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Impressions Awards 2016 Winners Announced


The overall Grand Champion Award was given to “BMBX Mary,” which was submitted by BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia.

October 11, 2016

The results for the 2016 Impressions Awards are in! For months, decorators of all sizes and experience levels submitted their entries for the 38th annual Impressions Awards, the industry’s most prestigious apparel decorating contest. 

The 2016 competition was judged at the Fort Worth Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS), which was held Oct. 6-8 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Impressions staff would like to thank the following judges who once again evaluated this year’s entries: Lee Caroselli-Barnes, Balboa Threadworks; Richard Bloedow, GS USA; Dane Clement, Great Dane Graphics; Bill Gavin, BG Tech Services; Alan Howe, Saati; Deborah Hurd, myembroiderymentor.com; Charlie Taublieb, Taublieb Consulting; and Mark Suhaldonik, GSG.




The winners are as follows:

The overall Grand Champion Award was given to “BMBX Mary,” which was submitted by BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia. That entry also was awarded the distinction of Grand Champion of Screen Printing. The Grand Champion of Embroidery was awarded to “Frantic Frog,” submitted by Stitch’d Embroidery Development, Pasadena, Calif.

Results for individual categories are listed below.


Multicolor Screen Printing on Light or Dark Garments


1st place: “BMBX Mary,” BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia


2nd place: “Gold Wing,” BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia


3rd place: “Camera,” BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia



True Process Color Screen Printing

1st place: “Lake Erie Greetings,” Elite Team Supply, Curtice, Ohio


2nd place: “Old Bay Summer Scene,” Mojo Art + Image, Baltimore, Md.


3rd place: “Lion of Judah,” Cornerstone Impressions, Fort Worth, Texas



Simulated Process Color Screen Printing

1st place: “Gold Wing,” BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia


2nd place: “Modern Guns,” BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia


3rd place: “BMBX Mary,” BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia



Special Effects Textile Screen Printing

1st place: “Einstein DJ,” Denver Print House, Lakewood, Colo.


2nd place: “Faux Metal Wolf,” Insta Graphic Systems, Cerritos, Calif.


3rd place: “Marley Flock,” Denver Print House, Lakewood, Colo.



Manual Textile Screen Printing

1st place: “Camera,” BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia


2nd place: “Hot Bike,” BMS Graphics, Bandung, Indonesia


3rd place: “Midori Kami,” 3DG Graphics LLC, Austin, Texas



Most Creative Use of Screen Printed Logo/Mascot

1st place: “T&S Wood Plank,” Denver Print House, Lakewood, Colo.


2nd place: “Old Bay Steam Crab,” Mojo Art + Image, Baltimore, Md.


3rd place: “FMC Camo Accent Flag,” Mojo Art + Image, Baltimore, Md.



Outstanding Design: A Screen Print Artist’s Award

1st place: “Old Bay Steam Crab,” Mojo Art + Image, Baltimore, Md.


2nd place: “Camo Rip Skull,” Mojo Art + Image, Baltimore, Md.
3rd place: “Tide + Timber Crab,” Mojo Art + Image, Baltimore, Md.



Multimedia

1st place: “Peacock,” Quality Punch, Torrance, Calif.


2nd place: “1979,” Rambow, New London, Minn.


3rd place: “Dedicated to the One I Love,” Emerald City Embroidery, Tukwila, Wash.



Digitizing Artistry

1st place: “One World- Peace,” Quality Punch, Torrance, Calif.


2nd place: “Jungle Café,” Quality Punch, Torrance, Calif.


3rd place: “Tribal Wolf,” Inner Strength Design, Normal, Ill.



Most Creative Use of an Embroidered Logo/Mascot

1st place: “Frantic Frog,” Stitch’d Embroidery Development, Pasadena, Calif.
2nd place: “An Old Man,” Sign Digitizing, Coimbatore, India


3rd place: “Adopt a Pet,” Quality Punch, Torrance, Calif.

Embroidered Stock Designs


1st place: “Hen Party,” Star Punching, Gardena, Calif.
2nd place: “Curious Owl,” Quality Punch, Torrance, Calif.


3rd place: “Eagle Flag,” Star Punching, Gardena, Calif.



Direct-to-Garment Digital Apparel Decoration


1st place: “Gorilla Shock,” Inkme, Toms River, N.J.
2nd place: “The Rise of Cthulhu,” Team Glitter, Glenwood, Ga.


3rd place: “Royal Anubis,” Inkme, Toms River, N.J.



Sublimation on Finished Apparel

1st place: “Harlow Sammons Burnout,” Savi Customs, San Diego


2nd place: “Praying Hands,” Vapor Apparel, North Charleston, S.C.


3rd place: “S4 Octopus,” Vapor Apparel, North Charleston, S.C.



Most Creative Use of Heat-Applied Graphics (Digital Transfers, Cut-and-Sew or Print/Cut Materials)

1st place:
“Stupid Fast Racing Hoodie,” Savi Customs, San Diego


2nd place: “Pac-Man,” River’s End Trading Co., Clarksville, Tenn.


3rd place: “Fishing Boardshorts,” Savi Customs, San Diego



People’s Choice Award (Voted best by ISS show attendees)

“Adopt a Pet,” Quality Punch, Torrance, Calif.