Epson bags TIPA Awards

May 13th, 2008 | By Editor | Category: Accessories

Digital imaging pioneer, Epson has been 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.

Tushad Talati, Head – Brand & Communication at Epson India, commented: “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. At Epson we are 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 5760×1440 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.

Epson Stylus Photo R1900 key features summary

  • Print durable photos and album pages on various media up to A3+
  • Achieve vivid colours and natural skin tones with Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss2 ink
  • Advanced colour processing for smooth and accurate colours with Epson LUT technology
  • Achieve a range of photo finishes with Epson glossy, matte and fine art papers in cut-sheet and roll format
  • Personalise inkjet printable CDs and DVDs
  • Prints are lightfast for 80 years on Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
  • Borderless printing at a resolution up to 5760 x 1440dpi for stunning photos
  • Print photos on A3+ at 1440 x 720dpi (Photo Mode) in only 106 seconds
  • Efficient printing with individual ink cartridges, only replace the colour used
  • Enhanced connectivity with Dual Port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Bundled with sophisticated photo software including Camera RAW plug-in for Creativity Suite for fast, easy printing of camera
  • RAW files

Epson Stylus Pro 11880 key features summary

  • Professional paper handling up to 64″ wide
  • Consistent output with Epson Micro Piezo TFP print head technology
  • High-density Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology
  • Standard USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Flexible paper handling with roll or cut-sheet media from A3 / tabloid up to 64″ wide
  • BorderFree roll printing from 10″ up to 64″ wide
  • Accepts media up to 1.5 mm thick poster board
  • Productive printing with built-in automatic media cutting system and take-up reel system
  • Record information about paper with media bar code tracking and identification system
  • Superior image processing with Epson Super-Halftone Screening Technology
  • Easy to use and maintain with Auto Ink Droplet Detection System
  • High-quality printing with maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi
  • Nine individual high-capacity ink cartridges – 700 ml
  • Automatically change from photo black to matte black
  • Pressurized ink cartridge technology
  • High-performance print engine speeds
  • Large 2.5″ back lit LCD control panel
  • Ink status LED system
  • MyEpson Printer network compatible
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