smart Business Magazine.

“Customer service is not just about what a company can give to a client; it is a culture that is developed and molded from the CEO to every employee, beginning as a mindset and ending with solutions,” said James R. Schultz, Chairman, President and CEO of GLI in an article written by Abby Cymerman in the June issue of Smart Business.

According to Smart Business Magazine Editor Dustin Klein, delivering top-notch customer service will be more important to corporate success than ever before in the days ahead. “If you think competing on price will be the driving force in tomorrow’s business landscape, think again… corporate America must prepare to compete on a different battlefield where organizations that deliver world-class customer service will triumph,” Klein wrote in Smart Business.

The article on GLI outlined several examples in which its excellent customer service philosophy is practiced every day – including implementation of innovative processes to encourage “out-of-the-box” creative thinking and idea-sharing by employees as well as a variety of forward-thinking initiatives to enhance GLI’s ongoing relationships with clients.

“Success at GLI is defined by lasting relationships with clients,” according to Smart Business Magazine. “The company has grown with its clients, and as their needs change, the company modifies its services to accommodate them and grow with them. Its oldest client has been doing business with GLI for 65 years.”

Based in Cleveland for 77 years, Great Lakes Integrated provides traditional and digital print manufacturing, distribution, mailing, fulfillment, warehousing and the AKSESS® suite of web-based marketing solutions for national and international clients. Please visit glintegrated.com for complete information.


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