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The value of the EDP Awards

The Association grants the EDP Awards to the best products of the year introduced in the European market to acknowledge the value of the research and development tasks of the industry. The logo that identify the EDP Awards is, at the same time, a quality & innovation mark for printing centres, the end users of the prize-winning products. 

A technical committee made up by independent consultants, editors, engineers and other related professionals, have been assigned the task to check the products launched in Europe during the year.

Evaluation is based on innovation. The EDP Technical Committee judge the products on the value of the new technical abilities they offer. This can be innovation in the technology that improves speed, quality, usability and functionality or reduces environmental impact as well as cost to the user.

EDP magazines made a solid commitment to turn the EDP Awards into a prestigious and meaningful event. To achieve such an ambitious goal, the EDP Association apply strict criteria – for example, if there is no product eligible in one specific category, the EDP award for that category will be dropped.

The EDP Awards transcend the purely commercial experience. Accolades given to products not only infuse confidence and credibility, but signify utmost quality to professionals and end-users. And only the very best and innovative products are taken into consideration.

Each EDP magazine promotes the awards through both printed and web pages to ensure that they receive growing international recognition and superior status within the digital print industry.

All EDP magazines run advertising campaigns annually promoting the winning products, logos and companies.

On the 28th October, 2006 a few leading magazines of the European digital graphic press met in Salzburg (Austria) with the firm intention to lay the foundations for an association the aim of which was and still is to serve as a forum for its members and the digital printing industry. The assembly gathered Manfred Diehl (DESKTOP DIALOG, Germany), Chris Cooke (IMAGE REPORTS, England/Ireland), Lorenzo Villa (ITALIA PUBLISHER, Italia), Gerhard Bartsch (PLAKATIV, Hungary), Agustín Torres (PRO-DIGIT@L, Spain/Portugal), Martin Spaar (PUBLISHER, Switzerland) and Rudolf Messer (X-MEDIA, Austria).
The founding members held the second Assembly in March 2007 in Barcelona , where the EDP Statutes were subscribed and signed. The Assembly accepted the magazines DIJITAL TEKNIK (Turkey) and SIGNPRO BENELUX (Benelux) as new members of the EDP.
In March 2008 the EDP welcomed the magazines CMYK (Greece), PUBLISH (Russia), AGI (Denmark) and FRANCE GRAPHIQUE (France) as new members of the Association.
PRINT & PUBLISHING POLAND (Poland) joined the EDP in February 2009.
Due to internal reasons, in October 2009 AGI Denmark decides to temporarily discontinue membership.
In December 2009 AGI Finland was welcomed as new member of EDP.
In 2010 the membership countries number 15 and between them represent a readership of more than 1 million.
 
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