Winners Announced in PRINT ’13 MUST SEE ’EMs Competition

The PRINT 13 MUST SEE ‘EMS winners have been announced. The forty-nine winning technologies were selected from a record number of entries submitted by a record number of individual companies.

 

For the PRINT 13 MUST SEE ‘EMS competition, organizers and judges responded to the ever-changing technology landscape with the creation of three new categories in which to judge entries and made a name change to better define another category.

Three “Finishing” categories have been combined into one “Postpress and In-Line Finishing” category. Two new categories have been split off from the “Prepress” category. They are “Color Management and Quality Control” and “Variable, Transactional, and Multi-Channel.” Finally, the name of the “Future Print” category has been updated to “The Future of Print: Technology Demonstrations.”

 

“Best of Category” winners for each of the eleven categories will be revealed during the pre-show EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK conference, which takes place Saturday, September 7, 2013 immediately prior to the opening of PRINT 13 and the co-located CPP EXPO. Also to be announced at EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK: the Legacy Award, given to a previous MUST SEE ‘EMS winner that has had a lasting and profound impact on the graphic communications industry.

 

The following products have been recognized as the MUST SEE ‘EMS at PRINT 13:

 

Sales and Order Entry
EFI - EFI IQuote
Hybrid Software - Hybrid Software Facelift
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. - EngageIT Automation

 

Prepress and Premedia
CGS - IC3D Suite
Enfocus - Enfocus Connect ALL
GMG Americas - GMG ProductionSuite 2.0
Recosoft Corporation - PDF2ID Enterprise 2012

 

Color Management and Quality Control
EFI - EFI Fiery Color Profiler Suite v4.5
GTI Graphic Technology, Inc - Soft View Model SOFV-1xiQ
MASTERWORK USA INC. - MK420MINI Full Automatic Sheet Inspection Machine
Xerox Corporation - Xerox IntegratedPLUS Automated Color Management

 

Variable, Transactional and Multi-Channel
Ricoh - Ricoh Critical Communications Solutions Suite
Transformations - Uluro uDeliver
Transformations - Uluro uSecure
Xerox Corporation - Xerox FreeFlow Digital Publisher
XMPie, Inc. - XMPie Circle

 

Pressroom: Analog Presses
ACTEGA Kelstar - UltraSheen UV-8820ST
Air Motion Systems, Inc. and AMS UV - UV LED XP5 SERIES
Goss International - Magnum Compact Press Autoplate System
Mark Andy Inc. - Mark Andy Performance Series flexo printing presses

 

Pressroom: Digital Presses
Allen Datagraph Systems, Inc. - AXXIS Digital Label System
Fujifilm North America Corporation - Graphium
Konica Minolta and Komori Corporation - KM-1/IS29 Inkjet Press
Xante Corporation - Impressia Digital Multi-Media Press

Xerox Corporation - Impika iPrint Compact 24-24
Xerox Corporation - Xerox iGen4 Diamond Edition

 

Pressroom: Wide-Format
Canon Solutions America - Océ Arizona 660 XT
Canon Solutions America - Océ ColorWave 900

EFI - EFI VUTEk GS-TF System

EFI - EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro
Xante Corporation - Excelagraphix 4200 P Series, High Speed Wide Format Inkjet

 

Postpress and In-line Finishing
Allen Datagraph Systems, Inc. - AXXIS HS Digital Die-less Label Finishing System
C.P. Bourg Inc. - Bourg BB3202 Perfect Binder
LasX Industries, Inc. - LaserSharp On-Demand Finishing System
MASTERWORK USA INC. - MK21060STE Foil Stamping / Diecutting Combination with Stripping
MGI Digital Graphic Technology - JETvarnish 3D Twin w/iFoil
Muller Martini - Presto II Digital Saddle Stitcher

 

Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping and Fulfillment
Pitney Bowes - Print+ Response Inkjet Module

Printware LLC - iJetPress Digital Inkjet Printer with iJetColor Workflow
RISO, Inc. - RISO Inline Print to Mail Solution
W+D North America Inc. - W+D 234d BP

 

Management Systems
Avanti - Avanti Slingshot
EFI - EFI Complete Integrated Workflow for Inkjet
EFI - EFI Radius Business Intelligence v5
SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory - SpencerMetrics iDPA PLUS
Ultimate Technographics Inc. - Ultimate Bindery v.3

 

The Future of Print: Technology Demonstrations
AccuZIP Inc. - AccuTrace with LIVINGMAIL
EFI - EFI GlossControl
EFI - EFI SmartSign Analytics

 

Meanwhile, PRINT 13 is offering a behind the scenes look at the MUST SEE ‘EMS technology winners that will be on the show floor this year. Presented by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) via www.myprintresource.com and featuring host Hal Hinderliter, coordinator of the MUST SEE ‘EMS program, the free one-hour live webinar will be aired Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Details and registration information are available at: www.mustseeems.com.

 

“This second annual MUST SEE ‘EMS webinar will give prospective PRINT 13 and co-located CPP EXPO attendees an opportunity to learn more about the “must-see” technologies, their implications for the graphic communications industry, and their possible applications,” said Hinderliter. “Webinar participants will learn in advance of PRINT 13 what new innovations on the show floor could affect their businesses or potentially revolutionize their market segments.”

 

For complete information about the MUST SEE ‘EMS program, visit www.mustseems.com. To register for PRINT 13, visit www.print2013.com.


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