Salem One & iTek Celebrate Excellence at PICA Awards

The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) has announced that Salem One, Inc. of Winston-Salem and iTek Graphics of Concord are an award winner in the 2023 PICA Awards Competition. The announcement was made April 13, 2024, during the 2023 PICA Awards Banquet held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The PICA Awards competition is celebrating its 58th season and continues to be one of the largest printing contests in the nation.

This year, the PICA Awards attracted more than 505 entries from 34 printing companies, along with 184 entries from 8 graphic arts high schools and 5 college graphic arts programs from across the Carolinas. 

Salem One, Inc., was recognized as the winner of the Case Paper Best Brochure or Broadside Award, the Digital Print Services Award for Best Catalog, the Best Finishing Award, and with 36 Best of Category Awards, tied for the Gutenberg Award for Most Best of Category Winners.  

Justin Frazier, DPS award for Best Catalog
Oliver Webb,  Case Paper award for Best Brochure or Broadside

Justin Frazier, award for Best Finishing
Logan Gallimore and Phil Kelley Jr.,  Gutenberg Award for the Most Best of Category Winners

iTek Graphics was recognized as the Mac Papers & Packaging Best of Show winner for 2023! iTek was also recognized as the winner of the Komori Best Booklet Award, the Wikoff Best Process Color Award, and the Printers Service Prisco Best Printing Division D Award (60 or more employees). 

Emily Canter, Paula Ramsey, Christy Rawlins and Jonathan Herrera

Mac Papers Best in Show

Jonathan Herrera, Komori award for Best Booklet


Christy Rawlins, Wikoff Color award for Best Process Color
Jonathan Herrera and Christy Rawlins, Prisco award for Best of Division D

Salem One Inc. won 36 Best of Category awards, 35 Special Judges awards and 28 Awards of Excellence. iTek Graphics won 12 Best of Category awards, 4 Special Judges awards and 5 Awards of Excellence. Only one “Best of” may be given in each category. One or more Special Judges Award or Award of Excellence may be given in each category, limited to no more than one third of total entries per category. 

A panel of out of state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included: registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, bindery, and overall visual impact. 

For more information, call Logan Gallimore of Salem One, Inc. at 336.299.0800 or John Rawlins of iTek 704.507.6093  

Since 1931, The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) has been dedicated to advancing the success of the Carolinas’ printing and imaging industry. PICA provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level. 

PICA is a trade association representing the graphic communications industry in North and South Carolina. Historically, North Carolina has consistently ranked in the top 20 largest state print market in the United States with over $3 billion in sales, 1,000+ total printing establishments and employing approximately 20,000 people. South Carolina has ranked in the top 30 print markets in the nation, with over $1 billion in sales, around 500 establishments, employing over 8,000 people. PICA is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit

 The PICA Awards Competition, owned and managed by The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA), is an annual event established in 1966 that recognizes and rewards printing and imaging companies who combine fine craftsmanship with technology to produce outstanding finished products. The award-winning companies are honored each year at the PICA Awards Banquet.