October 7, 2020
Amanda Kliegl, Vice President of PR
PRINTING United Alliance
Alliance members submitted over 200 entries across 85 categories in the coveted competition
Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance, the largest and most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, today announces the winners of its annual Product of the Year competition. The award-winning solutions were produced by PRINTING United Alliance member suppliers and are available for sale in 2020. Over 200 entries were submitted across 85 categories. This year, the program features a new dedicated virtual gallery where entries are displayed and can be accessed at poy.printingunited.com/product-gallery.
Product of the Year judging was conducted for both output devices and non-output devices. For output devices, a printed target produced a scorecard that determined winners where some categories were determined by just tenths of a point. Non-output categories were scored by a panel of judges, all experts within their respective realm of the printing industry. The diverse group of judges worked to identify the best products, many submitted in highly saturated categories.
In addition to the new virtual awards gallery, a prominent digital badge was developed to indicate winning products. Digital badges include the Product of the Year award logo, embedded data about the award, and link to the manufacturer’s website.
“I’m proud to be part of this competition and to provide the opportunity for manufacturers to compete and showcase their products in this tough time,” says Ray Weiss, Director of Digital Print Programs, PRINTING United Alliance. “The competition was tight in many categories with multiple entries and having the new judging format allowed the cream to rise to the top. Congratulations to all winners!”
To view the complete list of winning entries, visit sgia.org/programs/awards-competitions/product-of-the-year/2020-product-of-the-year-winners.
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About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.
Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.
PRINTING United Alliance 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. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.