Printing Industries of America

06/25/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/25/2024 07:08

PRINTING United Alliance Announces 2024 Pinnacle Award Winners

Popular member-exclusive awards program identifies and recognizes game-changing industry technology and solutions

Fairfax, Va. - PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2024 Pinnacle Awards program. The winning products and technologies can be accessed on the special online showcase here, with many being showcased at PRINTING United Expo this September 10-12 in Las Vegas.

Member-exclusive Pinnacle Awards
The 2024 Pinnacle Awards are open exclusively to Alliance supplier members and, this year, judges awarded 19 Pinnacle Technology Award recipients and a total of 57 Pinnacle Product Award recipients (for both non-output and output categories), after reviewing an impressive amount of product submissions.

"Congratulations to all of the winners for their remarkable Pinnacle Award contributions and inspiring us all," said Dawn Nye, program manager, PRINTING United Alliance. "We are thrilled to announce the recipients of this year's Pinnacle Awards, celebrating the groundbreaking innovations and exceptional achievements shaping our industry's future."

Winners' Showcase
Each year, a variety of award categories are offered so companies can truly showcase the very best in each type of industry product and technology.

Pinnacle Technology Awards
The Pinnacle Technology Awards recognize innovative solutions that are pinpointed as having a significant impact on printing and graphics companies. The 2024 Pinnacle Technology Award winners are as follows (listed alphabetically by company, with the technology next), and can be viewed online at: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/gallery/technology/:

• Alwan Color Expertise - Hydra Spectral Prediction technology
• Antigro Designer - Antigro Designer
• Color Management Group (CMG) - StealthColor / ColorRadar
• Cutworx USA - Neolt Factory XY DTF (direct-to-film) Cutter
• FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division - Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED
• Graphic Solid Inks, Inc. - People & Technology - Smart CleanJector by People & Technology
• ImageXpert Inc. - ImageXpert Print Station
• InfoFlo Print - InfoFlo Print
• Inkcups - Lustre Effect achieved with the Helix® ONE
• Inkcups - XJET Switch direct-to-bag printer digitally decorating Clear PVC Concert Bags
• Inkcups - Laser Transparent Pin Curing (TPC) on the Double Helix®
• Kornit Digital - Kornit Apollo
• Nix Sensor Ltd. - Nix Print Pro Printing Press Software
• PlanProphet - PlanProphet Inc. featuring Customer Portal + PlanProphet Payments
• Radix Softwares - OnPrintShop v11
• Roland DGA Corporation - Dimensor S Large-format Texture Printer
• Taktiful - Taktify
• Techkon USA - SmartInk
• Xerox Corporation - Fleet Management and Analytics Solutions: Xerox® FreeFlow® Vision and Xerox® Vision Connect

Pinnacle Product Awards
The Pinnacle Product Award competition is focused on manufacturer products in both output and non-output categories. These two main categories are then divided into sub-categories to ensure similar products are judged accordingly with similar feature set.

Companies receiving a Pinnacle Product Award this year in the non-output category include (with many companies receiving multiple awards) are: Agfa; Antigro Designer; Barbieri electronic snc; Cutworx USA; DAF Products Inc.; Drytac; Fiery, LLC; Fisher Textiles; FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division; HyggeMail / Minuteman Press Natick; LexJet; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; MultiCam, Inc./Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems; Roland DGA Corporation; Rollem Intl.; SAATI Americas Corp.; Sihl; Siser North America; STAHLS'; TAYA CANVAS (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd.; TVF; Ultraflex Systems Inc.; UW Solutions; and X-Rite Pantone.

Visit the non-output winners' gallery online here: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/gallery/non-output/.

Those companies winning one or more Pinnacle Awards in the output category in 2024 are: Agfa; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); Epson America, Inc.; FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; Mimaki USA; MUTOH America Inc.; Roland DGA Corporation Inc.; and Vanguard Digital Printing Systems.

The winning output technology can be viewed on the online showcase at: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/gallery/output/.

For more information about the Pinnacle Awards program, and to learn how to become involved in future programs, visit: https://pinnacleawards.printing.org/.

Join the Alliance
If you would like to learn more about becoming an Alliance member to participate in exclusive awards programs like the Pinnacle Awards, visit www.printing.org/membership, or call 888-385-3588 to speak with our membership team for more information.

About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, comprised of the industry's vast communities. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education and training via iLEARNING+, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from our leading media brands - Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, Wide-format Impressions, In-plant Impressions, and Apparelist. A division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is a global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.

PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.