Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands – 10 December 2020: KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, is proud to accept the coveted European Digital Press Association (EDP) award for their latest revolutionary inkjet production printing device: the TASKalfa Pro 15000c. This year's EDP Awards 2020 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 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. According to Marcel Ebbenhorst, Production Print Manager at Kyocera Document Solutions Europe B.V., “This is an exceptional achievement for our new production printing device, notably as we are a new entrant to this industry and have been acknowledged by a panel of experts from the publishing industry. Testament to the fact that we are on the right path of technological innovation with this inkjet device.”
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.
"It has been a very challenging year for all of us," said EDP Vice‐President Peter Ollén, who welcomed the winners at the online event on behalf of EDP President Klaus Peter Nicolay. "Due to the restrictions imposed by Covid‐19, it was not easy to organise the award this year. My thanks go to the jury and their professional work, and of course to all the participants who put their trust in our expertise".
This year the Technical Committee consisted of the Chairman and Editor‐in‐Chief Herman Hartman, SignPro Benelux, Mike Horsten, consultant at TEXSMART.NL and Igor Terentyev, publisher of Publish Russia ‐ all under the leadership of EDP president Klaus‐Peter Nicolay, publisher and editor‐in‐chief of Druckmarkt Germany and Switzerland.
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.