Manufacturing and Engineering

Epson Exhibition Canvas Natural Wins Professional Photographer Hot One Award

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 — Epson America today announced its Exhibition Canvas Natural paper received a Professional Photographer Hot One Award in the inkjet media – canvas category. The annual Hot One Awards honor the hottest products for professional photographers. From hundreds of entries received, a panel of professional photographer judges name their top choice in dozens of photography products and services.


“The winners of the 2013 Hot One Awards represent ‘the pro’s choice’ of new photographic products,” said Jeff Kent, Hot One Awards editor for Professional Photographer. “This isn’t some scientific analysis conducted by a bunch of clinicians in lab coats, but a poll of real pros working in the real world. The result is a list of worthy winners that help make professional photography easier, more creative and more efficient.”

For the past 13 years, the Hot One Awards have provided Professional Photographer magazine’s readership with a resource of the most effective and innovative products available in a variety of price ranges. Readers are treated to a resource compiled by independent, practicing professional photographers, selected for their expertise and knowledge. This year’s independent panel of more than 30 judges voted on products that ranged from cameras and lenses to photo albums and mobile apps. They made their selections based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance, and value for the price.

“We know photographers have exacting standards when it comes to creating output they are willing to sign their name to, which is why we worked with leading galleries, photographers and artists when designing the Exhibition Canvas Natural papers,” said Jeff Smith, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The recognition of Professional Photographer magazine and its panel of distinguished photographer judges with this prestigious award underscores Epson’s ongoing commitment to deliver the industry’s leading printing technology and media solutions, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with industry experts to design, develop and launch future revolutionary canvas and paper products.”

About Exhibition Canvas Natural

Exhibition Canvas Natural papers are the most recent additions to Epson’s Signature Worthy® collection. Designed with input from leading galleries, photographers, artists, fine art reproduction houses, and print-for-pay businesses, Exhibition Canvas Natural delivers gallery-quality prints with smooth tonal transitions and industry-leading Dmax and color gamut without employing optical brightening agents (OBAs). In addition, Exhibition Canvas Natural papers can be easily stretched and coated to help achieve the best combination of image quality and archival display life.

Exhibition Canvas Natural is available in a Gloss, Satin and Matte finish and features an OBA-free coating that maintains a bright white point for saturated colors, rich blacks and excellent shadow detail. All three Exhibition Canvas Natural are available in roll widths of 13, 17, 24, 44, 60-inches and 17″ x 22″ cut sheets. For additional information, visit

About Professional Photographer and PPA

For more than 100 years, Professional Photographer, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), has helped readers advance careers in the photographic industry. Each issue contains practical yet cutting-edge lessons in the artistic, business and technological aspects of professional photography. No other magazine offers a more influential presentation of the people, trends, products and photographs changing and defining the portrait, wedding and commercial photography landscapes. For Professional Photographer magazine subscription information and for a full list of Hot One winners, visit

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 26,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry. See why photographers love PPA at

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 68,000 employees in 96 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. 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:

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