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Epson Introduces Canvas Gloss Media

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Epson America today announced its new Epson GS Canvas Gloss paper, specifically designed for use with the Epson Stylus(R) Pro GS6000 printer with UltraChrome(R) GS ink. Delivering unmatched resolution and saturation characteristics for fine art reproduction and high volume decor output applications, the GS Canvas Gloss paper provides advanced image quality and a new medium for artistic expression, to inspire and enhance the creative process.

"The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 and GS Canvas Gloss provide the ideal combination for the fine art reproduction and decor markets, producing incredible images with a large gamut for exceptional colors and industry leading Dmax for deep, dark blacks - results that exceed the needs of this demanding market segment," said Jeff Smith, product marketing manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. "Designed for increased production speeds, the GS Canvas Gloss is durable, heavyweight and stretchable, making it the most versatile product available in the market today."

The new GS Canvas Gloss media is designed to meet the needs of higher volume production applications of the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer and provides art reproduction houses the highest image quality at production speeds, while delivering unmatched resolution and saturation. In addition, the GS Canvas Gloss and Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 provide a solvent printing solution that eliminates the need for additional varnish applications or finishing of the prints. For Al Marco, fine art publisher, atelier and owner of Marco Fine Arts, Inc., the combination of the GS Canvas Gloss and Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 has dramatically impacted his printing business, including his work with Michael Godard, master contemporary and photo realistic artist.

"In the art market, I am always looking for the most advanced, top-notch quality," said Marco. "Combined with the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 and UltraChrome GS ink, the GS Canvas Gloss gives me deeper blacks and more vibrant colors, even at high-volume production speeds, as well as the luxury of not having to use a varnish or coating that could crack in a matter of years."

The GS Canvas Gloss is a stretchable, polyester/cotton blend canvas that provides a consistent and smooth glossy printing surface that allows for a wide color gamut and deep rich blacks, while still offering the traditional look and feel of artist canvas.

"Next to the original painting that I pour my heart and soul into, the most important thing to me is the reproduction of a print, because it is a reflection of me," said Godard. "Epson has hit the mark with their fine art solvent solutions - the blacks and colors are so rich, even on a gallery print where you can see the difference. The combination of what the printer and paper can do is very exciting as an artist, because it can sometimes even look better than the original."

More information regarding Godard's and Marco's work with the GS Canvas Gloss and Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 is available at Epson's Focal Points Web site.

The GS Canvas Gloss is currently available in a range of roll sizes from 24 inches by 75 feet, up to 60 inches by 75 feet, starting at $199 (estimated street price) through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers. For more information on all Epson Professional Media, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.




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