PRINTING United Alliance Names 2021 Award Recipients

Alliance members submitted entries across 3 competitions

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PRINTING United Alliance, a member-based printing and graphic arts association, announces the winners of its three annual competitions: Pinnacle Product Awards, Pinnacle InterTech Awards, and Premier PRINT Awards.

Pinnacle Product Awards

The Pinnacle Product Award competition is focused on manufacturer products in output (printers) and non-output categories. These two main categories are divided into subcategories to ensure similar products and technology are judged accordingly. Judges worked through 58 categories and awarded the honor to 27 recipients from companies across the industry.

Companies that received 2021 Pinnacle Product Awards are as follows:

  • Agfa
  • Alder Color Solutions
  • Canon Solutions America
  • ColorLogic GmbH
  • CWT Worktools USA (Now named CUTWORX USA)
  • Drytac
  • Durst Image Technology U.S.
  • Easiway Systems
  • EFI
  • Epson
  • HP Inc.
  • Keencut
  • Livingston Systems LLC
  • LogoJET
  • LSINC Corporation
  • M&R Printing Equipment
  • Mutoh America
  • Nobelus
  • OmniPrint International
  • Onyx Graphics
  • Roland DGA
  • SAATI Americas
  • Siser North America
  • Stratojet USA
  • TVF
  • Ultraflex Systems
  • Vanguard Digital Printing Systems – A Durst Group Company

Pinnacle InterTech Awards

Pinnacle InterTech Awards represent new technology deemed by veteran industry judges to be innovative and likely to significantly impact printing and graphics companies. Judges worked through numerous submissions from industry companies to identify 13 recipients.

Awards 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

Premier PRINT Awards

The Premier PRINT Awards competition represents all areas and categories of print, including screen, offset, digital, wide format, flexographic, letterpress, gravure printing, and embellishments/enhancements. Submissions were produced by commercial printers, sign/display shops, package printers/converters, in-plants, trade binderies/finishers, graphic designers, and students. Sixty-four winners were announced in total.

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Marie Fennema 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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