EDP Awards winners announced
The EDP (European Digital Press) Association has announced its 2010 awards winners ahead of a special presentation ceremony at Ipex. The EDP, of which Image Reports is the UK representative, grants awards to what its technical committee considers to be the best products introduced into the European market over the course of the previous 12 months in acknowledgement of the research and development taking place within the industry.
Evaluation is based on innovation. The technical committee judges products on the value of the new technical abilities they offer. This can be innovation in the technology that improves speed, quality, usability and functionality or reduces environmental impact as well as cost to the user. The 2010 awards looked at products released between 1 March 2009 and 28 February 2010.?
The winners are:
Wide-format printer up to 1.6 metres?
HP Designjet L25500
Wide-format printer up to 3.5 metres?
EFI Vutek GS3200
Superwide-format printer 3+ metres ??
WP Digital Virtu RR50
Wide-format print and cut machine ?
Roland VersaCamm VS-640
Proofing printer ?
Epson Stylus Pro WT7900
UV curable entry-level to mid-range?
UV curable high-end production?
Durst Rho 1000
Best emerging technology printer ?
Roland Soljet III XC-540MT?
Alternative ink technologies?
Roland Eco-Sol Metallic Ink
Best environmental ink?
Best environmental substrate?
G3S Bio Media
Rip solution for wide-format?
EFI Fiery XF
Best wide-format finishing device?
DYSS Inline Packing Solution
Industrial (speciality) printing solution?
EFI Jetrion 4830
Canon Image Runner Advance C9060
Production cut-sheet - mono?
Oce Varioprint 6320 Ultra
Production cut-sheet - colour (high production)?
Kodak Nexpress SE3600
Web-fed production printer - mono?
Web-fed production printer - colour?
HP Inkjet Webpress
Best environmental digital printer?
Xerox ColorQube 9203
Rip solutions for proofing?
GMG Colourproof 5.1
Workflow management solution
Xerox Freeflow 8.0
Variable data/versioning product?
Xmpie (Personal effect e-media)
The winner is: GMC portal builder
Best production printing finishing device?
A full report can be found in the May issue of Image Reports magazine