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Epson Launches PrintImageMatching.com, Dedicated Service Site

Press release from the issuing company

       LONG BEACH, Calif.-Sept. 4, 2001--     Epson America Inc. is expanding support for PRINT Image Matching technology by launching a dedicated Web site, as well as making driver and software updates available that include PRINT Image Matching support for select photo printers.      PRINT Image Matching technology ensures digital cameras and printers work together to produce optimized prints automatically. Since the technology's introduction earlier this year, several PRINT Image Matching printers and digital cameras have been introduced by leading manufacturers like Casio, Epson, Kyocera, Minolta, Nikon, Pentax and Sony. Owners of PRINT Image Matching-compatible photo printers and cameras will now have unlimited opportunities to use this technology with the release of Epson Software(TM) Film Factory(TM) with PRINT Image Matching support.      To help consumers understand the benefits of PRINT Image Matching and see the latest developments, Epson has launched a Web site -- www.printimagematching.com -- which provides in-depth, easy-to-understand information on PRINT Image Matching, along with a complete and updated list of partners and products. Users of the site have access to a comprehensive list of FAQs, a technical white paper, published articles and a convenient link to technical support, in addition to much more.      "Printimagematching.com is the ultimate resource for our customers with frequently updated information on PRINT Image Matching supported digital cameras, printers and software," said Lisa Graham, product manager, photo imaging, Epson. "Digital camera manufacturers have embraced the technology, resulting in over 20 PRINT Image Matching digital camera models that customers can pair with one of four Epson photo printers to get the best prints possible."      The current PRINT Image Matching partners include Casio Computer Co. Ltd., Konica Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, Minolta Co. Ltd., Nikon Corporation, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Pentax Corporation, Ricoh Company Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation and Toshiba Corporation. A complete list of all PRINT Image Matching-compatible products is available on the PRINT Image Matching Web site.     More About printimagematching.com     When visiting the PRINT Image Matching Web site, users can find answers to their questions simply and quickly in one of four main sections: -- About PRINT Image Matching - provides a detailed explanation of the technology and frequently asked questions -- News and Media Center -- offers press releases, articles and logo guidelines -- Partners and Products -- contains a complete listing of all compatible products along with links to product Web sites -- Support -- offers technical support links and an area for feedback      The new site will not only provide users with valuable PRINT Image Matching information, but will also tell them about any special promotions and contests. Currently, users can enter for a chance to win a PRINT Image Matching system, which includes an EPSON PhotoPC(R) 3100Z digital camera and an EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX ink jet printer by completing an online entry form (a). The contest began Aug. 29 and will run through Oct. 31, 2001.

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