Printing Industries of America Announces 2018 InterTech ™ Technology Award Recipients

Pittsburgh, PA--Twelve technologies have been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech(tm) Technology Award. The technologies receiving the award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry.

An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations that highlight the dynamic nature of the industry. This year's awards recognized inventions that embellish the printed image, extend inkjet printing into new markets, measure color in a better way, create laminated film for packaging applications, optimize print quality on corrugated substrates, facilitate the ordering of packages on eCommerce sites, manage omnichannel marketing campaigns, and control presses via mobile devices.

The 12 technologies selected to receive a 2018 InterTech Technology Award:

(Listed alphabetically by company, with the technology named first)

  • printQ 3D Packaging Design
    CloudLab Sales & Management GmbH
  • EFI Nozomi C18000 Press
  • ScreenPro(tm)
    Global Graphics Software
  • Primefire 106
  • HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination
    HP Inc.
  • Rapida LiveApp
    Koenig & Bauer
  • Anti-Fluting Plate Technology for Corrugated
    MacDermid Graphics Solutions
  • JETvarnish 3D Web
    MGI Digital Technology
  • 4-Step Sleeking(tm) Process
  • SpectroDens4
  • Xerox Iridesse(tm) Production Press
    Xerox Corporation
  • Circle PersonalEffect Edition
    XMPie, a Xerox Company

A listing of all of the technologies considered for the prestigious InterTech award is available at

The awards will be presented to companies before an audience of industry leaders during the 2018 Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Reception & Ceremony, Sunday, September 30 at the J.W. Marriott in Chicago, Illinois.

A technology review booklet showcasing all of the year's entries will be distributed at PRINT 18 and in Printing Industries of America--The Magazine Summer Forecast issue.

For more information about the InterTech Technology Awards, contact Jim Workman, Vice President, Center for Technology and Research at 412-259-1710 intertech [at], or visit