2008 InterTech Technology Award Recipients Detailed Information Now Available
PITTSBURGH—July 23, 2008—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to present detailed information on the 2008 PIA/GATF InterTech™ Technology Award recipients. Twenty-eight nominations were submitted from twenty-one domestic and international companies, and ten innovative technologies were selected to receive the award.
The independent panel of InterTech judges deliberated over a unique cross-section of technologies-from consumables to MIS systems to large-format printing. Innovative advancements in technology were demonstrated in the form of digital press design, prepress content and color control, flexographic printing material, and value-added print processes. Process efficiency was a prevalent characteristic among many entries; submissions contained solutions to automate production steps, provide in-line process control, and manage production.
The coveted InterTech stars, recognized as a symbol of technological innovation and excellence, will be presented before an impressive audience of industry leaders during the 2008 PIA/GATF Premier Print Awards Gala, October 26 in Chicago, Illinois.
A technology review booklet showcasing all twenty-eight of the current year’s entries will be produced by Graphic Arts Monthly for release in Fall 2008; the booklet will also be available on www.intertechaward.com .
For more information about the InterTech™ Technology Awards, contact Eric Neumann, PIA/GATF Research Manager, at 412-259-1819, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.intertechaward.com .
The 2008 InterTech™ Technology Award recipients are: (Listed alphabetically by company, with the technology named first)
Alwan Dynamic DeviceLinks / Alwan Color Expertise (www.alwancolor.com)
Alwan’s Dynamic DeviceLinks technology applies highly sophisticated color management and quality control to standard PDF-based workflows. It evaluates the components of an individual PDF, identifying all elements, including color description and color spaces. Each object within the PDF is also analyzed for its CMYK surface and ink consumption. This “intelligent color preflighting” ensures perfect color from any input space to any output space-all with faster makeready, stable printing, maximum economy, and minimum waste.