Wright Global Graphics Wins Big At PICA Celebration

Printing and branding solutions company Wright Global Graphics (WGG) won 12 awards at the recent Printing Industry of Carolinas Awards (PICA) celebration in Concord, N.C. The recent citations bring the company’s total number of awards to 50 in recognition of its printing excellence.

“We’re honored by the awards and by the skill our team of employees bring to work each day,” said Greg Wright, president and CEO of WGG. “We continually stretch our creativity and innovation to deliver the best work possible for our clients. The PICAs are a great affirmation of our entire organization’s commitment to excellence.”

The company received five “best of” awards, six “special judges” awards, and an award of excellence. One of the “best of” awards was for a label for Lake Lindsey, Fla-based Copperhead’s Southern Shine, a maker of handcrafted spirits. The winning label features an ebony background with striking embossed graphics in a rich, metallic copper.

This year, the PICAs garnered more than 670 entries from 53 printing companies, along with more than 170 entries from seven graphic arts high schools and six college graphic arts programs from across North Carolina and South Carolina. Now in its 51st season, the PICA's competition remains one of the largest printing competitions in the country.

Wright Global Graphics is a mainstay on the PICA's stage. Last year, WGG won 11 awards, and the previous year took home seven PICAs. The most recent awards give the company a grand total of 50 PICA wins over the last six years.

A panel of out-of-state judges with experience in printing and print production critiqued the entries on a broad range of criteria, including registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal quality of paper, overall visual impact and more.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., PICA is a trade association for the graphic communications industry in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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About Wright Global Graphics: Bill and Tom Wright founded Wright of Thomasville, now known as Wright Global Graphics, in 1961 on the idea that printing was a creative medium and the belief that “a promise made is a promise kept.” The Wright brothers focused their attention on providing exceptional printing for the home furnishing, carpet and rug industries. The Wright family continues that tradition today to include solutions for the Action Sports and Beverage Industry by providing one-stop, turnkey, creative solutions for their clients’ graphic needs. Today, the company is run by Bill’s sons Greg, Don and Ron. With 192 employees and four domestic facilities, as well as a Wright Global Graphics plant in China, the company delivers on its promise of exceptional value, and accurate delivery, regardless of the product’s final destination.

About PICA: Since 1931, The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) has been dedicated to advancing the success of the Carolinas’ printing and imaging industry. Working together with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, PICA provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level. The PICA Awards Competition is an annual event established in 1966 that recognizes and rewards printing and imaging companies who combine fine craftsmanship with technology in order to produce outstanding finished products. The award-winning companies are honored each year at the PICA Awards Banquet.