Epson’s new Stylus Photo R1800 A3+ inkjet printer is now available in Australia.


April 20, 2005: Epson’s new Stylus Photo R1800 A3+ inkjet printer is now available in Australia.
Using the same UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment ink set as the popular Stylus Photo R800 A4 inkjet printer, the R1800 offers sophisticated hardware and software enhancements aimed at delivering durable picture perfect photos for professional and expert amateur photographers and digital fine art enthusiasts. One significant new feature is Epson RAW Print, which allows direct printing from RAW files captured by high end digital still cameras without special RAW development software. Supported by Windows 2000 and XP, Epson RAW Print works with Nikon’s D70 and Canon’s EOS 300D cameras.
Epson Darkroom Print is a software application that simulates an analogue darkroom process and provides an easy way for users to quickly print digital images on various kinds of paper, making detailed adjustments to the layout, and printing out a sample to check the colour tones. The easy to use software lets users work through the operations one by one to make print settings and preview the printout image. With the Sample Print function, users can print out a sample of different colour tones on one sheet, and choose the preferred colour tone for the final print. The R1800 also features three new Print Modes – Adobe RGB mode, Auto Photo Enhance Mode, and ICC profile workflow. Each is designed to match image parameters to the best possible output.
The R1800 has also been fitted with a new paper path to handle heavier weight fine art papers and support printing on wider paper rolls. It is capable of printing directly onto inkjet printable CDs or DVDs and users can create their own CD or DVD designs with the included Epson Print CD software, then simply place the disks in a tray that slides through the printer’s front-loading CD tray. The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 is expected to sell for $1299 and will be available through Epson dealers and major retail outlets. For full product specifications visit Details of stockists can be obtained by phoning the Epson Customer Hotline on 1300 361 054.