Entries from HP, CGS, MGI, Esko and Heidelberg received accolades at this year’s awards.
Judges for the 2017 Intertech Technology Award have selected 14 technologies as being truly innovative and expected to have significant impact on the graphic communications industry.
The independent panel of judges selected inventions that extend the performance of inkjet presses, use LEDs to overcome long-standing challenges, extend capabilities for digital enhancement, assess and manipulate color in new ways, permit the creation of low-cost prototypes, automate platemaking and presswork to new levels, and offer digital press users powerful apps to manage their processes.
Award recipients are as follows:
AMS Spectral UV (A Baldwin Technology Company)
AMS LED UV System
CGS Publishing Technologies International LLC
ORIS Flex Pack // Web Visualizer
ColorLogic ColorAnt 4.0
Esko XPS Crystal
Gallus Ferd. Ruesch AG
Gallus Labelfire 340
Heidelberg Prinect Press Center XL 2 with Wallscreen XL and Intellistart 2
HP PageWide Web Press T490HD
JUST Normlicht, Inc.
JUST LED moduLight - Dual Illuminant D50/D65
Komori Impremia IS29
MGI Digital Technology
MGI AIS SmartScanner Intelligent Registration System
Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil digital enhancement press
Truepress Jet 520HD Continuous Feed Roll Inkjet Press
Image Test Labs - Image Grader
The Intertech Technology Awards has been sponsored by Printing Industries of America. Having run since 1978, the awards have honoured the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.