On Oct. 26, the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) will present its 2008 InterTech Technology Awards at a gala event in Chicago during the Graph Expo show.

An independent panel of judges evaluated technology submissions ranging from consumables to Management Information Systems (MIS) to large-format presses. Specifically, judges were looking for process efficiency. As such, submissions contained solutions to automate production steps, provide in-line process control and manage production. Recipients were recognized from across a spectrum of printing processes and production areas.

Twenty-eight nominations were submitted, and 10 innovative technologies were selected to receive the award. Recipients were:

1. Alwan Dynamic DeviceLinks, Alwan Color Expertise;

2. EskoArtwork Neo, EskoArtwork;

3. POLAR P.A.C.E. Cutting Systems, Heidelberg USA, Inc.;

4. Prinect Inpress Control, Heidelberg USA, Inc.;

5. HiFlex MIS with eBusiness, Webshop and Print Support, HiFlex Corp., North America;

6. Inca Onset, Inca Digital Printers Ltd.;

7. Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic System, Kodak Graphic Communications Group;

8. MetalFX, MetalFX Technology;

9. Platinum White Technology, Sun Chemical Corp.; and

10. Xaar 1001 printhead, Xaar PLC.

For more information, visit PIA/GATF’s website atwww.gain.net.