Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Max Morse, Carrie Schechter and Sara Remington - Pros Of The Future
Digital Photo Pro Spotlights Three Emerging Professional Photographers
When Pete Turner calls to say he's producing the best-looking prints of his images ever, you can't help but sit up and take notice. A current exhibition of the legendary artist is on display at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. The prints were all made on the Epson Stylus Pro 3800, a remarkable new device that sets the standard by which all future professional-quality printers will be judged.
Turner's exuberance for the images comes through in his voice. A pioneer in color materials and techniques stemming from his days experimenting with Kodachrome and the Repronar photo duplicator, Turner brings the same experimental spirit to digital printing today. While many photographers have assistants who handle the nuts and bolts of making prints, Turner continues to roll up his sleeves and do everything himself.
When Epson was developing the Stylus Pro 3800, Turner received a preproduction model to see what he could do with it. As he began making prints, he quickly realized that he was able to make the best images he ever had from both new and old photographs.
The Stylus Pro 3800 has a new algorithm for dot placement, which was created by a super-computer that worked on the calculation for 10 days straight. The techno-minded reading this will immediately realize the implications of such a complex algorithm. Practically speaking, this simply means you'll get the most accurate dot placement ever seen in an inkjet printer.
Every Stylus Pro 3800 is hand-built. A team of two factory specialists assembles the units to the most exact tolerances. If a part isn't perfect, it's cast aside. The commitment to perfection is one of the hallmarks of an Epson Stylus Pro product.
The bottom line for any photographer comes when the print is on the wall. Turner sums it up: “I've never seen such beautiful reproduction. This show is the best I've ever seen.”
High marks from the man who might be the most innovative master of color of all time.
Maximum Print Width: 17 inches
Maximum Number Of Inks: 9 colors
Maximum Number Of Inks Used For
Printing An Image: 8 colors
Three-Level Black: Yes
Auto-Switching Matte And Photo Black: Yes
Maximum Ink Cartridge Fill Volume: 80 ml
Pigmented Ink Technology: Ultrachrome K3
Printing Method: AMC Piezo x 1
Maximum Resolution: 2880 x 1440
Minimum Dot Size: 3.5 pl
Professional Media Support: Yes, up to 1.5mm
Cut Sheet Support: Yes
Roll Support: No
Paper Handling Auto Feed: Top input tray
Paper Handling Manual Feed: Top, front, rear
Connectivity: USB 2.0 and 10/100 BaseT
Estimated Price: $1,295
For more information, visit Epson at www.epson.com
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