PRINTING United Alliance Names 2021 Pinnacle InterTech Award Recipients

For Immediate Release  
Sept. 24, 2021 

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Judges examined an array of submissions to identify 13 cutting-edge technologies for this coveted industry award 

Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces the recipients of its new Pinnacle InterTech Awards program (formerly the PIA InterTech Technology Awards). The awarded technologies are on display in the online Pinnacle InterTech Awards Gallery.

Judges worked through an impressive number of submissions from leading industry companies to identify 13 outstanding recipients worthy of the Pinnacle InterTech Award. 

Pinnacle InterTech Awards

Part of the Alliance's new Pinnacle Awards program, the Pinnacle InterTech Awards exemplify new technology that is deemed by veteran industry judges to be truly innovative and likely to have a significant impact on printing and graphics companies. The 13 technologies selected to receive a 2021 Pinnacle InterTech Award are as follows (listed alphabetically by company, with the technology named first):

• Canon Arizona FLOW Technology - Canon Solutions America
• Canon UVgel 460 Inks - Canon Solutions America
• CWT 1737 Evolution Max – Cutworx USA
• Durst P5 TEX iSUB - Durst North America
• KODAK SONORA XTRA Process Free Plates - Eastman Kodak Company 
• Direct - Global Graphics Software 
• Hycolor Pro - Heidelberg USA
• PAT - Performance Advisor Technology - Heidelberg USA
• Push to Stop in Folding - Heidelberg USA
• HP PageWide C500 Top Feeder - HP Inc.
• TagBot - Livingston Systems
• Aerocut X Pro - MBM Corporation
• PureFlexo Printing Technology - Miraclon

“The Pinnacle InterTech Awards program celebrates the inventiveness of suppliers and recognizes technology advancing our industry,” says Jim Workman, VP of research and technology, PRINTING United Alliance. “The judges had the tough task of singling out breakthrough innovations from many excellent entries.”

For more information about the PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Awards and how to participate in the next program, visit

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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