GRAPH EXPO 2012 Best of the Best Technology Unveiled
CHICAGO—Oct. 6, 2012—The top new technology products in each of the GRAPH EXPO 2012 Must See ’Ems categories were revealed at the close of the popular annual EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference that precedes the opening of the show each year. These “Best of Category” winners were selected from the pool of winning entries in the Must See ’Ems competition judged by a panel of industry experts, journalists, and consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these new technologies will have on the industry.
“Changing technology is a constant in the graphic communications industry and these ’Best of Category’ selections, along with the other Must See ’Ems winners, highlight some of the most intriguing new technology products introduced within the past year,” said GASC President Ralph Nappi.
For the first time this year, Must See ’Ems winners were announced prior to GRAPH EXPO to allow attendees to best plan in advance their show floor schedules. New as well this year was a pre-show webinar hosted by program coordinator Hal Hinderliter, who reviewed each technology in-depth and examined the rationale behind each selection.
Attendees were able to factor the webinar information into their personalized GRAPH EXPO Show Planner to build a roster of exhibitors to visit, organize their time in Chicago, and print out their agenda planner to take to the show.
This year’s Must See ’Ems “Best of Category” winners are:
• SALES AND ORDER ENTRY—EFI M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station which allows users to access, pay, and print in a completely self-serve environment, whether accessing files from their USB drives, mobile devices, or cloud accounts.
• PREPRESS AND PREMEDIA—Ricoh Clickable Paper, a new cross-media service enabling consumers to point an iPhone or Android smartphone at any printed surface and be automatically linked to any kind of online media.