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Digital Label Press accommodates short-run applications.

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December 20, 2010 - Designed for label converters, large-scale product manufacturers, and commercial printers, SurePress(TM) L-4033A short-run press fits into existing digital workflows and prints on range of off-the-shelf substrates without requiring any pre-coating. It leverages MicroPiezo® ink jet technology and SurePress AQ 6-color, industrial-quality, water-based pigment ink. Operating at speeds to 16 fpm, press offers variable web width to accommodate rolls 3.15-13 in. wide and up to 0.013 in. thick.

Epson America, Inc.

20770 Madrona Ave., P.O. Box 2842, Torrance, CA, 90509, USA

Original Press Release

Epson's SurePress L-4033A Digital Label Press Now Available

Press release date: December 15, 2010

First Epson SurePress Digital Label Press Commercially Installed at Tape & Label Converters

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Epson America, Inc. today announced that the SurePress(TM) L-4033A digital label press is now available, and Epson has installed the first unit in North America at Southern-California based label printer Tape & Label Converters. Tape & Label Converters will be using the versatile short-run digital label press to respond to the changing demands of the label printing industry - more complex images requiring higher print resolution and multiple spot colors.

"SurePress is a perfect fit for us because it offers the print quality and spot color reproduction our clients demand, as well as allows us to reach out to new clients with greater capability," said Mas Crawford, vice president of sales, Tape & Label Converters. "In addition, smaller quantities and shorter lead-times are a given in our business, and with SurePress our make-ready time is dramatically reduced, operation is simple and maintenance requirements are reduced, giving us increased productivity from our previous solution."

Designed for label converters, large scale product manufacturers and commercial printers, the SurePress digital label press fits easily into existing digital workflows and prints on a range of off-the-shelf substrates with no pre-coating required. Printing up to 13-inches wide and at speeds up to 16 feet per minute, SurePress leverages Epson's leading MicroPiezo® ink jet technology and newly-developed SurePress AQ six-color, industrial-quality, water-based pigment ink that produces a remarkable range of colors for impressive, professional and consistent results.

"From its inception, SurePress was designed to produce excellent print quality with remarkable color at an affordable price, and we expect this installation with Tape & Label Converters to prove it is a solution perfect for small to mid-size converters," said Mark Elsbernd, North American region sales manager, Epson America.

More about SurePress

SurePress L-4033A is designed to meet the growing demand for fast turnaround, low volume, and multiple version label jobs. Additional features include:

-- High Quality Labels: Epson's acclaimed MicroPiezo ink jet technology provides ultra precise drop formation and placement to deliver smooth gradations, remarkable color quality, and sharp detail for easy bar code readability, plus crisp small type and line work -- Industrial Quality Inks: Durable, water-based, resin-coated pigment inks provide superior adhesion -- Wide Color Gamut: Six-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, and Green), water-based, pigment ink system reproduces a wide range of colors -- Versatile Substrate Support: Prints on a range of standard, off-the-shelf materials including gloss, semi-gloss, matte, and film -- Variable Web Width: Supports rolls from 3.15 to 13-inches wide up to 0.013-inches (0.32 mm) thick -- Enhanced Productivity: Time-consuming, short-run jobs can be transferred to the SurePress for more flexibility and timely results at speeds up to 16 feet per minute -- Less Waste: No chemicals or plates are required in the pre-press process and less substrate and ink is used in make-ready for short run jobs

For additional product and purchase information about the SurePress L-4033A, visit www.epson.com/surepress.

About Epson America, Inc.

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 companies around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

Note: Epson and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks, SurePress is a trademark, and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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