Bartash Wins Six Printing Awards in National Competition


Sidney Simon, owner and CEO of Bartash, Philadelphia’s leading manufacturer of magazines, newspapers, and niche publications, proudly announced today that the company has added six more awards to its growing reputation for outstanding quality, service, and innovation.

The Web Offset Association (WOA), a special focus group of Printing Industries of America (PIA), has announced the winners of its 2010 WOA Print Awards Competition and singled out Bartash for their first-place quality in three categories: 1,2,or 3 Color Printing on Newsprint; Special Edition Commemorative or Self-Promotion by Coldset; and Bound Combination Coldset & Heatset. Bartash also captured 2nd place in the Special Edition Commemorative or Self-Promotion by Coldset category, and 2nd and 3rd place in the category of 4-Color Printing on Uncoated Paper Other Than Newsprint. Brenda Ragan, Manager of Customer Service at Bartash said: “For Bartash Printing, the WOA Print Awards are more than something to brag about. Internally, they give us a benchmark standard to live up to. Externally, they represent third-party validation of our capabilities from a respected evaluating organization. They also validate our existing clients’ decisions to work with us, and reassure new prospects that they are dealing with the best possible supplier.”

The publishers of the winning entries were an excellent cross-section of the type of publications that Bartash excels in producing. Awards went to issues of Long Island Bride to Be, a niche-shopping compact magazine; Hill Rag and The Hook, alternative monthly and weekly metro magazines; Fire News, a monthly niche newspaper aimed at first responders; The Connection Warren-Watchung Edition, a monthly lifestyle and shopping tabloid magazine; and The NY Medical College Sesquicentennial Dinner Program Book. Top companies from across the nation submitted over 400 samples of their best work to see if they could achieve “best-of-the-best” status in the web offset print arena. Bartash consistently wins first place awards in this prestigious competition, however this year the company topped its previous personal-best of 5 WOA Awards in 2008. Director of Production Tom Meyer explained why: “This high industry recognition of our quality is the direct result of our people’s craftsmanship and the major upgrades we’ve made to our prepress systems and press controls. Bartash is setting new industry standards for publication print quality.” In 2009 Bartash was the first North American printer to install QI Press Controls on Tensor Presses, while at the same time installing EPG digital inking Controls.

Bartash specializes in newspaper and magazine manufacturing, 1 to full-color printing, fulfillment and distribution, variable data imaging, detached address labels and cards, inserts and FSIs, production consulting and internet publishing. In 2009 Publishing Executive Magazine ranked Bartash Printing one of the top 20 magazine printers in the US. A leading manufacturer of magazines, newspapers, and niche publications, employing nearly 300 people and operating a 100,000 sq. ft. facility, the company has 5 press lines, full prepress, postpress, imaging and comprehensive mail list, subscription management and mailing capabilities. Operating 24/7 with live technical support, Bartash has built a reputation for award-winning service, quality and innovation. For more information click:

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