Each year, experts from the European Digital Press (EDP) Association circle evaluate the latest technologies and product developments in categories such as hardware and software, large-/ wide-format printing, commercial printing, industrial solutions, finishing and consumables and the best products in each category are honored with an EDP Award.
In its 14th edition (2020), EDP Association and its Technical Committee have distinguished MTEX Falcon in the Textile printer roll-to-roll category with the first-place podium.
MTEX Falcon is a piece of equipment developed entirely to work with pigments and for a wide range of fabrics. With applications in home, linen, upholstery, sign and décor, MTEX Falcon follows the Sustainable Development Goals and is the most sustainable organic pigment textile printer with a complete setup on the market.
"It is an important recognition for us. MTEX FALCON has been evaluated down to the last detail by several specialists in the area. Knowing that these specialists considered our equipment to be the best in the Textile printer roll-to-roll category is a source of great satisfaction to MTEX NS" says Elói Ferreira, MTEX NS CEO.
MTEX NS’s work had previously been highlighted through an EDP Award nomination, in the 2013 edition. At that time MTEX NS was distinguished with MTEX 500 textile printer in the “Best wide-format textile printer” category, with a third-place showing.
The EDP Awards are Europe's only technology assessment in the industry, and an open competition for all products announced and launched in the market within a year. The winners are selected by the commission of experts, which evaluate the submitted products according to criteria such as innovation, quality, performance, and cost.
"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 organize the award this year. My thanks go to the panel, 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 Chairman and Editor‐in‐Chief Herman Hartman, SignPro Benelux, Mike Horsten, a 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 Association was founded in 2007 by six magazines with a particular focus on digital technologies. Today with 20 member magazines from all over Europe, covering 25 countries and reaching more than half a million readers (printed editions only), the EDP Association strives to help users to find the right solutions for their applications. Since 2007, the EDP has handed out around 360 awards for the best technology and product developments ‐ now 29 awards are being added this year.