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Mimaki Edp Awards

Mimaki’s has won two European Digital Press (EDP) Association Awards. The company won the Best Wide Format Textile Printer accolade for the Mimaki TS500-1800, while the Mimaki JV400-LX Series was named the Best Environmental Printing Solution.

The EDP Association awarded the Mimaki TS500-1800 its prize because of the “…breakthrough in price and performance for indirect dye sub printing … and a print speed of 150m2/h.”

The TS500-1800 provides a powerful solution for the fashion / sportswear, exhibition graphics and retail POS markets where a combination of speed and high quality are vital components for responding to volume demand. The Mimaki TS500-1800 printer is expected to be available in June 2012.

The new Mimaki JV400-LX Series is a latex printer featuring a state of the art, environmentally friendly ink and it also received high praise from the EDP Association: “With the new piezo head, the viscosity of the ink is higher, meaning less drying time. Combined with the white ink option and lower energy consumption, the Mimaki JV400-LX is a worthy winner.”

Mimaki products are distributed exclusively in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services Ltd. “The range of textile solutions available from Mimaki continues to grow apace and to receive such an accolade for the TS500 is a great appreciation of what the company is achieving,” says Hybrid’s marketing manager, Duncan Jefferies. “For the EDP to recognise the exceptional environmental credentials of the Mimaki JV400 latex printer is equally high praise."

The EDP Association is a not-for-profit organisation that recognises the latest innovations in the digital print industry. The Association comprises publishers of leading European magazines devoted to digital printing and associated products. The publications cover 14 countries, with a readership exceeding one million graphic arts professionals.

The EDP Association Awards acknowledge best-in-class products across the digital print landscape. EDP Association accolades are awarded following an assessment by the organisation’s independent panel of digital print experts.

Mike Horsten, Marketing Manager at Mimaki comments, “It’s always an honour to be recognised by highly respected print professionals. The award underlines our commitment to research and development, and to delivering the very best products to our customers.”