For those of us who believes the only possible printing is high-definition printing, Epson introduces a new A3+ (13×19 inches) photo printer.
The Photo R1900 implements a “groundbreaking” technology that allows for “smoother images and color control” coupled with UltraChrome™ Hi-Gloss2 Ink. The UltraChrome™ Hi-Gloss2, apart from common cyan, magenta and yellow inks, also features matte black, photo black, red, orange (replacement for blue) and gloss optimiser.
All in all, Epson Stylus Photo R1900 is said to produce 18,446,774 trillion colors. Such a tremendous amount of colors offers “a wider color gamut, natural skin tones and consistent color with a smooth gloss finish.”
Another innovation in this printer is the Look Up Table (LUT). This table is used to determine how much of each color is required to make a print from a RGB source file. The mathematical algorithm makes sure a printed image matches perfectly the original.
The Stylus Photo R1900 supports Epson’s Variable-sized Droplet Technology, increased range of media in cut-sheet and roll formats, printing on CDs and DVDs, direct print via Pictbridge.
A bundle of software, Epson Creativity Suite, is also there featuring Epson Easy Photo Print, FileManager, Web to Page and Camera RAW Plug-in.
The Epson Stylus Photo R1900 will be available from November 2007 at a price of £399.99 ($820).