PRINTING United Alliance, the most extensive printing and graphic arts association in North America, has announced the winners of its 2023 Pinnacle Awards program. This well-known program recognizes the outstanding products created within the printing industry.
The Pinnacle Awards are specifically for Alliance supplier members, and this year, the judges selected fourteen recipients for the Pinnacle Technology Award and an impressive fifty-eight recipients for the Pinnacle Product Award from numerous product submissions.
Pinnacle Technology Awards
The Pinnacle Technology Awards honor groundbreaking solutions that have a notable impact on printing and graphics businesses. The winners of the 2023 Pinnacle Technology Awards are listed below in alphabetical order by company, along with their respective technologies:
- 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 focuses on two main categories: output and non-output products. These categories are further divided into sub-categories to ensure fair evaluation of similar products with comparable features.
The following companies have received Pinnacle Product Awards in the non-output category this year, with several companies earning multiple awards: 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.
In the output category, the following companies have won one or more Pinnacle Awards in 2023: 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
“Every year, the members of the Alliance Supplier eagerly await the opportunity to submit their innovative technology for the prestigious Pinnacle Awards program,” said Dawn Nye, program manager at PRINTING United Alliance. “Awards programs like this help companies increase awareness and receive independent validation for their solutions in the market, as they strive to advance our industry with their technology.
“Selecting the official ‘winners’ is a challenging task because every submission is an impressive achievement for those who have the privilege of evaluating the technology. All participants should take pride in their cutting-edge products that provide overall benefits to industry customers.”