2019 InterTech Awards announced by PIA

Of the 17 technologies nominated for a 2019 InterTech Technology Award, ten technologies have been selected by the judges as "being truly innovative and expected to have a significant impact on the graphic communications industry."

26 Jul 2019 | By Charmiane Alexander

An official statement from Printing Industries of America (PIA) said, "The independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations which highlight the dynamic nature of the industry. As another sign of the industry's direction, more than half of the awarded technologies, including two high-speed inkjet presses, produce or support digital printing."

In addition, the judges recognised technologies that improve quality and sustainability of flexographic printing, reduce cutting errors, and introduce artificial intelligence to layout and imposition.

All entrants are listed below with this year's honorees in bold:

PureFiltration, Baldwin Americas

Oce ProStream(tm) 1000, Canon Solutions America

Print Control Wizard, Esko USA

PrintFlat(tm), Global Graphics Software

HP SmartStream Collage, HP Indigo

HP Colorful Metal, HP Indigo and Vistaprint

HP PageWide True Water-Based Inks, HP Inc.

HP PrintOS Color Beat, HP Indigo and Vistaprint

Hybrid VDP, Hybrid Software Inc.

VRCut Ready Triumph Cutter Line, MBM Corporation

Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution, Miraclon

 Ricoh Pro VC 70000, Ricoh USA, Inc.

Insignia Series of Sheetfed Rotary Die Cutters, Rollem International

tilia Phoenix 7.0, Tilia Labs Inc.

X-Rite eXact(r) Auto-Scan, X-Rite Pantone

Xerox(r) Ultra Lightweight Stock Printing Kit for the Xerox(r) Nuvera(r) Production Printing System, Xerox

PersonalEffect StoreFlow Version 10, XMPie

The Awards will be presented during the 2019 Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Reception and Ceremony on 2 October.