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The following is an unedited press release, shown as received from the company represented. We've elected to present selected releases without editorial comment, as a way to provide our readers more information without further overtaxing our limited editorial resources. To avoid any possible confusion or conflict of interest, the Imaging Resource will always clearly distinguish between company-provided press releases and our own editorial views and content.

PRESS RELEASE: Epson America expands its professional line of printers to 64-inch wide format with introduction of Epson Stylus Pro 11880 featuring new micropiezo tfp print head technology

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sept. 10, 2007 - Epson America Inc. today announced its
first 64-inch wide format printer for creative professionals, commercial
print shops and photographic labs with the Epson StylusR Pro 11880. Not only
is this printer designed to produce levels of image quality that exceed our
previous best, but it does so with print speeds that are up to two times
faster than any other Stylus Pro model to date.

The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 achieves this combination of image quality and
speed by way of a new and extremely advanced print head technology called
MicroPiezoR TFPT (Thin Film Piezo). This breakthrough technology represents
Epson's most advanced ink jet print head throughout the company's long
history of engineering milestones, and is being featured exclusively in the
Epson Stylus Pro 11880.

"The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 represents our ultimate expression of the Stylus
Pro brand," said Mark Radogna, group product manager, Professional Imaging,
Epson America. "This Stylus Pro 11880 was developed by a special team within
Seiko Epson's renowned engineering department and what they've accomplished
with this new technology will result in establishing yet another new
industry benchmark for professional-level photographic printing."

All-New MicroPiezo TFP Print Head Technology

In addition to achieving the highest level of ink droplet accuracy, Epson's
new MicroPiezo TFP print head features a wide array of engineering firsts
and unique end-user benefits such as: New ink repelling coating technology
that contributes to dramatically reducing nozzle clogs

* World's highest resolution piezo print head ever developed with 360
smart nozzles per inch, each of which produces a variety of droplet sizes as
small as 3.5 picoliters achieving print resolution levels as high as 2,880 x
1,440 dpi

* 9-channel ink system that allows for simultaneous use of all inks
without having to manually swap cartridges

* New Epson AccuPhotoT HD screening technology to achieve even higher
degrees of print image quality

Only Eight Colors Needed to Achieve Superior Image Quality

Epson UltraChrome K3T ink technology is the industry standard by which all
other professional-level ink technologies are judged. Enhanced even further
now by Epson's new breakthrough Vivid Magenta pigments, this new generation
ink technology requires only eight colors - Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow,
Black, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Black, and Light Light Black -
to significantly raise the quality levels for professional color and
black-and-white prints.

Availability, Service & Support

The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 will begin shipping to authorized Epson dealers
in October 2007. A ColorBurstR Edition will also be available in December
2007 which includes a professional PostScriptR Language Level 3T compatible
RIP by ColorBurst. The following are estimated street prices:

Epson Stylus Pro 11880: $14,995
Epson Stylus Pro 11880 ColorBurst Edition: $15,995

Epson Professional Service & Support

The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 is supported by a standard Epson PreferredSM
Limited Warranty. This one-year program includes toll-free advanced
telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next-business-day on-site
service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. Optional Epson
Preferred Plus Service Plans are also available, offering one or two
additional years of protection. For more information on Epson warranties,
service programs and products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit
our Web site at www.epson.com.

About Epson America Inc.

Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image
output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts
markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale
(POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in
1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson
Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology
products that meet customer demands for increased functionality,
compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc.
is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

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Note: Specifications and terms are subject to change. Epson and Epson Stylus are registered trademarks and Epson UltraChrome K3 and MicroPiezo TFP are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks.

(First posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 12:01 EDT)

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