Printco, Inc: Wins National Award

Marcie Guderski
1434 Progress Lane, Omro WI 54963
920-685-5662 – [email protected],

Printco, Inc. of Omro, WI recently won an award in a national competition sponsored by a printing industry trade magazine.

Printco won Grand Award Winner in the Document Security category of the 2005 Print Excellence And Knowledge (PEAK) competition sponsored by Print Solutions Magazine, which is published by the Document Management Industries Association (DMIA), Alexandria, Va. The awards will be presented at DMIA’s annual Print Solutions Conference & Expo, a national trade show held this year Oct. 18-20 in Orlando, Fla. For details about the conference go to

The contest, which drew more than 200 entries from North America and Europe, recognizes the work of firms that stress adding value to the print-related products and services they provide customers.

Printco specializes in high security prescription forms for health care providers. “We’re honored,” Company President Ken Sperling said. “Lots of printing companies claim they have solutions for customers. It’s something else when independent industry experts verify it.”

Printco was recognized for developing a forge resistant prescription form which met the requirements for the State of California. Printco was approved as a vendor to provide this product to the state’s 100,000+ physicians. The product was distributed through over 30 independent distributors that Printco currently provides printed products to.

Print Solutions ( is an award winning monthly with 14,000 subscribers who design, manufacture and distribute printed products of all kinds. DMIA (, the publisher of the magazine, is a not-for-profit trade association that has served printing sales professionals for more than 50 years with outstanding publications and web services, trade expositions and education.

“Winning a PEAK Award signifies a sharp focus on solving customer problems or improving a customer’s business,” says Peter Colaianni, CAE, DMIA’s executive vice president. “PEAK awards are won by companies that add value to the products they sell.”

The panel of industry experts who judged the contest included:

¨ John Leininger, professor in the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University
¨ Joe Schwan, who held top executive positions at Wallace Computer Services and Standard Register until his retirement in 2001
¨ Ivars Sarkans, a printing industry consultant and a member of the Board of Directors of the Print Education and Research Foundation