Of the numerous excellent technologies nominated for a 2019 InterTech Technology Award, ten technologies were selected by the judges as being truly innovative and expected to have a significant impact on the graphic communications industry.
The independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations which highlight the dynamic nature of the industry. As another sign of the industry's direction, more than half of the awarded technologies, including two high-speed inkjet presses, produce or support digital printing. In addition, the judges recognized technologies that improve quality and sustainability of flexographic printing, reduce cutting errors, and introduce artificial intelligence to layout and imposition.
All entrants are listed below with this year's honorees in bold:
PureFiltration, Baldwin Americas
Oce ProStream(tm) 1000, Canon Solutions America
Print Control Wizard, Esko USA
PrintFlat(tm), Global Graphics Software
HP SmartStream Collage, HP Indigo
HP Colorful Metal, HP Indigo and Vistaprint
HP PageWide True Water-Based Inks, HP Inc.
HP PrintOS Color Beat, HP Indigo and Vistaprint
HYBRID VDP, Hybrid Software Inc.
VRCut Ready Triumph Cutter Line, MBM Corporation
Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution, Miraclon
Ricoh Pro VC 70000, Ricoh USA, Inc.
Insignia Series of Sheetfed Rotary Die Cutters, Rollem International
tilia Phoenix 7.0, Tilia Labs Inc.
X-Rite eXact(r) Auto-Scan, X-Rite Pantone
Xerox(r) Ultra Lightweight Stock Printing Kit for the Xerox(r) Nuvera(r) Production Printing System, Xerox
PersonalEffect StoreFlow Version 10, XMPie