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PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Product Awards 2024 Program Now Open for Entries

Awards are industry’s largest competition for print-related technology and products.




PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Product Awards 2024 Program Now Open for Entries

(PRESS RELEASE) Fairfax, Virginia — PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America, today announces that the 2024 Pinnacle Product Awards program is now open for entries through April 12, 2024. The Pinnacle Product Awards recognize products that improve or advance the printing industry with exceptional contributions in quality, capability, and productivity. Information about the program, open exclusively to Alliance Supplier members, can be found here.

2024 Pinnacle Awards Submission Process

The Pinnacle Awards program is a competition created for manufacturers with three main categories: Output devices; Non-Output devices; and Technology, defined as follows:

Pinnacle Product Awards – Output

The Pinnacle Product Award – Output category recognizes output printing products with the tightest delta E to the target. These use the latest Maxwell color management software and X-Rite or Barbieri measuring devices.

Pinnacle Product Awards – Non-output

The Pinnacle Product Award – Non-output category recognizes products that improve or advance the printing industry with exceptional contributions to quality, capability, and productivity.

Pinnacle Product Awards – Technology

The Pinnacle Product Award – Technology category honors the development of technologies predicted to significantly impact commercial printing, digital textiles, packaging, screen printing, wide format, and related industries.

2024 Pinnacle Award product submissions can be made online at Winners will be acknowledged across various Alliance channels and during PRINTING United Expo, taking place this year September 10-12 in Las Vegas.

Pinnacle Award Winners Comment on Value of Program

In 2023, the Pinnacle Awards program recognized 73 noteworthy, winning technology products. Winning the Pinnacle Award is a major asset for any business, serving as a form of recognition and validation, and showcasing excellence and achievements to industry peers and customers.

Winners from the 2023 program comment on the value of the awards for their businesses:

“Anyone can say that they are great innovators, but when an organization like PRINTING United recognizes their efforts, others look at one with enormous respect,” says Amir Ajanee, President & CEO, Prism Inks, Inc. “For Prism Inks, winning the Pinnacle Technology Award has been a great morale booster for all our employees, especially for the ones who created the product. In addition, it has not only helped us with our current customer base, as they look at Prism Inks under ‘bright lights’ now, but the biggest advantage has been with the new customers, because their confidence level has skyrocketed in our products.”

“After winning 37 awards in the last 10 years, I believe these awards have provided our equipment with exposure and recognition we cannot get anywhere else at any cost,” says Ken Parsley, Product Manager, Mutoh America, Inc. “These awards have been huge for our marketing team every year. There is no question that the Pinnacle and Product of the Year Awards have contributed to Mutoh’s sales success.”



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