2018 Franklin Luminaire Awards

2018 Franklin Luminaire Awards

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
New York, NY

Sponsorship Opportunities


Early Bird Rate $5,500 (by June 1, 2018)

  • Table of 10
  • Recognition in printed program, signage and during the evening’s program
  • Logo on Idealliance and PIA websites

Additional table: $3,800

  • Additional table of 10 with Platinum Sponsorship

Click Here to Sponsor online.  


Early Bird Rate $2,750 (by June 1st)

  • Half Table (5 seats)
  • Recognition in printed program, signage and
    during the evening’s program
  • Logo on Idealliance and PIA websites

Click Here to Sponsor online.


Click here to purchase single or multiple tickets online.

Download Registration Form

Partner Hosts Printing Industries Alliance and Idealliance invite you to mark your calendar for the 2018 Franklin Luminaire Awards.  If you joined us for last year’s gala, you helped celebrate 65 years recognizing the best and brightest in our industry and heard the stories of six individuals honored for their career achievements. This October, the industry will again come together to recognize exceptional professionals for their positive contribution and service within the media and visual communications industries.

The awards will be presented at the Franklin Luminaire Awards gala on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY. Watch for the announcement of this year’s Franklin Award for Distinguished Service recipient and Luminaire Award recipients.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Innovation Excellence Award and the Zenger “Community Service” Medal. The Innovation Excellence Award is granted to a company or individual in graphic communications that is pioneering, pacesetting and advancing new technologies. Last year’s recipient was David Q. McDowell, US & Int’l. Graphic Communications Standards Expert, Senior Technical Associate, Eastman Kodak Co. – Retired. Download nomination form or nominate online.

The Zenger “Community Service” Medal honors a graphic communications professional who has demonstrated exceptional community service. The Award is not based on business position or title and is meant to recognize an employee at any level of the industry. Last year’s Zenger Medal recipient was Michael Duggal, Chief Executive Officer, Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc. Download nomination form or nominate online.


Sponsorships for Franklin Luminaire Award are available at the Platinum level (full table) or Gold level (half table).  Single tickets are also available. Contact Kim Tuzzo at Printing Industries Alliance, (800) 777-4742 with questions.



Steven R. Drew, Co-Chair
LSC Communications

Diane Romano, Chair Emeritus

Cheryl Kahanec

Jeff O’Reilly
HP Indigo North America

Tonya Powers
Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Bruce Teixera

Event Management Provided Courtesy
Wendy Kleinman, WK Planning Ltd.

Meghan Milkowski, Co-Chair
Dow Jones

Gary Dolgins
Blanchard Systems, Inc.

Traci Lucien

Michael Pallone

John Puterbaugh
BlueSoho, a QuadGraphics Co.

Louis Troiano
Reliable Paper Recycling

Laura C. Reid, Chair Emeritus

Jerry Faust
Time Inc.

John Maasik
Velocity Made Good

Michael Podd
Flint Ink

Simon Schaffer
Case Paper Company

Richard Waltman
Full Beauty Brands



Tim Freeman
Print Drives America Foundation

Julian Greer
Idealliance Foundation

David Steinhardt
Idealliance Foundation

Martin Maloney
Print Drives America Foundation

Dean D’Ambrosi
Idealliance Foundation

Kim Tuzzo
Printing Industries Alliance