About Gold Ink

From Corporate Giants to Smaller Regional Companies — Gold Ink Excellence Comes in All Shapes and Sizes!

Who Enters

The competition is open to all creators and producers of printed materials, which includes:

  • advertising agencies
  • book publishers
  • catalog publishers
  • corporate publishers
  • designers
  • direct marketers
  • equipment manufacturers
  • magazine publishers
  • paper companies
  • prepress and imaging centers
  • printers
  • print buyers
  • public relations firms

The Categories

There are nearly 50 categories to enter in:

  • Commercial Printing
    • Invitations
    • Annual Reports
    • Brochures, Sheetfed
    • Brochures, Web
    • Calendars
    • Dimensional Printing
    • Direct Mail
    • Fine Arts Lithography
    • Folders
    • Invitations
    • Media Kits
    • Posters
    • Potpourri
  • Books
    • Book Covers
    • Book Jackets
    • Children's Books
    • Directories
    • Fine Editions
    • Hardcover Books
    • Manuals
    • Softcover Books
    • Cookbooks
  • Catalogs
    • Business Catalogs, Sheetfed
    • Business Catalogs, Web
    • Consumer Catalogs, Sheetfed
    • Consumer Catalogs, Web
  • Magazines
    • Consumer Magazines
    • Event Programs
    • Magazine Covers
    • Magazine Inserts
    • Magazine Reprints
    • Newspaper Inserts
    • Scientific & Technical Journals
    • Specialty Magazines, Sheetfed
    • Specialty Magazines, Web
    • Sunday Magazines
    • Trade Magazines, Sheetfed
    • Trade Magazines, Web
  • Digital Printing
    • Digital Printing, Wide-Format Displays, Graphics & Signage
    • Digital Printing, Books & Manuals
    • Digital Printing, Calendars
    • Digital Printing, Labels & Flexible Packaging
    • Digital Printing, Marketing Collateral
    • Digital Printing, Photo Books
    • Digital Printing, Specialty
    • Digital Printing, Variable Data & Personalization
    • Digital Printing, Wide-Format Displays, Graphics & Signage
  • Packaging
    • Labels
    • Packaging, Flexible
    • Packaging, Multimedia
    • Packaging, Rigid
    • Point-of-Purchase Displays

What You Can Win

Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners in each category receive a handsome plaque, Pewter winners a certificate. Also, winning pieces are featured in Printing Impressions magazine and GoldInk.com. Top award winning companies and their entries are also showcased during a multimedia presentation at the Gold Ink Awards & Hall of Fame Gala held during GRAPH EXPO 2014 in Chicago, IL.

A Gold Ink Award Will Also:

  • Bring winners national recognition
  • Show off winning company’s capabilities
  • Attract new clients
  • Set your company apart from the competition
  • Increase company pride

Judges

Meet last year’s 2013 Gold Ink Judges