This is Epson’s third consecutive year receiving the Product of the Year award in this category from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s annual competition.
Epson’s complete line of dye-sublimation solutions, including the winning SureColor F6200 printer and the new Epson DS Transfer Photo Paper, will be shown in Epson’s booth (1414) at the SGIA Expo, which takes place Oct. 18-20 in Las Vegas.
“Each year the competition gets stiffer as printing technologies advance and dye-sublimation becomes more commonly used within the printing industry,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor F6200, when combined with Epson UltraChrome DS ink technology and the new Epson DS Transfer Photo Paper, is a full dye-sublimation solution optimized for rigid photo applications.”
Epson created the award-winning submission using its new solution designed for creating dye-sublimation photo panels and other rigid substrates. New Epson DS Transfer Photo Paper, a high-quality, lightweight dye-sublimation transfer paper, combined with the Epson SureColor F6200 dye-sublimation printer, UltraChrome DS inks and Wasatch RIP support, creates a complete solution designed to produce rigid photos with advanced print quality and vibrant images with minimal grain, consistency and reliability.
More than 100 companies competed in the 2018 Product of the Year competition, submitting 255 entries in the 74 categories – the largest field of competitors in the awards programs’ history. All entries will be on display in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2018 SGIA Expo.
“This year we mixed it up and placed unique images that helped generate a more complete set of objective data to provide feedback to the judges,” said Ray Weiss, director of digital print programs, SGIA.