Epson Announces Stylus Photo R1800

Epson America Inc. announced late Friday the Stylus Photo R1800, a new photo printer for its Stylus Photo line.

The R1800 (see photo below) is targeted at digital photographers needing large size glossy and matte photos printed as large as 13 inches. Together with Epsonis archival paper, prints can last more than a century, the company said.

Imaging Resource: "The printer features a 5760 x 1440 dots per inch resolution, eight color UltraChrome Hi-Gloss inks, 1.5 picoliter droplet size, and a print longevity from 104 to 200 years on a variety of Epson paper types.

PR1800 offers borderless printing for 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 8.5x11, 11x14, 12x12, 13x19 inch paper and panoramic prints. It is also capable of printing directly on printable CDs and DVDs. Print speeds are 42 seconds for a 4" x 6" print, and 111 seconds for an 11" x 14" print. The printer features USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces."

The R1800 uses Epsonis UltraChrome Hi-Glass eight-color pigment inks, adding true red and blue to cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The color also has gloss black and matte blank inks.

The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 will retail for US$549.

The companyis Web site has not been updated as of this writing to reflect additional information on this printer, including availability.

(Photo courtesy of Imaging Resource)