Mike Horsten, general manager marketing of Mimaki EMEA, accepted three awards on behalf of Mimaki at the European Digital Press Association Awards during a special ceremony held during drupa on June 1.
The Mimaki UJV55-320 was named Best Wide Format Roll-to-Roll Printer up to 320cm, the Mimaki UJF-7151plus, the Best Special Object Printer and the Mimaki Tx300P the Best Textile Printer Roll-to-Roll up to 100sq m/h.
Mr Horsten said: “To achieve one EDP award is an honour – three is a great recognition of the hard work and creativity of our research and development teams in not only bringing market leading solutions to fruition but also in identifying emerging trends and how we can help customers make the most of the opportunities they present.
“The UJV55-320 is the perfect complement to existing sign and display graphics production platforms as well as an affordable market entry for operations looking for new sign revenue streams. The Mimaki UJF-7151plus addresses a growing demand for digital, on-demand and plateless inkjet printing because of its ability to quickly provide high-mix and low-volume printing.
“With the Mimaki Tx300P-1800, we were mindful of the shift in textile production from both analogue to digital and from centralised to distributed production. We envision a day not too far in the future when consumers will be able to download or create their own patterns rather than being limited to commercially available designs. The Tx300P-1800 is ideal for this new distributed model of textile printing.”