The MUST SEE ’EMS AWARDS
Only products that will be “shown” at GRAPH EXPO are eligible for entry. (For large equipment, photos and/or videos are an acceptable alternative to the product’s physical presence.)
All products entered in the MUST SEE ’EMS contest must be “new” since the last GRAPH EXPO/PRINT show. After a product has been judged, that same product cannot be entered again unless it has undergone an update or revision.
Only vendors that have reserved booth space at GRAPH EXPO are eligible to enter. Companies whose products will only be shown in another vendor’s booth are not eligible.
To help GRAPH EXPO attendees sort through the diverse list of MUST SEE ’EMS, the awards are categorized into 11 production areas. These categories are:
- ● Sales and Order Entry
Software systems used by salespersons and Customer Service Representatives, as well as web-to-print systems
- ● Prepress and Premedia
Software and hardware used to produce primarily “static” press-ready data or non-print digital products
- ● Color Management and Quality Control
Software and hardware used to measure or control color, or to inspect quality
- ● Variable, Transactional and Multi-Channel
Systems used to produce personalized print or transactional output, or to coordinate campaigns across print and non-print communication channels
- ● Pressroom: Analog Presses
Traditional printing presses and related consumables (including inks and substrates)
- ● Pressroom: Digital Presses
Toner and inkjet printing presses (less than 36 inches in width) and related consumables
- ● Pressroom: Wide-Format
Inkjet and toner output devices (36 inches and wider) and related consumables
- ● Postpress and In-line Finishing
Systems for cutting, folding, binding and other finishing functions
- ● Imprinting, Mailing, Shipping and Fulfillment
Specialized printing and imprinting systems, software and finishing equipment
- ● Management Systems
Software used for estimating, costing, JDF connectivity and plant management
- ● The Future of Print: Technology Demonstrations
New and unusual hardware and software, including processes that are not yet fully commercialized
Interested in Entering Your Product?
Please download our Frequently Asked Questions document for more information.