Printing Impressions Reveals Winners of the 2017 Gold Ink Awards
PHILADELPHIA – Printing Impressions is excited to announce the winners of our 2017 Gold Ink Awards! The 2017 competition, which garnered nearly 800 entries, was open to all creators and producers of printed materials, and encompassed 46 categories within commercial printing, magazines, books, catalogs, digital printing and packaging.
Not only did the winning pieces surpass their competitors based on print and finishing quality, technical difficulty and overall visual effect, but they also showed what is possible for other creatives in the printing industry.
Printing Impressions would like to thank the 2017 Gold Ink judges for their meticulous and tireless efforts and strict adherence to high-quality standards in evaluating the nearly 800 entries. Their passion for print production was clearly evident throughout the judging process.
The 2017 judges included Deborah Corn, Harris Fogel, Avril Losacco, John McGurk, Gretchen Morris, John Sweeney, Barry Walsh and Michael Weinstein.
If you haven’t seen them already, click on the following videos to learn about the judging process and to find out what separates a Gold Ink Award-winning piece from the rest of the competition:
Deborah Corn on Printing, Finishing Trends Among 2017 Gold Ink Award Entries - Deborah Corn, Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse at Print Media Centr, and long-time Gold Ink Awards judge, took a break from judging the 2017 competition to talk to Printing Impressions Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson about her observations on this year's entries. Corn describes some of the production trends that she noticed; where the pieces that weren't chosen typically fell short; and highlights a self-promotional piece that encompassed many printing capabilities in a cohesive, creative manner. Click here to watch the video.
The 2017 Gold Ink Awards Judging - From July 17-19, print industry experts gathered at the Printing Impressions headquarters in Philadelphia to judge the 2017 Gold Ink Awards. In this video, some of the judges share their thoughts on this year's competition! The judges featured in this video include: John McGurk, VP of digital and print production, Quirk Books; Deborah Corn, Print Media Centr; John Sweeney, industry consultant; and Gretchen Morris, director, global catalog production, Edmund Optics. Click here to watch the video.
About the Gold Ink Awards
Presented by Printing Impressions, The Gold Ink Awards is the industry’s most prestigious print competition. The competition is open to all creators and producers of printed materials, and encompasses more than 45 categories within commercial printing, magazines, books, catalogs, digital printing and packaging. Discover the kind of impact Gold Ink can have on your company and your clients! Please look for details for the 2018 Gold Ink Awards in the next few months.