A number of large-format suppliers have clinched Pinnacle Product Awards (formerly the SGIA Product of the Year Awards) run by the Printing United Alliance trade association in the US.
This year 27 recipients won awards across 58 categories. The winners were Agfa, Alder Color Solutions, Canon Solutions America , ColorLogic, CWT Worktools USA, Drytac, Durst Image Technology US, Easiway Systems, EFI, Epson, HP, Keencut, Livingston Systems, LLC, LogoJet, LSINC Corporation, M&R Printing Equipment, Mutoh America, Nobelus, OmniPrint International, Onyx Graphics, Roland DGA, SAATI Americas, Siser North America, Stratojet USA, TVF, Ultraflex Systems, Vanguard Digital Printing Systems (a Durst company).
Winning machines include the Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300 LED (UV/latex hybrid - more than $500K), Canon Arizona 1380GT (UV/latex flatbed plus white - $100K-$200K), Canon Arizona 2380GTF (UV/latex flatbed - $200K-$500K), Canon Arizona 2380XTF (UV/latex flatbed plus white - $200K-$500K), Canon Colorado 1630 (roll-to-roll - under 80in), EFI Nozomi 18000+ LED (single-pass printer), Epson SureColor F10070 (roll-to-print dye-sub - $50K-$100K), Epson SureColor F6370 (roll-to-roll dye-sub on metal), Epson SureColor V7000 (UV/latex flatbed - under $100K), Keencut’s Evolution3 Smartfold Cutter (lasers/routers/cutters 4’ x 8’ or bigger), Mutoh VJ-1638UH MarkII (UV/latex hybrid - under $100K), HP Latex R1000 (UV/latex hybrid - $100K-$500K), Mutoh VJ-2638X (roll-to-roll solvent/latex - over 80in), Mutoh XPJ-1641SR (roll-to-roll solvent/latex - under 80in), Mutoh XPJ-1682WR (roll-to-roll dye-sub on textile - under %50K), Durst P5 TexiSub (roll-to-roll dye-sub on textile - over $100K).
Various software and consumables products also won awards.