Gold Ink Winners, Hall of Famers Honored at Banquet in Chicago
Hundreds of industry executives turned out Oct. 16 to honor North America’s finest print production projects at the 19th Annual Gold Ink Awards Banquet in Chicago. Attendees also witnessed the induction of four new members into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame, including David Pelkey, Merriam-Webster Inc.’s director of manufacturing and a 21-year veteran of the graphic arts industry.
More than 1,500 pieces were entered into 45 different categories for the 2006 Gold Ink Awards, and the gala—held during October’s Graph Expo at McCormick Place—recognized the winners for their achievements during a cocktail hour and dinner.
Each of the Hall of Fame inductees gave acceptance speeches before the Gold, Silver and Bronze Gold Ink winners were unveiled.
Book Business chronicled the Gold Ink Awards’ judging process in a special video feature, which is currently available at www.GoldInk.com. The video features a behind-the-scenes look at the four days of judging, where experts in the field gathered at the Philadelphia headquarters of Book Business’ parent company, North American Publishing Co.
An audio recording of each Hall of Fame inductee’s acceptance speech is also available by logging onto www.GoldInk.com.