Printing Industries of America Announces the 2012 InterTech Award Recipients

PITTSBURGH—July 24, 2012—Printing Industries of America has announced the recipients of the 2012 InterTech Technology Awards. The technologies receiving this prestigious award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry.

The independent panel of judges deliberated over many technology nominations ranging from digital presses and related enhancements to a variety of mobile and Web-based software. Great strides in technology were demonstrated in color measurement and control, layout and finishing, security and low migration inks, inkjet and label presses, printable coatings, pressroom analytics, management information systems, and product content management and publishing.

A total of 12 innovative technologies were selected to receive the 2012 InterTech Technology Award:

  • Kodak NexPress Red Fluorescing Solution – Eastman Kodak
  • Enterworks Enable – Enterworks, Inc.
  • i-cut Suite – EskoArtwork
  • Fujifilm J Press 720 – Fujifilm North America
  • Prinect Performance Benchmarking – Heidelberg USA
  • Keen MIS and Web-to-Print – Keen Systems, Inc.
  • Color Control and Web Inspection System with AccuCam – QuadTech, Inc.
  • SunPak LMQ – Sun Chemical
  • iTechnique – Technique Business Systems
  • Avatrex Transportable Imaging – Utopia Digital Technologies
  • Xeikon X-800 VariLane – Xeikon
  • i1Pro 2 – X-Rite Inc.

The InterTech stars, recognized as a symbol of technological innovation and excellence, will be presented before an audience of industry leaders during the 2012 Premier Print Awards Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards and web2awards, Oct. 7, in Chicago.

A technology review booklet showcasing all of the year’s entries will be produced and distributed this fall at GRAPH EXPO and in an issue of “Printing Industries of America—The Magazine.” The booklet will also be available at Recipients will also be recognized in the Premier Print Awards Supplement—a publication sent to thousands of print buyers.

For more information about the InterTech Technology Awards, contact Jim Workman, assistant vice president, Center for Technology and Research, Printing Industries of America, at 412-259-1710,, or visit

About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with more than one million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

Source: PIA.

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