Joe Arriola

Cream Rises to the Top This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Printing Industry Hall of Fame, which is co-sponsored by Printing Impressions and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School of Print Media. Having played a part in the selection process these past two decades, it's a blur when I think back on all of the industry heavyweights we've honored over the years. I fondly recall former powerhouses like Frank Beddor, The Beddor Cos.; Curtis Bourland, Continental Graphics; Quebecor's Pierre Peladeau; Mark C. Pope III, of Graphic Industries fame; and, of course—among our inaugural class in 1986—the late Harry V. Quadracci, founder

BY MARK MICHELSON Where else in the graphic arts industry could you find an American Bald Eagle—aptly named "Booker T" after the central Florida city of Booker Town, where he was found six years ago as an injured chick—presiding over an international trade exhibition? That was just one of the attractions that drew more than 25,000 visitors to the 26th annual Graphics of the Americas trade show, which was held last month at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Booker T had an eagle-eye view perched at the Printing Association of Florida (PAF) booth during the three-day event and as the honorary host during the Graphic

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