Epson partners with CNBC to help bring ideas to life

Epson America, Inc. said it has expanded its partnership with NBCUniversal on the recently debuted CNBC primetime show, “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor,” to support small business success and innovation.

Through custom vignettes that provide small business tips and technology solutions, including the Epson® SureColor® T-Series printers, Epson BrightLink® Pro collaborative meeting room solutions and Epson EcoTank™ all-in-one Supertank color printers with large ink reservoirs, the partnership inspires small businesses to bring their innovative product concepts to reality.

Along with the custom vignettes, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1430Wi is featured in the CNBC primetime show, providing the Blue Fish Studio engineering team with a valuable asset in the design process. In the Aug. 19 episode, the 1430Wi is used to demonstrate how Blue Fish Studio turned the SnoCone kiosk design into reality. The annotation functionality provided inventors Shane and Maria Freeman of Beaumont, Texas with clear insight into the design changes Blue Fish Studio made in order to create a prototype.

“From entrepreneurs looking to venture out on their own, to inventors and designers looking to solve a need, individuals and small businesses should be empowered to innovate,” said Lucie Milanes, Epson´s director of marketing strategy and communications. “The partnership with CNBC´s ´Make Me a Millionaire Inventor´ aligns with Epson´s national brand campaign, ´Where there´s business there´s EPSON´ in empowering inventors to succeed.”

The custom content created with CNBC for the vignette series airs during ´Make Me a Millionaire Inventor,´ where Deanne Bell and George Zaidan travel the country looking for inventors with simple ideas that have great potential to be revolutionary, as well as on CNBC.com and across Epson´s social media channels.

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson´s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson´s regional headquarters for the US, Canada, and Latin America.