Finishing equipment and workflow software developer Esko Gent, Belgium, announces that its Esko i-cut Suite workflow software for large-format printing has been awarded with the 2012 Printing Industries of America (PIA) InterTech Technology Award. Since 1978 the InterTech Technology Awards, sponsored by PIA, have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries. More than 80 percent of technologies that receive an award experience continued commercial success in the marketplace.
This is the sixth InterTech award Esko has received in the past ten years.
“We are flattered that i-cut Suite was deemed worthy of this prestigious award,” says Carsten Knudsen, Esko president and CEO. “We believe our track record of awards accentuates our continuous innovation, supported by our significant R&D investments. Yet, we are even more honored that i-cut Suite is being adopted by many large-format printers who are finding exceptional productivity and quality gains.”
Esko i-cut Suite—a workflow that oversees large format print production, from design to print to cut—is a collection of software specifically for users of large-format digital printers and/or digital finishing systems. Different modules provide companies with essential tools to deliver sign and display products with optimal efficiency and productivity, regardless of the type, source and variety of the incoming job information. It includes i-cut Preflight, i-cut Layout, i-cut Vision Pro, and i-cut Automate.