EDP AWARDS 2018
29 Trophies for EDP Awards 2018 Winners

During Fespa 2018 in Berlin the European Digital Press Association (EDP) celebrated the winners of their 12th EDP Awards contest

If Europe’s 21 leading trade magazines with an editorial focus on digital print processes, united in the European Digital Press Association (EDP), yearly honour the best technological developments with the popular EDP Awards, these are selected according to criteria like achievement, quality and costs. Thus the EDP Awards offer orientation and give a neutral recommendation for purchase decisions.
The EDP Awards are an open contest for all products without any limitation or provenience. All new products and developments announced or presented within the last 12 months and available for testing by the EDP jury members are entitled to participate. The EDP Awards honour the best of them.
Out of more than 120 entries in 2018 the EDP Technical Committee finally selected 29 products as EDP Award winners within eight main categories.

THE WINNERS 2018

Software/Hardware
Best layout, design & editing software: CHILI publish | CHILI publisher UGE
Best color management: Onyx Graphics | Onyx 18
Best workflow technology: Tilia Labs | Griffin Pro app
Best special application software: CloudLab | printQ 3D Packaging Design
Best measurement & calibration: AVT Advanced Vision Technology | Jet-IQ
Best curing system: ebeam Technologies | ebeam Compact

Large/Wide Format Printing
Best roll-to-roll printer up to 170 cm: Mimaki | UCJV300-160
Best flatbed/hybrid printer up to 250 m²/h: swissQprint | Nyala LED
Best flatbed/hybrid printer > 250 m²/h: Durst | P5 250 HS
Best textile printer roll-to-roll > 100 m²/h: Agfa | Avinci DX3200
Best textile printer on transfer paper: Aleph | LaForte Optima Paper340
Best direct to garmet printer: Brother | GTX Commercial Printing
Best cutsheet printer monochrome up to B3: Canon | Océ VarioPrint 6000 Titan
Best color printer up to B3 > 200.000 A4/month: Ricoh | Pro C7200X series
Best color printer up to B3 > 500.000 A4/month: Kodak | Nexfinity Digital Press
Best label printer web: Screen | Truepress Jet L350UV+LM

Print and Finishing Solutions
Best label printing solution: ebeam, Uteco, INX | GAIA
Best print and finishing solution: MGI Digital Technology | JETvarnish 3D Web Color+
Best corrugated solution: Electronics For Imaging | EFI Nozomi C18000
Best wallpaper solution: Veika | Dimensor
Best textile solution: Konica Minolta | Nassenger SP-1

Finishing / Enhancement
Best digital sheetfed cutting solution: Highcon Systems | Euclid IIIC
Best digital wide format cutting solution: eurolaser | XL-3200
Best finishing support tool: Zünd | Over Cutter Camera – OCC
Best book on demand postpress solution: Tecnau | Libra 800
Best webfed finishing solution: HP Indigo | HP Indigo GEM
Best enhancement solution: Leonard Kurz | DM-Liner UV-Ink

Consumables (inks and substrates)
Best special effect ink: HP Indigo | Silver Ink

Accompanying Technologies
Best 3D additive full color printer: Mimaki | 3DUJ-553

The results will also be published in the EDP Report 2018.

The 21 EDP member magazines all over Europe, covering 27 countries and reaching more than half a million readers in Europe (only on the printed magazines), congratulate the Award winners and finalists and thanks the participants and submitters for their cooperation.