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Avery Dennison and Epson Announce ICS Warranty on Printer

Press release from the issuing company

(Painesville, OH) September 18, 2008 - Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Products Division and Epson America Inc., a leader in image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, are announcing that the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 solvent printer series running Epson GS UltraChrome GS inks meets the criteria for Avery Graphics Integrated Component System (ICS) Performance Guarantee.  Extensive durability testing was conducted jointly by Avery Graphics and Epson to achieve this certification under the Avery Graphics warranty program.

"This is an exceptional printer and we are pleased that it is now part of our ICS warranty program.  It fits quite well with our ongoing efforts to offer risk-free, state-of-the-art solutions to our customers," stated Tom Durner, Manager of Strategic Alliances for the Avery Graphics and Reflective Products Division.

"Avery Graphics digital media products print very well on the GS6000, especially our premium MPI 1005 EZ RS cast film, which displayd truly photographic quality images," said Durner.  "We are proud to have worked so closely with the professionals at Epson to qualify this unique printer platform."

Avery Graphics media printed on the Epson GS6000 printer can be used for everything from vehicle, fleet and bus wraps to window films, promotional imagery and trade show graphics.  Applications printed on Avery Graphics digital media with the Epson GS6000 printer will now be covered under the Avery Graphics ICS Performance Guarantee.

Designed to exceed all print quality expectations for solvent printing, the all-new Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 is the fastest 64-inch wide roll-to-roll printer in its class. And with its profit-focused printer design and competitive cost of ownership, everyday use is extremely simple, while also setting new standards in overall printer reliability. With this new generation of solvent printer, Epson has created an all-new solvent-based ink technology with less harmful impact on the environment and worker health, while being fully compatible with virtually any solvent-based media.

"We are delighted that the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 with UltraChrome GS Ink Technology in concert with Avery Graphics media and laminates is certified under the world renowned Integrated Component System (ICS) Performance Guarantee," says Jeff Smith, Product Manager for the Professional Imaging Group of Epson. "It is truly an honor to partner with one of the leaders in the signage industry and to provide a peace of mind solution that our customers demand."