Epson claims its new Stylus Photo R800 has set a benchmark for A4 photo printers.
It said that its new UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment ink enabled this printer to deliver groundbreaking quality, durability and flexibility in printing for the photographic world.
Responding to the rapidly changing needs of the digital photography market, this photo printer has been designed with both amateur and professional photographers in mind, Epson said..
The Stylus Photo R800 enabled the smallest details to be captured with its 1,5pl ink droplet, which the company claimed to be the smallest ink droplet in the world.
The Stylus Photo R800 cartridges include; cyan, magenta, yellow, matte black, photo black, red, blue and a new gloss optimiser. The company claims that the addition of red and blue ink ensures that the Stylus Photo R800 offers the widest colotr range available from an inkjet photo printer.
The UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment ink had been designed with a lightfastness estimated at over 80 years for glossy papers and over 100 years on matte media, Epson said..
"The introduction of the Stylus Photo R800 is changing the face of photo printing," country manager for Epson South Africa, Hans Dummer, said.
"For the first time, professional and amateur photographers can produce print quality previously only achieved through traditional silver halide processes or high-cost professional printers."
According to the company, the printer also features border-free printing at a number of standard photo sizes, advanced connectivity with both USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and IEEE 1394 (FireWire), CD Printing, and PhotoQuicker 3.5 print layout software.