- Throughout the year, invitations were sent to manufacturers and developers that serve the production print market to self-nominate the groundbreaking products, features, and technologies set to debut in 2021 (or soon thereafter).
- We received dozens or entries, each meriting serious consideration.
- Entries will be judged on three key metrics: how groundbreaking or unique the product or innovation is, its likely impact on the market segment it addresses, and the expected timeline for availability in the market.
By Jamie Bsales
In the face of a challenging year for our industry, developers and engineers continued to deliver innovative products in the production printing space. Indeed, most have been in the works for years, with launches timed to coincide with the mother of all tradeshows for the printing solutions market: drupa, which takes place only once every four years. Then COVID-19 happened, and that show along with most others were postponed, pushed virtual, or cancelled outright.
About the Awards
Given current circumstances, the analysts at Keypoint Intelligence felt it was even more imperative to showcase the accomplishments of the hardware manufacturers and software developers—and our Buyers Lab (BLI) Outstanding Innovation awards in Production Print were born. The winners will be announced on Monday, October 5, at 10 a.m. (ET) during our live webinar, and all are welcome to attend.
How did we get here? Throughout the year, invitations were sent to manufacturers and developers that serve the production print market to self-nominate the groundbreaking products, features, and technologies set to debut in 2021 (or soon thereafter). The goal was to identify those that improve output quality, enhance productivity, deliver workflow efficiencies, impact sustainability, and advance their product segments in meaningful ways.
We received dozens of entries, each meriting serious consideration and not one of which was a “me-too” product. So to identify the standouts, Keypoint Intelligence’s expert production printing analysts—who among them have dozens of years’ experience evaluating production print products and analyzing market trends—judged the entries on three key metrics: how groundbreaking or unique the product or innovation is, its likely impact on the market segment it addresses, and the expected timeline for availability in the market.
The Bottom Line
Tune in on October 5 to help us honor the hard work and innovative spirit that will drive this industry forward for years to come. Also note that later in the month, subscribers to Keypoint Intelligence’s Production Print advisory services will also have access to the full analysis article that details each winner and its contribution to its market segment. Not a subscriber? No problem! Just send us an email at [email protected] more information. To register for our webinar where the winners will be revealed, click here and sign up!
Jamie Bsales is an award-winning technology journalist who has been covering the high-tech industry for more than 20 years, nine of those at Buyers Lab (BLI). In his role as Director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis, Jamie is responsible for Keypoint Intelligence – BLI’s coverage of document imaging software and related services.