May 9, 2011: A week after the announcement was made in overseas markets, Epson Australia has released details of its latest A3+ printer, the Stylus Photo R2000.
The new model features Epson’s next-generation pigment printing technology and uses larger capacity cartridges, each containing 17 ml of ink (compared with 11.4ml in the R2880). The ink set is Epson’s eight-colour UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink set, which delivers prints that are highly water, smudge and fade-resistant. Red and orange inks provide bold colours and smooth, natural skin tones in addition to vibrant greens and intense blues. An enhanced gloss optimiser delivers a uniform gloss finish. Separate channels are provided for Matte and Photo Black inks, eliminating the need for ink switching.
Angled front view of the new Stylus Photo R2000. (Source: Epson.)
Other advanced features include the MicroPiezo print head with AMC (Advanced Meniscus Control). The eight-channel, high-precision print head produces a maximum resolution of 5670 x 1440 optimised dpi and variable-sized droplets as small as 1.5 picolitre. To reduce maintenance and increase reliability the print head also incorporates an ink-repellent coating. The R2000 also offers class-leading connectivity options that enable users to print from an office or studio via 100 Mbit Ethernet for wired networking, Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless technology and Hi-Speed USB 2.0.
A main top-loading, high-capacity auto-sheet feeder supports photographic and matte papers. A rear, single-sheet, fine art paper path handles heavier fine art and specialty media. Included roll paper support allows for panoramas up to 44-inches long, even on canvas, and a front, straight-through path handles media up to 1.3 mm thick, and direct CD/DVD printing.
The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 will be available in Australia next month at an RRP of $1099. For our overseas readers, this printer has an RRP of just under 510 Euros, 420 GP pounds or US$499.
Printing Technology: Advanced Micro Piezo ® AMC print head with ink-repelling coating technology; 8-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head
Nozzle Configuration: 180 nozzles x 8
Ink Type: Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink
Ink Palette: Photo or Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, Orange and Gloss Optimiser
Minimum Ink Droplet Size: Smallest droplet size 1.5 picoliters; Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to three different droplet sizes per print line
Maximum Print Resolution: 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
Maximum Printable Area:Maximum paper width 13″, Maximum cut-sheet size 13″ x 19″, Maximum printable area 13″ x 44″
Photo Print Speed: Super-fine A3+ approx. 103 seconds
CD / DVD Printing: Ink jet printable CDs and DVDs
Paper Sizes: 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, A4 , letter (8.5″ x 11″), legal (8.5″ x 14″), 11″ x 14″, 12″ x 12″, B (11″ x 17″), A3 (11.7″ x 16.5″), Super B (13″ x 19″), user definable, plus 329 mm and 210 mm wide panoramic roll papers
Maximum Paper Width: 329 mm
Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1 port); 100Base-T Ethernet (1 port); Wi-Fi CERTIFIED (802.11n only); PictBridge (1 port)
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition; Mac OS X 10.5.x – 10.6.x
Acoustic noise: Approximately 39 dB according to ISO 7779
Power Consumption: Printing: Approx. 21 W; Sleep mode: Approx. 3.5 W; Power off: Approx. 0.2 W; ENERGY STAR qualified (Tier 2)
Dimensions: Closed: 622 x 324 x 219 mm. Open: 622 x 797 x 418 mm
Weight: Approx. 12.3kg (without ink cartridges)