PRINTING United Alliance Introduces Pinnacle Awards Program

For Immediate Release  
May 27, 2021

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New program unifies the Pinnacle InterTech Awards and Pinnacle Product Awards, formerly the SGIA Product of the Year Award 

Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance today introduces the Pinnacle Awards, a robust, unified awards program established to recognize the best of the best in products created for and by the printing industry. The Pinnacle Awards program encompasses the Pinnacle InterTech Awards and the Pinnacle Product Awards (formerly the SGIA Product of the Year award). The Pinnacle Awards are open exclusively to PRINTING United Alliance supplier members. More information can be found on the new Pinnacle Awards website, where entries can be submitted through July 31, 2021.

Longstanding Awards History 

With the merging of SGIA and Printing Industries of America (PIA), the opportunities to award outstanding products, equipment, and software have swelled. For over 14 years, the prestigious Product of the Year award has recognized outstanding member products and technology. Though its name has changed, the Pinnacle Product Awards remain the same, based on excellent performance and imaging across dozens of categories. 

The Pinnacle InterTech Awards, bestowed upon new technologies judged as truly innovative and likely to have a significant impact on printing and graphics companies, were previously named the InterTech Technology Awards program, which has recognized more than 300 technologies since 1978. 

“We’re thrilled to launch the Pinnacle Awards to spotlight suppliers in the printing industry who are constantly developing new — and refining existing — products to create innovative solutions to streamline production efficiency and improve product quality,” says Ray Weiss, director of digital print programs, PRINTING United Alliance. “The Pinnacle Product Awards recognize the best of the best in existing products and solutions while the Pinnacle InterTech Awards highlight revolutionary, never-before-seen advancements in the industry.”

How to Enter

Entries can be submitted for consideration by the independent panels of distinguished judges via the new Pinnacle Awards website through July 31, 2021. Entrants must be PRINTING United Alliance members. For more information on becoming a member or to join, visit

Pinnacle Awards: Exposure to the Industry 

PRINTING United Alliance supplier member companies who submit entries will be included in awards promotions and announcements to the industry around the world which highlight the winning products and technologies. Companies also receive a digital badge and awards logo to display, special website listing, and exposure at PRINTING United Expo, being held on Oct. 6-8 in Orlando, Fla.

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 vast communities which it represents. 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 the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the 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.
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