Printing Industries of America Announces 2019 InterTech ™ Technology Award Recipients

Pittsburgh, PA--Ten technologies have been selected to receive a 2019 InterTech(tm) Technology Award. Many more technologies were considered this year but only those listed below were deemed to be truly innovative and are expected to have as significant impact on 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. 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.

The 10 technologies selected to receive a 2019 InterTech Technology Award:

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

Oce ProStream(tm) 1000
Canon Solutions America

Print Control Wizard
Esko USA

Global Graphics Software

HP PageWide True Water-Based Inks
HP Inc.

HP PrintOS Color Beat
HP Indigo and Vistaprint

Hybrid Software Inc.

VRCut Ready Triumph Cutter Line
MBM Corporation

Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution

Ricoh Pro VC 70000
Ricoh USA, Inc.

tilia Phoenix 7.0
Tilia Labs

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 2019 Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Reception & Ceremony, Wednesday, October 2 in Chicago, Illinois.

A technology review booklet showcasing all of the year's entries will be distributed 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