(Quoted from Printing Impressions. Full article here.)
One of the many joys from being a part of the Product of the Year competition is the effort to make the judging for all categories as objective as possible – and nowhere is this more evident that in the Output device categories. A quick step back to make sure that we are all on the same page. Product of the Year has been running at the former SGIA Expo (now PRINTING United) for a number of years – at least since 2009 and maybe even a bit before then. And in the Product of the Year competition there are two main categories – output device and non-output device. Output device is exactly what you think it is – a way to have printing devices compete in sub-categories (think UV Flatbed, and Solvent/Latex roll-to-roll) against each other for the bragging rights of Product of the Year in each of these sub-categories.
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