Impressions Awards 2006
By Lorna Gentry, Contributing Writer
Despite a challenging year for the decoration industry, creativity and technical prowess were evident
among the 200 entries in the 28th annual IMPRESSIONS Awards, making it one of the toughest and most
exciting in recent years…
You’ll also see the best in the world in experimental and daily-bread fare by a wide range of apparel
decoration companies, some of whom are first-time winners, and others like Target Graphics Ltd., of
Naperville, Ill., which has won top honors in True Process Color for nine consecutive years. Last year’s
Grand Champion, European T-Shirt Factory (ETF), once again pushed the limits of printing technology with
“Foot On Sand” (see pg. 30).
Our expert lineup of judges left no thread or ink deposit unexamined as they assessed the entries. A
special thanks goes out to our colleagues for lending their time and expertise: Charlie Taublieb, Taublieb
Consulting; Jimmy Lamb, Tajima USA Sales & Support by Hirsch Intl. Corp.; Dane Clement, Great Dane
Graphics; James Timmons, Wilcom; Johnny Shell, SGIA; Mike Garner, SWF/Mesa Distributors; Katie Owen,
Digital Art Solutions; and Johnny Warrick, Hix Corp. We hope this year’s winners inspire you throughout
the New Year and challenge you to compete in the 2007 awards. Details for entry will be posted online in
the spring and judging takes place in the fall.
Outstanding Embroidery Design
Sew & Sew Embroidery
730 Carroll St.
Akron, OH 44304
Fax: (330) 253-5800
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