Indigo N.V. (NASDAQ: INDG), was awarded the prestigious gold medal, crowning its Publisher 8000 as the digital printing “Product of the Year”, at the 2000 Prepress and Publishing Awards ceremony held at London’s Intercontinental Hotel. The digital printing leader beat off competition from Xerox and Xeikon to take the number one spot at the prestigious awards ceremony.
As the world's highest performance digital color printing press, the four-engine Publisher 8000 was, according to awards organizers, the clear victor in its category, in this highly contested competition.
The annual 2000 Prepress and Publishing Awards followed many months of voting by readers of Prepress News, Publishing and Print. With the votes cast, a shortlist of nominations was drawn up to decide the eventual winning contenders in each category.
An advisory panel of judges, which included leading industry experts and real world users, were given the chance to vote for their top three products in each category from the original nominations. A spokesperson for the advisory panel explained that Indigo was selected as the winner, not least because it is one of the few key players that has visibly ‘moved the game along.’ ‘The market is really yearning for the industrial strength digital press and the web-fed Publisher is truly representative of such a genre of product’, they explained. Indigo’s UK Marketing Manager, Richard Davies, who collected the coveted award on the evening, explains, ‘This is a marvelous achievement for Indigo and is doubly rewarding given the strength of the competition we were up against.’
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