PIA opens submissions for its 2019 InterTech Technology Awards with a deadline of May 31

The Printing Industries of America (PIA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is currently seeking cutting-edge print and graphic arts technologies for its 2019 InterTech Technology Awards. The annual competition hosted by the PIA honours truly innovative technologies that are destined to shape the future of the print and graphic communications industry. Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software are encouraged to enter by Friday, May 31, 2019, with an entry discount available through to Sunday, March 31, 2019. Full details on entry requirements and fees can be found at http://www.printing.org/intertech.

James Workman.

“For 70 years, the awarded technologies have been a harbinger of the trends altering the future of our industry,” said Jim Workman, Vice President of the Center for Technology and Research at the Printing Industries of America. Since 1978, the InterTech Technology Awards have honoured technologies predicted to have a major impact on graphic communications and related industries. Past honourees have introduced entirely new products and services that have revolutionized ways of working and enabled printers to operate more efficiently.

Entrants are encouraged to review past years’ honourees. The awards will be presented among print industry leaders at the Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Reception on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. Honourees receive the InterTech Lucite Star and are featured in industry publications, news releases, conference presentations, and a special InterTech booklet sent to printing companies. For more information on the InterTech Awards and the entry process, please email intertech@printing.org.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.