Epson produced what is believed to be the world's first glow-in-the-dark pit stop during the Iconic night-time Singapore Grand Prix. Epson with its market leading products and the proven excellence of the reigning Formula One™ World Constructors’ Champions, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, featuring three-time World Champion driver, Lewis Hamilton.

Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Laboratory (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, announces the winners of its coveted 2018 Pick awards in four Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Wide Format Printer categories, with the honors going to stellar devices from Epson and OKI. These first-time awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s rigorous wide format field tests over the previous year.

Epson announces the new SureColor SC-F9300 dye sublimation textile printer, designed primarily for fast, high-volume printing for clothing, textiles and soft signage, as well as other printed merchandise. This new flagship model replaces the existing SC-F9200, with an evolution of trusted Epson print technology that provides enhanced quality with even greater productivity and reliability.

Epson today announced its SureColor® P5000 Commercial Edition with SpectroProofer 17-inch desktop production printer is a 2017 Must See ‘Ems award winner in the “Color Management and Quality Control” category. The Must See ‘Ems awards represent the most significant advances spanning the graphic communications industry. Winners are selected by a committee of industry-leading experts based on innovation, ease of use, throughput, competitive advantage, and overall impact to the industry. The SureColor P5000 Commercial Edition with SpectroProofer is being honored at PRINT Expo, taking place Sept. 10-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., and is on display in Epson’s booth, #831.

Sohn Manufacturing has purchased the Epson SurePress® L-4033AW digital label press. With over 60 years of experience in the manufacturing of flexographic printing equipment, rotary converting and die cutting, Sohn Manufacturing is a rapidly growing, reliable source for competitively priced label products, rotary cutting dies, printing, and converting machines. Sohn Quality Custom Labels, a division of Sohn Manufacturing, will be using the SurePress to expand their short-run label printing offerings to customers, helping them produce custom die-cut labels and decrease production time.

The Design Studio of Mole Valley Farmers had a requirement for a large format printer to give them total control of their product artwork presentation boards. They chose the Epson SureColor SC-P9000.

A kaleidoscope of digital printing solutions for the commercial printer will be on show at Epson’s colourful stand (Stand G05) at The Print Show in Telford from 11-13 October. Visitors will be able to see a comprehensive range of digital printers for signage, textiles, décor, proofing, POS, photography, technical drawing and labels.

Summer is festival season in the UK and Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall last week (27-30th July) celebrated words, music, fashion, nature and food. One of the stages at the event was the ‘The Wardrobe Department’ which hosted interviews with new young creative talent and design legends on a set totally designed, and much of it personally produced, by award-winning fashion designer Richard Quinn using Epson digital print technology.

Concurrent with the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Academy Schools has hosted an exhibition to show students’ exceptional artwork across a wide range of media. Much of this has been created using Epson large format printers and projectors, technology which has also fostered others in their outside-the-box creative thinking.

Textile and fashion designer Richard Quinn has launched the Richard Quinn Print Studio, a unique textile printworks offering Epson dye sublimation and traditional screen printing services and workshops.

To boost the capacity and variety of signage products it produces, Slam Signs has invested in a 64-inch Epson SureColor SC-S80600 wide format printer. The new printer, supplied by Papergraphics, joins a SureColor SC-S40600 which was installed two years ago.

The popular Epson SureColor SC-S Series of wide-format printers is now the top selling eco-solvent technology in its class in Western Europe according to independent research conducted by Infosource. Epson says it grew market share for these printers from 5th place with just over 9% in 2015, to a league-topping 28.4% by the end of 2016.

There were a lot of very good looking stands at Sign & Digital this year, but the one that really caught my attention was Epson. I was impressed at how well the company was able to seamlessly display the all-round capabilities of its SureColor eco-solvent and dye-sublimation printers featuring a wrapped car, wallpaper, signage and textiles, and how they were able to produce rich and perfectly-matched colours all blended together in a single display wall.

Epson is back with a bang at this year’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition and says it plans to demonstrate the power of its SureColor range of wide-format printers, used to produce a wide variety of high-quality value-added applications. Visitors will see selected models from the SureColor SC-S (eco-solvent), SC-T (aqueous) and SC-F (dye-sublimation) ranges printing quality display graphics, POS, wallpaper, textiles, soft signage, and vehicle wraps.

Epson has launched a new desktop proofing printer that can deliver near-perfect colour matching of up to 99% of Pantone Solid Coated Colours. The 17-inch, 10-colour SureColor SC-P5000 looks set to offer a pretty sweet deal (coming in at just £1,795) for anybody looking at either professional proofing, fine art or photography applications.

Epson Italia S.p.A. is to acquire 100% of the capital of Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l. (Robustelli), a leader in the textile printing industry.  Located in Como, the heart of the Italian and European high-quality printing textile industry, Robustelli specialises in the development, manufacture, and sale of digital inkjet textile printers, notably the Monna Lisa series (above), which it began developing with Epson in 2003.

St Albans based signage and printing company Slam Signs has invested in a four-colour SureColor SC-S40600 wide format printer. It is the company’s third SureColor - it has owned a SC-S30600 since its launch in 2012 and purchased its eight-colour SC-S70600 in 2015.

Nth Degree Imaging has relocated to a new UK central location as part of a major new strategic expansion plan. The new offices in Peterborough will be better sized and positioned to house and demonstrate a vast array of the very latest wide format printing and finishing equipment, media, colour management and workflow solutions.

FESPA Digital in Amsterdam was big, brassy, and above all the place to get your head around the current trends, innovative products, and more wide format printing and finishing technology than you could shake a stick at. We loved it, as did 16,000 other unique visitors thereby making it the largest FESPA Digital show to date.

Epson has introduced the Epson Control Dashboard, a useful and innovative browser-based management and productivity application dedicated to its recently launched SureColor SC-S Series wide format printers that the company says helps operators’ set-up and optimise print output parameters faster and easier than ever before.

Epson says it is planning to launch a new smaller footprint 44” SC-P10000 printer at Drupa 2016. This follows in the footsteps of the recently launched 64” SC-P20000. The company says both models are easy to operate and produce accurate, high quality, large-format photos, POS items and signage - even at fast speeds.

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