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Issue Date: October 2005

New generation of large-format inkjet printers

1 October 2005

Epson has launched a new large-format printer range that incorporates its latest 8-colour UltraChrome K3 inkset.
The new range includes the 17-inch wide Stylus Pro 4800, 24-inch Stylus Pro 7800 and 44-inch Stylus Pro 9800. The new range offers a number of options geared specifically to meet the demands of professionals in the photographic, fine art and proofing sectors.
The Epson UltraChrome K3 ink is a new formulation incorporating a new pigment and resin coating. It 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.
It features, as the name suggests, three shades of black (K) ink. They are, photo or matte black, light black and light light black. The colour inks include, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, and light magenta. The combination provides more neutral gradations in colour and black and white prints, resulting in life-like replication of skin tones. It also provides excellent greyscale performance and smoother tonal reproduction for high-quality black and white printing.
A new improved driver technology is included with all of the new printers.
It features printer colour adjustment modes, making it easy to print in whatever mode matches the colour space of the digital input, for example, sRGB or Adobe RGB.
Featuring Epson's core technologies, the range delivers results where quality cannot be compromised. These include Epson's 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.
For more information contact Hans Dummer, Epson SA, 011 465 9621,,

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