Epson has released its Stylus Photo 2100, a seven-colour desktop printer, along with its next generation of pigment inks. The UltraChrome ink range is an improvement on its Archival ColorFast ink. The increased density of the ink means it will support a wider range of media, according to Epson. UltraChrome also reproduces more vibrant and saturated reds, oranges and yellows producing a larger range of colours than silver halide-based photographs. Not surprisingly, the Stylus Photo 2100 is designed to capture the booming digital photography market. When teamed with the optional Epson Stylus RIP Professional, the printer can become a digital pre-press proofing printer supporting A3/A3+ size proofs. It also uses the new ink technology to provide a resolution of 2880x1440dpi. It can also be used for less conventional printing such as stamping compact discs. The Epson Stylus Photo carries a retail price of around $1,999 and is available immediately.www.epson.com.au.