Hiya! I have some news from the Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA), which is regarded as the most influential photo imaging press association in Europe.
TIPA has 31 member magazines in 12 countries and their editors judge the best photo and imaging products in Europe at an annual meeting. The tradition started in 1991 and today it is considered as the most prestigious awards of their kind. The panel gives their verdict after a number of tests and careful consideration.
This year the experts have given three awards to Epson and one to GR DIGITAL. The Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner has won the “Best Flatbed Photo Scanner in Europe 2006”, the Epson Stylus Photo RX640 has got the “Best A4 Multifunction Photo Printer in Europe 2006” and Epson UltraChrome K3 ink has been voted as the “Best Printing Technology in Europe 2006”. While GR DIGITAL of Ricoh Co. Ltd was named the “Best Prestige Camera in Europe 2006”.
Epson Perfection V750 Pro is a flatbed scanner, which incorporates a Dual Lens System that enables film scanning at a high resolution of 6400dpi, as well as reflective scanning at 4800dpi. It also features an optical density value of 4.0, an anti-reflection coating applied to the lenses and a high reflection mirror. That all help capture detail in the darkest of shadows, to eliminate reflection and ghosting and allows faster scanning speeds.
Epson Stylus Photo RX640 combines photo quality printer and a 3200dpi scanner with built-in transparency unit. It allows to automatically restore colour to faded photos and film thanks to the Epson’s Easy Photo Fix technology. This technology also automatically detects the image type and adjusts image brightness and contrast accordingly. With the PhotoFine LCD monitor you can print directly from memory cards and PictBridge-enabled cameras.
Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink is unique. It spots 8 new colour pigments, that better the quality and durability of colour and black & white printing. It also enables to use two black modes: Photo Black or Matte Black.
GR DIGITAL is a high-resolution digital camera for professional photographers and advanced amateurs. The camera was released in 2005 and has a stylish lightweight body of only 25mm thick. It has a 8 CCD mega pixel imager and 2.5 inch TFT LCD display. It is also equipped with 28mm (35mm film equivalent) lens that cover an angle as wide as 21mm.