October 1, 2006

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

The 5 O’Clock Split
October 1, 2006

Nathan Haugh, a prepress technician with Metrocorp—the publisher best-known for Philadelphia Magazine and Boston Magazine—started his career in an old prepress shop manually imposing negatives for paperback books and making bluelines. Since then, he says he’s become progressively more computer-savvy with a keen interest in cutting-edge publishing technology. Now, after 10 years in the industry, he’s preparing material for nearly a dozen of the most popular city and regional publications on the East Coast. Here, he talks with Publishing Executive about his strategies for balancing overlapping production schedules and a hectic workload. What are your responsibilities? Nathan Haugh: I am responsible for preflighting, processing and

Entering the ‘Other’ World (Beyond Print)
February 1, 2006

It is the million-dollar question many magazine publishers are faced with: What does print media have over the seemingly endless array of digital media forms now in existence? After contemplation, the follow-up question is: How far should we extend our brand into that ‘other’ world? The world of digital delivery—of digital editions, podcasts, webcasts, television and extensive online coverage. While interviewing publishers and editors on the challenges magazine publishers face and what they project for the future, it became clear that many in the business are walking a tightrope, balancing the viability of a printed product with the growing demand for more digital