Epson Stylus Pro 3800

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What is Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology?
Epson’s new 8-color ink set incorporates three unique levels of black, which along with new color pigment technology, dramatically improves both color and black and white prints. Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology offers the following:

  • 8-Color Pigment Based Ink System

    • High-density pigments for an extremely wide color gamut
    • Professional print permanence ratings for truly sellable quality prints
    • High-gloss Microcrystal Encapsulation Technology for reduced gloss differential
    • Superior scratch resistance from improved pigment and resin chemistry
    • Color is stable immediately after printing - no short term color shifting
    • Depending upon media, produces a black density up to 2.3 with an L* value of 4.1

  • Three-Level Black Ink Technology

    • Simultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inks
    • Significantly improves the printer’s gray balance while eliminating color casts
    • Impressive midtones and highlights for a smoother tonal range
    • Virtually eliminates the metamerism and bronzing of basic pigment chemistry
    • Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync and ICM workflows

  • Advanced Black & White Printing Technology

    • Three-level black ink system uses unique driver technology to produce professional black and white prints from color or grayscale image files
    • Proprietary Epson screening technology developed specifically for black and white printing
    • Produces truly consistent images with no color crossover or color cast
    • Produces sellable quality neutral and toned black and white prints from a single ink set

  • Two User-Exchangeable Black Ink Modes

    • Two specific black ink modes - Photo Black or Matte Black
    • Optimizes black ink density for various media types, dramatically improving the final print quality
Published: February 22, 2007

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