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Epson imaging products at Photokina

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Tuesday 22nd, August 2006
Posted by: Mark Peters

Epson, the digital imaging pioneer, will display and demonstrate the latest in photo printing, photo display and projection at Photokina 2006. The Epson booth is designed to ensure that there is something to interest you, whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, a scrapbooker, starting out in home photo printing or even a home cinema enthusiast.
Epson will also host a press conference at Photokina on the 25th September at 16.00 in the Europasaal. It will discuss Epson's business strategy and latest technology innovations for the photo industry and launch its latest products for the professional and consumer photo markets.

Epson Imaging Products

Professional photo
The professional printing and graphics area on Epsonís stand features three live studio set-ups for commercial and portrait photography and fine art printing. Each highlights the role Epson technology plays in these environments. In addition to its UltraChrome K3 large format printers, Epson will demonstrate its range of software applications aimed at the busy photographic studio. Applications include: Epson AlbumMaker to turn photos into a wide range of creative products such as personalised albums, posters and calendars; Epson CopyFactory, ideal for enlarging photos, graphics and reprographics; ColorBase software for consistent results from print to print and from printer to printer and Epson Stylus RIP Professional for workflow and colour management control.

Epson Multimedia Storage Viewer
In addition, professional and semi-professional photographers can test Epsonís Multimedia Storage Viewers featuring 80GB storage capacity for image backup as well as Epsonís market leading Photo Fine screen. There is also a photo gallery so you can appreciate the creativity and skill behind the photos while also examining the quality of output from Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology.

Epson Consumer photo
Whether you want to print from your computer, directly from your digital camera memory card or mobile phone camera there is a demonstration to meet your needs. Epson will demonstrate its full range of home photo printers, including its 4x6 inch dedicated photo printers for easy home photo printing, six-colour all-in-ones if you need your own home photo bureau and 6 colour photo inkjets for printing up to A4.

Epson Scrapbooking
Epson is also dedicating a section of its booth to scrapbooking so if you are considering documenting your family history or are a scrapbooking hobbyist, Epson is displaying a range of paper, printers and ideas to help you make your albums fun for generations to come. Debuting at Photokina is Epsonís new scanner range, the Perfection V10, V100 and V350. All three models incorporate the premium quality scanning that is typically associated with Epsonís unique Matrix CCD technology into a new slim design.

Epson Home Cinema
Epson will also demonstrate its latest projector line-up for both business and home cinema. If you wish to watch movies, project premium quality photo slide shows or business presentations, Epson projectors will deliver a big screen up to 60 inches wide from just 1.5 metres away. As a manufacturer of the Three Panel Liquid Crystal Display (3LCD panel) all Epson projectors feature its premium projector technology. 3LCD projectors deliver bright and vivid images, true-to-life colours and faithfully reproduced images.

Epson Imaging Products

Epson Photokina Booth
Marc Tinkler, Epson Europe says, ďThe Epson booth at Photokina has become renowned over the years as a hub of photo and projection activity. We are set to increase this reputation with the new range of innovative products being demonstrated on our booth. It has been specially built with our customers in mind from professional photographers to those new to digital photo printing. We are looking forward to demonstrating and sharing our latest products with visitors to Photokina 2006.Ē

Additional Photokina activity
Epson has partnered with Prominence for Charity who is exhibiting portraits of German VIPís at Photokina. All the artistic photographs are printed on Epson Stylus Pro 9800 large format printers and Epson Matte Canvas Paper. A live auction of all the prints will be held at the Prominence for Charity booth A21-31, hall 2.2 on the 27 September at 19:00hrs. All money raised will be donated to UNICEF.

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