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SGIA Announces Awards for Products of the Year

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After evaluating a record-setting field of 255 submissions, judges of the 2018 Product of the Year Competition selected 68 winning products, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Fairfax, Virginia, has announced. Two of those winners, Inkcups (Direct-to-Shape Printers) and Marabu North America LP (Screen Printing–Inks), advertise with Plastics Decorating magazine.

"This year's competition was tight. A number of categories were decided by fewer than five points because of the quality of the submissions,” said Ray Weiss, SGIA director of digital print programs. “This was a very exciting year for the Product of the Year competition."

This year’s competition included 68 categories — more than a third more than last year’s field of 49. Additions include Digital Inks-Industrial and Packaging, Large-Format Scanners (Flat or Roll), 3D Printers and Single-Pass Printers.

"The competition is bigger than ever, and with the additional 19 categories it encompasses even more of the industry. You will want to visit the Golden Image/Product of the Year Gallery at the Expo so you can see all of the entries for yourself," Weiss said.

Winners will receive their Product of the Year jewels at a special presentation the evening before the 2018 SGIA Expo opens.

For more information, visit www.sgia.org.