LAS VEGAS, NV (October 11, 2016) — Publishing and print provider Creel has once again been honored at the prestigious Gold Ink Awards. Its latest merits span distinctions for superior manufacturing on seven high-profile client programs. This brings the company’s five-year Gold Ink Award total to 36.
Creel’s honors — four pewter, two bronze, and one gold — span consumer magazines, catalogs, consumer books, and event promotions, showcasing the company’s command across product lines. Its “gold” merit was received for a complex, 32-page insert celebrating the 100th issue of V Magazine. To accommodate a crossover to the separate perfect-bound magazine, this special insert needed to be pre-stitched and face-trimmed, and go through a second pass on the stitcher. The Creel team put in more than 50 hours of planning; reviewed 20 design, stock, and bindery mockups; and conducted 15 bindery tests to achieve the exacting quality and detail of the finished piece.
“Our team is second to none. These talented individuals go the extra mile to ensure the finest quality for our customers,” said Allan G. Creel, President of Creel. “Creel’s commitment to superior craftsmanship, coupled with industry-leading technologies, continues to make us a preferred partner of publishers and marketers.”
The Gold Ink Awards is considered the industry’s most influential competition — drawing nearly 1,000 submissions worldwide. Judged by recognized printing experts, the contest is known for its selectivity in print quality, technical difficulty, and overall visual effectiveness.
Founded in 1953, Creel is one of the most tenured and awarded family-owned enterprises in the world of print. Ranked among the top 50 commercial printers, 10 largest publication printers, and 10 largest commercial digital printers, Creel’s capabilities span full-color web and sheetfed printing, variable digital production, digital editioning, integrated publishing and digital solutions, web-based storefronts, digital rights management, mobile marketing, and more. Creel runs a state-of-the-art, 250,000-square-foot headquarters in Las Vegas and four expansive digital facilities, including a plant in France. Creel holds G7 master certification and environmental tri-certification, along with numerous mailing, production, and lean manufacturing distinctions. The company runs three shifts, operating 24/7.