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Epson wins best photo printer and best flatbed scanner awards.

May 2004

Sydney 18 May 2004: Epson received a double accolade at this year's Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards in Europe, winning both the best photo printer and best flatbed scanner categories.

The Epson Stylus Photo R800 printer and Epson Stylus Perfection 4870 Photo scanner were both recognised by the 31 publications that belong to TIPA for their outstanding innovation and technical excellence.

Both the R800 printer and 4870 scanner will be on display at the Epson stand at Photo Imaging World on 21-23 May in Sydney.

Epson's Director of Marketing Communications Mike Pleasants is delighted with the double win: "Recognition from an independent and well-respected organisation such as TIPA reinforces Epson's continuing innovation and technological advances in digital imaging. The winning products are just two examples of how Epson is anticipating and responding to the rapidly changing needs of the digital photography market. We are consistently setting new benchmarks for input and output flexibility, quality and durability for both the professional and amateur photographer."

Best inkjet photo printer - Epson Stylus Photo R800
Epson was the first to introduce a six-colour, true photographic inkjet printer, and it continues to raise the bar in this sector. The Epson Stylus Photo R800 is the latest in the series and includes a new eight cartridge UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment ink set featuring the new Epson Gloss Optimiser that has established new benchmarks for photo-quality printing, durability and flexibility.

Designed to suit the needs of both the professional and amateur photographer, the Epson Stylus Photo R800 offers the widest colour gamut available from an inkjet photo printer, a new Epson Gloss photo optimiser, unbeatable precision thanks to the smallest ink droplet (1.5pl) in the world, and borderless printing and resolution up to 5760 x 1440 optimised dpi for outstanding photos, reprints and enlargements. One of the judges commented: "The Epson Stylus Photo R800 stands out on its own because it is the first and only printer that combines long-lasting pigment ink with high gloss paper printing."

Best flatbed photo scanner - Epson Perfection 4870 Photo
Described by the judges as 'setting a new standard in professional flatbed scanners', the Epson Stylus Perfection 4870 Photo offers the power and quality of a film scanner with the flexibility of a flatbed, without sacrificing the scan quality.

Incorporating an unrivalled optical resolution of 4800x9600dpi, new DIGITAL ICE Technology and a moving TPU (transparency unit) lamp, this scanner challenges the traditional film scanner manufacturers on both quality and price.

TIPA is an amalgamation of 31 photography publications from 12 countries across Europe. Each year TIPA presents awards for outstanding products and technologies across a number of areas in the field of photography. For full details about this year's awards visit

For detailed specifications of Epson products visit

For more information on the Stylus Photo R800 printer and Epson Stylus Perfection 4870 Photo scanner phone Epson Australia on 1300 361 054

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