Inkworks Named Non-Sports Card Vendor of the Year
Wins Diamond Gem Award for Eighth Straight Year
For the eighth consecutive year, Inkworks has been named the Non-Sports Card Vendor of the Year
in the 15th annual Diamond Gem Awards from Diamond Comic Distributors. Inkworks has now won the
award more times than all other non-sport trading card manufacturers combined. Additionally, Inkworks
won the award for Non-Sports Card Product of the Year for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Women of
"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 prosper during
the past year. They are the crème de le crème of what our industry has to offer."
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 2004. 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.
"We are honored to be named Vendor of the Year by Diamond retailers for the eighth straight time and to
have Buffy Women of Sunnydale named Product of the Year," said Allan Caplan, President of Inkworks. "We
are excited about non-sport trading cards and proud to partner with all of the great retailers out there. We work
hard to bring collectors the best licenses, the best products and the highest level of customer service in the
Inkworks is an entertainment trading card manufacturer based in Morrisville, North Carolina. Current licenses include
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, Lost, Robots, The X-Files, Smallville, Charmed, Family Guy, Serenity, and The
Sopranos. For more information on Inkworks products or to find out how to get free collector cards, please visit Inkworks
on the web: www.inkworks.com.
Date: April 20, 2005
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