PRINTING United Alliance Announces 2020 InterTech Technology Award Recipients
PRINTING United Alliance has announced that eleven game-changing technologies have been selected to receive an industry-renowned 2020 InterTech Technology Award. The technologies entered for consideration were judged on their innovativeness and likelihood of having a significant impact on the printing industry. Those eleven solutions ultimately chosen will be highlighted during a special virtual session to be held during the PRINTING United Digital Experience in October.
2020 InterTech Technology Award Winners
An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations that highlight the dynamic nature of the industry. More than half of the awarded technologies were digital presses and associated systems, including the first ever award for a textile press. Judges also recognized innovations in sheetfed offset press technology, web-to-print software, and solutions that streamline packaging print production.
The 11 technologies selected to receive a 2020 InterTech Technology Award are as follows (*listed alphabetically by company, with the technology named first):
- Customer's Canvas – Aurigma
- EFI Reggiani BOLT – EFI
- Esko Trapper - Esko
- GMG ColorCard – GMG
- HP Indigo 100K Digital Press - HP Inc.
- H&B ExcelCoat ZRW Web Coater inline with HP PageWide Web Press T240 HD - HP Inc.
- KODAK PROSPER QD Packaging Inks and Film Optimizer Agent – Kodak
- Komori GLX40RP Double-Sided Press - Komori America Corporation
- Uteco Sapphire EVO M Press – Uteco and Kodak
- Xerox™ Baltoro™ HF Inkjet Press - Xerox Corporation
- Navigator DFE - Xitron, LLC
“Our goal each year is to spotlight technologies which shape the future,” says James Workman, Vice President, Center for Technology and Research, PRINTING United Alliance. “Each summer, the panel of judges and I scrutinize each submitted technology to evaluate its degree of innovation and potential for impacting our industry. It is a challenging process to select the recipients since all of the technologies are impressive.”
For the complete listing of all technologies entered into the competition, visit: www.printing.org/intertech2020. Further details about each awarded solution will be announced in a later press release.
For more information about the InterTech Technology Awards, contact Jim Workman, Vice President, Center for Technology and Research, at 412-259-1710 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.printing.org/InterTech.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.
Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.
PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo and Conference, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.