The Winners are… during Fespa in Cologne, the European Digital Press (EDP) Association celebrated the Winners of the 9th EDP Awards. With this Awards, EDP honours the best developments in print production tools, software developments, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems. Out of more than 100 entries finally 20 products were awarded with a best of Trophy in its category. The EDP Association The EDP Association was founded in 2006 by six trade magazines with main editorial focus on digital print and production. Now the EDP Association counts 20 member magazines all over Europe, covering 26 countries and reaching more than half a million of readers in Europe. One of the goals of EDP Association was the idea, to assist the technology-appliers in their task to find the right solution for his applications. Due to the fact that not every high tech product eventually meets the requirements in a demanding production environment. Since 2007 EDP has evaluated and honoured the best new developments in print production tools, software developments, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems. Over the years more than 200 trophies were awarded to the best technologies and developments. The judging process As soon as a product is submitted, the evaluation process starts and the members of the Technical Committee investigate the products´ features and qualities – by consulting other experts as well. At the end of the submission period the Technical Committee nominates the best ones in a category for the final judging round. In a special EDP General Assembly (this year in Brixen/Italy) representatives of all the member magazines discussed the quality again – also under aspects such as value to the user, support and service and other arguments. They finally decided which product is worth of being awarded an EDP Trophy. The EDP Awards 2015 winners The winners of the 2015 EDP Awards are: Best special application solution Trotec JobControl Vision Best colour management solution Agfa Asanti Color Management Best print support tool GEW LW1 Best wide format roll-to-roll up to 1,7 metre HP Latex 360 Best print and cut solution Mimaki CJV150/300 Series Best wide format roll to roll up to 3,3 metre Agfa Anapurna M3200i RTR Best wide format hybrid/flatbed UV printer Canon Océ Arizona 6100-Series Best wide format textile printer light production Roland DG Texart RT-640 Best wide format textile printer high production Durst Rhotex HS Best production cut-sheet printer light production Ricoh Pro C7100X Best production cut-sheet printer high production Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 Best production printer web-fed Ricoh Pro VC60000 Best special solutions printer Leonhard Kurz DM-Liner Best labelling solution Xeikon Cheetah Best packaging solution HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press Best multi-purpose object printer Mutoh ValueJet 426UF Best sheet-fed offline finishing system Highcon Euclid II+ Best textile substrate DHJ Decoprint Acqualight Best environmental substrate 3A Composites SMART-X natura Best special application substrate Khora by James Cropper Paper The next submission period for the EDP Awards 2015/2016 started on 1 April 2015 and will end for products officially introduced until 30 March 2016.
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