The graphic arts industry has helped to contribute some $350,000 toward research and awareness of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, through an annual Bounty of Hope Dinner and Silent Auction. The event—the only national fund-raising effort for the cause—is organized by Betty Maul, president of FrontEnd Graphics, whose daughter has been diagnosed with the neurologic syndrome. Held Nov. 4 at the Union League Club in New York City, the event was led by Nick Warnock, a contestant on last season's reality show "The Apprentice," who served as master of ceremonies. The following companies participated as corporate sponsors and donators to the silent auction: Brown Printing,
Turning 15 this year, the Gold Ink awards drew the highest number of entries in its history. As usual, the pieces ran the gamut—from the whimsical to the ornate to the how did they do that? But if one theme were to emerge this year, it would be the countless books, magazines and posters paying tribute to the heroes of September 11. During the cataloging and judging portions of the contest, it was impossible not to be transfixed by the haunting images that silently conveyed the horrors of that sunny late summer day. Reflecting on the most written about and photographed event in U.S.
Some of them came for the vendors. Others of them came to learn from the best in the business. At this week's MagazineTech 2001, publishing and production members from the magazine, catalog and Internet markets came to New York to learn how to make business better. Whether they attended new software demonstrations or took notes about file formats of the future, participants at this year's expo were educated by leading professionals who know the ingredients for success. In one such session, "Sealing the Deal," William Lufkin, founder of consulting firm Lufkin Strategic Procurement, preached about paper and print procurement. He explained that in order