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PIA/GATF Announces the 2006 InterTech Technology Award Recipients

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Sewickley, Pa., July 18, 2006 -- The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2006 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Awards. For over a quarter of a century, the recipients of this prestigious award have not only proven to have a major impact on the graphic communications industry, but they have also consistently been commercially successful in the marketplace. Touchless workflow, package printing, and Web-to-print technologies were common themes of this year’s entrants. And as evidenced by their comments, the judges felt that this is what the industry needs…“This is what people have wanted for years—workflow, automation, and incorporating the Web into the process.” This 2006 panel of independent judges were impressed with the quality of the entries, and felt that each technology would be of benefit to the industry. Thirty-five nominations were submitted, and eleven innovative technologies were selected to receive the prestigious award. The 2006 InterTech Technology Award Recipients are: (Listed alphabetically by company, with the technology named first) Adobe PDF Print Engine Adobe Systems, Inc. Microsystems Microcip Software Module C&P Microsystems DALiM MiSTRAL Dalim Software GmbH WebCenter Esko-Graphics The MAGNUM Ink Formulation Dispenser GFI Innovations, Inc. Zero-slip Nip Enhancement Goss International Americas Inc. KBA Genius 52 UV Sheetfed Offset Press KBA North America, Inc. MAN Roland InlineFoiler MAN Roland, Inc. DeskDirect PrintSoft Liberty Sheetfed Inks Sun Chemical XMPie uImage XMPie, Inc. Detailed award recipient profiles will follow in a press release slated for distribution the week of July 23, 2006. The coveted Lucite InterTech stars, recognized as a symbol of technological innovation and excellence, will be presented to the 2006 award recipients at an annual luncheon, which hosts an impressive audience of industry leaders, at the 2006 PIA/GATF Fall Administrative Meetings, November 9–12 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A technology review booklet showcasing all thirty-five of the current year’s nominated technologies will be produced by Graphic Arts Monthly for GRAPH EXPO & CONVERTING EXPO 2006, which is being held October 15–18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. For more information about the 2006 InterTech Technology Awards or the 2007 program, contact Dr. Mark Bohan, PIA/GATF’s Director, Research and Integrated Technology, at 412/259-1782 or mbohan@piagatf.org.




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