Commercial Printing Awards

Bartash Wins Six Awards in 2010 Competition: The Web Offset Association (WOA), a special focus group of Printing Industries of America (PIA), has singled out Bartash for their first-place quality in three categories: 1,2,or 3 Color Printing on Newsprint; Special Edition Commemorative or Self-Promotion by Coldset; and Bound Combination Coldset & Heatset. Bartash also captured 2nd place in the Special Edition Commemorative or Self-Promotion by Coldset category, and 2nd and 3rd place in the category of 4-Color Printing on Uncoated Paper Other Than Newsprint. Brenda Ragan, Manager of Customer Service at Bartash said: “For Bartash Printing, the WOA Print Awards are more than something to brag about. Internally, they give us a benchmark standard to live up to. Externally, they represent third-party validation of our capabilities from a respected evaluating organization. They also validate our existing clients’ decisions to work with us, and reassure new prospects that they are dealing with the best possible supplier.”

The Publishers of the winning entries were an excellent cross-section of the type of publications that Bartash excels in producing. Awards went to issues of Long Island Bride to Be, a niche-shopping compact magazine; Hill Rag and The Hook, alternative monthly and weekly metro magazines; Fire News, a monthly niche newspaper aimed at first responders; The Connection Warren-Watchung Edition, a monthly lifestyle and shopping tabloid magazine; and The NY Medical College Sesquicentennial Dinner Program Book. Top companies from across the nation submitted over 400 samples of their best work to see if they could achieve “best-of-the-best” status in the web offset print arena. Bartash consistently wins first place awards in this prestigious competition, however this year the company topped it’s previous personal-best of 5 WOA Awards in 2008. Director of Production Tom Meyer explained why: “This high industry recognition of our quality is the direct result of our people’s craftsmanship and the major upgrades we’ve made to our prepress systems and press controls. Bartash is setting new industry standards for publication print quality.” In 2009 Bartash was the first North American printer to install QI Press Controls on Tensor Presses, while at the same time installing EPG digital inking Controls.






The July 6, 2009 issue of Printing News (Cygnus Business Media) ran a cover feature article about Bartash, recognizing our recent achievements in system and equipment upgrades, as well as our expanding post-press services. Click here to view the entire article.





Bartash eDITIONs™ Make Spectacular Showing in First Competition — We Entered 3, and Won 3. More importantly, we demonstrated the viability of this new product to a prime audience – publishers in the mid-Atlantic region. In May of 2009, The Maryland/Delaware/DC (MDDC) Press Association presented 3 awards for Bartash eDITIONs™ in their second annual On-Line Media Contest. We took First Place in the category of “Non-Daily Local Guides – Shopping” for Long Island Bride To Be, and both the First and Second Place Awards in the category of “Citizen Involvement – Non-Daily,” for Bartash eDITIONs of The Catholic Advocate and Education Update respectively. Of the First Place Advocate, the judges commented, “Overall, a nice publication packed with community info. Good Community calendar, professional directory, local features, classifieds, and more. Nice job!” Because Bartash eDITIONs are less than a year old, this is the first time they were entered into competition anywhere.

Bartash Ranked in Top 20 Magazine Printers! Not all recognition comes in the form of awards. Publishing Executive Magazine surveys all printers in Printing Impressions Magazine’s Top 400 and ranks the top 20 magazine printers in its May 2009 issue. We were ranked #14, up from  as #24 out of the top 25 in 2008. It’s another sign that Bartash is on the right track in meeting the increasing needs of publishers for quality, economy and new technologies.

Bartash Is A Consistent Winner in WOA Competition: For Bartash Printing, the Web Offset Association Print Awards are more than something to brag about. Internally, they give us a benchmark standard to live up to. Externally, they represent 3rd party validation of our capabilities from a respected evaluating organization. They validate our existing clients’ decisions to work with us, and reassure new prospects that they are dealing with the best possible supplier. 

In 2009 Bartash won another WOA  First Place Award  in the category of 1-2-3 Color: Bound or Unbound Cold-Set Publications, for Gaspee Publishing’s Printing Equipment Guide.

5x WOA Winner! Bartash won five WOA awards in 2008, including first and second place in the Innovative Printing category. Proving once again we are not only quality printers, but innovators as well.

In 2007 Bartash won yet another award in the Web Offset Association (WOA) annual print awards competition. (2007)

First Time Participant – First Place Winner! Bartash won first place in the 2006 Web Offset Association (WOA) annual print awards competition for bound coldset process on newsprint.

Industry Respect: Printing Impressions Magazine – Bartash was feature profiled in the April 2007 edition of Printing Impressions. Click here to read more..

General Excellence – Bartash Printing Inc. congratulates our partner, The Catholic Advocate on its Catholic Press Association Award for “General Excellence”. The Catholic Advocate won First Place for their supplement that publishes information on grief for bereaved families. Our firm is proud to be a part of the newspaper’s success. Best wishes to the Archdiocese of Newark! For more detailed information, see The Catholic Advocate testimonial. (test)


” Just wanted to let you know that in the 11th hour and on deadline, your night crew is great! Dave and Marty, and whoever else works there, are always gentlemen. They call me if a file is missing and work with me as I get the last pages posted on the ftp site. I get a feeling that the night-crew guys are like the bartash unsung heroes, so please pass along my thanks to them.”
– Tom HawrylkoPublisher, Clifton Merchant


“We just received the plaque for the WOA Award. GREAT JOB!. We are going to display it at Print 09 in Chicago. Thanks for all your help and efforts in making the magazine look so good.”
– John D’Onofrio, Publisher, Printing Guide

“The 7/13 issues we got this morning are beautiful. The colors are clear and bright and the black and white is crisp… The papers are looking great.”
– Alison Kouzmanoff, Production Director, Westfair Business Publications

“…and thanks for taking such good care of us. The printing of the last issue was absolutely perfect!!! Bravo!”
– Duke Thrush, The Rye Record

“…I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team at Bartash for handling this job with such ease. The previous vendor was so difficult to work with. Bartash is wonderful… I wish more vendors were like you! Thanks again!”
– Eileen Beatty, Princeton YWCA

“Your quality control helps catch any problems before the job hits the press. Since we’ve been doing business with Bartash, we’ve issued zero credits for error or bad reputation.”
– Dave Dubnanski, Advertising Operations Manager, Bucks County Courier Times

“After 18 years, we were nervous about switching printers. Bartash made it easy and seamless. Thanks for excellent customer service!”
– Jim Haddad, General Manager, Truck N Trailer Magazine

“Bartash provides excellent turnaround and quality. I never worry when submitting my 16 monthly publications.”
– Nick Montalbano, Publisher, Home Improvement Guide and Pocono Mountain Magazine.