April 27, 2016 Press Release

DS Graphics Wins Judge's Choice and Pinnacle Awards at PINE's 2016 Awards of Excellence

In a way, the PINE Awards are the printing industry's Golden Globes, and we're proud to announce that DS Graphics has taken home not one but three top honors this year, with five additional Awards of Merit and five additional Awards of Recognition, for 13 total commendations!

For a full list of this year's award winners, and the judging criteria for each, visit PINE.org.

Or read on below for the juicy details about the Pinnacle and Judge's Choice Awards we brought home to DSG headquarters in Lowell this year, plus a list of our Merit and Recognition awards and some very exciting news about the relationship between DSG and PINE.

Pinnacle Awards

Invitations and Programs
The Mathworks Winter Invite

Self Promotion and Special Innovation Award
DS Graphics 2016 / 2017 Calendar

Judge's Choice Award

In addition to winning a Pinnacle Award, and being the piece of print collateral that our loyal clients look forward to every year from DS Graphics, the 2016/2017 edition of our annual calendar was a judge's favorite, as well.

"This piece does it all."

The PINE judges used the question of 'What would keep me up at night if I were the printer?' to guide their decision making process.

“A self-promotional piece does that, putting all your time and effort into it not making money on it – so it better be good," the PINE judges said. "It’s your salesperson and mission statement, so it better put your best foot forward. This piece does it all. It’s a calendar disguised as a promo piece disguised as special effects – very well done!”

Get an in-depth look at the making of our calendar here.

Awards of Recognition

  • Digital Printing: On Demand
  • Magazine: Architectural/Art/Travel/Other
  • Direct Mail Campaign: Consumer
  • Internal Communication
  • Newsletters

Awards of Merit

  • Annual Report
  • Soft Cover Books
  • Calendar
  • Catalogs
  • Promotional Campaign: Business-to-Business

After 25 years of membership in this illustrious organization, our very own Justin Pallis, owner and Director of Sales at DSG, was named Chairman of the Board for Printing Industries of New England (PINE), a nonprofit trade association serving printing and graphic communications companies throughout five of the six New England states.

DS Graphics President Jeff Pallis summed up the important role PINE plays in the local printing industry, in addition to these prestigious annual awards:

"PINE has been an invaluable resource to our company, offering advanced and basic training, reports, technical support and PIA access," Jeff Pallis said. "Activities and events throughout the year keep us in close contact with other companies and cultures in our industry. The networking opportunities allow for the continuous exchange of ideas and best business practices with customers, peers and suppliers. Being part of PINE allows us to benchmark our company and helps us understand the expectations of our customers and the ever-changing direction of the printing community."

Here are some of our favorite photos from this year's PINE 2016 awards: