The Epson SureColor P5000 printer has earned a prestigious TIPA award under the “Best Photo Printer” designation. Each year, the Technical Image Press Association editors take into account a list of factors in bestowing honors on the best photo and imaging products introduced during the prior 12 months—innovation, leading-edge technology, design/ergonomics, ease of use and price-performance ratio.
The awards for this year were selected by editors and journalists from 27 professional, amateur and business magazines from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, with a delegate from the Camera Journal Press Club in Japan. This is Epson’s 38th TIPA Award for technologies and imaging products, including inkjet printers, inks, scanners and projectors.
The 17-inch Epson SC P5000 features a newly designed 10-color inkset system, with high-quality output at fast speeds for professional photographers, as well as fine art, graphic design and proofing applications. The printer comes in Standard and Commercial versions, with the former aimed at photographers and featuring an additional black channel. The commercial iteration of the printer replaces one of the black channels for violet, making it more useful for proofing, packaging and other wide-color projects. (There’s also a Designer Edition, which comes with a RIP.)
Look for our article on large-format printers, featuring the Epson SureColor P5000, in the May/June issue of Digital Photo Pro.
See the full press release below, which includes the TIPA citation.
Epson SureColor P5000 Wins Best Photo Printer in Prestigious TIPA Awards
Epson recognized for its innovative high-quality imaging product for the photographic industry
TOKYO, Japan, April 19, 2017
Editors and journalists from photography magazines around the world have recognized an Epson product in the prestigious TIPA Awards 2017. The winning Epson product this year was the Epson SureColor P5000*, which was named “Best Photo Printer.”
TIPA – the Technical Image Press Association – bases its judgment on the innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use and price-to-performance ratio of products in each award category launched over a 12-month period. This year’s awards were selected by representatives from 27 professional, amateur, and business magazines from Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America, with a delegate from the Camera Journal Press Club in Japan.
TIPA is one of the largest and most influential photographic and imaging press associations in the world. Winning the 2017 award means that Epson has now received a total of 38 awards from TIPA for technologies and imaging products, including inkjet printers, inks, scanners and projectors, since 1997. An awards ceremony will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on June 16, 2017.
The award-winning product received the following citation from TIPA:
Epson SureColor P5000
“The 17-inch SC-P5000 is a desktop proofing, photography and fine art printer that offers a 10-colour ink set, a PrecisionCore TFP printhead and Epson Precision Dot technology. The printer exclusively uses 200ml UltraChrome HDX ink cartridges that deliver an enhanced colour gamut and higher density blacks, with improved print permanence compared to previous models.
“The printer offers improved dust and static control, which means reduced maintenance requirements and greater durability. The PrecisionCore printhead has 360 nozzles per colour for faster printing speeds with variable size droplets as small as 3.5 picolitres, while a 2.7-inch full colour LCD panel makes setup and operation accessible and straightforward.”
Please refer to your local Epson site for details of the Epson SureColor P5000 and other Epson products.
* Note that product names and availability vary by region.
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