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Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: Epson Is Awarded Three Prestigious TIPA Awards

– For the sixth consecutive year, Epson has been recognised for creating outstanding and innovative products for the photographic industry. –

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 22, 2010 – Epson, global digital imaging specialist, has been presented with three of Europe's most important photo and imaging technology accolades at the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards 2010. Epson products recognised by TIPA were the Epson EH-TW5500, named as the 'Best Pro-Photo Projector'; the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, which won 'Best Expert Photo Printer'; and finally the Epson Perfection V600 Photo, which was placed 'Best Photo Scanner'.

TIPA consists of 29 member magazines from 13 countries, making it one of the largest and most influential photographic and imaging press associations globally. Every year the TIPA editors vote for the best products introduced into Europe during the previous 12 months, taking into account innovation, cutting-edge technology, design, ease-of-use and the price to performance ratio.

Mary McNulty, Head of PR and Communications at Epson Europe, says: "Epson has shown year after year that we are committed to developing products that are technologically innovative and that set new standards in the industry. We are honored to be presented with three TIPA awards this year which will fuel our determination to continue providing our customers with outstanding digital imaging products."

Epson's Stylus Pro 3880 printer. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Epson's Stylus Pro 3880 printer.
Photo provided by Epson America Inc.

Best Expert Photo Printer: Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Using Epson's advanced, fourth generation UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta pigment inks to deliver long lasting, high qualityprints up to A2+ size in both black and white and full colour, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 offers fast, flexible printing suitable for a number of applications. With a uniquely small footprint the Stylus Pro is fully equipped with all of the additional features such as high-speed connectivity with USB 2.0 and Ethernet.

Best Pro Photo Projector: Epson EH-TW5500
The Epson EH-TW5500 reaches an outstanding contrast ratio of 200,000:1 and incorporates 3LCD panel technology, delivering images that are sharp, bright and crystal clear. In addition, ISF certification allows the video projector to be calibrated by an Epson dealer to ensure it is expertly fine-tuned for optimum performance. The frame interpolation feature means that video output is smooth and the addition of super resolution software contributes to a brilliantly clear picture.

Best Photo Scanner: Epson Perfection V600 Photo
The Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner has low power consumption for maximum efficiency and no warm-up time for instant scanning. The scanner creates high-quality images thanks to its 6400 dpi optical resolution and 3.4 Dmax optical density. The Epson Perfection V600 Photo features a built-in Transparency Unit that supports full panoramic medium format film. A unique feature of this scanner is the Digital ICE dust and scratch removal, which works not only when scanning film, but also when scanning photos.

Epson's Perfection V600 Photo scanner. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Epson's Perfection V600 Photo scanner.
Photo provided by Epson America Inc.

Please refer to your local Epson site for details of these and other Epson products.
(Note that product names and availability vary by region.)

Environmental Vision 2050
Building on its history of environmentally-conscious activities, Epson is now striving to achieve its challenging Environmental Vision 2050. For more details on Epson's sustainability initiatives, seehttp://eco.epson.com.

About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group's regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 2,400 employees, Epson Europe's sales for fiscal year 2008 were 1,569 million Euros.

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises over 70,000 employees in 106 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.http://global.epson.com/

(First posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 16:22 EDT)

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