Winners Announced in Record-Setting PRINT 13 MUST SEE ’EMS Competition

The PRINT 13 MUST SEE ’EMS winners have been announced. The 49 winning technologies were selected from a record number of entries submitted by a record number of individual companies.

For the PRINT 13 MUST SEE ’EMS competition, organizers and judges responded to the ever-changing technology landscape with the creation of three new categories in which to judge entries and made a name change to better define another category. Three “Finishing” categories have been combined into one “Postpress and In-Line Finishing” category. Two new categories have been split off from the “Prepress” category. They are “Color Management and Quality Control” and “Variable, Transactional, and Multi-Channel.” Finally, the name of the “Future Print” category has been updated to “The Future of Print: Technology Demonstrations.”

“Best of Category” winners for each of the 11 categories were revealed during the pre-show EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference.


Legacy Award Winner

The Epson Stylus Pro inkjet printer was selected by the panel of 32 MUST SEE ’EMS judges to receive the 2013 Legacy Award. This distinction is awarded to a past MUST SEE ’EMS winner that has had a significant and continuing influence on the graphic communications industry. The honor was announced at the end of the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference. Mark Radogna, Group Manager, Commercial Imaging, Epson America accepted the award.

All MUST SEE ’EMS winners from the first two years of the competition (1999 and 2000) were automatically placed into consideration for the Legacy Award, where judges looked for products that have inspired innovation and change, not just products that have been popular.

“The 2013 MUST SEE ’EMS Legacy Award recognizes Epson’s important contribution to the field of digital proofing,” said GASC President Ralph Nappi. “It was an enabler for many of the automation breakthroughs that followed, including computer-to-plate and color management.”

Other comments from the panel of judges included:

“I’m choosing the Epson Stylus Pro inkjet printer both for being a breakthrough proofing device and for being the technical precursor of the wide-format and production inkjet systems that are so important today.”

“Digital proofing helped to take DtP to the next level of growth. It was the next step on the path that has led to where we are today.”

“The quality of this inkjet printer was the start of what we see today in the inkjet printing market.”


2013 MUST SEE ’EMS and

“Best of Category” Award


The 49 PRINT 13 MUST SEE ’EMS winners are listed alphabetically within each category, along with booth numbers. They are:

Sales and Order Entry

EFI—EFI IQuote (Booth 2602)

Hybrid Software—Hybrid Software Facelift (Booth 5145) (Best of Category Winner)

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.—EngageIT Automation (Booth 518)


Prepress and Premedia

CGS—IC3D Suite (Booth 2644)

Enfocus—Enfocus Connect ALL (Booth 4743) (Best of Category Winner)

GMG Americas—GMG ProductionSuite 2.0 (Booth 4837)

Recosoft Corporation—PDF2ID Enterprise 2012 (Booth 4540)


Color Management

and Quality Control

EFI—EFI Fiery Color Profiler Suite v4.5 (Booth 2602)

Masterwork USA Inc.—MK420MINI Full Automatic Sheet Inspection Machine (Booth 1267) (Best of Category Winner)

Xerox Corporation—Xerox IntegratedPLUS Automated Color Management (Booth 1202)

GTI Graphic Technology, Inc.—Soft View Model SOFV-1xiQ (Booth 4437)


Variable, Transactional and Multi-Channel

Ricoh—Ricoh Critical Communications Solutions Suite (Booth 1931) (Best of Category Winner)

Transformations—Uluro uDeliver (Booth 4921)

Transformations—Uluro uSecure (Booth 4921)

Xerox Corporation—Xerox FreeFlow Digital Publisher (Booth 1202)

XMPie, Inc.—XMPie Circle (Booth 1202)


Pressroom: Analog Presses

ACTEGA Kelstar—UltraSheen UV-8820ST (Booth 558)

Air Motion Systems, Inc. and AMS UV—UV LED | XP5 SERIES (Booth 563)

Goss International—Magnum Compact Press Autoplate System (Booth 2312)

Mark Andy Inc.—Mark Andy Performance Series flexo printing presses (Booth 1273) (Best of Category Winner)


Pressroom: Digital Presses

Allen Datagraph Systems, Inc.—AXXIS HS Digital Label System (Best of Category Winner) (Booth 2376)

Fujifilm North America Corporation—Graphium (Booth 1218, 2990) (Best of Category Winner)

Konica Minolta (Booth 518) and Komori Corporation (Booth 1251)—KM-1 / IS29 Inkjet Press

Xanté Corporation—Impressia Digital Multi-Media Press (Booth 5007)

Xerox Corporation—Impika iPrint Compact 24-24 (Booth 1202)

Xerox Corporation—Xerox iGen4 Diamond Edition (Booth 1202)


Pressroom: Wide-Format

Canon U.S.A.—Océ Arizona 660 XT (Booth 502)

Canon U.S.A.—Océ ColorWave 900 (Booth 502)

EFI—EFI VUTEk GS-TF System (Booth 2602) (Best of Category Winner)

EFI—EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro (Booth 2602)

Xanté Corporation—Excelagraphix 4200 P Series, High Speed Wide Format Inkjet (Booth 5007)


Postpress and In-line Finishing

Allen Datagraph Systems, Inc.—AXXIS HS Digital Die-less Label Finishing System (Booth 2376)

C.P. Bourg Inc.—Bourg BB3202 Perfect Binder (Booth 1912)

LasX Industries, Inc.—LaserSharp On-Demand Finishing System (Booth 1867)

Masterwork USA Inc.—MK21060STE Foil Stamping / Diecutting Combination with Stripping (Booth 1267)

MGI Digital Graphic Technology—JETvarnish 3D Twin w/iFoil (Booth 3213) (Best of Category Winner)

Muller Martini—Presto II Digital Saddle Stitcher (Booths 831, 1281, 3490)


Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping, and Fulfillment

Pitney Bowes—Print+ Response Inkjet Module (Booth 1947)

Printware LLC—iJetPress Digital Inkjet Printer with iJetColor Workflow (Booth 5227) (Best of Category Winner)

RISO, Inc.—RISO Inline Print to Mail Solution (Booth 544)

W+D North America Inc.—W+D 234d BP (Booth 3922)


Management Systems

Avanti—Avanti Slingshot (Booth 4242)

EFI—EFI Complete Integrated Workflow for Inkjet (Booth 2602) (Best of Category Winner)

EFI—EFI Radius Business Intelligence v5 (Booth 2602)

SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory—SpencerMetrics iDPA PLUS (Booth 4741)

Ultimate Technographics Inc.—Ultimate Bindery v.3 (Booth 4844)


The Future of Print: Technology Demonstrations

AccuZIP Inc.—AccuTrace with LIVINGMAIL (Booth 4624) (Best of Category Winner)

EFI—EFI GlossControl (Booth 2602)

EFI—EFI SmartSign Analytics (Booth 2602)