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Old 05-11-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default New Epson printers announced...

The new Epson printers have been formally announced...ship date for the US is end of May/beginning of June for most of these printers...

The new wide format printers are: 7800, 9800, 4800 - est price $4995, $2995, $1995 (respectively)


The new 13" printer is: 2400 (replaces the 2200) est price: $849

All of these new printers use the new Ultrachrome K3 inks

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http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/epson9700.html

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...-Preview.shtml


2400 announcement (Epson US), in part:

>>LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 10, 2005 – Epson America Inc. has once again changed the world of photography with the introduction of the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 and Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. This new printer, coupled with its innovative ink technology, offers professional and fine art photographers the most advanced ink jet technology available to date. The Epson UltraChrome K3 pigment ink set ensures both a wider color gamut and superior black and white output with print permanence ratings that are perfect for gallery exhibits. With three levels of black and advanced driver controls, the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 enables users to create professional-quality prints on a wide variety of media. Replacing the award-winning Epson Stylus Photo 2200, the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 will be the printer of choice for professional and fine art photographers, as well as serious amateurs. Epson has a legacy of providing photographers and digital artists with the tools that enable them to express their vision. The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 and the new Epson UltraChrome K3 inks produce stunning color prints in addition to black and white prints that look and feel like traditional silver halide prints,” said Patrick Chen, product manager, photo imaging, Epson America. “Quite simply, this printer with its Epson UltraChrome K3 inks will redefine photographic printing in the industry with the next level of uncompromising quality, ease of use and print
permanence.”


9800/7800/4800 announcement (Epson US), in part:

>>LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 10, 2005 – Epson is once again advancing its printing technology into new territory for professional photographers and graphic artists with the launch of the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, Epson Stylus Pro 7800, Epson Stylus Pro 9800, and new Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology. The combination of these new printers and archival inks not only gives today’s most demanding professionals the widest gamut of archival color ink jet printing to date, but an almost infinite degree of black and white image control that rivals all other forms of photographic printing. All three printers introduce several new and advanced features and technologies, most notably Epson UltraChrome K3 inks – a new archival technology that uses eight individual colors to create even better exhibit-quality output on a wide selection of media. The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 replaces the award-winning Epson Stylus Pro 4000 for printing images as wide as 17 inches, while the Epson Stylus Pro 7800 and Epson Stylus Pro 9800 replace the Epson Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 for printing up to 24 inches and 44 inches in width, respectively. “By combining the high-precision of a new Epson Stylus Pro print engine with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology, today’s most discerning creative professionals have the tools to express their true creative visions,” said Mark Radogna, group product manager, professional graphics, Epson. “Whether an artist’s goal is to create the best exhibit-quality color prints possible or world-class black and white photography, their only limitations will be talent and imagination.”


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The new Epson printers have been formally announced...ship date for the US is end of May/beginning of June for most of these printers...

Drooling can begin now...'-}}
I’m drooling, I’m drooling — can’t you see?

Maybe it’s finally time for me to buy the 2000, er 2200, oops — 2400. I’ve only been mooning over it for some 3 or so years!

   
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>>kt: I’m drooling, I’m drooling — can’t you see?

ROFL!!!

I'm trying not to be pissed about the fact that the 4000 has been replaced so quickly *and* with a new inkset (Ultrachrome K3) that from what I've read is better than the current Ultrachromes--won't be able to use the new inks in the "old" printers...


>>Maybe it’s finally time for me to buy the 2000, er 2200, oops — 2400. I’ve only been mooning over it for some 3 or so years!

I think it might be a go...'-}}

I'm sure there's going to be a huge waiting list for the 2400--with the exception of all those who bought the R1800 thinking nothing new would be released...procrastination does have its advantages...'-}}

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I see that Pantone have announced their own inks for Epson printers. They claim superrior, supperiore, (sod it!) better colour accuracy and fade resistance than Epson's own stuff.
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...procrastination does have its advantages...
Yeah. I am a great believer in it myself! :-)

   
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I see that Pantone have announced their own inks for Epson printers. They claim superrior, supperiore, (sod it!) better colour accuracy and fade resistance than Epson's own stuff.
So. Do we believe them?

Guess we can compare the inks, right?

   
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As am I, in many things. I guess it's paid off too many times. Makes it easy to forget the (probably greater) number of times that it hasn't been a Good Idea.

   
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As am I, in many things. I guess it's paid off too many times. Makes it easy to forget the (probably greater) number of times that it hasn't been a Good Idea.
I have a feeling that it usually pays off. Especially when we are talking about computer stuff!

   
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I was adding in the rest of Life where the ratio of payoff to punishment is not quite as great....

   
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>>robin: I see that Pantone have announced their own inks for Epson printers. They claim superrior, supperiore, (sod it!) better colour accuracy and fade resistance than Epson's own stuff.

Yeah...I read about that not too long ago...they are late in joining the 3rd party inks crowd...I don't know of anyone using them...

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