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Epson has produced more than 50 1,6m (64inch) wide prints for a major RNLI sea rescue photography exhibition titled ‘The Lifeboat: Courage on our Coasts’, which will be visiting major cities in the UK and Ireland over five months starting this month.

The RNLI sea rescue touring exhibition showcases the photographs captured by RNLI lifeboat crew member and award-winning professional photographer Nigel Millard. The exhibition will be free and accessible 24 hours a day and will visit London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin, and Birmingham.

The 175cm x 117cm outdoor exhibition prints were produced by Epson at its UK headquarters using an Epson SureColor SC-S70600. The images were printed on Ilford’s Nanosolvent Satin 255gsm media which is ideal for outdoor applications in all weathers.

The SureColor SC-S70600 uses Epson’s UltraChrome GSX ink set which is perfect for outdoor exhibitions as it is lightfast for up to three years without lamination. Available as an 8 or 10-colour model the printer ensures exceptional high quality prints – essential for picking out the fine details in Nigel’s close-up portraits, whilst the vivid colours and the smooth tonal gradations help to bring the dramatic sea rescue images to life.

Nick White, business manager, Professional Graphics, Epson UK, has also been an operational volunteer with the RNLI for a number of years. ‘I am proud that Epson continues to support the RNLI and the charity’s lifesaving work, which is essential, often difficult and sometimes dangerous,’ he said. ‘Epson is a leader in the photographic and fine art print markets and its technology produces high resolution and the widest colour gamut which will ensure Nigel’s photography is reproduced to the highest standard.’

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