PIA/GATF Announces 2008 InterTech Technology Award Recipients
PITTSBURGH—July 17, 2008—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2008 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 consumables to MIS systems to large-format presses. A recurring theme with 2008 InterTech nominations was process efficiency; submissions contained solutions to automate production steps, provide in-line process control, and manage production. Great strides in technology were also demonstrated in the form of innovative digital press design, prepress content and color control, flexographic printing material, and value-added print processes.
Recipients were recognized from across a wide spectrum of printing processes and production areas. Twenty-eight nominations were submitted, and ten innovative technologies were selected to receive the award.
The 2008 InterTech Technology Award recipients are: (Listed alphabetically by company, with the technology named first)
Alwan Dynamic DeviceLinks — Alwan Color Expertise
EskoArtwork Neo — EskoArtwork
POLAR P.A.C.E. Cutting Systems — Heidelberg USA, Inc.
Prinect Inpress Control — Heidelberg USA, Inc.
HIFLEX MIS with eBusiness, Webshop and Print Support — HIFLEX Corporation, North America
Inca Onset — Inca Digital Printers Limited
KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System — Kodak Graphic Communications Group
MetalFX — MetalFX Technology
Platinum White Technology — Sun Chemical Corporation
Xaar 1001 printhead — Xaar plc
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.
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.