"We’re all accustomed to thinking of Epson as just a printing company,
albeit one that has developed a formidable reputation with products such
as the PictureMate 280 proving Epson’s ability to innovate in a market
chock full of competitors.
However, Epson, or Seiko Epson Corporation as it ought to be known, is
about much more than just manufacturing printers. The corporation has
its origins in watchmaking with the Seiko brand, and it first began
making printers in 1968."