Suttle-Straus: Receives top award in worldwide print competition

Suttle-Straus, Madison area communications provider, was awarded a Benny, the highest honor in the 2009 Premier Print Awards, for their entry Sub-Zero “Perfection”. The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide competition recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. Suttle-Straus received their “Benny” in the category of full color booklets.

Suttle-Straus also received an Award of Recognition in the Yearbook category for its production of the 2008 Middleton-Cross Plains School annual. In addition, the company was rec-ognized with two Certificates of Merit for digital printing and four color newsletters.

The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry’s oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by Printing Industries of America. In its 60th 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, over 3,600 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. “Our employees are proud to have received their third Benny in this year’s judging” said John Berthelsen, President. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that produces award-winning print.”

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 14 countries. Despite the fierce competition, Suttle-Straus, through hard work and dedicated craftsmanship, produced pieces worthy of the Benny and other top recognition.”

Suttle-Straus will receive their Benny at The Premier Print Gala, which honors all the companies that had the top award conferred upon them. The 2009 Gala is scheduled for Sunday, September 13 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL.


Printing Industries of America hosts the Premier Print Awards. Headquartered in Se-wickley, PA, PIA is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association representing an in-dustry with more than 1.2 million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. Printing Industries of America, along with its affiliates, delivers prod-ucts and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

Suttle-Straus is a communications solutions provider serving the upper Midwest market. Services provided by the company include one through six color sheetfed and web print-ing, digital imaging, mailing, web linked ordering and distribution services. The company specializes in corporate communications, direct mail, advertising materials, and multi-color printing.

For further information contact:

John Berthelsen, President

Suttle-Straus, Inc 608-849-1000

Sara Welsh, Premier Print Awards

PIA/GATF 412-259-1705