Winners of the 2023 PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Awards Program Announced
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, announces the 2023 winners of its popular Pinnacle Awards program. The winning products and technologies can be accessed on the special online showcase here: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/.
Member-exclusive Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards are open exclusively to Alliance supplier members and, this year, judges selected 14 Pinnacle Technology Award recipients and an impressive 58 Pinnacle Product Award recipients from an array of product submissions. The PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Awards Program recognizes best-in-class products created for, and by, the printing industry.
Pinnacle Technology Awards
The Pinnacle Technology Awards recognize innovative solutions that are pinpointed as having a significant impact on printing and graphics companies. The 2023 Pinnacle Technology Award winners are as follows (listed alphabetically by company, with the technology next), and can be viewed online at: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/gallery/technology/:
- Canon USA, Canon UVgel White Ink
- ColorBase, ColorBase Profile Search
- DirectMail2.0, TargetMatch
- Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America), P5 Robotics
- Enfocus, PitStop Library Container
- FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division, J Press FP790: Digital Inkjet Press for Flexible Packaging
- Global Graphics Software, SmartDFE
- Heidelberg USA, Plate to Unit
- HP Inc., HP PageWide Advantage 2200
- Inkcups, The XJET Switch decorating Reusable Bags
- Kornit Digital, Kornit Atlas MAX POLY
- PlanProphet Inc., PlanProphet
- Prism Inks, Inc., Sublimation to Film - STF
- Racami, Alchem-e
Pinnacle Product Awards
The Pinnacle Product Award competition is focused on manufacturer products in both output and non-output categories. These two main categories are then divided into sub-categories to ensure similar products are judged accordingly with similar feature set.
Companies receiving a Pinnacle Product Award this year in the non-output category include, with many companies receiving multiple awards, are: Agfa; Bodaq Interior Finishes; ColorLogic GmbH; Cutworx USA; Drytac; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); EFI; Fisher Textiles; Imaging Solutions AG; KIWO Inc/ULANO Corp.; Kommerling USA Inc.; Lawson Screen & Digital Products; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; Marabu North America LP; Media One Digital Imaging Solutions; Ricoh USA; Siser North America; and TVF. Visit the non-output winners’ gallery online here: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/gallery/non-output/.
Those companies winning one or more Pinnacle Awards in the output category in 2023 are: Agfa; Canon USA; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); Epson America, Inc.; FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division; HP Inc.; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; MUTOH America Inc.; Roland DGA Corporation; and Vanguard Digital Printing Systems. The winning output technology can be viewed on the online showcase at: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/gallery/output/.
A Celebration of Innovation
“Each year, Alliance Supplier members eagerly await the window to open to submit their innovative technology for the famed Pinnacle Awards program,” said Dawn Nye, program manager, PRINTING United Alliance. “Awards programs such as these help companies elevate awareness and third party validation of their solutions in the marketplace as they work to create technology that further advances our industry.
“It’s a tough task to choose those that rise to the occasion as the official ‘winners’, as each submission truly is an impressive feat to all who have the privilege of examining the technology. All who enter should be proud of their cutting-edge products that work to benefit industry customers as a whole.”
For more information about the Pinnacle Awards program, visit: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/.
Join the Alliance
If you would like to learn more about becoming an Alliance member to participate in exclusive awards programs like the Pinnacle Awards, visit www.printing.org/membership, or call 888-385-3588 to speak with our membership team for more information.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the industry’s vast communities. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from our leading media brands – Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, Wide-format Impressions, In-plant Impressions, Apparelist, and Print+Promo Marketing. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is a global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.