Epson has released a new A3+ printer, the Artisan 1430, which is targeted at photo enthusiasts and advanced amateur photographers and also graphic designers and CAD users who need finely detailed large format prints.

The Artisan 1430 has similar specifications to the Stylus Photo 1410 but adds wireless networking and easy to use mobile printing apps. It uses Epson Claria photographic ink in six high capacity individual cartridges (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan and Light Magenta) and features an Advanced MicroPiezo print head and Variable Sized Droplet technology that provides highly accurate placement of ink droplets in as many as five sizes down to a tiny 1.5 picolitres, while optimising print speed on the selected print mode.


The new Epson Artisan 1430 A3+ photo printer.

Claria Photographic inks support a wider colour gamut than traditional photo printing technologies. They are also far more resistant to fading than earlier dye-based inks, having been strengthened at a molecular level to resist fading caused by light and ozone. Consequently, photo prints have a potential album storage life estimated at up to 200 years. Photo prints are also smudge, scratch and water resistant on recommended Epson photo papers.
Built-in Wi-Fi Certified (802.11n) wireless networking enables multiple users to easily share the Artisan 1430, and Epson Connect including Epson iPrint allows printing of web pages, documents, and photos on-the-go from a smart phone, iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device, with remote printing also possible via email print. The Artisan 1430 is also PictBridge compatible allowing direct printing via cable from enabled cameras and other storage devices.
The Epson Artisan 1430 (RRP $399) is available through major computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores throughout Australia and at Detailed specifications can be found at For our overseas readers, Epson America has the RRP of this printer listed at US$299.99, while this printer is marketed as the Stylus Photo 1500W with a listed price of ø‚ £249.