LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 27, 2016 – Epson has won three SGIA 2016 Product of the Year Awards, including its second year in a row for the SureColor® F9200 64-inch dye-sublimation printer. Honored at the 2016 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo, which brought together leaders of the specialty imaging industry, Epson was recognized in the Association's prestigious Product of the Year competition in the following categories:
- SureColor F9200: Roll-to-roll dye-sublimation on textile category
- SureColor F6200: Roll-to-roll dye-sublimation on metal category
- SureColor P20000: Roll-to-roll aqueous (under 64-inches) category
“It is a true honor to win across three categories in this prestigious award competition,” said Timothy Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “This is the second year in a row that the SureColor F9200 has won the roll-to-roll dye-sublimation on textile award, in a market segment that has had a number of new product introductions. Being compared to the best in the world in this competition, it is a testament to the quality, performance and price position that the SureColor F9200 has been able to win back-to-back awards.”
The competition judged submissions across 19 categories for output devices and 29 categories for non-output devices. Conducted during the 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, Sept. 14-16, 2016), this year’s event was one of the most challenging in recent history.
“We are really thrilled with the participation from exhibiting companies, and we even doubled the product categories to correctly acknowledge all of the possible technical accomplishments honored in this competition,” said Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Specialist. “The award winners have been extremely enthusiastic about their wins, understanding just how competitive the field was this year.”
A recap of the 2016 SGIA Expo – including the complete list of Product of the Year winners – is available online at SGIA.org.
About the Epson F-Series Dye-Sublimation Printers:
The complete Epson SureColor F-Series line, including the 44-inch SureColor F6200 and 64-inch Epson SureColor F7200 leverage Epson UltraChrome® DS ink with an all new high density Black ink to deliver improved ink efficiency and black density with better tonal transitions and grayscale for high quality results in the roll-to-roll fabric production, customized promotional production, soft signage, and cut-and-sew sports apparel, fashion, and home décor markets.
The SureColor F9200 utilizes dual Epson PrecisionCore® MicroTFP® print heads for high-speed, industrial-level, roll-to-roll productivity with superior dot control and precise, repeatable performance. The printer also offers continuous productivity and less downtime with an integral and easily refillable, high-capacity 3-liter bulk ink system and a post-platen heater for seamless media handling and faster drying times for continuous production. In addition, the SureColor F9200 includes Wasatch SoftRIP® TX, a full featured workflow solution for textile production.
About the Epson SureColor P20000 Printer:
The 64-inch SureColor P20000 leverages an enhanced PrecisionCore MicroTFP print head, newly developed media feeding system, and reformulated Epson UltraChrome PRO nine-color pigment ink system featuring four-level gray technology to provide high print quality and production-level speeds for print service providers, fine art reproduction and display graphics print needs. The competition prints were produced using the recently released EFI Fiery XF v6.3 RIP software
The Epson SureColor F6200, F9200 and P20000 are designed exclusively for use with Epson ink cartridges1. For more information about Epson’s industry leading professional printing solutions, visit proimaging.epson.com.
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1 Each printer is designed to use only EPSON ink cartridges and no other brands of new or refilled cartridges, or other brands of ink or bulk ink systems. Using genuine EPSON inks is important for reliable performance and high image quality. Epson offers voluntary recycling of spent ink cartridges.
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