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Sappi National Competition

The competition, sponsored by Sappi papers, recognizes print excellence nationwide. The competition elicits 3,000 entries from 600 printers throughout North American annually. Only 36 entries representing six categories are chosen to receive a Silver award. Printers demonstrating technical and flawless print capability are deemed the best in their class. The 36 winners then go on to compete Globally for the Gold.

  • 2012 ULitho wins a Bronze for the Detroit Institute of Arts Bulletin 2011.

  • 2011 ULitho milestones continue by winning two silvers and two bronze. The silver awards were for Valassis Capability Brochure and the U of M Museum of Art Lisa Anne Auerbach Book. The bronze awards were for W.K. Kellogg Eye Center Annual Report and Ulitho’s own Summer 2010 Calendar.

  • 2010 ULitho continues to beat past records with winning three silvers and one bronze. The silvers were for Dimensions Twenty-Two, the DIA Bulletin, and the Valassis Holiday Direct Mail. The bronze was for the Findings Magazine.

  • 2008 U Litho wins two silver and two bronze, an even rarer accomplishment then the year before. The silvers were for University Lithoprinters Capabilities brochure and the Pryor Design Case Studies/Gallery Books. The bronzes were for The Healing Work of Art Book for Detroit Receiving Hospital and the U of M Findings Magazine.

  • 2007 U Litho wins two silvers, a rare accomplishment for a Printer to win two silvers in one year. The winners were Art in the Stations/The Detroit People Mover Book (Second Printing) and PHIRE Branding Self Promotional Brochure.

  • 2005 U Litho wins one silver and the only printer in Michigan to win a silver award that year for Art in the Stations/The Detroit People Mover Book.

  • 2004 U Litho wins one silver one of only two printers in Michigan to win a silver that year for U of M Internal Medicine Annual Report.

The Detroit craftsmen's club regional competition

This competition draws from all printers in Southeastern Michigan. There are over 300 entries, which are judged on printing excellence and the quality of production through each phase of the manufacturing process.

  • 2012 Best of Category 40” Sheetfed, 1 Gold, 1 Silver

    • Best of Category: A Year on the River

    • Gold: A Year on the River

    • Silver: Inn on Ferry Street

  • 2010 Best of Category, Digital, 3 Gold, 1 Bronze

    • Best of Category: Michigan Energy Report

    • Gold: Dimensions Twenty-Two
    • Gold: Hyannis Port Yacht Club Anniversary Book
    • Gold: ULitho Calendar Flip Books

    • Bronze: MIS Suite Brochure

  • 2009 International Awards: 1 Gold, 1 Silver

    • Gold: Richard DeVore Monograph
    • Silver: Kresge Foundation Annual Report

  • 2009: Best of Category, 1 Gold, 3 Silver

    • Best of Category: Richard DeVore Monograph Book

    • Gold: Kresge Foundation Annual Report

    • Silver: U of D Law School Brochure
    • Silver: U of M LSA A New History Book
    • Silver: Detroit Community Health Connection 2007-2008 Annual Report

  • 2008 International Awards: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    • Gold: White Oak Sales Brochure
    • Gold: Four Star Greenhouse Catalog
    • Gold: Star Performers XVII

    • Silver: DIA Bulletin Vol. 81 No. 3

    • Bronze: The Healing Work of Art

  • 2008: Best of Show, 7 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

    • Best of Show: Healing Work of Art Book for Detroit Receiving Hospital

    • Gold: Art Prints by Stacey Burmeister
    • Gold: DIA Bulletin
    • Gold: Fourstar Greenhouse Catalog
    • Gold: Healing Work of Art for Detroit Receiving Hospital
    • Gold: ROOT Learning Brochure
    • Gold: Star Performers XVII Brochure
    • Gold: White Oak Brochure

    • Silver: Connecting the Dots Book/The Heidelberg Project
    • Silver: Pryor Design Case Studies/Gallery Books

    • Bronze: United Bank & Trust Annual Report

  • 2007: Best of Category Award, 3 Gold, 3 Silver

    • Best of Category: U of M Internal Medicine Annual Report

    • Gold: U of M Internal Medicine Annual Report
    • Gold: U Litho Gift Wrap Package
    • Gold: FourStar Greenhouse Catalog

    • Silver: TMC Masserati Calendar – 50th Anniversary
    • Silver: U of M Law School Report of Giving
    • Silver: An Extra Eye Casebound Book


  • 2006: 3 Gold, 4 Silver

    • Gold: Cuba Casebound Book
    • Gold: U of M Internal Medicine Annual Report
    • Gold: The Masserati Club Calendar

    • Silver: La-Z-Boy Annual Report
    • Silver: DIA Modern Puppet History Book
    • Silver: Air Stream Brochure
    • Silver: U Litho Self Promotion

  • 2005: 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze

    • Gold: Ann Arbor Guest Guide
    • Gold: Art in the Stations Casebound Book
    • Gold: Busch’s Calendar
    • Gold: U of M Engineering Booklet

    • Silver: Avizia Spirit Brochure
    • Silver: Domino’s Pizza Philly Cheese Steak Promo
    • Silver: English Gardens Calendar

    • Bronze: The River Community Church Brochure
    • Bronze: Greenhills School Administration Book
    • Bronze: U of M Executive Ed Invitation
ADDY awards local competition

This is a design competition which the design community enters their best and we have the honor to be awarded for the printing.

  • 2012: Judges Choice, 2 Gold, 6 Silver

    • Judges Choice: Inn on Ferry Street

    • Gold: Inn on Ferry Street
    • Gold: Findings Magazine Spring/Summer 2011

    • Silver: U of M Housing Grand Opening Postcards
    • Silver: Stewards Alumni Magazine
    • Silver: Findings Magazine Fall/Winter 2011
    • Silver: U of M Humanities Annual Report
    • Silver: UMS Youth Education Brochure
    • Silver: Student Recruitment Package

  • 2011: Judges Choice, Peoples Choice, 2 Gold, 8 Silver

    • Judges Choice: Leon Speakers Brochure
    • Peoples Choice: Leon Speakers Brochure

    • Gold: Leon Speakers Brochure
    • Gold: UMS Once Festival Guide

    • Silver: Ann Arbor District Library Jump Fall/Winter 2010
    • Silver: Exclamation Point Bookmark
    • Silver: Ann Arbor District Library Jump Fun Stuff Just for Kids
    • Silver: Ann Arbor District Library Summer Reading Program
    • Silver: Michigan Aerospace Mailing Campaign
    • Silver: Findings Magazine Fall/Winter 2010
    • Silver: Stewards Magazine Fall 2010
    • Silver: ULitho 75th Anniversary Campaign

  • 2010: Best of Show, Judges Choice, 4 Gold, 3 Silver

    • Best of Show: Findings Magazine Spring/Summer 2008
    • Judge's Choice: Ann Arbor Summer Festival

    • Gold: Ann Arbor Summer Festival
    • Gold: Findings Magazine Spring/Summer 2008
    • Gold: Findings Magazine Fall/Winter 2009
    • Gold: Stewards Magazine Spring 2009

    • Silver: American Slate Binder
    • Silver: ULitho Calendar Flip Books
    • Silver: ULitho Stationary

  • 2009: Best of Show, 1 Judges Choice, 5 Gold, 5 Silver

    • Best of Show & Judge’s Choice: Automotive Design & Production Campaign

    • Gold: U of M Housing Grand Opening Brochure
    • Gold: Brown Law Brochure
    • Gold: University Lithoprinters Calendar
    • Gold: Automotive Design & Production Campaign
    • Gold: MDI Sales Kit

    • Silver: University Lithoprinters Gift Wrap
    • Silver: Ann Arbor District Library Campaign
    • Silver: El Dia Des Los Muertos Bookmarks
    • Silver: U of M Internal Medicine Annual Report
    • Silver: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Brochure

  • 2008: People’s Choice, 2 Gold, 4 Silver

    • People’s Choice Award: Pryor Design Case Studies/Gallery

    • Gold: Pryor Design Case Studies/Gallery
    • Gold: White Oak Brochure

    • Silver: Ann Arbor District Library Brochure/Bookmark
    • Silver: United Bank & Trust Annual Report
    • Silver: University Lithoprinters Capabilities Brochure
    • Silver: University Lithoprinters Holiday Gift Wrap

  • 2007: People’s Choice, 2 Gold, 3 Silver

    • People’s Choice Award: U of M Internal Medicine Annual Report

    • Gold: U of M Internal Medicine Annual Report
    • Gold: It Work’s – ePrize Brochure

    • Silver: Bidlack 2006 Calendar
    • Silver: U of M Findings Magazine
    • Silver: U Litho Holiday Gift Wrap Package

  • 2006: 2 Gold, 6 Silver

    • Gold: ProQuest C19 Brochure
    • Gold: ProQuest Genealogy Brochure

    • Silver: U of M Engineering – The Michigan Difference Brochure
    • Silver: U of M Findings Magazine
    • Silver: ProQuest Black Studies Center Poster
    • Silver: ProQuest Health & Medical Brochure
    • Silver: UMMA The Museum Reimagined Brochure
    • Silver: Bidlack Creative Double Decker Bus Poster

  • 2005: Best of Show, People's Choice, 4 Gold, 4 Silver

    • Best of Show: U of M Law School Alumni & Development Case Statement

    • People’s Choice: Bildack Retro Posters and Postcards

    • Gold: U of M Law School Alumni & Development Case Statement
    • Gold: Bidlack Retro Posters and Postcards
    • Gold: Busch’s 2005 Calendar
    • Gold: Ann Arbor Sumer Festival Brochure

    • Silver: ProQuest PQ/CH Catalog
    • Silver: ProQuest PQ Catalog
    • Silver: ProQuest Sales Kit
    • Silver: U Litho U Got Mail Direct Mail Campaign
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