Sappi Fine Paper North America Announces Silver and Bronze Winners of the 14th North American Printers of the Year Competition

BOSTON – Today, Sappi Fine Paper North America announced the recipients of its 14th North American Printers of the Year Silver and Bronze awards for 2010-2011. The silver and bronze award recipients in each category were culled from a field of more than 2,100 entries.

Sappi's Printers of the Year awards competition recognizes print excellence and innovation produced on Sappi papers within the following categories: Annual Reports, Books, Brochures, Calendars, Catalogs, Digital, General Print, Magazines (sheetfed & web) and Printer's Own Promotions. All entries were judged by a panel of highly regarded print professionals on the overall impact of the piece, degree of difficulty in the printing techniques used, and technical excellence.

"We are pleased to recognize the printing excellence demonstrated by our Silver, Judges Award and Bronze award recipients. We consider the Printers of the Year award winners to be our true partners as we work to elevate print's relevancy in our world today," said Jennifer Miller, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sappi Fine Paper North America.

The silver award recipients are now in the running to win a gold award and up to $20,000 to support their marketing initiatives, as well as a chance to compete in the International Printers of the Year Award in 2012; the gold winners will be announced on June 7th.

Award recipients are listed on Sappi's web site at Winners will also receive a framed award as well as the use of the official Printers of the Year logo. For information about Sappi's coated fine papers in North America, visit


About Sappi Fine Paper North America

Sappi Fine Paper North America, known for innovation and quality, is a preeminent North American producer of coated fine and release papers headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Its coated fine papers, with highly recognized brand names such as McCoy, Opus, Somerset, and Flo, are used in premium magazines, catalogs, books, and high-end print advertising. Its release papers and films, with the globally recognized Ultracast brand, are used by manufacturers to simulate leather and other textures for products such as luggage, shoes, and upholstery. Sappi's mills in North America are triple chain of custody certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Over 80% of the energy used by Sappi's North American mills comes from renewable resources, resulting in one of the lowest carbon footprints of any major North American coated paper supplier. Sappi Fine Paper North America is a division of Sappi Limited (NYSE: SPP and JSE: SAP), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with manufacturing operations on four continents in 9 countries, sales offices in 35 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. For more information about Sappi Fine Paper North America, visit:


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