Inkworks Named Non-Sports Card Manufacturer of the Year
Wins Diamond Gem Award for Seventh Straight Year
For the seventh consecutive year, Inkworks has been named the Non-Sports Card
Manufacturer of the Year in the 14th annual Diamond Gem Awards from
"While all of Diamond's suppliers and their products are important facets
of the overall comics specialty market," explained Diamond President &
CEO Steve Geppi, "the Gems offer our customers the chance to honor those
that have been especially beneficial in helping their businesses grow during
the past year. They are the crème de le crème of what our entire industry has
Gem Award nominees were selected by a panel of Diamond product specialists on the
basis of their overall impact on the industry including their quality,
creativity, and sales performance in 2003. Retailers were able to cast their
votes using ballots contained with their February Previews Order Forms,
Previews on Disk, Previews on Windows, and Previews Fax
Order Forms, as well as via Diamond Online's Retailer Services Area.
"Inkworks has a proven track record in the Non-Sports Trading Card industry,
winning Non-Sports Card Manufacturer of the Year for the seventh straight year.
Diamond retailers have consistently recognized Inkworks as the market leader
for their quality products, popular licenses, timely releases and excellent
customer service" said Bill Schanes, Diamond's Vice President of Purchasing.
"We are honored and excited to be named Manufacturer of the Year again,"
said Allan Caplan, President of Inkworks. "We are passionate about this
industry. We work hard to bring retailers and collectors the best licenses, the
best products and the highest level of customer service in the business."
Date: April 12, 2004
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