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 ElandersUSA Awarded the “Benny” in International Print Competition


Chicago, IL — September 28, 2014 — ElandersUSA, a division of Elanders Americas, was awarded a Benny, the highest honor in the 2014 Premier Print Awards, for their Octagon Insert for COX Enterprises during this year’s Premier Print Awards in Chicago, IL.

The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, recognizes outstanding achievement in print production.

The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry’s oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by Printing Industries of America. In its 65th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print communications. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the very best in print media.

This year, more than 2,890 entries were received from printing and graphic arts firms from around the world, and judges awarded the Benny to the top entry in each category. ElandersUSA was recognized this year for their Octagon Insert for COX Enterprises. This piece contained elaborate die cuts and folds that allows the user to transform it from a standard octagon into a spoked wheel. Full color as well as unique copy and images were used to complete this in-house designed collateral. This piece was named best in category for a four-color flyer.

“Being named best in category out of nearly 3,000 entrants is quite the honor.” said Peter Thyrén, Vice President at ElandersUSA. “Thank you PIA for this honor and congratulations to all of the other award winners.”

Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing industries of America, agrees. “The Benny winners represent the best our industry has to offer. This year’s entries were outstanding. There were entries from companies in seven countries. Despite the fierce competition, ElandersUSA, through hard work and dedicated craftsmanship, produced a piece worthy of the Benny.”

ElandersUSA received their Benny atThe Premier Print Awards Gala, which honors all the companies that had the top award conferred upon them. The 2014 Gala was held Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL.

Elanders AB (publ)
Elanders is a global graphic company with production facilities in fifteen countries on four continents. Our product areas are Print and Packaging, Supply Chain Management, and e-Commerce. The Group has around 3,600 employees and had net sales of more than $540 million in 2013. The Elanders share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap. For more information, please visit

About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America hosts the Premier Print Awards. Headquartered in Sewickley, PA, Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with approximately 1 million employees. It serves the interests of more than 8,000 member companies. Printing Industries of America, along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

For more information about the Premier Print Awards, contact Michael Packard at 412-259-1704 or