Subject: NEWS RELEASE: 2018 InterTech™ Technology Award Recipients

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Media Contact: Jenn Strang,
Program Contact: Jim Workman,
Printing Industries of America Announces 
2018 InterTech™ Technology Award Recipients

Pittsburgh, PATwelve technologies have been selected to receive a 2018 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 highlight the dynamic nature of the industry. This year’s awards recognized inventions that embellish the printed image, extend inkjet printing into new markets, measure color in a better way, create laminated film for packaging applications, optimize print quality on corrugated substrates, facilitate the ordering of packages on eCommerce sites, manage omnichannel marketing campaigns, and control presses via mobile devices.

The 12 technologies selected to receive a 2018 InterTech Technology Award:

(Listed alphabetically by company, with the technology named first)

printQ 3D Packaging Design
CloudLab Sales & Management GmbH

EFI Nozomi C18000 Press

Global Graphics Software

Primefire 106

HP Indigo Pack Ready Lamination
HP Inc.

Rapida LiveApp
Koenig & Bauer

Anti-Fluting Plate Technology for Corrugated
MacDermid Graphics Solutions

JETvarnish 3D Web
MGI Digital Technology

4-Step Sleeking™ Process


Xerox Iridesse™ Production Press
Xerox Corporation

Circle PersonalEffect Edition
XMPie, a Xerox Company

A listing of all of the technologies considered for the prestigious InterTech award is available at

The awards will be presented to companies before an audience of industry leaders during the 2018 Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Reception & Ceremony, Sunday, September 30 at the J.W. Marriott in Chicago, Illinois.

A technology review booklet showcasing all of the year’s entries will be distributed at PRINT 18 and in Printing Industries of America—The Magazine 
Summer Forecast issue

For more information about the InterTech Technology Awards, contact Jim Workman, Vice President, Center for Technology and Research at 412-259-1710, or visit

Note to Editor: Detailed award recipient information will follow in a press release slated for distribution the week of July 23, 2018.

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