Epson wins two prestigious accolades at TIPA Awards 2008
Two of Epson’s pioneering products named ‘best in class’ by Europe’s largest imaging press association
Epson has announced that it has been recently awarded two of Europe’s most celebrated photo and imaging awards, the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards. Epson’s Stylus R1900 professional 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’.
TIPA currently has 31 member magazines from twelve countries, making it the largest and most influential photo and imaging press association in Europe. Once a year the highly regarded industry experts of the TIPA panel meet to vote for the best digital imaging products in Europe. The two accolades follow a tradition of success for Epson at the annual TIPA awards.
Khalil El Dalu, General Manager, Epson Middle East, commented: “Epson’s double win at the TIPA awards provides us with another reason to celebrate in 2008. Epson has a heritage of groundbreaking imaging products, and these awards prove that the company remains at the forefront of meeting customer needs and developing landmark products. Epson is delighted to receive these awards and we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of image-making technology in the future.”
Epson was awarded the accolade of ‘Best expert photo printer’ for the second consecutive year and TIPA judges highlighted a number of key features that separate the winning 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 5760x1440 dpi.
TIPA judges went on to comment: “Epson's new UltraChrome™ 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. 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 Ultrachrome™ K3 Vivid Magenta Ink Technology offers two new magenta inks ensuring
a more precise colour reproduction – especially in difficult-to-match red and blue areas of the colour spectrum.” 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.