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New 13-inch inkjet from Epson

May 10, 2011: Epson has released a new eight-colour A3+ inkjet photo printer, the Stylus Photo R2000.

The R2000 is a pigment ink printer with flexible media handling, a sophisticated print head for precise droplet placement and efficient operation, and larger capacity cartridges that can produce up to 50 percent more prints than the superseded R1900.

The printer’s connectivity options include Ethernet, Wi-Fi and USB 2.02, and it can print on a full range of papers, including cut sheet and roll paper, photographic and fine art media, canvas, art boards, and CD/DVDs.

The R2000 offers eight colour channels including separate channels for Matte and Photo Black inks, eliminating the need for ink switching. The eight-channel, high-precision print head produces variable-sized droplets as small as 1.5 picolitre. To reduce maintenance and increase reliability the print head also incorporates an ink-repellent coating.

The Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink creates images with vibrant colour and a broad colour gamut, taking advantage of Epson’s exclusive high-gloss encapsulated pigments, including an enhanced gloss optimiser that creates photos with a uniformly smooth finish and feel.

‘The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is designed to meet the needs of serious photographers, creative professionals and hobbyists who are looking to showcase their work with superior quality printing,’ said Michael Pleasants, director of Marketing Communications, Epson Australia.

Included roll paper support allows for panoramas up to 44-inches long, even on canvas, and a front, straight-through path handles media up to 1.3 mm thick, and direct CD/DVD printing.

The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 will be available in June at an RRP of $1099.

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