Epson’s SureColor P5070 has been recognised in this year’s TIPA Awards and named the year’s “Best Photo Printer”.

Epson Australia’s General Manager for its Business Division, Craig Heckenberg, says that the company “are honoured to have received this accolade from the Technical Image Press Association. As the latest addition to the Epson SureColor product line, the SureColor P5070 packs all of the large format SureColor printing technology into a 17-inch desktop model to provide photographers and graphic designers with the best imaging technology has to offer.”

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) based its recommendation of the P5070 on the innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use and price-to-performance ratio of the product over a 12-month period.

According to TIPA, “The 17-inch SC-P5070 is a desktop proofing, photography and fine art printer that offers a 10-colour ink set, a PrecisionCore TFP printhead and Epson Precision Dot technology. The printer exclusively uses 200ml UltraChrome HDX ink cartridges that deliver an enhanced colour gamut and higher density blacks, with improved print permanence compared to previous models.”

“The printer offers improved dust and static control, which means reduced maintenance requirements and greater durability. The PrecisionCore printhead has 360 nozzles per colour for faster printing speeds with variable size droplets as small as 3.5 picolitres, while a 2.7-inch full colour LCD panel makes setup and operation accessible and straightforward.”

This latest TIPA award is the 38th Epson have received from the organization.