PIA Announces the 2009 InterTech Technology Award Recipients
PITTSBURGH—July 15, 2009—Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 InterTech Technology Awards. For over thirty years, recipients of this prestigious award have not only had a major impact on the graphic communications industry, but they also consistently prove to be successful in the commercial marketplace.
The independent panel of judges deliberated over technology submissions ranging from process control tools to MIS applications, to digital and offset presses. Recurring themes in 2009 InterTech nominations were process efficiency, integration, and improved manufacturing performance through use of the innovative technologies. Great strides in technology were demonstrated in four primary areas, in the form of innovative workflow integration and implementation, digital press design, color matching across devices and management of color data, and improved user operation resulting in reduced makeready time and cost.
Recipients were recognized from across a wide spectrum of printing processes and production areas. Twenty-one nominations were submitted, and nine innovative technologies were selected to receive the award.
The 2009 InterTech Technology Award recipients are: (Listed alphabetically by company, with the technology named first)
ORIS Press Matcher — CGS Publishing Technologies International
Kodak Nexpress Dimensional Printing Systems — Eastman Kodak Co.
Kodak Prinergy Digital Workflow — Eastman Kodak Co.
System100 Software — Ebiz Products LLC
Fujifilm Taskero Universe Color Path Verified Technology — Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc.
Heidelberg Prinect Press Center — Heidelberg
Diamond Color Navigator — Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP U.S.A., Inc.)
Xeikon 3300 Digital Color Label Press — Punch Graphix Americas, Inc.
Flex-Production Control System — SoftSolutions, Inc.
Detailed award recipient information will follow in a press release slated for distribution the week of July 20, 2009. A technology review booklet showcasing all twenty-one of the current year's entries will be produced by Graphic Arts Monthly for release in Fall 2009; the booklet will also be available on www.printing.org/InterTech.
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 2009 Printing Industries of America Premier Print and InterTech Awards Gala, September 13 in Chicago, Illinois.
For more information about the InterTech Technology Awards, contact Mark Bohan, Printing Industries of America Vice President, Technology and Research, at 412-259-1782, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.printing.org/InterTech.
About Printing Industries of America:
Printing Industries of America is the world's largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately 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.