There was a time when many major U.S. cities had their own printing ink production clubs, where members gathered outside of work to share knowledge and get to know each other.
David Savastano, Editor11.27.13
For the most part, those days have passed. Many of the old printing ink production clubs have gone defunct, the victims of changing times as ink companies have closed their doors or consolidated, and people just don’t seem to have as much time to be away from family and work as much as in the past.
However, the Chicago Printing Ink Production Club (CPIPC) is still going strong. In July, approximately 200 attendees gathered at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in West Chicago, IL. The club’s annual holiday and awards dinner, where it presents the Ink Maker of the Year, Supplier of the Year and President’s awards, draws more than 200 people regularly. In addition, the CPIPC holds six educational meetings annually, gathering speakers to discuss the latest trends, and also offers sponsorships.
“I have been a member for more than 25 years,” said Kim Terrulli of Kustom Group, who is this year’s CPIPC president. “The CPIPC gives me, as well as oth
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