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PRINTING United Alliance Names 2020 Product of the Year Awards

Alliance members submitted over 200 entries across 85 categories

Printing United Product of the Year

PRINTING United Alliance, a member-based printing and graphic arts association, announces the winners of its annual Product of the Year competition. Over 200 entries were submitted across 85 categories.

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.

Ray Weiss, director of digital print programs, PRINTING United Alliance, says, “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!”

The winning companies are outlined by category:

Category Title Winning Company Entry Title
Digital Press Printware iJetColor by Printware – Pigment Based Digital Inkjet Press
Direct-to-Garment Printers (black shirt) OmniPrint International Inc Cheetah
Direct-to-Garment Printers (white shirt) OmniPrint International Inc FREEJET 330TX PLUS
RTR Dye Sublimation on Metal EPSON Epson SureColor F6370
RTR Solvent/Latex (over 80 in.) Mutoh America Inc Mutoh VJ-2638X
RTR Solvent/Latex (under 80 in.) Mutoh America Inc Mutoh XPJ-1641SR
RTR UV (over 80 in.) AGFA Agfa Oberon RTR3300
RTR UV (under 80 in.) Mutoh America Inc Mutoh VJ-1638UR
RTR Dye-Sublimation on Textile ($50K-$100K) EPSON Epson SureColor F10070
RTR Dye-Sublimation on Textile (more than $100K) Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US) Durst Rhotex 325
RTR Dye-Sublimation on Textile (under $50K) Mutoh America Inc Mutoh XPJ-1682WR
RTR/hybrid/flatbed new technology Stratojet USA Inc. (Strategic Printing Solution Inc.) StratoJet Falcon with AG System
Tabletop Flatbed (Industrial/Small Item Decoration) Mutoh America Inc Mutoh XPJ-661UF
UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class AGFA Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300 HS LED
UV/Latex Flatbed ($100K – $200K) Vanguard Digital Printing Systems VKM600T-HS
UV/Latex Flatbed ($200K – $500K) HP Inc HP Latex R2000 Plus Printer
UV/Latex Flatbed (under $100K) Vanguard Digital Printing Systems VR5D
UV/Latex Flatbed (under $70K) LogoJET UVx90R by LogoJET, Inc.
UV/Latex Flatbed + White ($100K – $200K) HP Inc HP Latex R1000 Plus Printer
UV/Latex Flatbed + White ($200K – $500K) Vanguard Digital Printing Systems VKM300D-HS
UV/Latex Hybrid (more than $500K) Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US) Durst Rho 2500
UV/Latex Hybrid1 ($100-$500K) HP Inc HP Latex R Printer Series – HP Latex R2000 Plus and HP Latex R1000 Plus
UV/Latex Hybrid1 (under $100K) Mutoh America Inc Mutoh VJ-1638UH
3D Printers Mimaki USA Inc Mimaki 3DUJ-553
Automation Equipment (print/post-print) Canon Solutions America Canon UVgel Wallpaper Factory
Automation Equipment packaging (post-print) ROQ US ROQ Automated Packaging & Labeling
Die Cutting Equipment CWT Worktools USA LSTMAX Digital Die Cutting System
Digital Inks – Industrial and Packaging Kodak KODAK PROSPER Packaging Inks and Film Optimizer Agent
Digital Inks – Solvent/Eco-Solvent/Latex Roland DGA Corporation Eco-Solvent Ink
Digital Inks – UV Canon Solutions America Canon UVgel 460
Digital Inks/Toner – Textile (small format <24″) Sawgrass Sawgrass SubliJet UHD Sublimation Ink
Digital/Screen Print Hybrid Printing Systems The M&R Companies DS-4000TM Digital Squeegee® Hybrid Printing System
Display/Exhibit Hardware Birttani Display Inc Zona – The Specialty Sign Display Stand
DTG – Pre-Press (sprayers/dryers) ColDesi Inc PTM OneStep Pretreat and Cure
Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings Drytac Protac AMP
Laminators (roll-to-roll) Royal Sovereign International Inc Sigmont 65H
Lasers/Routers/Cutters 4’x8′ or larger Elitron America Inc. Kombo TH with Custom Cutting
Lasers/Routers/Cutters 4’x8′ or smaller CWT Worktools USA CWT APEX Digital Cutting System
Media – Adhesive Back (not vinyl) Drytac Polar Street FX
Media – Adhesive Back Vinyl 3M Commercial Solutions 3M(tm) Wrap Film Series 2080
Media – Dye Sublimation Rigid Material ChromaLuxe ChromaLuxe Textured Metal Prints
Media – Dye Sublimation Transfer Paper Sawgrass Sawgrass True Pix CLASSIC Sublimation Media
Media – Films Nekoosa Sign-Ad® Opaque
Media – Heat Transfer Material, Cuttable Siser North America Siser® SparkleTM
Media – Heat Transfer Material, Printable B-FLEX America FIVEBFPRINT01
Media – Non-PVC Drytac SpotOn SynTac Floor
Media – Rigid / Synthetic Ultraflex Systems Inc AcryliFlex
Media – Special Effect Heat Transfer Material, Cuttable STAHLS’ STAHLS’ CAD-CUT® Soft Foam
Media – Textile – Apparel TVF Repreve T-Shirt Jersey
Media – Textile – Banner TVF Deko-Tex 7048AMPGFS
Media – Textile – Canvas TVF Olympic Heavy Linen
Media – Textile – Drapery TVF Yellowstone
Media – Textile – Flag TVF 5 Meter Flag 6043KFL
Media – Textile – Framing Systems (backlit) Fisher Textiles GF33 Prime Backlit
Media – Textile – Framing Systems (frontlit) TVF Tsunami-Stretch Polyester
Media – Textile – Tablecloth and Linen TVF Poly Linen
Media – Textile – Traditional Wall Covering TVF Rainier
Media – Textile – Upholstery Fabric TVF Glacier
Media – Textile – Wall Covering peel/stick Ultraflex Systems Inc FabriTac
Screen Printing – Automatic Garment Press The M&R Companies COBRATM Automatic Screen Printing Press
Screen Printing – Dryers Lawson Screen & Digital Products Lawson Digi-Star Elite Conveyor Dryer
Screen Printing – Manual Garment Press HIX Corporation HIX GT 6/6 Rotary Floor Printer
Screen Printing – Post-Press (Clean and Reclaim) ROQ US Lotus Holland EVO Compact Auto Screen Reclaim
Screen Printing – Pre-Press (Exposure/Imaging) SAATI Americas Corp SAATI LTS 8012 Direct Laser CtS Unit
Software – Color Enhancement GMG Americas GMG ColorCard
Software – RIP Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US) Durst Group – Durst Workflow +
Software – Workflow/MIS/CRM Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst US) Durst / Lift Software – Lift ERP
Software – Web-Based Design, Personalization or Product Building EFI EFI MarketDirect PackCentral
Spectrophotometer Devices X-Rite Pantone X-Rite i1Pro 3 Plus with i1iO3
Sublimation Finishing HIX Corporation HIX SubliPro Conveyer Mug Oven
Textile – Finished Garment Accessories Terry Town Waffle Weave Shower Curtain – SHWC03
Textile – Finished Garment Blends Terry Town Textured Quilted Blanket – DP1801
Textile – Finished Garment Synthetic Terry Town Recycled Polyester Blanket- DPR101

Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Daily, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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