Epson again wins 2 TIPA Awards for innovative products
Epson has continued its ongoing success at the European Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards with two of its pioneering products named 'best in class' in 2008 by Europe's largest imaging press association.
Epson's Stylus Photo R1900 A3 photo printer was named 'Best expert photo printer in Europe 2008', and its flagship wide-format photo printer, the Stylus Pro 11880, was named 'Best large format printer in Europe 2008'.
The Award judges say that only the most innovative products are taken into consideration for the TIPA awards. Epson has won at least one TIPA Award every year since 2001 and in 2005 won four awards.
Mike Pleasants, Epson Australia's Director of Marketing Communications, said Epson is renowned for its groundbreaking imaging products, and its record at TIPA proves that Epson remains at the forefront of developing landmark products that meet customer needs.
Epson was awarded 'Best expert photo printer' for the second consecutive year. The TIPA judges highlighted a number of key features that separate the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 from its competition. These include the printer's seven separate colours, its capability to produce prints up to 13 inches wide on a broad variety of media types from gloss papers to a range of fine art textured media, and the 1440 nozzle print head that enables a print resolution of 5760×1440 dpi.
The TIPA judges commented: "Epson's new UltraChromeT Hi-Gloss 2 ink system gives a wider colour gamut for natural skin tones in portrait subjects, and the smooth gloss finish with the extra gloss optimizer ink renders a superb look and feel to prints. The additional red and orange inks contribute to improved colour vibrancy."
Epson's continued investment in large-format printer technology was rewarded with the 'Best large format printer' award for the Epson Stylus Pro 11880.
The TIPA judges commented: "The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 is a professional printer developed for large format applications including fine-art printing, photography and proofing. The Epson UltraChromeT K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink offers two new magenta inks ensuring a more precise colour reproduction - especially in difficult-to-match red and blue areas of the colour spectrum."
The judges also recognised the benefits offered by Epson's Micro Piezo Thin-Film print head, which ejects approximately 40,000 droplets of ink per second to enable high-speed, high-resolution printing.
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