PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, announces the 2023 winners of its popular Pinnacle Awards program. The PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Awards Program recognizes best-in-class products created for, and by, the printing industry.
The Pinnacle Awards are open exclusively to Alliance supplier members and, this year, judges selected fourteen Pinnacle Technology Award recipients and an impressive fifty-eight Pinnacle Product Award recipients from an array of product submissions.
Pinnacle Technology Awards
The Pinnacle Technology Awards recognize innovative solutions that are pinpointed as having a significant impact on printing and graphics companies. The 2023 Pinnacle Technology Award winners are as follows (listed alphabetically by company, with the technology next):
- Canon USA, Canon UVgel White Ink
- ColorBase, ColorBase Profile Search
- DirectMail2.0, TargetMatch
- Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America), P5 Robotics
- Enfocus, PitStop Library Container
- FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division, J Press FP790: Digital Inkjet Press for Flexible Packaging
- Global Graphics Software, SmartDFE
- Heidelberg USA, Plate to Unit
- HP Inc., HP PageWide Advantage 2200
- Inkcups, The XJET Switch decorating Reusable Bags
- Kornit Digital, Kornit Atlas MAX POLY
- PlanProphet Inc., PlanProphet
- Prism Inks, Inc., Sublimation to Film – STF
- Racami, Alchem-e™
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; Bodaq Interior Finishes; ColorLogic GmbH; Cutworx USA; Drytac; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); EFI; Fisher Textiles; Imaging Solutions AG; KIWO Inc/ULANO Corp.; Kommerling USA Inc.; Lawson Screen & Digital Products; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; Marabu North America LP; Media One Digital Imaging Solutions; Ricoh USA; Siser North America; and TVF.
Those companies winning one or more Pinnacle Awards in the output category in 2023 are: Agfa; Canon USA; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); Epson America, Inc.; FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division; HP Inc.; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; MUTOH America Inc.; Roland DGA Corporation; and Vanguard Digital Printing Systems.
A Celebration of Innovation
“Each year, Alliance Supplier members eagerly await the window to open to submit their innovative technology for the famed Pinnacle Awards program,” said Dawn Nye, program manager, PRINTING United Alliance. “Awards programs such as these help companies elevate awareness and third-party validation of their solutions in the marketplace as they work to create technology that further advances our industry.
“It’s a tough task to choose those that rise to the occasion as the official ‘winners’, as each submission truly is an impressive feat to all who have the privilege of examining the technology. All who enter should be proud of their cutting-edge products that work to benefit industry customers as a whole.”