LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, a leading provider of exceptional performing business solutions, has been named a Gold winner in the Small to Medium Business Product of the Year for its WorkForce ® Pro C Series printers from Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. For the Small to Medium Business Product of the Year, judges analyzed various criteria to determine category winners, including cost savings for SMBs, ease of use, warranty, support, and business productivity. The WorkForce Pro C Series printers received high rankings in these areas and more, earning it the title of Gold winner. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121213/LA29075)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121130/LA21891LOGO) Epson developed the WorkForce Pro C Series specifically to provide VARs and commercial channel partners and their customers with cost-effective printing solutions that deliver superior quality output and meet customer technology needs. The Epson ® WorkForce Pro C Series single function and multifunction Workgroup Color Printers deliver up to 50 percent lower printing costs when compared to color laser printers 1, increased reliability with a best-in-class three-year warranty, professional quality prints, and robust duty cycles for durability. More than 400 entries were received in this year's awards program, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2012 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and Best New Product of the Year. "As Epson has continued to provide superior color printing solutions for small-to-medium-sized businesses, we are honored to have been recognized with a Gold Award for the WorkForce Pro C Series line of workgroup color printers," said Grace Huang, group product manager, Business Imaging, Epson America. "To be acknowledged by industry experts and media reinforces Epson's commitment to continue offering innovative solutions that boost productivity while staying true to our heritage of professional quality and performance." Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today and ZDNet. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2012, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2012-winners. About Epson Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors 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.