Epson WorkForce Pro C Series Printers Win Gold Against Color Laser Competitors at the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Epson Connect mobile printing solution was also recognized as Bronze winner at the Network Products Guide Awards Dinner in Las Vegas

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, a leading provider of exceptional performing business solutions, announced today that Network Products Guide, industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named the WorkForce® Pro C Series printers a Gold winner – beating out several color laser models in the Best Products and Services: Accessories Category – at the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Furthermore Epson Connect™ was named a bronze winner in the Mobile and Wireless Solutions category. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners from all over the world were honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 7, during the 8th annual dinner and presentations.

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An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world's best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, and many other categories. The WorkForce Pro C Series was awarded based on its low total cost of ownership, quality and productivity features, as well as its three-year best-in-class warranty, pulling ahead of color laser printers. Epson Connect – the free suite of mobile printing solutions – was chosen as a winner due to innovative features that allow home users and mobile professionals to print documents, photos, emails and web pages remotely to any Epson Connect-enabled device, saving them valuable time without sacrificing productivity.

"Epson is committed to providing high performance printing solutions to suit the needs of networked workgroups, whether they're upgrading from legacy color lasers or investing in new color printers," said Grace Huang, group product manager, Business Imaging, Epson America. "It is an honor to be recognized by esteemed industry leaders through the Network Products Guide program. The fact that the WorkForce Pro C Series won the top honor ahead of color laser models further underscores that Epson inkjet printing technology can deliver professional quality color printing without costly lasers."

Epson® WorkForce Pro C Series Commercial Workgroup Printers

The WorkForce Pro C Series commercial workgroup printers deliver high performance, professional quality printing to help small-to medium-sized businesses increase productivity for an overall low total cost of ownership. The printer line offer cost savings of up to 50 percent less in printing cost than color laser printers1; up to 50 percent paper cost savings with automatic two-sided printing; and up to 70 percent less power consumption than laser printers2. All six models include features such as fast print speeds, laser-like quality, productivity features and reliable performance, with a wide range of connectivity options, including Ethernet, Wireless and PCL, to ensure flexible set-up in nearly any environment. Epson developed the WorkForce Pro C Series to provide VAR and commercial channel partners with printing solutions that are cost-effective and meet customer technology needs. The series is available through the Epson ImageWaySM Partner Program. For more information, visit www.epson.com/workgroupprinters.

Epson Connect

Epson Connect provides several ways to print remotely from an Apple® iPad®, iPhone®, tablet, smartphone, or computer. With this free suite of mobile printing solutions, small business professionals can conveniently print documents, photos, e-mails, and web pages on an Epson Connect enabled printer3 from the comfort of the office, home, or even across the globe. Learn more about Epson Connect solutions at www.epson.com/connect.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry's leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 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: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica and http://twitter.com/EpsonSmallBiz) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

1 Compared with best-selling color laser multifunction printers priced at $699 or less, as of December 2011. Calculation based on continuous printing with highest capacity cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task and use conditions.
2 Compared to the best-selling monochrome and color multifunction laser printers available for $699 or less as of December 2010. Actual power savings will vary by product model and usage.
3 Most features require an internet connection to the printer as well as an internet- and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com/connect for a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps.

Note: EPSON, and WorkForce are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and Epson Connect is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Apple, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google Cloud Print is a trademark of Google Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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