With the early announcement of this year's top technology winners, Graph Expo 2012 attendees will be able for the first time to plan their MUST SEE ‘EMS booth visits in advance of the show. They also will be able to take advantage of a new “Must See ‘Ems” pre-show webinar for more in-depth discussions of the winning technologies and the reasons they were chosen.
in the MUST SEE ‘EMS competition were submitted by the graphic communications
industry's top vendors and placed for judging in 11 individual categories.
Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists and
consultants who based their choices on the impact they believe these
technologies will have on the industry. Winners were picked in each category
with the first-time "Best of Category" selections to be announced at
the conclusion of the Executive Outlook Conference on October 6, 2012, prior to
the opening of Graph Expo.
for this year as well is the inaugural "Legacy Award," which was
created to recognize one past MUST SEE 'EMS winner that has had a lasting
influence on the graphic communications industry. This award will also be
announced at the pre-show Executive Outlook Conference.
On September 12, 2012, a MUST SEE 'EMS webinar will
be hosted by program coordinator Hal Hinderliter, a long-time and highly
respected industry consultant and educator. He will review each technology in
depth and examine the reasons behind each selection. Webinar attendees can use
this information to prioritize their show planning schedules to make the best
use of their time at the show and to coordinate their booth visits. Webinar
registration information will be available online at:www.graphexpo.com.
Expo attendees can also factor the webinar information into their personalized
planner allows attendees to build a roster of exhibitors to visit, organize
their time in Chicago with the My Events Calendar, schedule meetings, and print
out their personalized agenda planner to take to the show.
2012 MUST SEE 'EMS award winners are listed alphabetically within each
category, along with booth numbers. They are:
SALES AND ORDER ENTRY: EFI DSFdesign Studio for EFI Digital StoreFront (Booth
2000); EFI M500 Self-Service Copy and Print Station (Booth 2000); and XMPie
uStore Facebook Connect (Booth 1200).
PREPRESS AND PREMEDIA: DALIM SOFTWARE - ES 3 (Booth 229); EFI Fiery SeeQuence
JobMaster (Booth 2000); Esko Studio 12 (Booth 427); Ricoh Clickable Paper
PRESSROOM - ANALOG PRESSES: Heidelberg USA Prinect Image Control Next
Generation (Booth 1214).
PRESSROOM - DIGITAL PRESSES: Eastman Kodak NexPress Gold Dry Ink (Booth 1221);
Hewlett-Packard HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press (Booth 1227); Hewlett-Packard HP
Indigo WS6600 Digital Press (Booth 1227).
PRESSROOM - WIDE-FORMAT: Epson America SureColor S50670 (Booth 636);
Hewlett-Packard HP Designjet L26500 Printer (Booth 1227); Xante Corporation
Excelagraphix 4200 (Booth 2449).
POSTPRESS FINISHING - DIGITAL AND SMALL-FORMAT: MGI - JETvarnish 3D (Booth
3623); Xerox IntegratedPLUS Finishing Solution for Booklets (Booth 1200).
POSTPRESS FINISHING - WIDE-FORMAT: EFI Layout Option for Fiery Wide-Format
Solution (Booth 2000); Esko Kongsberg XN (Booth 427).
IMPRINTING, MAILING, SHIPPING AND FULFILLMENT: Avanti Computer Systems Advanced
Fulfillment V12.4 (Booth 864); Bowe Systec North America Fusion Cross (Booth
3627); Pitney Bowes Mailstream Wrapper Inline Envelope Converting Module (Booth
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: Eastman Kodak INSITE Prepress Portal Software Version 6.5
(Booth 1221); EFI PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling - Employee & Tool
Constraints (Booth 2000); XMPie Circle (Booth 1200).
FUTURE PRINT - TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS: Eastman Kodak FLEXCEL Direct System
(Booth 1221); PadPublisher Company PadPublisher and PadCloud (Booth 4836);
Pageflex Dynamic Media (Booth 867).