Mark Hertzog

Matt Steinmetz is the publisher and brand director of Publishing Executive.

Widely regarded as the print industry's most prestigious event, the 2009 Gold Ink Awards received more than 1,000 entries across 45 competitive categories, including Consumer Magazines, Magazine Covers, Magazine Inserts, Specialty Magazines (Web), Trade Magazines (Sheetfed) and Trade Magazines (Web), to name a few. In all, 132 entries were selected for Gold, Silver or Bronze honors.

[...] we weren't sure what to expect this year, but we felt that it was more important than ever for us to hold this event-to provide strategic and tactical guidance for publishers, to show them what technology and solutions are available to them to help them cut costs and improve their businesses, and to provide a forum for them to share their challenges and ideas with their peers in the industry, says Noelle Skodzinski, editor-in-chief of Publishing Executive and Book Business, and the conference director. Tuesday's highlights included a poignant keynote panel debating the implications of the Google Book Search settlement for book publishers, and a high-level panel discussion centered on steering magazine publishing companies through the transformative shifts in the media industry. The event also included a two-day expo which hosted more than 70 of the industry’s top technology and service providers including Atex, Datatrax, Follett Digital Resources, Foster Printing Service, SendMyAd.com, Content Data Solutions, Managing Editor Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Nstein, InfoPrint Solutions, Texterity, Blue Toad, Quark, Publishers Press, Democrat Printing, Quebecor World, WoodWing Solutions, Cascades Fine Paper and many more. About Publishing Business Conference & Expo The Publishing Business Conference & Expo is produced by North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO), publisher of Publishing Executive, Book Business, Target Marketing, Catalog Success, In-Plant Graphics, Printing Impressions, and other leading trade periodicals.

Now in its 21st year, the Gold Ink Awards calls attention to the print industry's finest projects. 2008 was no exception, as North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO; parent company of both the Gold Ink Awards and Publishing Executive) received more than 1,400 entries for this year's competition. A talented team of judges hailing from diverse backgrounds across the industry poured through the submissions during four days of judging at NAPCO's Philadelphia headquarters, awarding Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter honors in 46 categories. In all, 488 entries were selected for awards.

The 20th year of the Gold Ink Awards—the industry’s most prestigious print competition—featured some of the storied awards’ most impressive submissions ever. A talented team of judges poured through more than 1,400 entries in this milestone year, awarding Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter honors in 47 categories spanning a wide variety of printed products. Printers and publishers submitted their finest pieces, and more than a dozen judges rolled up their sleeves to scrutinize the entries’ each and every detail over four days in May at the Philadelphia headquarters of North American Publishing Co.—parent company of Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines—which hosts the awards.

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