SOURCE: Drizen-Dohs Corporate Communications

May 07, 2007 13:05 ET

DDCC's Vertical Abilities Pay Off at the 2007 Print Excellence Awards

The Company Captures Two Best in Category Honors, Plus Three Awards of Excellence and One Certificate of Merit

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- At Drizen-Dohs Corporate Communications (DDCC), editorial, design and printing teams work together closely on every project from inception to delivery with a shared commitment to speed, quality and overall excellence. This collaborative, vertical approach to communications no doubt gave the company an edge in the 2007 Print Excellence Awards -- the 3rd annual regional competition for Printing Industries Association of Southern California, Inc. (PIASC), the nation's largest trade organization for Southern California's graphic arts community.

During an awards dinner in April, the PIASC announced that DDCC had won (from among more than 200 entries submitted by nearly 1,200 PIASC members) two Best in Category honors. These were for DDCC's voiceover talent Planet Junius stationery package and Kadima Hebrew Academy "Kesher Kadima" publication for student and alumni families and friends in the community. DDCC also captured three Awards of Excellence for one of its marketing pieces; the Superba Inc. 2006 Mission Possible sales meeting materials; and the Warnaco Swimwear Group "Lifestyles" employee publication (plus, a Certificate of Merit for the Warnaco Inc. global employee publication "Warnaco ONE").

To win a Best in Category Award, the entry must be "flawless" because it will go on to compete in the prestigious national PIA/GATF Premier Print Awards program, where categories include a Certificate of Merit, Award of Recognition and Best of Division (a.k.a., "The Benny" -- the universally recognized symbol for printing excellence). Because of this high standard, judges don't always award one for every category.

"We're thrilled for our organization and employees because it reinforces our mission and values -- to always put our customers first and inspire and delight them and their audiences with everything we do," says DDCC President and CEO Ruth Drizen-Dohs. "Our customer partners can be equally proud because they are as much a part of their DDCC project's success and overall excellence as we are."

The Print Excellence Awards are open to any graphic arts firm and in-plant operations located within the PIASC's service area. This includes printers, finishers/binderies, brokers, graphic artists, advertising agencies and in-plant operations. All entries are judged anonymously based on technical expertise, quality of printing, design features (layout, color, etc.), finishing, degree of difficulty and overall appearance/excellence.

Established in 1994, Drizen-Dohs Corporate Communications is a full-service communications and publications firm that provides editorial services, public relations, speech writing and coaching, marketing, graphic design, art direction and digital pre-press and printing. Located in Chatsworth, California, DDCC has a full staff of editors, writers, designers, and public relations professionals. For more information, please visit or call (818) 772-9555.

Contact Information

    Christina Jorgensen (ext. 103)
    Lauren Anderson (ext. 115)
    Drizen-Dohs Corporate Communications
    Phone: (818) 772-9555