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therefore recommended by them for use to others. The
equipment has been put into sections.
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Stylus PHOTO R200
Premium quality home photo printer with direct CD/DVD printing
The Epson Stylus Photo R200 is the perfect solution to
photo printing at home. Providing enormously realistic 6-colour
photos and a wealth of features like direct CD/DVD printing,
it makes printing your own photos quick, easy and affordable
EPSON Stylus Photo 1290S
The EPSON Stylus Photo 1290S inkjet printer provides lightfast
6-colour Photo Reproduction Quality to professional photographers
and photography enthusiasts with results more than comparable
to standard photo-lab prints. The Stylus Photo 1290S becomes
a desktop photo lab, exquisitely printing everything from
portfolios and proofs to letters and web pages- delivering
edge to edge output without the need for cropping. Using
the latest Photo Reproduction Quality technology incorporating
the EPSON Perfect Picture Imaging System, true Photo-Quality
performance comes as standard without the need for additional
upgrades, while printing on plain paper has been improved
The Stylus Photo 1290S offers breakthrough 2880 dpi resolution
for pinsharp text, graphics and photo images, combined with
EPSON's 4 picolitre Ultra Micro Dot™ and Variable Sized
Droplet Technology for finer detail and gradations.
Improved edge-to-edge printing now means that photos can
be printed with no surrounding white space on standard 4"x6",
A4, A3 and A3+ paper, meaning that special oversized paper
and cropping are unnecessary. For panoramic prints, a roll
holder is also supplied that can take 100mm, 210mm and 329mm
wide roll media.
Lightfast prints are possible using EPSON's Matte Paper
- Heavyweight, which offers in excess of 20 years lightfastness
when prints are stored behind glass or in a photo album.
Provided free of charge with the Stylus Photo 1290S is EPSON's
PhotoQuicker 3.2 software, which enables edge to edge printing
and provides unparalleled ease of use. Also provided is
Adobe Photoshop Elements.
The Stylus Photo 1290S includes support for the Universal
Serial Bus, fully supported by Microsoft Windows 98, Windows
ME, Windows 2000 and Apple iMac, G3 and G4
* Borderless prints on 100mm, A4, A3 & A3+ media without
the need for over sizing or the use of a guillotine
* 2880 x 720 dpi Perfect Picture Printing
* Advanced 6 colour printing for true photo reproduction
* Print speeds of up to 9.4ppm black text and 9.0ppm colour
* EPSON Ultra Micro Dot™ 4pl with Variable Sized Droplet
* USB and Parallel connectivity for Windows® and Macintosh®
* Feature-rich EPSON PhotoQuicker 3.2 software included
* Adobe Photoshop Elements included
* Optional StylusRIP Adobe® Postscript® RIP software
Stylus Photo 2100
EPSON continues to set the standards in inkjet printing. With
the Stylus Photo 2100, a new level of excellence is achieved.
Fulfilling the creative needs of professional photographers,
the Stylus Photo 2100 is a complete photo finishing solution,
offering the most exceptional print quality ever. Immensely
versatile and flexible, it produces long lasting photo quality
prints suitable for both display and resale use.
The Digital Environment
EPSON has worked hard to meet the exacting requirements
of professional and semi-professional photographers. Its
recent groundbreaking advances in inkjet print head technology
gives photographers the quality to create their work in
the versatile digital environment. Minute details are recreated
with astonishing clarity at high speeds due to EPSON’s Variable-Sized
Droplet Technology, combined with a new Micro Piezo print
The New Black
EPSON’S Stylus Photo 2100 uniquely offers two varieties
of Black ink that can be interchanged to offer consistent
quality and finishes between media types. The professional
user can now match output between various grades of media.
The standard “Photo Black” ink cartridge is suitable for
all media types including glossy surfaces, whilst the optional
“Matte Black” cartridge offers superior output on matte
coated media such as fine art media. Further enhancements
include an additional light black cartridge as standard.
This improves gradations to both colour and black and white
images, widening the colour gamut to enhance greyscale and
colour tonal gradations. EPSON’s ‘Gray Balancer’ software
is designed to calibrate and customize the greyscales used
in black and white photo reproduction. It gives you the
flexibility to adjust the application of ink according to
the conditions in which prints will be stored or displayed.
The results are perfectly balanced, smooth toned, vibrant
black and white photos.
Whatever photography style is employed, the Stylus Photo
2100 has the flexibility to match the output requirements.
7 individual ink cartridges with re-sealable valves allows
for flexible and efficient ink usage as partially used cartridges
can be stored for use at a later date; continuous media
printing and finishing is possible with the use of the standard
roll paper holder and optional auto cutter, whilst a simultaneous
paper load feature allows easy switching between cut sheet
and roll media. In addition, the Direct CD printing function
and software enables personalisation of CD faces without
the need of special media so cataloguing digital images
has never been simpler. Processing bottlenecks are eliminated
due to the extensive highspeed connectivity options.
Colour management solution**
To ensure everyone sees the colours you want them to see,
EPSON are pleased to offer a cost effective Colour Management
Edition of the EPSON Stylus Photo 2100. Complete with a
GretagMacbeth Eye-One® DISPLAY colour calibrator**, this
colour management solution allows you to create individual
display profiles for your monitor, enabling you to work
with colour more accurately.
**Available in the EPSON Stylus Photo 2100 Colour Management
* Photo print quality – 2880 x 1440 dpi
* Long lasting lightfastness suitable for professional re-sale
or gallery display
* 7 colour printing with new Light Black as standard
* Individual ink cartridges for maximum ink efficiency
* Precise borderless printing on roll or sheet fed media
* Flexible media handling; paper roll holder, optional auto
cutter and catcher
* Direct CD/CD-R/DVD face and card printing (up to 1.3mm
thick) enabled by unimpeded direct media path
* USB 2.0 High speed, parallel and FireWire (IEEE1394) connectivity
Test conditions as follows: (Indoor Display Condition)
Light source: Fluorescent light
Intensity: 70,000 lux
Glass mount: 2mm, soda lime
Fade criteria: Pure YMC 30% Loss at OD=1
Display-life Calculation: Total illuminance/(500 lux x 10
hours x 365 days = 1 year)
* The data is calculated by EPSON’s accelerated test and
it does not mean EPSON guarantee periods. Tests developed
and conducted by EPSON.
PermaJet Inks and Papers
The extensive range of PermaJet inkjet papers and Epson compatible
ink cartridges are designed to meet the needs of the rapidly
growing ranks of artists who use inkjet technology, but need
their prints to last and be finished in traditional textures
Whether you wish to work in glorious, rich and vibrant colour
or completely controllable, variable tone black and white,
PermaJet have the solution you have long been looking for.
PermaJet has captured a niche area in the Ink and print media
business with its range of Fine Art Papers and Archival Pigment
Our target customer is the traditional hand finished photographic
printer who knows the meaning of quality imaging and now wishes
to produce their work to the highest quality through inkjet
Fotospeed INKJET EG paper
What is EG? Extended Gamut is Fotospeed's newest
paper designed specifically take take advantage of modern
dye and pigment ink technologies and let the full range
of colours be displayed. Available in a range of sizes and
Fotospeed Continuous Ink Systems
Digital printing can be expensive because of the costs
of the inks. If you are a medium to high volume printer,
you should seriously be considering a continuous ink system.
What is it? Simply, it enables you to replace your Epson
or Canon ink cartridges, with a system that uses external
ink reservoirs which can be easily be refilled when they
run low. This means considerably lower running costs.
Hahnemulhe Fine art paper
Hahnemulhe Natural White indicates the purest mould made
papers with no optical brighteners or acids to interfere
with the longevity of your image. The Hahnemulhe range contains
just about every weight, surface and size of paper, single
to double sided, you could ever wish for. Fotospeed have
the complete range, including test packs, so you can find
the one that suits you perfectly.
SPOT ON profiling service
Consistancy is one area where many photgraphers still don’t
have the confidence that what they see on screen, will match
what they output from their printer. Fotospeed can help
you fill in the missing pieces of this jigsaw with our new
Custom Profiling service. Tailor made ICC profiles for your
screens, scanner, printer and most crucially, the papers
you use, to close the Colour Calibration loop. You can use
these custom profiles alongside Photoshop or many other
profile aware programs to let you soft proof your images
on screen, with confidence. So you know when you hit print,
that’s how it will print!
Somerset Enhanced and Bockingford two sided
Two famous names in the Art market. Artists have used Somerset
and Bockingford papers to paint with water colours for years
– now available from the same mill in Somerset, England
these two papers developed for inkjets have an ink receiving
layer on one side in the case of the Somerset, and on both
sides on Bockingford.
Additionally the Somerset paper comes in three finishes:
Satin, Velvet and Textured. All are 225gsm and 100% cotton
rag to give the perfect base for art and photographic images
and for overall longevity. The papers are available in A4,
A3+, A2 and rolls
Fuji Hunt Gloss and Satin inkjet paper
Designed for use with Dye or Pigment inks, this paper gives
a really vibrant image tone. Available in both Gloss and
Satin finishes, at 280gsm this paper is sumptuous, instant
drying, waterproof and has the identical feel of photographic
print material. The weight makes big prints made on this
material extremely easy to handle. It feeds in all printers
Folex Imaging Inkjet products
The bright red boxes jump right out at you and it can be
slightly confusing as to what is in which box or packet.
Until you spot the animal! A different animal identifies
the product – once you realise this it’s easy.
Folex Premium gloss 210gsm is a double sided product – Gloss
one side, Matt the other. And no ordinary gloss either,
it can handle lots of ink (no bronzing) and the matt side
is of high quality giving sharp definition with no bleed.
Top Color Duo 200gsm – a double sided high resolution matt
paper with a weight that guarantees that no show through
is seen from the image on the other side. Bright white,
dead smooth dead matt – very inexpensive and a must for
you double sided users. A host of other products that include
a Magnetic Jet paper – great for fridge magnets, warehouse
racks, metallic surfaces. Tattoo Jet for making temporary
tattoos – real looking and no pain!. Transfer Jet for making
images on T-shirts. CD lables that are inexpensive. CD Envelopes
– a specially coated gloss paper that is pre-formatted for
you to print onto. Sticky Jet – a self adhesive white opaque
film for attaching to whatever. Cling Jet – a self-adhering
film that attaches to glass and polished metal without adhesive.
Can be repositioned frequently.
CD Storage Box
Made by hand this flip top archive box in maroon finish
deep holds 50 CDs. Chemically inert polyester based CD pockets,
which have a separate index section for catalogue information,
are used to hold the CDs. Grey Box Board A4 Binder – made
from archival board this simple ring binder can hold negative
sleeves or prints depending on your desire. A3 Zip Portfolio
– totally archival, hand-made with solid board finished
inarchival quality Black Library Buckram cloth inside and
out. A3 Book Box – comes flat packed for you to assemble
and can be bought singularly or in packs of 10. Made of
light brown acid free corrugate, it is extremely light in
weight. Transleeves – a crystal clear polyester material
available in A4 & A3 for prints and for 135 and 120
MWORDS is a supplier of inks, continuous inking systems, colour
management systems, printing papers and miscellaneous items for
the ink-jet printer user.
Marrutt are the exclusive distributors of Lyson Archival Professional
Inks and Media in the UK, the largest manufacturers of rotary
doors and drying cabinets in Europe and UK distributors of
VTC Software Training CD roms.
They are one of the oldest names in professional photography
and printing in the United Kingdom, with over 40 years experience.