Delzer Does GLGA’s GEA Ceremony



The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) is a trade association dedicated to representing the graphics arts industry throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Every year, GLGA hosts a Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) competition that recognizes winners of excellent craftsmanship in design, creation, and production of top-quality printed materials. Learn more about the GEA here.

This year, a few of us at Delzer had the opportunity to join in the 2017 Awards Annual festivities – and collect some hardware while we were at it!


Our hardware, along with the print pieces that made it happen! On the left, Hardcore’s waterfowl hunting gear product guide; on the right, Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering Marquette Engineer Magazine.



Sixty-nine companies submitted more than 800 entrees their pieces in for a chance at Best of Category and Best of Division for a variety of niche printing techniques. Of those 800 entrees, 139 were recognized at the GEA, including Delzer Lithograph.

We had the honor of receiving 1 Best of Category, 1 Best of Division, 4 Awards of Excellence, and 9 Certificates of Merit.

Our production of waterfowl hunting gear provider, Hardcore, 2017 Product Guide got us recognized for Best of Category in Digital Printing-On-Demand. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, print on demand (POD) is a process that uses digital technology to print small quantities, including even a singular order.


Keith Allard, Account Manager, shakes things up as he collects the Best of Category for Printing-On-Demand on Delzer’s behalf. If only there were a Best of Category for Award Collection Poses… (Photo Cred: GLGA)


Next up, Delzer also was recognized for the production of Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering magazine, Marquette Engineer, in Best of Division for Architectural/Art/Travel/Other Magazines. We landed in Division 3 for this, meaning that our organization is categorized as a printer with 51-100 employees.


Always a gentleman, Terry Amerson, Sales and Estimating specialist, collects the Best of Division 3 for Architectural/Art/Travel/Other Magazines on Delzer’s behalf with great poise. (Photo Cred: GLGA)



While we certainly are proud of our own accomplishments, we want to also recognize our fellow industry professionals for their accomplishments as well. There were so many great pieces on display that evening. Great job to all!

A special shoutout, also, to WCTC students, Keara Wingert and David Godbolt, for receiving awards as well that evening. We love seeing students getting recognized for their craftsmanship in printing as they pursue their degrees!


Keara was awarded Best of Category for Students; 50% of work by students for her piece, Live in Color. David was awarded Best of Category for Students; Prepress through production for his piece, Owl. (Photo Cred: GLGA)