Subject: PIA Update: July 26

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
InterTech™ Technology Award Recipients Announced

Fourteen technologies have been selected to receive a 2017 InterTech™ Technology Award. The technologies receiving the award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry.

An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations that highlighted the dynamic nature of the industry. This year’s awards highlighted inventions that extend the performance of inkjet presses, use LEDs to overcome long-standing challenges, extend capabilities for digital enhancement, assess and manipulate color in new ways, permit the creation of low-cost prototypes, automate platemaking and presswork to new levels, and offer digital press users powerful apps to manage their processes.

The 14 technologies selected to receive the 2017 InterTech Technology Award:

AMS LED UV System 
— AMS Spectral UV (A Baldwin Technology Company)

ORIS Flex Pack // Web Visualizer 
— CGS Publishing Technologies International LLC

ColorLogic ColorAnt 4.0
 — 
ColorLogic GmbH

Esko XPS Crystal 
— Esko 

Gallus Labelfire 340 
— Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG

Prinect Press Center XL 2 with Intellistart 2 
— Heidelberg

HP PageWide Web Press T490HD 
— HP Inc.

HP PrintOS 
— HP Inc.

JUST LED moduLight – Dual Illuminant D50/D65 
— JUST Normlicht, Inc.

Komori Impremia IS29 
— Komori Corporation

MGI AIS SmartScanner Intelligent Registration System
 
— MGI Digital Technology

Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil digital enhancement press 
— Scodix Ltd.

Truepress Jet 520HD Continuous Feed Inkjet Press 
— Screen Americas

Image Test Labs – Image Grader TM 
— TechnologyWatch, LLC

A listing of all of the technologies considered for the prestigious InterTech award is available at www.printing.org/2017Intertech.

The awards will be presented to companies before an audience of industry leaders during the 2017 Printing Industries of America Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Gala, September 10 in Chicago, Illinois.

A technology review booklet showcasing all of the year’s entries will be distributed at PRINT 17 and with the August/September issue of Printing Industries of America—The Magazine.


Inkjet Ready! Agenda Announced 

Inkjet Ready! aims to take the guess work out of investing in production inkjet technology, one of the fastest growing segments in the printing industry. Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10, log in to a virtual conference experience from the convenience of your home or office to hear from production inkjet experts and six printing companies that have already taken the plunge!

Each hour of the event will begin with a short documentary-style video shot on location in real printing facilities. These videos will tell the story of production inkjet in the words of six business owners who have invested in the technology. An industry expert will present the hour's topic followed by a panel discussion. 

Get your questions answered about production inkjet and find out if you are Inkjet Ready!

To view the full agenda, visit us at www.inkjetready.com!

Pricing 
$99 Members/$139 Non-members
Group discounts also available.


Complete the Dynamic Ratios Survey by July 31st to Receive 50% Off Online Dashboard Access

The Printing Industries of America Center for Economics and Print Management gathers valuable data from print and graphic communications businesses to create one of the top financial benchmarking reports in the industry for the 2017–2018 fiscal year. 

By completing the questionnaire, you will be one step closer to a valuable resource to help you make key business decisions that will lead to better efficiency, productivity, confidence, and profitability. Get the answers to important questions like:
  • Are our expenses too high in relation to sales?
  • Can we meet our debts as they mature?
  • Should we increase our selling prices?
  • How can we increase our profits?
All who complete the Dynamic Ratios survey receive a free copy of the final report. Those who submit the survey by July 31 will also receive discounted access to the online dashboard once the reports are finished.

Learn more at www.printing.org/ratios.

2017 Member Needs Survey

We want to hear from you! All PIA members are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Member Needs Survey. Your valuable insights and feedback will help us shape future programming, resources, and offerings from PIA.

To take the survey, visit: https://www.printing.org/member-needs-survey. NOTE: You must be logged in to your PIA member account in order to access the survey link. 
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