Epson Adds “Focal Points,” a New Addition to their Pro Imaging Site

I just had a chance to look over this new addition to Epson’s site, and found it very impressive. The new addition showcases how Epson’s Pro Imaging products are being used by some of the most respected and well-known photographers in the world to make fine art prints. The stories, photographs and videos on the new site are very inspiring, and I highly recommend taking a look.

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Just a few of the people and stories are listed below, and all can be found by browsing the stories at www.epson.com/focalpoints.

– Photographer Jerry Uelsmann and artist Maggie Taylor’s “Just Suppose” exhibition at the University Gallery, University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, Fla.
– Lynn Goldsmith’s exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
– Story about American Photo’s Images of the Year exhibition. All prints were made on Epson’s Signature Worthy™ Exhibition Fiber Paper and were shown at Splashlight Studio in New York.
– An article and video featuring Pete Turner and his recent retrospective, Pete Turner: Empowered by Color at the George Eastman House. The article and video include information about his work, as well as the way he sees the world in color. He also speaks about the SoLux bulbs used in the exhibition as well as the 16-by-20-inch exhibition prints he made using the 17-inch wide Epson Stylus Pro 3800 on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper.

Below is a portion of the press release from the show, which offers a very good overview of the new addition to Epson’s Professional Imaging Web site:

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 19, 2008 – Epson America, Inc. today announced “Focal Points,” a complement to the company’s Professional Imaging Web site, www.proimaging.epson.com. Focal Points features an array of written and video stories on how the industry’s leading creative professionals are obtaining new levels of success with Epson’s latest Professional Imaging products.
“Focal Points features content that is both informational and inspirational,” said Dan Steinhardt, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The first round of stories, images and videos allow viewers to experience recent exhibitions in some of the most prestigious galleries and museums in Europe and North America that they otherwise may not have had the opportunity to see. The accounts are also a testament to the overwhelming trust leading artists have in Epson Professional Products.”

Several new stories are now live on Focal Points, including Movie Stars: Portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Greenfield-Sanders is a preeminent portraitist in the industry and his work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum and the Whitney Museum among many others. When invited to exhibit his images at larger-than-life sizes at the prestigious Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome, it was essential that he use the latest technology to produce photographs worthy of the museum and his reputation. Using the Epson Stylus Pro® 11880 wide-format ink jet printer, he was able to produce black-and-white and color prints measuring 56 inches wide by 72 inches high. “The audience was stunned by the quality of the prints,” said Greenfield-Sanders.

Epson Professional Imaging products are engineered in collaboration with industry leaders to meet their demanding needs; needs like those of Greenfield-Sanders and others featured on Focal Points such as Lynn Goldsmith’s “Rock and Roll” exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor’s “Just Suppose” exhibition at the Harn Musuem, Pete Turner’s “Empowered by Color” exhibition at the George Eastman House and more.

All of the stories can be found at www.epson.com/focalpoints, and for more information on the Epson Stylus Pro line or other Epson products, visit www.epson.com.

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Posted on May 21, 2008 by Andrew Darlow | Filed Under Exhibitions, Fine Art Photography, Inkjet Printing, News, Printer info

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