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Singling out the year’s most innovative and revolutionary products

Chicago, IL, September 10, 2017—At today’s close of OUTLOOK 17, the Technology & Marketing TRENDS Update pre-show conference that serves as the kickoff for PRINT 17, the 2017 MUST SEE ’EMS competition “Best of Category” winners were revealed. Chosen by an anonymous panel of industry experts, these winning technologies represent PRINT 17’s most compelling and innovative offerings in 11 categories, highlighting this year’s “must see” products on display across the show floor.

“The “Best of Category” winners represent the highest-scoring entries for each impressive category, extending the technology and learning for which the PRINT and GRAPH EXPO shows are known,” says Thayer Long, President of NPES. “These 12 products represent exemplary advances in the print and graphic communications arena, and serve as shining examples of the future of our industry.”

The 2017 “Best of Category” award winners are:

    Sales and Order Entry – OnPrintShop – Radix – OnPrintShop Wide Format Module

    Prepress and Premedia – Electronics For Imaging – EFI Metrix for High-Speed Inkjet

    Color Management and Quality Control – Lake Image Systems Inc. – Discovery READ&PRINT for RFID

    Variable, Transactional and Multi-Channel – Color-Logic Inc. – Security-FX for Digital Presses

    Pressroom: Analog Presses – RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology – RMGT 920PF-8+CC+LED-UV 8 Color with Coater Perfecting Press

    Pressroom: Digital Presses – HP Inc. – HP Indigo 50000 Digital Press

    Pressroom: Digital Presses – Screen Americas – Truepress Jet 520HD with SC Ink

    Pressroom: Wide-Format – Electronics For Imaging – EFI Cubik printer

    Postpress and In-line Finishing – MGI – JETvarnish 3D Web

    Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping and Fulfillment – W+D North America Inc. – W+D HALM iJET

    Management Systems – Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc. – Ultimate Bindery v5

    The Future of Print – MGI – Ceradrop F-Serie

The Selection Committee also determined this year’s winner of the annual “Legacy Award,” honoring Scitex Digital Printing’s Print Station 91 as a technology that has had a significant impact on the graphic communications industry. The Print Station 91, a MUST SEE ‘EMS Award winner in 2002, was singled out by a panel of industry experts, journalists, and consultants as a former MUST SEE ’EMS honoree that has had a lasting influence on the graphic communications industry. For more information about the annual MUST SEE ’EMS product and technology recognition program visit:

About PRINT 17
Recognized as the most innovative and comprehensive exhibition in the Americas of inkjet, digital, offset, flexo, gravure and hybrid technologies, products and services for the printing and imaging industry, PRINT 17 offers an exciting show-going experience for a diverse spectrum of attendees. The industry event will present the latest graphic communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the exhibition floor, plus education on the most in-demand products and newest profit-making opportunities. Owned and produced by NPES-The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and located at 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191 USA, telephone: 703/264-7200, fax: 703/620-9187, e-mail:,

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