In December 2020, EDP Awards were handed over for the 14th successive year in an online presentation to a total of 29 winners. The EDP Awards are Europe’s only technology assessment in the industry and is an open competition for all products announced and launched to market within a year. The winners are selected by a commission of experts (the EDP Technical Committee), which evaluate the submitted products according to criteria such as innovation, quality, performance and cost. Due to this strict criterion, no public votes are permissible as the judging criteria is technical and not popularity based. This way, the EDP guarantees that the manufacturers’ achievements in developing new technologies are recognised.
Kyocera Document Solutions Europe proudly accepted the European Digital Press Association (EDP) Award for its latest revolutionary inkjet production printing device: the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, late last year.
Being a new entrant to this industry and getting acknowledged by a panel of experts from the publishing industry pays testament to the fact that we are on the right path of technological innovation with this inkjet device,” says Greg Griffith, Hardware Product Manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa.
Kyocera was awarded the Best Colour SRA3 award for its TASKalfa Pro 15000c production printing inkjet device in the category of 500,000 prints in A4 per month.
Twenty-nine proud winners
This year, a total of 29 winners were recipients of the EDP Awards. Products of the five main categories were awarded: Software/hardware, print (large and wide format and commercial), industrial solutions, finishing and consumables.
The EDP awards are evaluated in many ways. Importantly, it is not only the device or software itself that is a noteworthy consideration, but also the impact of the product on people and users. The impact such technological innovations have made in the marketplace due to technology and integration has become an important factor of the 2020 awards.
The TASKalfa Pro 15000c was unveiled in South Africa at an online launch in August 2020.