“Epson’s commitment to fine art print making and photography is demonstrated not only by its drive to deliver market leading products, but its ongoing support and sponsorship of events such as ADAPT,” he says.
Heckenberg says the awards represent the high quality of Epson’s inks and enhanced substrate types. He says this factor, coupled with the depth and brilliance of print quality of an image printed by an Epson colour printer, is why a large percentage of professional photographers choose to print their work with the Epson brand of quality printers.
”I am delighted - but not surprised - that the award winning images were all created using Epson printers and Epson’s superior UltraChrome pigment inks. I am also thrilled that the major award was won using Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, he says.
“With more than 70% of professional photographers using Epson printers the quality, colour depth and brilliance, and print longevity is there for all to see,” says Heckenberg.
Paul Foley, of Spit Junction, NSW, won the Epson Award For Digital Imaging
Excellence and the DES Award For Digital Print Making Innovation, with his image ‘Glade of trees’. His vibrant image was digitally enhanced and printed by an Epson Stylus Pro 9600 printer on Epson’s enhanced matte paper.
Charles Cowell of Camden, NSW won the Canon Award For Digital Photographic
Reproduction for his moving montage of two images called ‘The Charge’, both images having been taken on a Sigma SD10 digital SLR and printed by an Epson Stylus Pro 4800 on Moab paper.
The Digital Reproduction Magazine Young Achiever Award, and DES Digital Imaging Young Achiever Of The Year Award, were won by Tim Quirk of Richmond, Victoria, for his photo montage of images captured on a Nikon F90 with 105mm lens, scanned on an Epson Perfection 4180 scanner and printed by an Epson Stylus Photo 2100 A3 printer.
Heckendberg says the high quality of the Epson products was also evident at the ADAPT show by the large number of stalls displaying the Epson products.
“Epson’s dominance continued throughout the show with Epson printers, inks and paper on almost every independent stand,” he says.
“Epson is building on its strengths in fine art print making, digital imaging, and proofing with its superb printers, UltraChrome ink sets and broad range of Epson media. I am confident Epson will remain market leader for many years,” says Heckenberg.
Epson Australia offers an extensive array of award winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market.
Epson also has a large number of printers, projectors and scanners with high functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency.