TURNING PAPER INTO GOLD
Competition was as fierce as ever this year, as the Gold Ink Awards once again recognized the finest print production projects in North America. More than 1,500 entries were submitted to the competition, now in its 19th year, and Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter awards were granted in 45 categories.
This year’s judging took place over the course of four days in early June at the Philadelphia headquarters of North American Publishing Company—parent company of Publishing Executive, Printing Impressions and Book Business magazines, which host the awards. Judges examined each submission individually, considering the degree of difficulty of the printing. The quality of the pieces’ materials and manufacturing were also taken into account, as was how well the manufacturing actually complemented the overall piece. Judges then awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter awards for pieces worthy of recognition in each category.
A highlight of the competition was the Consumer Magazines category, which garnered a Gold, Silver, two Bronze and 14 Pewter awards. Zink, an international fashion magazine, took home the Gold honors.
“The size and significance of the Gold Ink Awards competition continues to grow annually, and the quality of submissions become more competitive each year as well,” says Mark Hertzog, vice president and group publisher of Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines, and the organizer of the Gold Ink Awards competition. “Our judges were challenged more this year than ever as they poured over so many high-quality pieces, a testament to the work of the printers and publishers that entered the competition in 2006.”
The staff of Publishing Executive magazine would like to extend its congratulations to the many printers and publishers who were awarded in this year’s competition, and to all the entrants who continue to make the Gold Ink Awards North America’s most prestigious competition for print.