International Golden Image competition compares 353 entries in 50 categories

West Conshohocken, PA, October 23, 2013 — The 2013 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo brought together leaders of the specialty imaging industry this year in Orlando. In addition to a successful showcase, DMR Graphics, West Conshohocken, PA was recognized in the Association's prestigious Golden Image Competition with a Gold and Silver award for the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Poster and Congo Square 2013 Poster.

“I am very proud of the DMR Graphics team,” said Ben Fein. “Our work was compared to the best in the world, and we came out on top. That’s quite an accomplishment!”

More than 66 companies from around the world entered the competition, submitting a total of 353 prints in 50 product categories. Conducted during the 2013 SGIA Expo (Orlando, October 23–25), this year’s event was one of the most challenging in recent history.

“The judges had a very difficult time this year, not because of the sheer volume of entries, but because of the overall quality of the work. Judges in virtually every category told me the entries were so good that choosing winners was a real challenge,” said Johnny Shell, SGIA’s Vice President of Technical Services.

Shell added that the Golden Image competition is judged on the technical accomplishments of each entry, excluding aesthetic issues from the evaluation and scoring process. Prints are judged on the level of difficulty and quality of execution.

“Winning the Gold and Silver award for Single Sheet Multicolor Posters puts DMR Graphics among the top specialty printers in the world in terms of quality and capability. The ability to consistently print such high-quality products indicates that DMR Graphics is an expert at controlling the many variables involved in specialty printing,” Shell said.

A recap of the 2013 SGIA Expo — including the complete list of Golden Image winners — is available online at

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