Our Expertise

Bringing an age-old craft to a modern era.

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  • Tricks of the Trade

    Centuries of printing have sparked the modernization and quality of fine print. From the presses, ink, foil, paper and more our artisans capture the delicate balance between seen and felt, strong and humble, your brand and perception.

    Business Cards

    Business cards are one of the first things clients interact with regarding your brand. Let it embody your brand.

    Letterhead

    Clients value security and credibility. A well-designed letterhead that is cohesive with your additional printed materials does just that.

    Envelopes

    Motivate clients to open and read your communications with an envelope that commands attention and displays a brand they trust.

    Specialty Labels & Packaging

    Create an experience before they open, touch or feel your product with dimensional labels and packaging.

    Notecards

    Hand-written notecards create a great gesture when wanting to add a little character to your professional voice.

    Memo Pads

    Essential for note taking and sharing information, personalized memo pads reinforce your brand image without being overbearing.

    Folders

    Information is valuable, presenting it in a polished way gives you power. Secure your business materials with a professinal custom folder.

    Holiday Cards & Announcements

    Show personality without sacrificing your brand. We believe tactile interactions lend themselves to unforgettable experiences.

    Additional Offerings

    • Post-it Notes®
    • Badges/ Signs/Stamps
    • Promotional/Ad Specialty
    • Retail Graphics
    • Business Forms
    • Gift & Loyalty Cards
    • Mobile Strategy & Development

    Capabilities

    We are tireless in our pursuit of a perfected craft and it shows. Presenting a variety of traditional and modern printing methods, we aspire to make each product unique to you. Printing techniques can be used either alone or in conjunction with others to meet your desired need.

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    Engraving

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    Engraving (Intaglio)

    Expresses the highest degree of professionalism. Engraving differentiates your business from competitors and achieves archival life and security requirements. Your type and graphics are etched into metal plates and the recessed image is fill with PMS ink. Once applied under the pressure of two tons per square inch, engraving leaves a raised image with startling clarity, color purity, and depth.

    Pro - Gives off the perception of professionalism

    Con - Engraving can leave a “bruise” on the back side that limits two-sided content

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    Foil Stamping

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    Foil Stamping

    Command attention by drawing your client’s eyes to reflective design. Using a metal die, heat adheres your desired foil choice to paper. Frequently combined with embossing to maximize impact, foil stamping enables you to use light colors on dark stocks in dull or glossy finishes.

    Pro - Great for printing on dark stock and is ideally used for document authentication

    Con - Not ideal for fine type

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    Letterpress

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    Letterpress (Typography)

    Letterpress is a historic printing technique redefined for the modern age. It allows you to touch the impact of the press while alluring a sense of quality. Formed of a rigid material, typically metal or photopolymer, your design is then applied with ink. The recessed image creates a dimension similar to engraving with a debossed effect.

    Pro - Creates a hand-crafted look and feel

    Con - Thin type may break up and solids can appear to be uneven

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    Embossing & Debossing

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    Embossing & Debossing

    Embossing & Debossing create elegant and subtle multi-dimensional images by pressing your artwork directly onto the paper. A metal plate/die reshapes the paper into your desired art and can be executed with ink for a crisp and concise look for a subtle yet defined appearance.

    Single-level embossing, multi-level embossing, sculptured embossing, blind and foil embossing are available.

    Pro - Gives off an enhanced visual appeal and promotes elegance

    Con - Not ideal for fine lines

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    Thermography

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    Thermography (Raised Printing)

    Thermography adds dimension to your fine print stationery that is similar to engraving without the bruising or high cost. Combining a wet lithographic ink and a resin powder the two fuse together with heat and cause the resin to swell and create a raised effect to your type, logo, line work.

    Available powders used for thermography can make the surface of your design dull, shiny, transparent.

    Pro - Known as the less expensive alternative to engraving

    Con - Not ideal for fine type

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    4-Color Process

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    4-Color Process

    4-Color process printing caters to the fast-paced lifestyle. Conscious of your timescale and budget it uses CMYK inks and is ideal for short runs. Design files are sent electronically allowing you the luxury of on-demand proofing.

    Pro - Enables quick turn around and on-demand proofing

    Con - Ideal for shorter runs, becomes more expensive for higher quantities

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    Lithography

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    Lithography

    Looking for a traditional route when it comes to your printed products? Lithography, known as flat printing, continues to be a leader for color accuracy and quality. Produced with a plate, dampening rollers apply a grease substance to areas where the desired ink should not adhere. Paper is then fed through the press where the inked image is transferred onto the stock.

    Pro - Larger sheet sizes lend itself to lower cost

    Con - Dependent on full color or offset options your turn-time can vary

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    Finishing Options

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    Finishing Options

    At Echelon, we take pride in adding the finishing touch to your fine print product. To ensure your product functions to its fullest potential we provide an assortment of finishing processes based on your unique needs.

    • Die Cutting
    • UV Coating
    • Colored Edges
    • Multi-Layer Stocks
    • Burnishing
    • Scoring
    • Perforating
    • Numbering
    • Stitching
    • Padding
    • 3-Hole Drilling
    • Shrink Wrapping
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    Paper Stocks

    Physical qualities of paper can affect the way people perceive your brand. That’s why we partnered with leading paper mill suppliers like Neenah and Mohawk to give you unlimited possibilities when it comes to colors, textures and weights.

    Whether you’re looking for a thicker high-end quality paper like CRANES to convey prestige or are wanting to make an environmental impact with recyclable paper, we can work with you to make sure your brand reputation, goals, spend and print process align.

    Go Modern. Stay Classy.

    Here is what we have been noticing in the industry:

    Multi-layered Paper
    Heavier, thicker, durable papers used alone or stacked on top of one another are creating a perception of prestige and elegance. Combined with its durability, multi-layered cards are lending themselves to withstand time and be remembered.

    Bright & Soft Whites
    Crisp, clean bright and soft whites are drawing attention to design and text while creating a sense of class without being overbearing.

    Touchable Paper
    Soft, rough and dimensional textures on paper are continually influencing how consumers feel by associating physical, metaphorical qualities to their brand.

    Paper Backers
    Usually paired with a bright or soft white front, colored paper backers are allowing organizations the ability to show off their brand colors without being too loud.

    Colored Edges
    Vibrant colors stacked or painted on the sides of cards are catching eyes and delicately reinforcing brand color recognition.

    Basic stocks available. We can order virtually any requested stock.

    Awards

    Forward thinking, striving for excellence.

    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Segall, Bryant, Hamill Identity System
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Waco Cotton Palace Kings Brunch Invitation
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Delta Tau ETA Letterhead
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Vixlet Business Card
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Michigan Cosmetics Surgery Business Card
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, O’Neal Law Firm Letterhead
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Pivotal Ventures
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Ulysses Stationery Suite
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Barbour Label
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, US Business Card and Label
    • 2016 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Wayfarer Letterhead
    • 2016 IEGA, Best of Category, Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate
    • 2016 IEGA, Best of Category, Kata Label
    • 2016 IEGA, Best of Category, Engrave SF
    • 2016 IEGA, Best of Category, Promise Wines Business Card
    • 2016 IEGA, Best of Category, U.S. Court of Appeals Certificate
    • 2013 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, We See Things Differently Invitation
    • 2013 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Opteryx Mineral Management LP Letterhead
    • 2013 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP Notecard
    • 2013 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Harris Powers&Cunningham, PLLC Identity System
    • 2013 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Edgar Bar&Kitchen Invitation for Naked Eye Image
    • 2013 IEGA, Best of Category, Erik Evens AIA Business Card for KAA Design Group
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, John Tuthill& Associates Identity System
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, High Wide&Handsome Business Card
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Greg Lynn Form Identity System
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, BurdgeCooper Holiday Card
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, BurdgeCooper Capabilities Brochure
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Brotherway Moving Business Card
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Belen Jesuit Prep School Gala Invitation
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Arizona State University Letterhead
    • 2012 IEGA, Certificate of Excellence, Ahbe Landscape Architects Business Card
    • 2012 IEGA, Best of Category, Jaya International Business Card
    • 2012 IEGA, Best of Category, Frank Petras Business Card
    • 2008 IEGA Best of Category, Toler &Hanrahan Identity System
    • 2007 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, The Signature at MGM
    • 2007 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, St. John Identity System
    • 2007 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, Discovery Land Company
    • 2007 IEGA Best of Category, The Harris Group
    • 2007 IEGA Best of Category, Self Promotion
    • 2007 IEGA Best of Category, Schultz Steel Company
    • 2006 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, The Signature at MGM Grand
    • 2006 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, MGM Skylofts
    • 2003 IEGA Certificate of Excellence - Professional Service, Insymphony Real Estate
    • 2003 IEGA Certificate of Excellence - Law Firms, John K. Hoover
    • 2003 IEGA Certificate of Excellence - Entertainment, Odin Productions
    • 2003 IEGA Best of Category - Self Promotion, Burdge, Inc.
    • 2003 IEGA Best of Category - Entertainment, MGM Grand Hotel
    • 2001 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, Parmelee Schick Business Card
    • 2001 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, Lorraine Wild Studio, Stationery
    • 2001 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, Douglas Oliver Business Card
    • 2001 IEGA Best of Category, MGM Grand Blotter Papers
    • 2001 IEGA Best of Category, Form Letterhead
    • 2001 IEGA Best of Category, Eric Hotung Identity Systems designed by Carolyn Stafford
    • 2001 IEGA Best of Category, Burdge Inc., Christmas Cards
    • 2000 IEGA Certificate Of Excellence, Trinidad Engineering&Design Business Cards
    • 2000 IEGA Certificate Of Excellence, The Lyons Gallery Business Cards
    • 2000 IEGA Certificate Of Excellence, The Avenue East Cobb Identity System
    • 2000 IEGA Certificate Of Excellence, Ford & Harrison Identity System
    • 2000 IEGA Certificate Of Excellence, Club Car Certificate
    • 2000 IEGA Certificate of Excellence TheYuguchi Group Identity System
    • 2000 IEGA Certificate of Excellence Teledyne Technologies Identity System
    • 2000 IEGA Best of Category, Southern Company Identity System
    • 2000 IEGA Best of Category Digital Character Identity System
    • 2000 IEGA Best of Category Century Park Capital Partners Identity System
    • 1999 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, Lane Limited Letterhead
    • 1999 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, Joseph D. Kramer Identity System
    • 1999 IEGA Certificate of Excellence, Feld Entertainment Identity System
    • 1999 IEGA Best Of Category, The Keenan Law Firm Identity System
    • 1999 IEGA Best Of Category, Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles&Devine Identity
    • 2014 PIASC, Certificate of Excellence: Cards, BurdgeCooper Holiday Cards
    • 2014 PIASC, Best of Category: Special Innovation Printing, Print Is Rich
    • 2013 PIAC, Certificate of Merit, The Aviation Alliance, LLC Stationery
    • 2012 PIASC, Best of Category, Watson Land Letterhead
    • 2012 PIASC, Best of Category, Watson Land Envelope
    • 2012 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Tim Burton Invitation
    • 2012 PIASC, Award of Excellence, The Future of Printing
    • 2012 PIASC, Award of Excellence, The Avenue Stationery
    • 2012 PIASC, Award of Excellence, One Kings Land Media Kit
    • 2012 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Frank Petras Business Card
    • 2011 PIASC, Best of Class, Justesen Letterheads
    • 2011 PIASC, Best of Class, Halegua Save the date Invitations
    • 2011 PIASC, Best of Class, Argiz/Orozco Invitation
    • 2011 PIASC, Best of Class, Amy Conway Stationery Suite
    • 2010 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Chevalier Collections, Stationery Ensemble
    • 2010 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Katie Leede& Company, Fabric Tags
    • 2010 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Hubbell Lighting, Holiday Card
    • 2010 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Best of Category, Mobia, Stationery Ensemble
    • 2010 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Award of Merit, Waterworks, Showroom Card
    • 2010 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Award of Merit, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
    • 2010 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Award of Merit, Galaxy Macau/Galaxy Entertainment Group
    • 2010 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Award of Merit, ABHE Landscape Architect, Business Card
    • 2010 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Award of Merit, ABA Design Studio
    • 2009 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Stationery, Southern Wine &Spirits
    • 2009 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Stationery, Dorado Beach
    • 2009 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Print/Graphic Arts, Post Cards
    • 2009 PIASC, Award of Excellence, On Demand &Digital Printing, Burdge Xmas Card
    • 2009 PIASC, Award of Excellence, Invitations, Breeders Cup
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Stationery, DBK - Digs by Katie
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Stationery, Joe's Jeans
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Stationery, The Crystals at City Center
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Stationery, Western Office Interiors
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Print/Graphic Arts, Bumper Stickers
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Print/Graphic Arts, Burdge Newsletter
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Cards, Studio Morris Holiday Card
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Cards, BNC Christmas Card w/ Envelope
    • 2009 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Cards, Alexandria Greeting Card
    • 2008 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Stationery, Kitchen Collaborative
    • 2008 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Stationery, Rio Clementi Hale
    • 2008 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit, Cards, Burdge Holiday Card
    • 2008 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Best of Category, Stationery-4 or more color, Partida Tequila
    • 2008 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Best of Category, Stationery, Bellagio
    • 2008 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Best of Category, Invitations, The Raleigh
    • 2008 PIASC Print Excellence Award, Award of Excellence, Business Cards, Foxtail
    • 2005 PIASC Self Promotion Competition Silver Award, Burdge Company Stationery
    • 2005 PIASC Self Promotion Competition Gold Award, Burdge Newsletter
    • 2005 PIASC Self Promotion Competition Bronze Award, Burdge Business Card
    • 2000 PIASC GAMA Silver Award Holiday Card
    • 2000 PIASC GAMA Gold Award Customer Appreciation Holiday Cards Self Promotion
    • 2000 PIASC GAMA Gold Award Burdge Educational Series General Advertising
    • 2000 PIASC GAMA Bronze Award Burdge, Inc. Website
    • 1986 Kimberly-Clark Award, Mariposa Co.
    • 1984 Kimberly-Clark Award, Gordon Mills Enterprises
    • 1984 Kimberly-Clark Award, Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art
    • 2002 Gold Leaf Award, Foil Stamping and Embossing Association (FSEA), Clampett Studios Letterhead
    • 2002 Bronze Leaf Award, Foil Stamping and Embossing Association (FSEA), G&O Design, Inc. Business Card
    • 2001 Foil Stamping & Embossing Assoc., Silver Leaf Award, 87 Beach Road, Stationery
    • 2001 Foil Stamping & Embossing Assoc., Bronze Leaf Award, G&O Designs, Business Cards
    • 2001 Foil Stamping & Embossing Assoc., Bronze Leaf Award, Eric Hotung, Letterhead Stationery
    • 2001 Foil Stamping & Embossing Assoc., Bronze Leaf Award, Clampett Studios, Stationery
    • 1998 Foil Stamping & Embossing Assoc. Silver Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science
    • 1997 Foil Stamping & Embossing Assoc. Award of Excellence, Tebbe Builders
    • 2000 FSEA Gold Award Presentation Folder Foil/Embossing
    • 1999 ESMA Certificate of Excellence Norberg Business Card
    • 1999 ESMA Best of Category Warner Brothers Engraved Etchings
    • 1999 ESMA Best of Category Margo Chase Design Identity System
    • 1999 ESMA Best of Category duitch Franklin Identity System
    • 1999 ESMA Best of Category Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation Identity System
    • 1999 ESMA Best of Category Campion Walker Identity System
    • 1999 ESMA Best of Category Burdge Calendar Promotional
    • 1996 ESMA Certificate of Merit, Point Zero
    • 1996 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Strong Financial Consulting
    • 1996 ESMA Award Best of Show, Warner Brothers Studios
    • 1995 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Western Atlas
    • 1995 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Strathmore Graphics Gallery
    • 1995 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Erwin Montaque Letterhead
    • 1995 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Erwin Montaque Envelope
    • 1995 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Erwin Montaque Business Card
    • 1995 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Bone Dry Beer Letterhead
    • 1995 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Amirra
    • 1995 ESMA Best of Show Award, Gordon Mills Enterprises
    • 1995 ESMA Best of Show (Engraved Etchings), Walt Disney
    • 1995 ESMA Award Ensemble Theme (Engraved Etchings), Walt Disney
    • 1994 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Johans& Sons
    • 1994 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Gates, Ashlock&Wiegel
    • 1992 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Eric Woo Designs
    • 1991 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Johans& Sons
    • 1990 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, USC Scholarship Club
    • 1989 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, The Adams Co.
    • 1989 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Dworsky Associates
    • 1988 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, MGM Grand Hotel
    • 1988 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery
    • 1987 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Host International
    • 1986 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Tishman West Management
    • 1986 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, Circus Circus, Ltd.
    • 1983 ESMA Certificate of Excellence, YatchGuvilla
    • 1992 Neenah Paper Award, Jordan Associates
    • 1990 Neenah Paper Award, Southmark Corp.
    • 1989 Neenah Paper Award, TOVA
    • 1987 Neenah Paper Award, RCF Intermediaries
    • 1987 Neenah Paper Award, Litton Industries
    • 1987 Neenah Paper Award, Castle Neckwear
    • 1987 Neenah Paper Award, Brentwood Country Club
    • 1986 Neenah Paper Award, Impire Production
    • 2001 Premier Printer's Certificate of Merit, Vinson &Dimitrius, Stationery
    • 2001 Premier Printer's Certificate of Merit, Hotung Stationery
    • 2001 Premier Printer's Award of Recognition, 87 Beach Road, Stationery
    • 1998 Premier Printer's Certificate of Merit, SurLuster
    • 1998 Premier Printer's Award of Recognition, Burdge, Inc. Self-Promotion Booklet
    • 1997 Premier Printer's Certificate of Merit, Chase Asset Management Folder
    • 1997 Premier Printer's Certificate of Merit, (Engraved Etchings), Hanna-Barbera
    • 1996 Premier Printer’s Best of Recognition, Maddock& Company
    • 1996 Premier Printer’s Best of Merit, Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
    • 1996 Premier Printer’s Best of Category, Warner Brothers Studios
    • 1996 Premier Printer’s Best of Category, Deston Entertainment
    • 1995 Premier Printer’s Certificate of Merit, Burdge, Inc. Letterhead
    • 1995 Premier Printer’s Certificate of Merit, Burdge, Inc. Folder
    • 1994 Premier Printer’s Best of Category, Burdge, Inc. Stationery
    • 1992 Premier Printer’s Certificate of Merit, Burdge, Inc. Stationery
    • 1998 Engraved Stationery Mfg. Assoc. Certificate of Excellence, Melamed Management
    • 1998 Engraved Stationery Mfg. Assoc. Certificate of Excellence, Image Global Vision Limited
    • 1998 Engraved Stationery Mfg. Assoc. Certificate of Excellence, EduCap
    • 1998 Engraved Stationery Mfg. Assoc. Certificate of Excellence, Diamond &Ostrow, LLP
    • 1998 Engraved Stationery Mfg. Assoc. Certificate of Excellence, Apria Healthcare
    • 1998 Engraved Stationery Mfg. Assoc. Best of Category, Point Zero
    • 1997 Engraved Stationery Mfg. Assoc.Best of Category, Forum for Corporate Directors
    • 1997 Engraved Stationery Mfg. Assoc. Certificate of Excellence, Circus Circus Enterprises
    • 1998 International Thermographers Assoc., Second Place Award of Excellence, Earle W. Frey. Jr.
    • 1998 International Thermographers Assoc., First Place Award of Excellence, Chris Stone
    • 1998 International Thermographers Assoc., First Place Award of Excellence, Dale Bowman & Assoc.
    • 1998 International Thermographers Assoc., First Place Award of Excellence, Santa Barbara 101
    • 2002 International Gallery of Superb Printing, Gold Award, Burdge, Inc., Best of Both Worlds Invitation
    • 2002 International Gallery of Superb Printing, Gold Award, MGM Grand, "The Mansion" Letterhead
    • 2000 Strathmore Graphics Gallery SooHoo Designers Identity System
    • 2000 Strathmore Graphics Gallery November Films Identity System
    • 1994 Strathmore Paper Award, Tashiro Wedding Invitation
    • 1993 Strathmore Paper Award, Robert Miller
    • 2012 PIA, Certificate of Merit, Watson Land Letterhead
    • 2012 PIA, Certificate of Merit, Watson Land Envelope
    • 2012 PIA, Certificate of Merit, The Astronauts Guild Business Cards
    • 2012 PIA, Certificate of Merit, BurdgeCooper Holiday Card
    • 2012 PIA, Certificate of Merit, BurdgeCooper Capabilities Brochure
    • 2012 PIA, Award of Recognition, Reserve Presentation Folder