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Graph Expo Must See 'Ems 2015 Legacy Award Goes To Printcafe Printersite

Monday, September 14, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Award Honors a Previous MUST SEE 'EMS Winner That Has Had a Major and Long-lasting Impact on the Graphic Communications Industry

Chicago, IL - The 2015 Legacy Award for a technology having a significant, lasting, and continuing influence on the graphic communications industry went to printCafe's PrinterSite web-to-print system first honored in 2000 as a MUST SEE 'EMS selection.  The honor was announced at the conclusion of the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference on the opening day of GRAPH EXPO 15, which runs from September 13 -16 at Chicago's McCormick Place together with the co-located CPP EXPO.

Later acquired by EFI, printCafe's PrinterSite was instrumental in introducing the "dot-com era" to the graphic communications industry and was at the time chosen as a 2000 MUST SEE 'EMS winner.  It was picked for the Legacy Award by a selection committee composed of industry experts, journalists, and consultants who looked for a past MUST SEE 'EMS product that has inspired real innovation and change, not just one that has been popular.

"It is hard to recall the days before e-commerce and web-to-print had permeated the graphic communications industry," said GASC President Ralph Nappi. "PrintCafe's web-to-print product pioneered the industry's entry into an area that is now both essential and commonplace."

Among the comments from the selection committee:

"The 'dot-com era' introduced e-commerce to the printing industry, and printCafe's web-to-print offering brought an unprecedented level of integration with Management Information Systems."

"The collection of offerings put together by Marc Olin and the printCafe team was truly groundbreaking, although I don't think many people saw it that way at the time. The proof is in its longevity and the ultimate powerhouse portfolio it is today under the EFI umbrella."

"There is a heavy use of web-to-print that is currently being utilized in the labels market and other forward thinking groups are offering "packaging on demand" in growing numbers. This all has its roots in the offerings of printCafe from 15 years ago."

For more information about the annual MUST SEE 'EMS product and technology recognition program visit: www.mustseeems.com.



By Charles Gehman on Sep 14, 2015

Congratulations to Marc and EFI, this was absolutely groundbreaking endeavor. Mark had a vision and invested heavily, in both money and sweat and tears to move the industry forward.

As a member of the team that brought the many PrinterSite products to market over the years, it makes me proud to see this acknowledgement.


By Joe Fedor on Sep 16, 2015

Congratulations to you too, Chuck! You were a big part of those groundbreaking efforts. It only adds to the tribute to see that now, a decade later, the solutions evolving from the PrinterSite days still dominate, and continue to help printers grow and transform their businesses.


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