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Epson Shows 7-Color Archival PrinterStylus Photo 2200 replaces 2000P
Epson calls the ink system in the 2200 "UltraChrome" and says they're designed to produce a wider color gamut than previous printers. UltraChrome inks are the latest generation of Epson's Archival Inks, which are pigment-based rather than dye-based, and build upon technologies used in the Archival and DuraBright inks. The inks have a lightfastness of 100 years (black and white) on fine art papers and 80 years on Epson's Watercolor paper.
The printer also features new interchangeable black inks, offering a choice between standard Photo Black and matte black. (The Matte Black ink supports matte paper only and yields higher density and contrast on matte papers.)
The Stylus Photo 2200 offers a resolution of up to 2,880 x 1,440 DPI using 4 picoliter droplets, which produces an equivalent dot size to a 2 picoliter dye-based droplet. The printer uses Epson's Micro Piezo inkjet technology and offers print sizes up to 13" x 44". The printer also features 4", 8.3" and 13" edge to edge borderless printing on roll paper using Epson's border-free printing utility. A roll paper holder is included with the printer, as well as a built-in automatic cutter.
The new printer includes Epson Film Factory with PRINT Image Matching support. There are also several special software offers, including discounts on MonacoEZcolor 2.1; Corel KnockOut 2.0 and KPT Effects; Nik Color Efex Pro! and Sharpener Pro!; and Extensis Intellihance Pro 4.0 and PhotoFrame 2.0.
The 2200 is compatible with Macintosh and Windows systems and will be available in July for $699. For more information, visit http://www.epson.com.
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