Epson Launches A3+ Capable Photographic and Arts Printer
Epson has launched its most advanced A3+ capable photographic and graphic arts printer – the Epson Stylus Photo R3000; which has also recently won the prestigious 2011 TIPA Award for “Best Expert Photo Printer”.
In addition to other advanced features including fine art and roll paper media handling and wireless connectivity, this printer uses Epson's advanced UltraChrome K3 Ink with Vivid Magenta ink set which features an expanded colour gamut and a greatly improved range of expression. This is made possible with newly formulated vivid magenta and vivid light magenta inks that offer more dramatic blues and violets as compared to the previous generation Epson UltraChrome K3 ink set. The ink set also has three levels of black ink to produce stunning monochrome prints and dramatically improve gradations in colour photos, with automatic switching between matte and photo black inks depending on the media used.
Key Features of the Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Epson Micro Piezo Print Head - The eight-channel, high-precision Epson Micro Piezo print head used by the printer produces a maximum resolution of 5670 x 1440 optimized dpi and variable-sized droplets as small as 2 picoliters and places them with precision and accuracy. For decreased maintenance and increased reliability, the print head also incorporates an ink repellent coating.
Epson UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta – The Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink set expands on the already-wide colour range of the previous generation UltraChrome K3 ink set by including new vivid magenta and vivid light magenta inks. These new inks create more dramatic looking blue and violet hues while significantly improving the overall colour range the printer is capable of.
Advanced Media Handling - In addition to a main top-loading, high-capacity tray, this printer features a new front-in, front-out media path designed for fine art media up to 1.3 mm thick. It also offers broad media support with cut-sheet media handling, roll paper printing up to 44-inches long, and CD/DVD printing.
Auto-switching Black Inks – Depending on the media used, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 automatically switches between Photo and Matte black inks to produce the deepest blacks and richest color on glossy, matte or fine art media.
Three-level black ink technology – With three levels of black ink (photo or matt black, light black and light light black), the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 is capable of stunning monochrome prints and faithful tonal gradations in colour photos.
2.5-inch colour LCD monitor – With its built in 2.5-inch colour LCD monitor, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 allows users to easily control the printer and receive information or instructions.
Unparalleled Connectivity - Featuring, built-in Ethernet, wireless 802.11n and Hi-Speed USB 2.0, the printer provides flexible options for fast connectivity to multiple computers in a home or studio.
|Print technology and resolution||Epson Micro Piezo print head / 5760 x1440 dpi|
|Print speed||A4 photo: approx 117 sec / A3 photo: approx 195 sec|
|Paper handling||Automatic sheet feeder (89mm – 329mm)
Front art paper path (0.3 – 0.7mm thickness)
Front art paper path (0.7 – 1.3 mm thickness)
Roll paper (329mm [13-inch] with 2-inch core only)
|Ink set||Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta
Photo Black, Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Black, Light Light Black and Matte Black
|Supported OS||Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (32 & 64-bit)
Mac OSX 10.4.11 or later
|Price and Availability||$2,138 (inclusive of GST)
Available from 1st May 2011