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ON DEMAND Announces Best of Show Award Winners

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Boston, MA, March 4, 2008 -- At an awards ceremony this afternoon, the ON DEMAND Exposition & Conference announced the winners of the third annual ON DEMAND Best of Show Awards program. InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program. The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition is taking place this week at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The ON DEMAND Best of Show Awards were judged in nine categories. One "Best of Show" award was presented in each of the following categories:

- Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Equipment – Ricoh, Ring Binder RB5000
- Document Creation Software – XMPie Inc., PersonalEffect
- Innovations in Paper Usage and Substrates – Mohawk Fine Papers, Beckett Cambric
- Innovative Use of Technology – interlinkONE, ilinkONE Version 8 / Release 8.3
- Monochrome Digital Printing Equipment – Océ, VarioStream 8000
- Process Color Digital Printing Equipment – Canon U.S.A. Inc., imagePRESS C6000
- Web To Print Solutions – Rochester Software Associates, Inc., WebCRD Enterprise System 7.0
- Wide Format Printing – Xerox Corporation, Xerox 8265 Color Wide Format Printer
- Workflow Solutions – Ultimate Technographics Inc., Impostrip Book Stacker 2.0

In addition to the Best of Show Award announcements, the following companies were awarded honorable mentions:

- Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Equipment – Kompac Technologies, Kwik Finish
- Document Creation Software – GMC Software Technology, PrintNet Designer 5.2
- Innovations in Paper Usage and Substrates – Neenah Paper Inc., CORONADO SST Papers
- Innovative Use of Technology – XMPie, Inc., Marketplace
- Process Color Digital Printing Equipment – Océ, JetStream
- Web To Print Solutions – Firespring, PrinterPresence
- Wide Format Printing – Canon U.S.A. Inc., imagePROGRAF iPF8000S
- Workflow Solutions – Rochester Software Associates, QDirect.SCAN
The awards program was open to all show exhibitors. To be eligible, products must have been introduced after April 2007, be generally available at the time of the 2008 ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, and be on display or in use during the exposition.

The competition was judged by professionals from the graphic arts and printing community. The judges were chosen for their accomplishments and extensive knowledge in this market and its technologies. Judges used a weighted combination of subjective and objective criteria in making their selections for Best of Show.

"Congratulations to the winning companies and solutions. The contest recognizes cutting-edge solutions that are pioneering new technologies in the on demand marketplace. We applaud them on their success," said Debra Brown, Event Director – ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, Questex Media Group.

"All of the nominations demonstrated exceptional innovation and selecting the award winners is never an easy task. We believe this year's winners will be leaders in the digital printing marketplace and offer our congratulations to the companies recognized," said Jeff Hayes, President, InfoTrends.

For additional information on the ON DEMAND Exposition & Conference, visit www.ondemandexpo.com.

 

 

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