Applications Being Accepted for 2007 CIPPI Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization today announced that the CIP4 has begun accepting applications for the 2007 Jürgen Schönhut Memorial CIP4 International Print Production Innovation (CIPPI) Awards.
The CIPPI awards is the only international awards program for printer production and efficiency. Each year the CIPPI award is given to a first and second place winner in each of three categories:
• Most innovative use of process automation technology in an implementation.
• Best cost/benefit realization as a result of process automation implementation.
• Biggest improvement in efficiency and customer responsiveness as a result of process automation.
Printers, prepress services and publishers (of any type) are eligible to compete for the CIPPI awards. Winners are selected by a panel of judges who are independent of any systems vendor or companies that may be eligible for the award. The review panel of judges includes Patrick Cahuet, senior associate at 1PRIME-concept (France), Stephan Jaeggi, president of PrePress-Consulting (Switzerland), William C. Lamparter, president and principal of the PrintCom Consulting Group, John Leininger, professor in the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University, Tetsuo Kimura, president of PrinTechno Inc. and James E. Harvey, CIP4’s executive director who serves as the nonvoting chair of the review panel. (See http://www.cip4.org/cippi/review_panel.html).
Applications for the awards are due to CIP4 not later than June 22, 2007. The winners will be announced at IGAS in Tokyo, Japan during the third week of September. “Last year German printers pretty well dominated the CIPPI awards,” said CIP4 CEO Chair Margaret Motamed of EFI. “I know that several Japanese companies have expressed an interest in competing and there are a few US printers that have recently finished some pretty exciting implementations of JDF, so we are expecting this year to have broader global participation.”