LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson has won two SGIA 2017 Product of the Year Awards, resulting in its third consecutive year receiving the prestigious awards in the roll-to-roll dye-sublimation output device category. Epson was honored by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) annual competition in the following categories:
"This year at SGIA, the amount of digital textile devices on the show floor is a sure indicator of the expansion and impact textile printing has had on the industry," said Tim Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "We are elated to have received this prestigious award three years in a row for our SureColor F-Series line of dye-sublimation printers, especially as the output device selections are rapidly expanding from some of the best manufacturers in the world. This is the first year the SureColor F9370 has been in the competition, and we are looking forward to seeing the production printer make its mark on the industry."
More than 70 companies submitted 222 entries over the competition's 49 categories, making this year the largest field of competitors in the awards program's history. All entries will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, Oct. 10-12). In addition, the new Epson SureColor F9370 will be shown for the first time in the US in Epson's booth, #1301.
"The judges struggled to choose winners in the output device categories, because the print quality was so good and so close from entry to entry. That's great news for the printing industry," said Ray Weiss, SGIA's digital imaging specialist and award program coordinator. "Epson's award was well-earned!"
About the Epson SureColor F-Series Dye-Sublimation Printers: The Epson SureColor F-Series, including the 44-inch SureColor F6200 and 64-inch Epson SureColor F9370 and F7200, leverage Epson UltraChrome® DS with High Density Black ink to deliver exceptional color saturation and high contrast for brilliant image quality in the roll-to-roll fabric production, customized promotional production, soft signage, and cut-and-sew sports apparel, fashion, and home décor markets.
The recently announced SureColor F9370 delivers industrial-level performance with speeds up to 1,169 square feet/hour1 and features an integrated new fabric wiping system, and a highly accurate roll-to-roll media support system with advanced auto paper-tension control. Designed to support high-speed, economical, medium-to-large volume dye-sublimation transfer printing, the SureColor F9370 replaced the SureColor F9200. For more information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.
About SGIA SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. "Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA."
About Epson Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 88 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
1 Print times are based upon print engine speeds only. Total throughput depends upon front-end driver/RIP, file size, printing resolution, ink coverage, network speed, etc.
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