ColorCraft caters to government agencies, educational institutions, associations, health care providers and midsize businesses. The company employs a mix of 40-inch sheetfed presses and digital production printers to create visual masterpieces, including colorful annual reports, brochures, promotional pieces and posters.
Best of Category, known as a “Benny,” is the Printing Industries of America-organized print contest’s top honor. ColorCraft received a Benny award in the magazine series category and two Benny statuettes in the programs category. Printing Nature's Best Photography, a semiannual publication featuring stunning photos of exotic landscapes and wildlife in native habitats, has earned ColorCraft three Best of Category awards in a row.
“Nature’s Best was a winner for us in 2013, 2012 and 2011,” says retired President/CEO Jim Mayes, who now works as a consultant for the business he headed from 1987 through 2012. “We print the magazine at the highest resolution possible. Integra plates have a great dot structure. Integra is among the very few plates in the marketplace that can hold 10-micron stochastic dots.”
ColorCraft prints with 10-micron and 20-micron stochastic screening on a daily basis and has experienced no quality or performance issues whatsoever with SLP’s advanced positive-working, no-prebake thermal plate, according to Mayes.
“The Integra is bulletproof,” he says. “Plate after plate after plate is cost-effective and efficient. Rarely do we see a need to remake plates. The Integra performs very well for us. If a product really works, that is what we look for.”