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Epson launches new generation of large format inkjet printers for photographic, fine art and proofing professionals
New range provides the ultimate in black & white and colour digital imaging
May 10, 2005
– Epson announced the launch of a new range of Stylus Pro large format printers to support the most advanced ink technology for colour and black & white photography and digital colour proofing. Comprising of three printers – the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800, and 9800 – the range offers the ultimate in image quality, productivity, and media flexibility.
The new range features a number of options to meet the varied demands of professionals in the imaging business. These include the ability to print any size ranging from maximum formats of A2 to A0+ on a wide range of media including high quality photo, art and proofing media.
Featuring Epson’s core technologies, the range delivers outstanding results for print jobs where quality cannot be compromised. These include Epson’s ground breaking Micro Piezo™ print head technology, which precisely controls the amount of ink delivered, resulting in finely detailed images. The range also incorporates Epson’s Variable-sized Droplet Technology, which automatically adjusts the size of the droplet according to the image content.
The range features Epson’s latest 8-colour ink technology – Epson UltraChrome™ K3 – which surpasses silver halide printing, thereby delivering the ultimate in colour and black & white photographic printing. The ink technology also delivers high quality, highly consistent digital colour proofing.
Unlike other ink, the Epson UltraChrome K3 range has three black inks, as well as a full set of colour inks, offering the ultimate in black & white and colour printing. The three black inks offer more neutral gradations in colour and black & white prints, resulting in life-like replication of skin tones required for professional photographers. The third black ink – light light black – gives excellent greyscale performance and smoother tonal reproduction for the ultimate in high quality black & white and colour printing.
The new ink set boasts many features to make it the ink of choice for those unwilling to compromise on quality. Featuring 8 ink cartridges, the UltraChrome K3 ink produces a wide colour gamut for accurate reproduction of saturated colours and accurate simulation of industry proofing standards. Furthermore, it delivers prints that look good in any lighting condition and have a professional finish even when printed on glossy media.
The UltraChrome K3 ink is lightfast for up to 75 years for colour prints and over 100 years* for black & white prints, making it the ideal choice for artists producing work for use in exhibitions or those who need to reassure their customers the artwork will look good for longer.
Epson Stylus Pro 4800/7800/9800 key features summary:
• Flexible media handling from A3+ through to A0+ with roll and sheet feed capability
• Incorporates Epson Micro Piezo technology and Epson Variable-sized Droplet Technology for high definition results
• UltraChrome K3 8-colour ink set, delivering exceptional results including:
o 3 black inks deliver the most advanced black & white digital photographic results to date
o Wide colour gamut resulting in accurate reproduction of hard to replicate saturated colours and industry proofing standard
o Prints look good in any lighting condition
o Colours stabilise shortly after printing
o Advanced black and white mode allows users to take control over hue and tone of black & white images
o Outstanding durability, with a lifespan of up to 75 years in colour and over 100 years in black & white*
*Please refer to www.epson.com
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