APTech (the Association for Print Technologies – Reston, Virginia) has announced the return of its Red Hot Technology Recognition Program at the Print 19 tradeshow that will take place in Chicago at McCormick Place North, October 3-5, 2019, showcasing exhibitors’ newest products and services on the event floor. However, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, August 9, 2019. “Sales opportunities and the collaboration that leads to growth go to the risk-takers, disruptors and innovators,” said Thayer Long, President of APTech. “The Red Hot Technology participants will have an additional degree of visibility and recognition – literally providing them a way to stand out in the crowd.”
Featuring publishing and printing technology, equipment and services that have come to market within the past 12 months, the recognition program will highlight the “what’s new” on the exhibit floor. All Red Hots will be noted in the Event Guide that will be printed and distributed onsite at the Print 19 tradeshow. In addition, each recognized product will sport a highly visible Red Hot Technology marker and will be listed online and searchable within the event’s online directory and planner. Each of the technologies may also be eligible to win one of three Red Hot Vanguard Awards, based on its merits as a game-changer in the industry. In addition: the Red Hot Breakthrough Award will recognize products that build on existing technology to significantly advance its use; the Red Hot Collaboration Award will recognize new products that result from a collaboration among different manufacturers; and the Red Hot Pioneer Award will be given to a product that’s the first of its kind or entirely new to the printing industry.
“This program showcases the ‘what’s new’, and through the Vanguard Awards, recognizes technology that breaks new ground, opening new markets and business opportunities that the industry needs,” Long added. The Red Hot Technology Recognition Program will recognize innovations in these 10 categories:
- Analogue Presses & Add-on Devices
- Colour Management, Prepress & Pre-media
- Consumables & Substrates
- Digital Production Printing Devices
- Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping & Fulfillment
- Marketing and Multi-channel Solutions
- Post-press, Specialty & Finishing
- Sales & Management Systems
- Wide-Format Digital Printing Devices
- Workflow Automation Systems
Interested exhibitors can find additional information, as well as details on how to submit products for inclusion at https://www.printtechnologies.org/PRINT19/exhibit/red-hot-technology-recognition-program/how-to-enter-for-red-hot/. Again, the new deadline to submit entries is Friday, August 9, 2019.