Printing Industries of America has released more information about the eleven technologies recently selected to receive a 2013 InterTech Technology Award.
An independent panel of judges deliberated over technology nominations, which showcased the dynamic nature of the industry. Technologies were selected from those nominated for a variety of reasons, but the judges felt they all met the award criteria of being truly innovative and capable of having a major impact on the graphic communications industry.
What follows is a description of each technology selected to receive the 2013 InterTech Technology Award. (The technologies are listed alphabetically by company.)
Pressero with eDocBuilder
Pressero is Cloud-based Web-to-print software for quickly developing digital storefronts and marketing-oriented websites. It offers a full range of functionality, from order management to workflow integration, and sets itself apart with eDocBuilder, a powerful variable-data publishing system. eDocBuilder impressed the judges by empowering users to personalize, proof, and approve VDP documents directly from a Web browser while the open platform of the software allows easy integration into existing workflows. Learn more about Pressero with eDocBuilder.
Aproove is a Web-based online collaboration, proofing, and approval solution for Macs, PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The system is device-independent, allowing users to continue with existing workflows, and its open architecture can easily integrate with other systems. The judges were impressed with the Cloud-based technology that is easy to use, was designed to be scalable, and is not locked into any one specific MIS or prepress workflow system. Learn more about Aproove.
Arjowiggins Creative Papers
POWERCOAT was developed to meet the exacting demands of printed electronics. The substrate is made from 100% cellulose fibers with no plastic, is recyclable, and FSC-certified. The judges cited POWERCOAT's ability to support an expanding market and were impressed with the substrate's ultra-smooth coating, which provides the ability to reduce ink consumption and print at the resolution required for printed electronics. It also has high thermal and dimensional stability. Learn more about POWERCOAT.
ORIS Lynx is color management offered as a Cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) system. Employing an easy-to-use Web-based client application and a secure server, it generates reliable device link profiles or ICC profiles to control the quality and consistency of output on any print device. The judges were impressed by the SaaS approach, giving small- and medium-sized operations a simple way to produce accurate color and satisfy specific color requirements. Learn more about ORIS Lynx.
GMG OpenColor increases the color accuracy of proofs by simulating the overprint behavior of different printing processes and process-specific variables. It meets the demands of consumer products companies who are sensitive to even minor inconsistencies in color matching. The judges were impressed by GMG's research into the spectral behavior of inks resulting in sophisticated modeling algorithms that predict overprints, reducing the need for press fingerprinting and shortening the time to accomplish color matching and profiling. Learn more about GMG OpenColor.
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