Epson Releases Stylus Photo R3000 A3+ Printer

Epson’s new Stylus Photo R3000 A3+ photo printer is billed as its most creative A3+ printer yet for advanced amateur, semi-professional and professional photographers.

The R3000 features nine high capacity cartridges filled with Epson UltraChrome K3 ink, networking and wireless connectivity, and advanced front-in front-out fine art media handling and a 2.5 inch colour LCD control panel.

The new printer combines Epson’s MicroPiezo printhead, advanced Black-and-White photo mode, auto switching of photo and matte black inks and ink droplets as small as 2 picolitres to reduce grain and produce smooth tonal changes.

The professional nine colour ink set with advanced magenta pigments provides more dramatic blues and violets for an impressive colour gamut. The three-level black technology delivers richer blacks, wider tonal range and an unprecedented grey balance, ensuring outstanding black-and-white prints.

The advanced connectivity options allow users to choose between the built-in 100 Mbit Ethernet for wired networking, or to take advantage of 802.11n Wi-Fi for wireless access. The R3000 also includes Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and PictBridge for direct printing from cameras and viewers for added flexibility.

The R3000 supports a full range of professional media:

A high-capacity, auto sheet feeder to load cut-sheet photographic and matte papers and print BorderFree in popular photo sizes from 4 x 6 to 13 x 19.

With its flexible front-in, front-out media path, the R3000 delivers consistent and reliable performance for printing on fine art paper, 1.3 mm thick art boards, or ink jet printable CDs and DVDs.

The built-in roll paper path allows printing panoramas up to 44 inches long on matte, satin, glossy, canvas and photographic papers.

The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 comes with a limited time offer of an extra two year warranty valued at $343, making for three years in total under warranty. RRP is $1,899  and will be available from selected photo specialty resellers in April.

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