Kornit Digital has won the 2020 EDP award by the European Digital Press Association (EDP). The company’s NeoPigment Robusto Softener solution, which ensures superior hand feel for substrates imprinted using the Kornit Presto system for roll-to-roll, direct-to- fabric digital production, was named ‘Best Coating and Varnish’ in the Consumables category.
The EDP awards are Europe’s only technology assessment in the industry and open competition for all products announced and launched in the 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 these strict criteria, there are no voting or other public votes. It is about technical criteria, not popularity. This is the only way EDP can guarantee manufacturers’ achievements in developing new technologies will be recognised, according to Kornit.
The award is a recognition of Kornit’s innovation as it continues its journey to become a complete, sustainable textile printing solutions provider. Kornit’s Softener solution is applied seamlessly during the printing process. No additional time, labour, or equipment is needed, and most importantly, it is a sustainable solution carrying Eco Passport certification and GOTS verification, according to a media statement by Kornit.
“Kornit Presto with Softener is changing the game for on-demand production, making pigment-based digital print a serious contender for even the most demanding fashion houses. Kornit is proud to be recognised for its innovations, and we strive to continue exceeding the market’s demands for efficient, eco-friendly, profitable solutions regardless of the new trends and challenges facing the textile industry,” Chris Govier, KDEU managing director said in a press release by the company.
Kornit develops, manufactures and markets industrial digital printing technologies for the garment, apparel, and textile industries. Kornit delivers complete solutions, including digital printing systems, inks, consumables, software, and after-sales support.