Mark Peters : May 11th 2005 - 18:00 CET
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 photo printer
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 photo printer : Epson America Inc. has once again changed the world of photography with the introduction of the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 This new printer, coupled with its innovative ink technology; UltraChrom K3 pigment ink, offers the most advanced ink jet technology available to date. With three levels of black and advanced driver controls, the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 enables users to create professional-quality prints on a wide variety of media. Replacing the award-winning Epson Stylus Photo 2200, the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 will be the printer of choice for professional and fine art photographers, as well as serious amateurs.|
Stylus Photo R2400 - Great color prints|
"Epson has a legacy of providing photographers and digital artists with the tools that enable them to express their vision. The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 and the new Epson UltraChrome K3 inks produce stunning color prints in addition to black and white prints that look and feel like traditional silver halide prints," said Patrick Chen, product manager, photo imaging, Epson. "Quite simply, this printer with its UltraChrome K3 inks will redefine photographic printing in the industry with the next level of uncompro-mising quality, ease of use and print permanance."
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 - Microcrystal Encapsulation technology
By using high-gloss Microcrystal Encapsulation technology, Epson delivers improved pigment and resin chemistry to provide better scratch resistance and glossier prints. The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 produces unparalleled black and white prints and gives the user the choice of two interchangeable cartridges - Photo Black or Matte Black. This feature optimizes the black ink density for various media types, which produces richer blacks and higher contrast output. Professional results can be achieved with the Photo Black Mode on a variety of glossy media, and in Matte Black Mode on matte and fine art media such as Epson's Velvet Fine Art, Enhanced Matte and UltraSmooth Fine Art. Both Photo and Matte Black cartridges are included with the Epson Stylus Photo R2400.
Epson Photo R2400 printer - Advanced Printer Driver Control
The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 driver is enhanced to provide users with unprecedented black and white image control. The driver settings offer quick toning presets, separate controls for shadow and highlight tonality control, maximum optical density control, reduced gloss differential, and custom tone control. Furthermore, Epson's proprietary driver and screening technology offers users a unique method for converting color digital images into professional quality black and white prints.
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 photo printer - Features
The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 offers a multitude of features for digital and fine art photographers:
- Printing Method: Epson's exclusive and award-winning drop-on-demand Advanced Micro Piezo pigment ink jet technology delivers droplet sizes as small as 3.5 picoliters and resolutions up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi.
- BorderFree Printing Sizes: Borderless printing without margins in popular 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8"x 10", letter (8.5" x 11"), 11" x 14", 12"x 12", 13" x 19", and panoramic sizes
- High-Performance Print Engine Speeds: One of Epson's fastest photo printers to date, printing an 11"x14" photo in as fast as 1 minute, 47 seconds.
Water/Smudge-Resistant Prints: Epson UltraChrome K3 inks resist smudging or fingerprints related to high levels of humidity, moisture and water spillage.
- Professional Media Handling: Three paths: Sheet, Rear (Roll and Single-Sheet Fine Art) and Straight-through for 1.3mm thick media; standard handling including BorderFree Printing, plus roll paper support (4", 8.3" and 13").
- Epson Paper Options: Enhanced Matte Paper, Velvet Fine Art Paper, Watercolor Radiant White, UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper, Matte Paper Heavyweight, PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper for Epson, Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, Premium Luster Photo Paper, Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, and Premium Bright White Paper.
- Paper Sizes: 4"x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter (8.5" x 11"), 11" x 14", 12" x 12", 13" x 19", B (11" x 17"), A3+, Super B (13" x 19"), user definable, plus 4", 8.3" and 13" wide panoramic roll papers.
Stylus R2400 photo printer - Epson RAW Print
The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 comes with a Print Image Matching Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and four popular black and white filters from nik Color Efex Pro 2.0. These filters are downloadable from nik multimedia's website and operate on both PC and Macintosh platforms. In addition, Epson RAW Print is also included for easy printing of RAW format image files. Supported by Windows 2000 and XP, Epson RAW Print works with the following cameras: Epson RD-1, Nikon D70 and Canon EOS Rebel. Color management solutions include premium ICC color profiles, X-Rite Complete Guide to Color Management, and an exclusive offer by X-Rite for Monaco EZ Color. The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 supports Windows 2000 and XP and Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later with both Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports.
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 printer - Print permanence
Epson is always striving to offer products that produce fade-resistant and long-lasting photos. The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 is a breakthrough product with its print longevity using new Epson UltraChrome K3 inks and a wide selection of Epson archival media. The printer's output is rated to resist fading up to 108 years for color and over 200 years for black and white.
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 - Pricing, Support and Availability
The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 will be available this month for an estimated street price of $849 through direct market resellers, specialty photo stores, computer superstores, on-line retailers, and Epson's retail Web site. The printer is backed by the one-year Epson Exchange Warranty and is supported by the Epson Connection, a customer support technical assistance line.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.