Epson’s latest A4 inkjet printer has been designed to produce photo prints with the highest range of tonal nuances plus high print longevity.
: Epson’s latest A4 inkjet printer has been designed to produce photo prints with the highest range of tonal nuances plus high print longevity.
The new Stylus Photo R800, which achieves a resolution of up to 5760 x 1440 optimised dpi on suitable media, has been developed to meet the needs of photographers and graphics professionals. Fine image detail is reproduced using a range of dot sizes, including a minute droplet of just 1.5 picolitres. The R800’s eight-cartridge UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment ink system includes red and blue inks, in addition to the standard cyan, magenta and yellow cartridges. Each print is produced using the ink from six colour cartridges, with the printer driver automatically switching between the Matte and Photo Black cartridges to optimise performance when each paper type is selected. The eighth cartridge is a new Gloss Optimizer, which uses the same high-density clear resin as is used to coat the ink particles to fine-tune the output, producing highly durable gloss pigment ink prints with a smooth and even finish. Prints made on both Matte and Gloss media have a colour gamut rivalling that of silver halide photo prints and are expected to retain their colours for up to 80 years. Their quality has been described as, ‘comparable to silver halide, but with a longer lifetime’.