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Epson Extends Australian Institute of Professional Photography Partnership

November 2016

Furthers commitment to professional photography in Australia

SYDNEY, 8 November 2016 – Epson has furthered its commitment to promoting excellence in Australian professional photography by extending and expanding its partnership with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). As part of its new partnership Epson will present the AIPP annual State Awards and its Signature Worthy Print Award, which honours the quality of the printed image.

Craig Heckenberg, General Manager, Business Division, at Epson Australia said, “Epson’s business is all about the image, whether its how its captured, printed or presented so the more we continue to encourage excellence in this field through ventures like our partnership with the AIPP as the only membership organisation of choice for professional and aspiring image makers, the better it is for the world of Australian photography and the amazing talent within it.”

Craig Heckenberg, General Manager, Business Division, at Epson Australia

Peter Myers, Executive Officer of the AIPP added, “Epson’s support of professional photography over the years has been invaluable and truly helps our industry and our craft progress and improve. The Signature Worthy Award is now an integral part of the AIPP Epson State Awards and one of the most hotly contested. We look forward to our partnership with Epson and its impact on the profession of photography in Australia going from strength to strength.”

Peter Myers, Executive Officer of the AIPP

Epson’s collection of Signature Worthy papers are designed in collaboration with the world’s leading creative professionals. Each Signature Worthy paper is developed and tested at the highest levels to work in concert with Epson’s industry-leading professional printers and inks.

About the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)
The AIPP is Australia’s largest photographic membership body. Founded in 1963, the AIPP is a not-for-profit organisation run voluntarily for and by professional photographers and industry representatives, who seek to set a standard of excellence within the profession of photography. The AIPP strives to promote and maintain the highest standards of professional competence and business ethics in the profession of photography. By maintaining rigorous entry criteria and a binding Code of Ethics for members, as well as providing ongoing education via seminars, workshops and events, the AIPP is a brand of trust in the photographic industry. AIPP Committees represent members on important issues such as copyright; taxation, legal and business matters; insurance; digital imaging and work practices.

About Epson and Epson Australia
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 67,000 employees in 90 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson Australia offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the commercial, industrial, consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. Epson is the market leader in Australia and worldwide in sales of projectors for the home, office and education. Established in 1983 Epson Australia is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.

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