SOURCE: Questex Media Group

March 04, 2008 17:00 ET

ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition Announces Third Annual Best of Show Award Winners

Best of Breed Solutions Are at the Forefront of Innovation in the Digital Imaging and Document Solutions Industry

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - At an awards ceremony this afternoon, the ON DEMAND Exposition & Conference announced the winners of the third annual ON DEMAND Best of Show Awards program. InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program. The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition is taking place this week at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The ON DEMAND Best of Show Awards were judged in nine categories. One "Best of Show" award was presented in each of the following categories:

--  Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Equipment - Ricoh, Ring Binder RB5000
--  Document Creation Software - XMPie Inc., PersonalEffect
--  Innovations in Paper Usage and Substrates - Mohawk Fine Papers,
    Beckett Cambric
--  Innovative Use of Technology - interlinkONE, ilinkONE Version 8 /
    Release 8.3
--  Monochrome Digital Printing Equipment - Océ, VarioStream 8000
--  Process Color Digital Printing Equipment - Canon U.S.A. Inc.,
    imagePRESS C6000
--  Web To Print Solutions - Rochester Software Associates, Inc., WebCRD
    Enterprise System 7.0
--  Wide Format Printing - Xerox Corporation, Xerox 8265 Color Wide Format
    Printer
--  Workflow Solutions - Ultimate Technographics Inc., Impostrip Book
    Stacker 2.0
    

In addition to the Best of Show Award announcements, the following companies were awarded honorable mentions:

--  Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Equipment - Kompac Technologies, Kwik
    Finish
--  Document Creation Software - GMC Software Technology, PrintNet
    Designer 5.2
--  Innovations in Paper Usage and Substrates - Neenah Paper Inc.,
    CORONADO® SST Papers
--  Innovative Use of Technology - XMPie, Inc., Marketplace
--  Process Color Digital Printing Equipment - Océ, JetStream
--  Web To Print Solutions - Firespring, PrinterPresence
--  Wide Format Printing - Canon U.S.A. Inc., imagePROGRAF iPF8000S
--  Workflow Solutions - Rochester Software Associates, QDirect.SCAN
    

The awards program was open to all show exhibitors. To be eligible, products must have been introduced after April 2007, be generally available at the time of the 2008 ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, and be on display or in use during the exposition.

The competition was judged by professionals from the graphic arts and printing community. The judges were chosen for their accomplishments and extensive knowledge in this market and its technologies. Judges used a weighted combination of subjective and objective criteria in making their selections for Best of Show.

"Congratulations to the winning companies and solutions. The contest recognizes cutting-edge solutions that are pioneering new technologies in the on demand marketplace. We applaud them on their success," said Debra Brown, Event Director - ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition, Questex Media Group.

"All of the nominations demonstrated exceptional innovation and selecting the award winners is never an easy task. We believe this year's winners will be leaders in the digital printing marketplace and offer our congratulations to the companies recognized," said Jeff Hayes, President, InfoTrends.

For additional information on the ON DEMAND Exposition & Conference, visit www.ondemandexpo.com.

ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition

The ON DEMAND Exposition & Conference is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, encompassing all the technologies used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. It's about more than print on demand technology, management and strategy; it's insight into the future of the printing industry by experts who have been at the forefront of the printing business for many years.

About InfoTrends

InfoTrends, a Questex Company, is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. InfoTrends provides research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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