Epson UltraChrome Professional Inks
What are they?
Developed for the latest generation of commercial inkjet printers, Epson UltraChrome inks are extremely high performance colour inks designed for professional photographic, graphic arts and proofing applications. From producing the inspiring images of the most famous photographers in the world to ensuring that commercial prints are rendered to the most exacting standards of colour accuracy, Epson UltraChrome inks are designed to exceed the expectations of the most demanding professionals.
All Epson UltraChrome Inks (Besides UltraChrome GS) are pigment inks with high pigment density and feature a resin coating for each particle for more stability to produce prints of an even surface and gloss and that are highly stable on a wide variety of media including fine art, specialty and plain paper.
- Superb colour stability
- Low level of metamerism ensures that colour change under different light conditions is minimised or eliminated
- Designed to suit and print on a wide variety of media while maintaining outstanding lightfastness
- Epson UltraChrome inks can deliver twice the density of our conventional pigment inks. As a result, they reproduce a larger gamut of colour and deeper blacks
- Superb water and wear resistance
Epson UltraChrome Ink Series
Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 Ink is designed for commercial and advanced amateur photographers because it delivers high quality, archival prints. It also features a second generation gloss optimizer, which allows for uniform glossy prints similar to those from traditional photo labs. Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss Ink is smudge, fade and water resistant and has archival properties that photographers desire.
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink is designed for both photography and pre-press proofing applications, offering a large colour gamut, plus neutral black-and-white prints due to the Advanced Black-and-White mode. With an eight-colour, pigment-based ink system, including three-level black ink technology, this ink offers a significantly advanced gray balance and impressive mid-tones and highlights for smoother tonal ranges. It also ensures minimised metamerism and reduced gloss differential. The ink also offers improved scratch resistance and permanence ratings suitable for high quality prints worthy of resale or gallery exhibitions.
Epson UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta expands the already wide colour gamut of UltraChrome K3 ink and the full ink set includes nine ink cartridges: photo black, matte black, light black, light light black, cyan, light cyan, yellow, vivid magenta and vivid light magenta. With this expanded colour gamut, it is ideal for fine art, photography and proofing.
Featuring two extra colours - green and orange - the Epson Ultrachrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) ink set is the ultimate professional photo and graphic arts ink that achieves the highest level of colour accuracy. Epson Stylus Pro printers using this ink have been certified to cover an unprecedented 98% of the Pantone Matching System colour gamut.
This addition of orange and green inks takes inkjet colour performance to an entirely new level. Grass and foliage will be much more vivid and natural, while orange tones like sunsets will be more dazzling. Photographers will be delighted to see that the orange ink also lessens the graininess in skin tones.
Based on the same design principles as Epson UltraChrome Ink, which is renowned for its industry-leading levels of durability, colour accuracy and colour stability, Epson UltraChrome GS Ink is a user-friendly commercial solvent ink designed specifically for the high volume sign and display markets.
This ink set delivers the flexibility to print on a wide variety of coated and uncoated media types, resulting in the versatility that affords users the ability to meet a wider range of print job requests. Additionally, the unique characteristics of Epson UltraChrome GS solvent ink ensure a high level of durability and scratch resistance – important features in display graphic prints.
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