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AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology Working closely with Rochester Institute of Technology’s Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Epson has developed AccuPhoto HD2, which combines a complex mathematical architecture with an advanced screening technology that produces previously unattainable image quality. Advanced Media Handling The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 is the first 13″ printer with Advanced Media Handling. This remarkable 13-inch photographic printer is loaded with professional-level Epson technology. Excellence Without Compromise The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 takes compromise out of the equation. In addition, Epson technology allows for quick and easy on-the-fly ink cartridge replacement for increased productivity. Choosing from an extraordinary number of possible ink combinations for each color, it optimizes ink use to maximize the color gamut and provide smooth transitions and gradations. It even exceeds what traditional color and black-and-white silver halide photographs can produce. Using the Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode, professional black-and-white prints can be produced from either color or monochrome images and the results to date are some of the world’s most recognized black-and-white gallery prints. Utilizing nine high-capacity 25.9ml ink cartridges, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 reliably delivers ink at all print speeds, print after print. Then, once you’ve created your own custom setting, it can easily be saved and reapplied to streamline your workflow. PreciseColor Technology To ensure the highest level of consistency, every Epson Stylus Photo R3000 meets the standards of Epson’s PreciseColor manufacturing. This highly acclaimed technology redefines what’s possible in color and black-and-white printing. Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode The Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode is only found on Epson printers. Select from one of four presets — neutral, warm, cool or sepia, or further fine-tune your image with custom controls and a color toning wheel. Epson Intelligent, High-Capacity Ink System Epson professional printers use an intelligent ink system that offers greater efficiency and performance. It combines three paths to give you the most wide-ranging media support ever in a photo printer. Simultaneously, Epson’s Active Meniscus Control (AMC) technology precisely controls the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle before releasing it. Among its many benefits are an enhanced color gamut with remarkably vibrant blues and violets, professional print permanence ratings and instant color stability. The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 automatically switches between two different Black ink modes — Photo Black or Matte Black – optimizing black ink density on all traditional and archival photographic media including matte, photo, fine art paper and matte or glossy canvas. World-Class Service and Support Epson’s world-class service and support team makes owning the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 virtually worry-free. The Epson limited warranty offers one year of coverage and toll-free telephone support is available Monday through Friday. With a list of features like a front-in, front-out media path, a high-performance MicroPiezo print head, Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology and Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode, it is, quite simply, in a class by itself. And, whichever mode is utilized, this new technology prevents scuffing and virtually eliminates misfeeds due to paper skew. Three-Level Black Ink Technology with Auto-Switching Photo and Matte Black Inks Three-level Black ink technology simultaneously uses Black, Light Black and Light Light Black ink for richer blacks, unsurpassed gray balance and superior tonal range. This exclusive feature represents the standard for producing exhibition quality neutral and toned black-and-white prints. 8-Channel MicroPiezo AMC Print Head with Ink-Repelling Coating At the core of the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 is the Epson 8-channel MicroPiezo AMC print head. One inch wide, it delivers a maximum resolution of 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi and produces variable-sized ink droplets as small as 2 picoliters to optimize photographic quality and increase print speeds. And quality stays true, regardless of print mode. Additionally, the roll paper capability enables you to produce panoramas up to 44″ long, while the auto sheet feeder holds up to 30 sheets of photographic paper. Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 features Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology, Epson’s groundbreaking 8-color, pigment-based ink system.