Epson today announced it is the winner of two 2015 Professional Photographer Hot One Awards, which honors the hottest products for professional photographers. The Epson SureColor® P600 13-inch professional photo printer and Metallic Photo Paper were named Best Inkjet Printer and Best Inkjet Paper, respectively.


“The winners of the 2015 Hot One Awards represent the pros’ choice of the year’s photographic products,” said Joan Sherwood, senior editor, Professional Photographer. “The Hot Ones recognize excellence in professional products as judged by the pros who use them. As talented as photographers can be, they still have to rely on their gear, software, professional services, and the products they sell. Their choices for the Hot Ones give our readers a list of worthy winners to consider for themselves.”


For the past 15 years, the Hot One Awards have provided Professional Photographer’s readers with a resource of the newest, most innovative products available in a variety of price ranges. Readers are treated to a resource compiled by independent, practicing professional photographers, selected for their expertise and knowledge. This year’s independent panel of more than 35 judges voted on products that ranged from cameras and lenses to albums and displays. They made their selections based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance, and value for the price.


“We are honored to receive two of these coveted industry awards, underscoring the impact Epson professional printer and paper solutions have on the photography market,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor P600 represents the new benchmark in 13-inch desktop photographic printing, and when paired with Epson Professional fine art  and photo media, such as the Metallic Photo Paper Luster or Gloss, photographers and enthusiasts can output each digital capture at the highest quality possible and preserve the legacy of their prints for years to come.” 


About Epson Photo Solutions

Designed specifically for creative professionals, fine artists, and photographers from pros to amateurs, the Epson SureColor P600 combines an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC printhead with the next-generation Epson UltraChrome® HD pigment inks to produce exhibition-quality black-and-white prints with never before seen black density and stunningly vivid color prints. In addition, advanced media handling enables borderless photos with exceptional clarity and sharpness up to 13”x19” on a wide variety of glossy, matte and fine art papers, while improved roll paper support allows for breathtaking panoramas over 10 feet long for Windows® and Mac® users.


The Epson Metallic Photo Paper Glossy and Luster provide a rich color gamut, sharpness, and depth for wedding photographers, portrait studios and event photographers. Designed in collaboration with the industry’s leading professional photographers and fine artists, the paper is made with a resin-coated base and a durable coating ideal for long-lasting prints, and offers a unique surface that adds a sophisticated degree of intensity to images. The Metallic Photo Paper is available in both Glossy, which produces vibrant, high-gloss prints with extreme sharpness and depth for a 3D appearance, and Luster, which offers a subtle, pearl-like quality with an elegant E-type surface with a pebble finish.


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About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.


Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit:


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