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Epson announces Artisan photo all-in-ones

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Epson has announced two new all-in-one photo inkjet printers, the Artisan 700 (Amazon link) and Artisan 800 (Amazon), that offer print, scan and copy functionality and built-in wireless and Ethernet connectivity. The new printers, which are priced at $300 (Artisan 800) and $200 (700), are six-color inkjets (with individual ink tanks) using Epson’s Claria dye-based […]

New Epson wide-format printers announced

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

At the Drupa trade show in Germany this week, Epson announced two new wide-format printers, the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900. The new printers, which have a maximum print width of 24" and 44",respectively, incorporate a new pigment-based ink set, called UltraChrome HDR. The HDR inks include photo and matte black inks, light black, light […]

Version 1.0.2 of ColorMunki now available

Monday, May 5th, 2008

X-Rite has posted Version 1.0.2 of the ColorMunki software, which reportedly fixes “all the software glitches that some of you have been reporting.” We haven’t had a chance to play with the update yet, but if you have a ColorMunki device, you can get the new version by using the Software Update feature in the […]

ColorMunki 1.0 problems

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Over on his thinbits blog, Dave Camp has posted a lengthy review of his initial experiences with the $499 ColorMunki Photo, which just started shipping. To summarize, the product was a complete failure for me on multiple machines and multiple printers and I cannot recommend it to anyone. My friend has problems as well, so […]

X-Rite announces ColorMunki profiling tool

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

At the WPPI show in Las Vegas this week, X-Rite announced ColorMunki Photo, a $499 spectrophotometer designed to calibrate displays and projectors, as well as create ICC profiles for RGB and CMYK printers. Using a small-number, large-patch sample, X-Rite claims that the ColorMunki will produce highly accurate ICC profiles in a fraction of the time […]

Sale on pro paper at HP site

Monday, March 10th, 2008

HP is running a special “Buy 1, get 1 free” promotion on 13" by 19" paper for many of its professional line of papers for the B9180 and B8850 printers. If you’re a big fan of the HP/Hahnemühle Smooth Fine Art and Watercolor papers, or HP’s Professional Satin Photo Paper (one of our new favorites), […]

Crane & Co. sells Museo paper business

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

We’re currently getting ready for the annual PMA convention, which will be held next Thursday through Saturday in Las Vegas. While we were working on lining up meetings with the media companies, we discovered that Crane & Co., the venerable stationers based in Dalton, Mass., had sold their Museo line of digital fine art media […]

HP ups the ante: the Photosmart Pro B8850

Monday, January 14th, 2008

We’re only two weeks into the new year, and already, 2008 is shaping up to be a big one for photo printers. Last week, Epson unveiled the Stylus Photo R1900, a B-size (13″ by 19″) photo printer optimized for glossy output. Today, Hewlett-Packard is announcing the Photosmart Pro B8850, a B-size printer similarly designed for […]

Closeout deals on R1800

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

As we noted yesterday, Epson’s new Stylus Photo R1900 is replacing the R1800. If $550 is too rich for you, and you don’t mind using yesterday’s printing technology, Epson is currently offering the R1800 on its online store for $400 (after a mail-in rebate), with free ground shipping. [Update: it looks like they’ve run through […]

Epson announces Stylus Photo R1900

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Epson today announced the Stylus Photo R1900, a $550, B-size (13″ by 19″) desktop printer with pigment-based inks, advanced paper-handling capabilities and productivity features aimed at serious amateurs and professional photographers. Unlike the pricier Stylus Photo R2400, which is best known for its black-and-white printing capabilities (and its voracious appetite for ink), the R1900 is […]

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