by Jeff Greene /

 

Epson-Photo Stylus 2880

 

Continuing from Monday's post...  more details about Epson new 13" color photo printer that incorporates the Epson UltraChrome K3 inkset technology with Vivid Magenta ink and a high-performance print head for professional photographic output.

 

The printer also features the new  Radiance™ Technology, an innovation that smoothes color transitions and optimizes highlight and shadow detail. The Epson R2880 replaces the Epson R2400 as the flagship of Epson’s 13-inch printer lineup and technology and will be available in June 2008 for an estimated street price of $799.99.

New features include:
 

 

Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta
Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology is the industry standard by which all other professional-level ink technologies are judged. The ink set features a newer, high-density form of magenta pigments that produce a wider color gamut – dramatically improving reds, blues and purples. In addition, three-levels of black – black, light black, and light light black – deliver unsurpassed gray balance and stunning tonal range in black-and-white output.

 


Radiance Technology
Radiance Technology is a breakthrough mathematical architecture featured exclusively on the Epson R2880 and Epson R1900. Co-developed by color scientists at Epson and the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.), Radiance Technology optimizes how individual Epson R2880 inks are mixed to dramatically improve color transitions and reduce grain. The technology is built into the printer software, allowing for improved highlight and shadow detail as well as consistent color under different lighting conditions.

 


Unrivaled Control of Photographic Output
The Epson R2880 affords photographers and fine artists creative control, allowing the user to explore their creative options. Epson’s advanced black-and-white mode, included within the printer driver, enables precise control for neutral or toned black-and-white prints. Photographers can choose from one of four preset menus – neutral, warm, cool, or sepia – or further fine-tune images with custom slider bars and the color wheel.

 


More about the Epson Stylus Photo R2880...


 Professional Print Head – Features MicroPiezo™ print head for extremely sharp and accurate ink droplet placement


 Superior Media Flexibility – Creates professional quality prints from 4”x 6” to 13”x 44” on glossy, luster and matte papers; art boards, roll media, canvas; and fine art media including Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper


 Direct CD/DVD Printing – Prints directly onto inkjet printable CDs and DVDs.


 Archival Print Longevity – Print permanence ratings as long as 200+ years.


 Enhanced Connectivity – Two computers can simultaneously connect to the Epson R2880 via two hi-speed USB 2.0 ports.

 

 Epson PreciseColor™ Manufacturing – Applies colorimetric calibration to the permanent MicroPiezo® print head at the factory through an enhanced manufacturing process, eliminating the need for internal calibration devices.



For more information on the Epson R2880, please visit www.epson.com/SPR2880.