2008 Gold Ink Awards
Celebrating 21 years of print production at its finest.October 2008 By Matt Steinmetz
A few first-time judges joined the process this year, including Russ Gazzara, president of Warkulwiz Design Associates, who pointed to the awards' lofty place within the industry as cause for his participation. "I think the Gold Ink Awards help our industry in a few very important ways," he says. "Most of all, they provide a valuable reality check to both printers and designers alike. And they help preserve quality standards by providing tangible examples of the creativity, technology and craftsmanship that define the very best collaborators in the graphic arts."
Gazzara says he and his fellow judges often found it difficult to settle on just one Gold winner in a category. "This year's submissions were not always about big budgets and fancy techniques—many of the winning entries simply stood out by the way they communicated more with less, and how the combination of presswork, paper and finishing came together successfully to enhance the concept, design and, most of all, the ... [entry's] message," he adds.
"We were again impressed by the quality and the superiority of the submissions, and we look forward to many more years of recognizing the publishers and printers who produce the finest print products in the world," says Mark Hertzog, vice president/group publisher of Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines.
The staff of Publishing Executive congratulates the many printers and publishers recognized for their fine work in this year's competition, and again thanks all of the judges and entrants who have made the 21-year-old Gold Ink Awards the industry's most prestigious print competition.
For a complete listing of 2008 Gold Ink winners, visit www.GoldInk.com