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 August 15, 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 August 15, 2018)

  • 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

The foundations of Printing Industries Alliance and Idealliance have announced four 2018 Luminaire Awards honorees, recognizing exceptional professions for their positive contribution and service within the media and visual communications industries. A Franklin Award for Distinguished Service, the Zenger Community Service Medal and Innovation Excellence Award will also be presented.

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.  Sponsorships are available and early bird pricing is in effect until August 15th. Download sponsorship flyer here.

Luminaire Awards for Best in Communications:

Chris Harrold, Vice President and Creative Director, Mohawk Fine Papers
Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni, PhD, Founder and Director of the Magazine Innovation Center at The University of Mississippi
Rebecca Pappas, Vice President of Production, Customer Service, and Audience Development at BizBash Media
John G. Sommers Jr., President and CEO of Allied Printing Services

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

Gary Dolgins
Blanchard Systems, Inc.

Traci Lucien

Michael Pallone

John Puterbaugh
BlueSoho, a QuadGraphics Co.

Louis Troiano
Reliable Paper Recycling

Event Management Provided Courtesy
Wendy Kleinman, WK Planning Ltd.

Meghan Milkowski, Co-Chair
Dow Jones

Cheryl Kahanec

John Maasik
Velocity Made Good

Michael Podd
Flint Ink

Simon Schaffer
Case Paper Company


Diane Romano, Chair Emeritus

Wendy Kleinman

WK Planning Ltd.

Jeff O’Reilly
HP Indigo North America

Tonya Powers
Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Bruce Teixeira





Tim Freeman
Print Drives America Foundation

Kim Tuzzo
Printing Industries Alliance

David Steinhardt
Idealliance Foundation


Martin Maloney
Print Drives America Foundation