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Epson scoops three esteemed TIPA Awards


– TOKYO, Japan - Digital imaging specialist, Epson has been presented with three of Europe’s most distinguished photo and imaging accolades at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards 2009. The Epson Stylus Photo PX800FW has been named Best Multifunction Photo Printer in 2009’, the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 has won ’Best Large Format Printer in 2009’ and the Epson EH-TW5000 was named ’Best Expert Photo Projector in 2009’

TIPA has 29 member magazines from thirteen countries, making it one of the largest and most influential photographic and imaging press associations globally. Every year, TIPA editors vote for the best products introduced in Europe during the previous 12 months, taking into account innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use and, significantly in the current economic climate, the price to performance ratio. These three accolades follow a tradition of success for Epson at the TIPA Awards.

Barbara Kuhr, Head of Strategic Marketing at Epson Europe, said: “Our commitment to continued investment into research and development has resulted in the creation of innovative photo and imaging products for over 40 years. We are extremely honoured to receive three TIPA Awards this year and this recognition further fuels our desire to continue providing our customers with new, industry leading digital imaging technology.”

Epson’s Stylus Photo PX800FW, a Hi-Definition A4 photo all-in-one with fax, automatic document feeder and Wi-Fi, has been named ’Best Multifunction Photo Printer in 2009’. The TIPA judges were particularly impressed with the “black gloss finish and the touch panel interface, giving it an ultra modern look”. The TIPA judging panel also went on to comment “that the Stylus Photo PX800FW delivers photographic prints that exceed lab print quality.”

Epson’s large format printer technology was rewarded for the second year in a row with the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 picking up ’Best Large Format Printer in 2009’. The TIPA judges commented: “The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 features an Epson developed 8-colour solvent ink set. This professional large format printer delivers long-lasting prints, up to 64” wide for both indoor and outdoor and enables printing on coated or non-coated substrates like vinyl. Print resolutions up to 1440x1440 dpi resolution and high speeds up to 25 sqm/h give a great performance in quality and productivity. In combination with Epson UltraChrome? GS inks the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 offers a wider gamut from 8-colours and the efficiency of large 950ml cartridges"

Capping Epson’s TIPA Award success, the EH-TW5000 was named ’Best Expert Photo Projector in 2009’. With an impressive 75,000:1 contrast ratio and the most advanced state-of-the-art features, this projector delivers the best HD 1080p home cinema experience. The TIPA judging panel said: “Epson achieves an amazing dynamic contrast ratio of 75,000:1, thanks to the new D7 C2 Fine panels, advanced DeepBlack technology and an improved E-TORL lamp to minimise light leakage and ensure the deepest blacks.” The judges also recognised the benefits of Epson’s innovative 3LCD technology, allowing the Epson EH-TW5000 to provide brighter images, more accurate colour reproduction and finer grey scaling than ever before.
About TIPA

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) is made up 29 member photo and imaging magazines from 13 countries. The association is widely known by the general public for its annual Awards and famous blue logo, which have achieved great international recognition and prestige. Taking into account innovation, ergonomics, design, ease-of-use, efficiency, price/performance ratio, as well as other guidelines, TIPA editors have been bestowing the TIPA Awards to imaging products in various categories since 1991 in order to help photo enthusiasts and professionals make the best purchasing choices. Additionally, TIPA activities include conducting surveys among the member magazine’s readers, visiting companies and factories all over the world and staying in contact with research and developmental engineers in order to follow the evolution of imaging technology.

About Epson
Epson is a global leader in imaging products including printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs. With an innovative and creative culture, Epson is dedicated to exceeding the vision and expectations of customers worldwide with products known for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency.
Epson is a network of 93,279 employees in 107 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the Group had consolidated sales of 1,347 billion yen in fiscal 2007.


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