The 19th Annual Gold Ink Awards
The 19th Annual Gold Ink Awards banquet, honoring excellence in the printing industry, was held on Oct. 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The winners, selected from more than 1,500 entries in nearly 50 categories, represent the very best work from printing professionals throughout North America. The prestige and excellence associated with the Gold Ink Award usually results in new business for the winners, explains Maggie Pajak, director of marketing and trade shows for the Publishing Media Group at North American Publishing Co., the awards’ sponsor and Target Marketing’s parent company.
This year in the Direct Mail Packages category, Strine Printing Co. took the gold for “Strine Suitcase,” silver went to Ivy Hill for “Xango Intro Kit” and bronze was collected by Metropolitan Fine Printers for “Joga 3 Retail Kit.”
Xerox was awarded gold in the Direct Mail Packages Variable Data category for “Book Publishing Cross Media Direct Mail,” silver went to SAE for “SAE Member Card and Brochure” and bronze to Lehigh Direct for “Circuit City Holiday Shopping.” In addition, 20 pewter awards were handed out to runners up worthy of honorable mention in both direct mail categories.
Entries are judged by some of the industry’s leading print buyers, printing instructors, graphic designers and production managers, according to Pajak. Visit www.goldink.com for a full list of Gold Ink winners.