Nominations ranged from plates and digital printing to a variety of production and management software.
Printing Industries of America has released the recipients of the 2011 InterTech Technology Awards. The technologies receiving this prestigious award have been judged as truly innovative and expected to have a major impact on the graphic communications industry, reports Printing Industries of America.
The independent panel of judges considered nominations ranging from plates and digital printing to a variety of production and management software. Demonstrations included advances in packaging software, inkjet printing, workflow automation, offset press efficiency, UV curing, and variable-data printing.
The InterTech recipients will be presented before an audience of industry leaders during the 2011 Printing Industries of America Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Gala, September 11 in Chicago, Illinois. Eight innovative technologies were selected to receive the award including:
*TrueJet Digital Coated Papers
TrueJet Digital Coated Papers is designed for use with roll-fed production inkjet printing and related hybrid printing solutions. The digital coated papers feature both gloss and non-gloss finishes with improved drying times, especially for aqueous inks. In addition, the paper facilitates inkjet printing in combination with web-offset, roll-fed laser technology, or off-line in the bindery.
Memjet’s printhead, controller chips, and software are used by OEM partners to create new ways of color printing in the office, label, photo, and wide-format markets. Able to work with printers operating at speeds up to one page per second. Memjet printheads can print in a single pass (700 million drops per second) across the width of a sheet.
Enfocus Switch, available in several versions, is a modular, open automation platform for receiving, processing, and sorting files automatically. Switch collects incoming files, sorts the files into different folders, and routes them through predetermined processing steps. Existing software investments are protected, as Switch easily integrates and therefore automates functionality derived from third-party applications. All of this functionality is driven by a visual flow editor that allows users to create automated workflows or import pre-designed flows from the Enfocus community website.