Supplier Quinn Flags (PPAI 360359), based in Hanover, Pennsylvania, was recognized by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) at its 2016 Expo with an honorable mention for flags in the organization’s Golden Image Competition.

“I am very proud of the Quinn Flags team,” says Ryan Halvorsen, chief operations officer. “Our work was compared to the best in the world, and we came out on top. That’s quite an accomplishment!”

More than 70 companies from around the world entered the competition, conducted during the 2016 SGIA Expo, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14-16, submitting nearly 400 entries in 53 product categories.

“The judges had a very difficult time this year, not because of the sheer volume of entries, but because of the overall quality of the work. Judges in virtually every category told me the entries were so good that choosing winners was a real challenge,” says Johnny Shell, SGIA’s vice president of technical services.

The Golden Image competition is judged on the technical accomplishments of each entry, excluding aesthetic issues from the evaluation and scoring process. Prints are judged on the level of difficulty and quality of execution. Shell adds, “Winning the Honorable Mention for Flags puts Quinn Flags among the top specialty printers in the world in terms of quality and capability. The ability to consistently print such high-quality products indicates that Quinn Flags is an expert at controlling the many variables involved in specialty printing.”