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EPSON™
Ink Technology

 

Epson UltraChrome K3™
  • Advanced 8-color pigment-based ink system
  • Three-level black ink technology
  • Industry leading color pigment technology
  • Sets a new standard for professional-quality color and black-and-white prints
Epson UltraChrome K3™ with Vivid Magenta Ink
  • High-density pigments for an extremely wide color gamut
  • New formulation of magenta pigments for extreme blues and purples
  • 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
  • Produces a black density up to 2.55 with an L* value of 2.9 (Data based on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260))
Dual Black Inks (Matte and Photo)
  • Printer utilizes two different black ink modes – Photo Black or Matte Black
  • This innovative solution optimizes the black ink density for various media types, dramatically improving print quality
Print Head Technology
MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology
  • One-inch wide, high performance print head offers a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440
  • Produces variable sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to greatly decrease print times, while optimizing photographic quality
  • Extremely sharp and accurate placement of ink droplets consistently delivers outstanding photographic print quality print to print
MicroPiezo® TFP™ Print Head Technology
  • Print head design capable of handling nine seperate ink channels
  • One-inch wide high-performance print head with 360 nozzles per channel
  • Low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placement
  • All-new ink repelling coating to dramatically reduce nozzle clogging
Screening / Software
Accuphoto™ HD Screening Technology
  • Advanced screening algorithm resulting in prints with superior color and clarity
  • Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi for incredibly sharp text and line art
  • Extremely accurate fine blends and photographic transitions
Advanced Black-and-White Mode
  • Unique driver technology takes full advantage of three-level black system to produce professional black-and-white prints from color or grayscale image files
  • Produces consistent print with no color crossover or color cast
16-bit Printer Drivers
  • New 16-bit driver technology for maximum image quality
Convenience Features
Automatic Nozzle Check Technology
  • Automatically nozzle check technology effectively eliminates banding by determining if any nozzles are clogged and cleaning them if required
Automatic Print Head Alignment
  • Built-in sensor reads printed data for highly precise alignments of all color channels
  • Aligns both single and bi-directional print modes
Auto Ink Droplet Detection System
  • Built-in sensor quickly verifies nozzle status without using media and can automatically clean the print head if required – even partially clogged nozzles
Media Barcode Tracking System
  • System automatically tracks media type, remaining length, media width, etc.
  • Data is stored within the barcode and printed at the edge of the roll before unloading
  • Reloading partially used media rolls is now very efficient with less chance for mistakes
Accuracy & Reliability
PreciseColor™ Manufacturing
  • Unique production technology to ensure printer-to-printer consistency
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Preview our line of papers
Our papers include selections from both Epson and Hahnemuhle, internationally recognized as leaders in the production of fine art media. These papers are widely used in the visual arts world for prints and paintings, look tremendous and will last hundreds of years if cared for properly.Here you’ll find magnified texture previews and technical information for all our media choices.All Imagekind print-on-demand giclee prints are made in-house on high-quality inkjet printers. If you are interested in learning more about our printing process, read our FAQs or contact us at info@imagekind.comand our customer service team will be happy to assist you

About our inks

The same printing system we make available to online shoppers iscommonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.

Using the new Ultra- Chrome K3 pigmented inkset, from Epson, our fine art printers will allow users to print outstanding color and neutral black & white prints on a variety of media includ- ing glossy, satin, matte, fine art and canvas. Without a doubt, the beauty and brilliance of a pigment giclee on canvas, watercolor or satin paper is unparalleled. Fortunately, they´re made to last too! The Epson system of Inks and Paper have received lightfast permanence ratings from the Wilhelm Research Institute that well exceed 100 yrs (with proper UV protection), so you can be assured that your prints will look just as good in 30 years as they do today.


Epson Print Permanence Ratings

Media Framed w/UV Filter FramedUnder Glass UnframedRating
Enhanced Matte 110 years 76 years 45 years
Premium Photo Glossy 98 years 85 years 60 years
Somerset Velvet 128 years 62 years 34 years
Ultra Smooth Fine Art 175 years 108 years 57 years
Premium Photo Lustre 165 years 71 years 48 years
Premier Art Gloss Canvas 100+ years 100+ years 100+ years

 

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