Minuteman Press of Redmond lands major design and print awards

The business was recognized by the Printing Industries of America for the third consecutive year.

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 8:30am
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Minuteman Press owner JD Klein and Craig Cutler, lead designer, show off their printing industry awards. Photo courtesy of JC Klein

Minuteman Press owner JD Klein and Craig Cutler, lead designer, show off their printing industry awards. Photo courtesy of JC Klein

Minuteman Press of Redmond recently won an Award of Recognition from the Printing Industries of America and two Best of Category Awards from the Northwest Region Printing Industries Association.

“I’m incredibly proud of my team for the creative solutions they bring to our clients and excited to see their work honored by the industry,” said owner J.D. Klein in a press release. “It’s exciting to know that we can compete with the heavyweights who print for the biggest brands.”

Klein bought the Redmond franchise five years ago and continues executing on the vision of leveraging it into a creative weapon for clients across the Puget Sound region, rather than stand back and operate as a commodity quick copy and print shop, according to the release.

A comprehensive package of 16 printed pieces for Lake Washington Schools Foundation earned the national 2018 Award of Recognition. Klein’s team worked in partnership with foundation executive director Larry Wright’s team over a period of two years to bring a stronger brand presence through events and campaigns in the district’s footprint, the release states.

According to the release, Minuteman’s lead designer Craig Cutler gets the credit for his work with The Keller Group on their Armada Superbug media relations kit and the comprehensive rebrand for Klein Real Estate. Each project earned a first-place award at the Portland Printrocks! 2018 event in September.

The latter award has special significance as the end client is Klein’s wife Traci, a local realtor, whose rebranding project extended beyond traditional print to include creating digital assets, a new website and social media presence, according to the release.

“After 30 years of doing this with many different vendors, I can say that JD and his stellar team always hit our tight deadlines and they do it with a great attitude, creativity and excellent quality, which I really need and demand for our clients,” Lee Keller of The Keller Group said in the release. “I would literally take any design or print project to them and know that I’ll be getting the best result possible. Plus, I’m supporting a business in our neighborhood, which is good for all of us.”

Klein is optimistic about 2019 and offering more high-value services for clients to buy locally from Minuteman, according to the release. Expansion plans include wide format, digital services as well as augmented reality.

See www.redmondmmp.com for more.

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