Hey Creators and Producers of Print! Don't Miss This Deadline!
Over the past several months, Gold Ink Awards entries have been pouring into our office here in Philadelphia, and the Printing Impressions staff has been amazed by some of the designs that we have received in for this year's competition.
If you are a creator and producer of print, share your creation with the world! Check out our website and enter here and discover the kind of impact Gold Ink can have on your company and your clients. Your entries will also provide inspiration and show what is possible to other creatives in the printing industry! What is better than that?
But hurry, the deadline to enter is Friday, July 14th!
What is the Gold Ink Awards Competition?
The Gold Ink Awards is the industry’s most prestigious print competition. Our annual Gold Ink Awards competition is open to all producers of printed materials, and encompasses nearly 50 categories within conventional and digital printing of printed products such as magazines, books, catalogs, brochures, calendars, cookbooks, direct mail, folders, invitations, point-of-purchase displays, various types of packaging and much more.
There are many reasons why you should submit your uniquely printed designs into the 2017 Gold Ink Awards competition:
- Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners in each category will receive a plaque that symbolizes printing success.
- Gold winners will be highlighted in the September issue of Printing Impressions magazine.
- All Gold Ink winners will be added to our website and promoted to our audience of over 60,000 Printing Impressions subscribers.
- Select entries will also be highlighted during our weekly video series, "Gold Ink Entry of the Week," where our editors will review notable submissions (videos will be promoted via the Today On PIWorld E-Newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter).
- In addition, all entrants are eligible to win a Skype interview with our Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson, where we’ll discuss what makes your company tick and why your entry(ies) stand out. Videos will be promoted via the Today on PIworld, Facebook, and Twitter
Curious what other companies are submitting in this year's Gold Ink competition? Then check out some of these cool entries:
This nautical-themed entry was submitted into the Digital Printing, Specialty, category by Hatteras in Tinton Falls, N.J. With a print run of 2,500 kits, the goal of the Hatteras Corporate Kit was to showcase the company’s wide range of capabilities to potential and established clients. Several presses from Heidelberg, HP and EFI were used. Click here to watch the video.
This entry was entered into the Hardcover Books category by EarthColor of Parsippany, N.J. This Lilly Pulitzer in-store catalog was printed on an HP Indigo 10000 and a Heidelberg Speedmaster. Endurance silk book, endurance silk cover and Finch opaque cover were used. Infinity MX 95 Bright Gold metallic foil was also used. Click here to watch the video.
With its colorful cover and unique designs aimed to inspire, Veritiv’s Starbrite Coloring Book, which was submitted into the Sample Books/Swatchbooks category by Veritiv, and printed by Classic Color in Broadview, Ill., begs to be opened. The promotional piece was designed to highlight Veritiv’s Starbrite Opaque Select brand. The book was printed on a Komori Lithrone UV press. Click here to watch the video.
San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Hera Printing Corp. submitted this intricately diecut invitation for the invitations category. The invitation, created for a gala event thrown by Banco Popular, was printed in-house using a Heidelberg QM-46 press on 105-lb. Neenah Esse Pearlized Cocoa cover with Van Son inks. A Highcon Euclid II digital laser cutter was used to create the front of the invitation. Click here to watch the video.
This 2017 Gold Ink Awards entry was entered into the Invitations category by Worth Higgins & Associates in Richmond, Va. The eight-component Children’s National Hospital Ball Invitation was sent to existing and potential donors for the hospital. What makes this invitation stand out are the gold and silver foil embellishments combined with a sophisticated and elegant design. Click here to watch the video.