Ralf Jurrien : October 9th 2007 - 16:04 CET
Epson Stylus Photo R1900 printer
Epson Stylus Photo R1900 printer : The Epson Stylus Photo R1900 incorporates the latest developments from Epson to provide durable, superior quality, Hi-Definition photos up to A3+ on a wide range of media. It includes groundbreaking image processing algorithms to manage colour combinations and ensure beautiful prints. It also features a new formulation of Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss Ink technology. UltraChrome Hi-Gloss2 represents the evolution of photographic printing, offering a wider colour gamut, natural skin tones and consistent colour with a smooth gloss finish. The Epson Stylus R1900 including VAT £399.99 - available November 2007. UltraChrome Hi-Gloss2 features matte black, photo black, red, orange and gloss optimiser. |
|Epson Stylus Photo R1900|
The new orange ink replaces the blue ink previously used with UltraChrome Hi-Gloss. It allows Epson to offer significant enhancements in colour reproduction for natural skin tones. Output also features more vivid oranges and an expansion in the red colour gamut. The magenta and yellow inks have been reformulated and contribute to accurate blue and green tones. The resin coating of the gloss optimiser and colour inks has been redesigned to create even smoother and glossier prints. The individual ink cartridges mean only the colour that is used needs to be replaced.
Stylus Photo R1900 printer
The eight-colour inkset featured in the Stylus Photo R1900 creates a staggering 18,446,774 trillion colour combinations. To calculate which combination should be used to deliver the tones and colours required for the images, Epson has developed new Look Up Table (LUT) technology in partnership with one of the world’s leading centres of colour science, the Munsell Color Science Laboratory of the Rochester Institute of Technology. In conjunction with the Micro Piezo™ print head the Epson LUT technology decides how much of each colour is used to translate a RGB source file into a print. The mathematical algorithm effectively optimises colour matching to ensure the printed image is consistent with the original photograph. The end result is prints with smooth gradations, reduced graininess, wide colour gamut and low colour inconstancy; all of which combine to create clear and beautiful, Hi-Definition photographic images.
Epson R1900 photo printer - Variable-sized Droplet technology
Other printing technologies in the Epson R1900 include Epson’s Variable-sized Droplet Technology. The smallest droplet of 1.5pl is used for areas where fine detail is required and bigger droplets where larger blocks of colour are needed. The flexibility of the Epson R1900 is further enhanced with its increased media support. It will print onto glossy, matte and fine art paper in cut-sheet and roll format. It prints directly onto printable CD’s and DVD’s. For printing photos without a computer photographers can connect their digital camera or picture viewer using Pictbridge. The comprehensive software package includes Epson Print CD and Epson Creativity Suite including Epson Easy Photo Print, FileManager, Web to Page and Camera RAW Plug-in.
Stylus R1900 photo printer - Epson LUT technology
Mark Robinson, Senior Product Manager, Epson UK commented, “The new Stylus R1900 photo printer is a truly advanced printing system that is easy and fun to use. The extensive research and development required to develop Epson Micro Piezo inkjet printers and ink technologies is fully illustrated in the launch of the Stylus Photo R1900. The UltraChrome Hi-Gloss2 Ink works in harmony with the Epson LUT technology and Epson paper to deliver outstanding photo quality for sale, for display and for archiving.”
Epson Stylus Photo R1900 printer Features
• Print Hi-Definition durable photos and album pages on various media up to A3+
• Achieve vivid colours and natural skin tones with Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss2 ink
• Advanced colour processing for smooth and accurate colours with Epson LUT technology
• Achieve a range of photo finishes with Epson glossy, matte and fine art papers
• Personalise inkjet printable CDs and DVDs
• Prints are lightfast for 80 years on Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
• Borderless printing at a resolution up to 5760 x 1440dpi for stunning Hi-Definition photos
• Print photos on A3+ at 1440 x 720dpi (Photo Mode) in only 106 seconds
• Efficient printing with individual ink cartridges, only replace the colour used
• Enhanced connectivity with Dual Port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• Bundled with sophisticated photo software
• including Camera RAW plug-in for Creativity
• Suite for fast, easy printing of camera RAW files
Munsell Color Science Laboratory
The Munsell Color Company was founded by Professor Albert H. Munsell, the originator of the Munsell Color Order System. The directors of the Munsell Color Company eventually sold the company’s assets and created the Munsell Color Foundation. The Munsell Color Foundation was charged with furthering the scientific and practical advancement of colour knowledge. In 1983, the Foundation trustees voted to dissolve the foundation, and donate the proceeds to an academic institution for the creation and endowment of the Munsell Color Science Laboratory. RIT was selected as the recipient of this donation, and MCSL was born.
Epson is a global leader in imaging products including printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs. With an innovative and creative culture, Epson is dedicated to exceeding the vision and expectations of customers worldwide with products known for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency.Epson is a network of 87,626 employees in 117 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the Group had consolidated sales of 1416 billion yen in fiscal 2006.