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Best of Show Award Winners Announced at On Demand

March 2009
PHILADELPHIA—March 31, 2009—At the awards ceremony this afternoon at the On Demand Conference & Expo, InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, announced the winners of the fourth annual On Demand Best of Show Awards program. InfoTrends partnered with the On Demand Conference & Expo to produce the awards program. The On Demand Conference & Expo is taking place this week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
 
The On Demand Best of Show Awards were judged in ten categories by professionals from the graphic arts and printing community who were chosen for their accomplishments and extensive knowledge in this market and its technologies. One “Best of Show” award was presented in each of the following categories:
 
1:1 Communications -- XMPie, Inc. PersonalEffect 4.6

Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Equipment – C.P. Bourg, Inc., BME Booklet Maker

Color Digital Printing Equipment – Océ, CS130T, 195T and 260T family of cut-sheet production color

Document Creation Software – Bitstream Inc., Pageflex Storefront 7.0 (w/Adobe InDesign CS4 Server Integration)

Innovations in Paper Usage and Substrates – Millmar Paper, Xtreme Coated Cover

Innovative Use of Technology – Peleman Industries/Unibind, UniQover

Monochrome Digital Printing Equipment – Canon U.S.A., imagePRESS 1135/1125/1110

Print MIS/ERP – Avanti Computer Systems, Avanti Graphic Arts Management System, Version 11: CRM Marketing Campaign Management Module

Web to Print Solutions – Bitstream Inc., Pageflex Storefront 7.0

Workflow Solutions – Xerox Corporation, FreeFlow Express to Print

In addition to the Best of Show Award announcements, the following companies were awarded honorable mentions:

1:1 Communications - Crawford Technologies, PRO Document Enhancer V. 3.6

Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Equipment – BCC Software Inc., Mail Manager Full Service

Color Digital Printing Equipment – Canon U.S.A., imagePRESS C1+

Document Creation Software – Prinova, messagepoint

Innovations in Paper Usage and Substrates – Neenah Paper, Classic Crest Digital, Classic Linen Digital, Environment Digital

Innovative Use of Technology – Xerox Corporation, iGen4 Press

Monochrome Digital Printing Equipment – Xerox Corporation, Nuvera 200EA Perfecting Production System

Print MIS/ERP – EFI, PrintSmith v8.1

Web to Print Solutions – XMPie, Inc., uStore 3.5

Workflow Solutions – EFI, Command WorkStation v5.0 (CWS5)

The awards program was open to all show exhibitors. To be eligible, products must have been introduced after April 2008, be generally available at the time of the 2009 ON DEMAND Conference & Expo, and be on display or in use during the exposition.

“The Best of Show Awards program recognizes cutting-edge solutions that are pioneering new technologies in the on demand marketplace. We applaud the winners on their success,” said Debra Brown, Event Director – On Demand Conference & Exposition, Questex Media Group.
 
“Selecting the award winners is never an easy task, all of the nominations demonstrated exceptional innovation. We believe this year’s winners are leaders in the digital printing industry and we congratulate all of the companies recognized,” said Jeff Hayes, President, InfoTrends.  
 
On Demand Conference & Exposition
The On Demand Exposition & Conference is the leading digital printing conference and exposition, encompassing all the technologies used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. It's about more than print on demand technology, management and strategy; it's insight into the future of the printing industry by experts who have been at the forefront of the printing business for many years. For additional information on the ON DEMAND Exposition & Conference, visit www.ondemandexpo.com.
 
About InfoTrends
InfoTrends, a Questex Company, is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. InfoTrends provides research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit www.infotrends.com.
 
About Questex Media Group
Questex Media Group, Inc. (www.questex.com) is the producer of the On Demand Conference & Expo. Questex is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex Media serves multiple industries including technology, travel, beauty, home entertainment, landscaping, and industrial and specialty markets through a range of well established, market leading products and services. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. Questex Media has more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
 

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