Winners of 2023 Printing United Alliance Pinnacle Awards

Recognizes industry technology and solutions

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EasyColor DTV from Sister North America is among the winners. Photo Printing United Alliance

Printing United Alliance, a member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, has announced the 2023 winners of its Pinnacle Awards program. 

The Pinnacle Awards are open exclusively to Alliance supplier members and, this year, judges selected 14 Pinnacle Technology Award recipients and 58 Pinnacle Product Award recipients from an array of product submissions. The Printing United Alliance Pinnacle Awards Program recognizes best-in-class products created for, and by, the printing industry.

Winners’ Showcase

Pinnacle Technology Awards

The Pinnacle Technology Awards recognize innovative solutions that are pinpointed as having a significant impact on printing and graphics companies. The 2023 Pinnacle Technology Award winners are –

  • Canon USA, Canon UVgel White Ink
  • ColorBase, ColorBase Profile Search
  • DirectMail2.0, TargetMatch
  • Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America), P5 Robotics
  • Enfocus, PitStop Library Container
  • Fujifilm Graphic Communication Division, J Press FP790: Digital Inkjet Press for Flexible Packaging
  • Global Graphics Software, SmartDFE
  • Heidelberg USA, Plate to Unit
  • HP Inc., HP PageWide Advantage 2200
  • Inkcups, The XJET Switch decorating Reusable Bags
  • Kornit Digital, Kornit Atlas MAX POLY
  • PlanProphet Inc., PlanProphet
  • Prism Inks, Inc., Sublimation to Film – STF
  • Racami, Alchem-e

Pinnacle Product Awards

The Pinnacle Product Award competition is focused on manufacturer products in both output and non-output categories. These two main categories are then divided into sub-categories to ensure similar products are judged accordingly with similar feature set.

Companies receiving a Pinnacle Product Award this year in the non-output category include (many companies received multiple awards) are: Agfa; Bodaq Interior Finishes; ColorLogic GmbH; Cutworx USA; Drytac; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); Fiery, LLC; Fisher Textiles; Imaging Solutions AG; KIWO Inc/ULANO Corp.; Kommerling USA Inc.; Lawson Screen & Digital Products; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; Marabu North America LP; Media One Digital Imaging Solutions; Ricoh USA; Siser North America; and TVF. 

Those companies winning one or more Pinnacle Awards in the output category in 2023 are: Agfa; Canon USA; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); Epson America, Inc.; Fujifilm Graphic Communication Division; HP Inc.; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; Mutoh America Inc.; Roland DGA Corporation; and Vanguard Digital Printing Systems. 

A celebration of innovation

“Each year, Alliance Supplier members eagerly await the window to open to submit their innovative technology for the famed Pinnacle Awards program,” said Dawn Nye, program manager, PRINTING United Alliance. “Awards programs such as these help companies elevate awareness and third party validation of their solutions in the marketplace as they work to create technology that further advances our industry.

“It’s a tough task to choose those that rise to the occasion as the official ‘winners’, as each submission truly is an impressive feat to all who have the privilege of examining the technology. All who enter should be proud of their cutting-edge products that work to benefit industry customers as a whole.”

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

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India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

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