Gems & Gemology Wins Printing Award

The Gemological Institute of America’s quarterly professional journal, Gems & Gemology, took first place in the 2008 Gold Ink Awards competition, in the category of Scientific and Technical Journals.

Co-sponsored by Print Media and Printing Impressions magazines, the Gold Ink Awards are recognized as the nation’s most prestigious print competition. Now in its 20th year, the awards have earned a reputation for attracting the highest quality of work from printing professionals throughout North America.

Allen Press, Lawrence, Kan., prints G&G.

Winners are honored at the Gold Ink Banquet and Hall of Fame Gala in October during Graph Expo in Chicago. In addition, Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in each category are highlighted in the October issues of Publishing Executive and Printing Impressions.

“Print quality is critical for us,” said G&G editor-in-chief Alice Keller, “as we know the importance to our readers of having accurate reproductions of the gem materials described in the journal.”

This brings to 29 the number of awards Gems & Gemology has won for editorial and printing excellence since moving to a larger format in 1981, and it marks the journal’s second award this year. In July, GIA’s Russell Shor accepted the AGS Richard T. Liddicoat Journalism Award for his Fall 2007 G&G article on the cultured pearl industry.