PRINTING United Alliance judges have chosen 14 Technology Award winners and 58 Product Award recipients in this year’s popular US-based Pinnacle Awards program. Companies to win one or more awards in the output category included: Agfa; Canon; Durst; Epson; FUJIFILM; HP; MUTOH; Roland; and Vanguard. 


The Pinnacle Awards are open exclusively to PRINTING United Alliance supplier members and recognize best-in-class products created for, and by, the printing industry.

“The Pinnacle Technology Awards recognize innovative solutions that are pinpointed as having a significant impact on printing and graphics companies,” said Printing United Alliance. The 2023 Pinnacle Technology Award winners are as follows (listed alphabetically by company, with the technology next):

            Canon USA, Canon UVgel White Ink

            ColorBase, ColorBase Profile Search

            DirectMail2.0, TargetMatch

            Durst Image Technology US LLC, P5 Robotics

            Enfocus, PitStop Library Container

            FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division, J Press FP790

            Global Graphics Software, SmartDFE

            Heidelberg USA, Plate to Unit

            HP Inc., HP PageWide Advantage 2200

            Inkcups, The XJET Switch decorating Reusable Bags

            Kornit Digital, Kornit Atlas MAX POLY

            PlanProphet Inc., PlanProphet

            Prism Inks, Inc., Sublimation to Film - STF

            Racami, Alchem-e

Pinnacle Product Awards

The Pinnacle Product Award competition is focused on manufacturer products in both output and non-output categories. These two main categories are then divided into sub-categories to ensure similar products are judged accordingly with similar feature set. 

Companies receiving a Pinnacle Product Award this year in the Non-Output Category include, with many companies receiving multiple awards, are: 

Agfa; Bodaq Interior Finishes; ColorLogic GmbH; Cutworx USA; Drytac; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); EFI; Fisher Textiles; Imaging Solutions AG; KIWO Inc/ULANO Corp.; Kommerling USA Inc.; Lawson Screen & Digital Products; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; Marabu North America LP; Media One Digital Imaging Solutions; Ricoh USA; Siser North America; and TVF. 

Visit the non-output winners’ gallery online here. 

Output Category:

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Those companies winning one or more Pinnacle Awards in the output category in 2023 are: Agfa; Canon USA; Durst Image Technology US LLC (Durst North America); Epson America, Inc.; FUJIFILM Graphic Communication Division; HP Inc.; M&R Printing Equipment Inc.; MUTOH America Inc.; Roland DGA Corporation; and Vanguard Digital Printing Systems. 

The winning output technology can be viewed on the online showcase at: 

“Each year, Alliance Supplier members eagerly await the window to open to submit their innovative technology for the famed Pinnacle Awards program,” said Dawn Nye, program manager, PRINTING United Alliance. “Awards programs such as these help companies elevate awareness and third party validation of their solutions in the marketplace as they work to create technology that further advances our industry.

“It’s a tough task to choose those that rise to the occasion as the official ‘winners’, as each submission truly is an impressive feat to all who have the privilege of examining the technology. All who enter should be proud of their cutting-edge products that work to benefit industry customers as a whole.”

More information about the Pinnacle Awards program here.


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