PRINT 13 MUST SEE 'EMS Competition Draws Record Response
RESTON, VA—July 25, 2013—The PRINT 13 MUST SEE 'EMS program reached a new milestone this year drawing the largest number of entries in the history of the annual technology competition. All winning entries will be announced in early August, with the "Best of Category" winners to be revealed at the conclusion of the pre-show EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK conference (which takes place Saturday, September 7, 2013, immediately prior to the September 8 opening of PRINT 13 and the co-located CPP EXPO). Also to be announced at EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK will be the PRINT 13 Legacy Award for a previous MUST SEE 'EMS winner that has had the most lasting and profound impact on the graphic communications industry.
Additionally, competition organizers and judges responded to the ever-changing technology landscape with the creation of three new categories in which to judge this year's entries and a name change to update and better define another category.
Three "Finishing" categories have been combined into one "Postpress and In-Line Finishing" category. Two new categories have been split off from the "Prepress" category: they are "Color Management and Quality Control" and "Variable, Transactional and Multi-Channel." The name of the "Future Print" category has been updated to "The Future of Print: Technology Demonstrations."
"The strong participation by exhibitors in this year's MUST SEE 'EMS program, plus the new and revised categories necessary to best consider all of the innovative technologies, signals an early 'forecast' for attendees on the quantity and variety of unique new offerings they will find at this year's event," said Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC).
About PRINT 13
Recognized as the most expansive exhibition in the Americas of digital, offset, flexo and hybrid technologies, products and services for the commercial, transactional, converting and package printing, publishing, mailing, in-plant, photo imaging and marketing industries, this year's "Innovate, Integrate, Communicate" themed PRINT 13 offers an exciting show-going experience for a diverse spectrum of attendees. The trade show presents the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the show floor and education on the most in-demand products and newest profit-making opportunities. PRINT 13 offers more than 70 educational sessions and more than 60 co-located events for attendees across 12 key market segments.
About Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC)
PRINT and GRAPH EXPO are produced by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). GASC is owned by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES), and the Printing Industries of America.