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Epson launches SureLab D700 mini desktop printer and exhibits photographic prowess at The Digital Playground


Epson will be heavily promoting its strengths in the photographic printing market in September at the Digital Playground exhibition being held at Sydney's Lunar Park from 12-14 September. The show aims to promote technology and digital lifestyle products for photo imaging.

Centrepiece of the Epson booth will be its SureLab D700 photo printer, a mini desktop version of the SureLab D3000. Epson says the D700 is simple to operate and has been specifically designed for commercial photo and photo merchandise production. "Much like its big brother the SureLab D3000, the SL-D700 produces high quality consumer, business and professional photo prints, along with ID and passport photos, menus, awards, cards and fliers." The new SL-D700 has been manufactured to easily provide print durable colour and black and white images on gloss, lustre and matte media and can produce prints sized from 102mm x 89mm to 210mm x 1000mm. The SL-D700 is no slouch either and is capable of producing up to 360 6" x 4" production quality photos per hour. Users are able to print direct from common photo applications or via the optional Epson Order Control software that has integrated job costing, scheduling, image editing and colour control.

Epson will also demonstrate its Stylus Photo R3000, Stylus Pro 3880 and Stylus Pro 7900 printers and Epson Perfection.


Taking its place on the stand and representing the world of A3+ prints will be the high quality A3+ photographic printer, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000. Known for its professional features including high-capacity cartridges, networking and wireless connectivity and advanced media handling the R3000 is raising the bar in A3+ professional photographic printing. Using the Epson UltraChrome K3® with Vivid Magenta pigment ink, combined with Epson's innovative MicroPiezo® print, enables the R3000 to produce gallery-quality black-and-white output, plus vivid colour prints with breathtaking blues and violets.

In the world of A2+ for anyone wanting to produce saleable photography, graphic or poster artwork, commercial POS or display signage the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is the printer to turn to. The Stylus Pro 3880 provides a cost effective and flexible solution for printing quality colour and premium black-and-white images in a wide format. It also produces durable, ultra-high resolution output with a platform that has proven dependability and is easy to maintain. Designed for business the Stylus Pro 3880 also boasts amazing print quality thanks to the Epson 2880x1440dpi MicroPiezo print head with Variable Sized Droplet Technology™ (VSDT) for consistent and predictable output in ultra-high resolution with superior half tones and an optimised ink density and good image stability. The Stylus Pro 3880 can also print an A4 page in as little as 18 seconds, supports bordered, edge-to-edge and borderless printing and incorporates an auto sheet feeder and a straight through paper path for heavy board.

Completing Epson’s printer ensemble at The Digital Playground is their 24” (610mm) large format Stylus Pro SP-7900 aimed at the producers of professional photography, gallery quality artwork and colour accurate proofs. The Stylus Pro SP-7900 represents a pinnacle in colour printing technology with an ultra-high resolution and an incredible colour gamut. The SP-7900 supports a wide range of roll and sheet media and features an ultra-fine MicroPiezo® Thin Film (TFP) head with VSDT for output with superior resolution, gradations and colour density. It uses Epson UltraChrome® HDR all-pigment aqueous ink with an 11 cartridge configuration for premium colour and black-and-white output that is consistent, predictable and durable. An optional SpectroProofer is available with the SP-7900 for precision colour management and ISO standard proofing work.


Alongside all the printers will be the Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner. Tailored specifically to meet the high level requirements of scanning professionals, the Epson Perfection V700 Photo incorporates new and refined technologies that work in tandem to provide a fast, total scanning solution with quality rivalling many drum scanners. Along with the high speed moving carriage-type TPU (Transparency Unit), the Perfection V700 Photo features the ability to connect to the PC or Macintosh using either USB 1.1, USB 2.0 or high speed Firewire interfaces. Adding further to the enhanced speed capabilities of the Perfection V700 Photo is a dedicated high-speed ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) hyper processor. In addition to its high speed scanning capability the Epson Perfection V700 Photo also boasts powerful software tools, versatile paper handling, crisp definition and an advanced dual lens system incorporating two separate lenses, each designed to optimise the scanning results in specific modes.

As well as being an exhibitor showing some of its latest photographic printing products, Epson is sponsoring the speaker program and there will be exhibitions of winning images from two Epson-sponsored photographic competitions, the Epson AIPP State Photographers of the Year 2014 and Epson International Pano Award 2014 competition.

Visitors will also be able to sample Epson's latest photo printing technology by making 6 x 4 inch (15 x 10cm) high definition prints of their own photos, instantly on one of four Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Occasional A3 multi-function photo printers. Epson says these printers set "new benchmarks in high quality colour and black and white printing."


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