Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition combines the 17-inch Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer with six Epson Signature Worthy papers. The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition includes full letter-sized packages of Exhibition Fiber, Cold Press Bright, Cold Press Natural, Hot Press Bright, and Hot Press Natural papers, as well as a Signature Worthy Sample Pack featuring additional photo and fine art papers. The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition is currently available through select photo specialty resellers for $1,495.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Epson has just introduced the Epson Artisan 837 ($299.99) and Artisan 730 ($199.99) wireless all-in-one printers for photo enthusiasts. The company claims that the Epson Artisan 837 and Artisan 730 deliver the world’s fastest 4”x6” photo print speeds of any inkjet photo all-in-one priced at $299 or less. Both models allow users to print from any room in the house with built-in wireless and Ethernet networking, and both. offer Epson Connect for hassle-free printing on the go. With Epson Connect, mobile device users can print photos and documents directly from compatible tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices. Both devices are capable of scanning and copying reflective media such as documents and prints. The difference between the two models is that the flagship Epson Artisan 837 also offers high-speed colour copying and faxing with a 30-page automatic document feeder.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Ilford America has partnered with Canon U.S.A. on the new “Try My Photo” campaign, a limited-time offer exclusive to US residents which will allow them to see one of their favorite images printed on Ilford Galerie media using the select Canon Pixma Pro series printers. To take advantage of this opportunity, photographers can upload a JPEG file via the website below. The free prints will be mailed to the recipient, with a limit of one print per household.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Canon has announced a new photo inkjet printer and a new all-in-one device. The Canon Pixma iP4920 Photo Inkjet Printer ($99.99) utilises the ChromaLife100 + ink system with five individual ink tanks, and produces a 4”x6” borderless photo in approximately 20 seconds. The Pixma MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One device ($149.99, pictured) uses the same ink system and is capable of a similar printing performance, but can additionally be used as a photocopier and a scanner. Both new products feature significant upgrades to Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Full HD Movie Print software.
Monday, June 27, 2011
HP has announced a free, downloadable application for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that enables photographers to generate large-format photo negatives for the production of high-quality, black-and-white silver halide photo prints. Available in September, the Large Format Photo Negative software package includes a paper preset for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that allows photographers to print a digital negative from a film, scanned or digital capture file onto a transparent substrate. Once printed, these large-format photo negatives can be used as masters to produce high-quality black and white fine art prints through a contact process HP is showcasing the Large Format Photo Negative solution for the first time at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2011 in Arles, France, during a conference titled, “The Best of Both Worlds: Digital Negatives for Black & White Silver Prints” on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. in Cour des Rencontres, Rue Fanton.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Canon has announced the resolution of patent infringement disputes with twenty companies. The dispute concerned certain toner cartridges and their photosensitive drums. As a result of the resolution, the twenty companies involved are now prohibited from making, using, selling and offering for sale in the US, and from importing into the US, the products which Canon accused of infringement.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Polaroid Grey Label GL10 instant mobile printer is now available. “Featuring a truly portable size, easy-to-use features and ZINK Zero Ink Technology, the Polaroid GL10 acts as a portable photo booth, giving new life to images stored on cell phones, hard drives and digital cameras through the Polaroid instant experience,” the company says. The printer is capable of producing high-quality 3"x4” prints in about 45 seconds. Currently, the Polaroid Grey Label GL10 is available at Bloomingdale’s, with USA-wide availability slated for mid June. The suggested retail price of the printer is $169.99, while a pack of thirty sheets of ZINK GL10 photo paper is available for $19.99.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 has been awarded the accolade of ‘Best Photographic Printer of the Year 2011’ by the European Digital Press Association (EDP). The EDP commended the iPF8300 for its 12-colour inkset and improved colour gamut, as well as the printer’s “use as an all-round commercial printer that gives the user more options”. The Canon iPF8300 44-inch wide large-format printer was announced last year, and it “has been growing in popularity in the photographic, proofing and production markets since its launch,” according to Canon.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Ilford has announced that ICC profiles to maximise results when using the Ilford Galerie range of print media on the latest Canon printers are available for free at the Ilford website. Thanks to the Ilford ICC profiles, professional photographers using Galerie media with the new Canon printers (to wit, the imagePROGRAF iPF6300S and iPF8300S models) can take full advantage of the colour possibilities. The wide colour gamut achieved includes superb blacks, clear whites and rich jewel tones for sharp contrast and vivid images, the company says.
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is a new A3+ high-gloss photo printer that uses 50% larger ink cartridges for fewer cartridge changes. The new A3+, 8-colour R2000 printer delivers high-quality photographic prints using Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment ink and features Wi-Fi, USB and Ethernet connectivity. The Epson R2000 will be available from May 2011, priced at £419.99 / $499.99.
Epson has published two Masterclass videos featuring tips and tricks from Epson Certified Digigraphie printmaker Gary Wornell. In the first Epson Masterclass video, Professional Digital Photo Printing, Wornell tells us about the importance of accurate colour representation and how by using large format inkjet technology he is able to accurately reproduce captured images. The second video, Masterclass Tutorial for Image Production, is a sequel to the first one, featuring more printing tips and tricks. You can view both videos below.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The Technical Image Press Association has honoured the Fujifilm FinePix X100 large-sensor digital compact camera, the Fujifilm 3D print service and the Frontier DL600 minilab with TIPA awards. The X100 has been recognised as 2011’s best premium camera, the Fujifilm 3D print service has been deemed the best photo service, while the Frontier DL600 has won the accolade of ‘Best Finishing System’. Adrian Clarke, Director of Fujifilm’s Digital Products said “The TIPA awards are the most coveted photo awards in Europe and for Fujifilm to win three awards is a massive achievement.”
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Canon has won four awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The Association has found the Canon EOS 600D (read review) to be the best entry-level digital SLR camera released in the past 12 months, awarded the Best Superzoom Camera title to the Powershot SX230 HS (pictured), honoured the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM lens with the “Best Professional Lens” award, and hailed the Pixma MG8150 as the best multifunction photo printer.
Two Epson printers and an Epson scanner received TIPA awards this year. The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 won the title, “Best Expert Photo Printer”, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 was announced the “Best Large Format Printer”, while the “Best Photo Scanner” award has been scooped up by the Epson Perfection V330 Photo (pictured).
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Kodak has just announced a new all-in-one printer, copier and scanner called the Kodak ESP Office 2170. Featuring simplified Wi-Fi set-up (802.11 b/g/n) and connectivity, the Kodak ESP Office 2170 enables mobile printing of photos from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Wi-Fi enabled Blackberry device with the Kodak Pic Flick App. The ESP Office 2170 also offers important time-saving features, including an intelligent paper sensor that automatically adjusts printer settings based on paper size and type. The devicewill be available in the US by June 2011 for $149.99.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Epson America is expanding its Stylus Pro line of printing solutions with a wider selection of Designer Edition bundles that combine Epson Stylus Pro printers with the EFI eXpress for Epson Software RIP. Specifically, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition is now joined by the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, 7890 and 9890 Designer Editions. All four Epson Stylus Pro Designer Edition bundles are now available through authorised Epson Professional Graphics resellers at prices ranging from $1,195 to $5,495. Additionally, Epson is currently offering customers mail-in rebates of up to $750 on these bundles. Note that the products must be purchased from an Epson Authorised Professional Imaging Reseller before 31 May 2011, and claims must be postmarked within 30 days from the purchase date..
Friday, March 4, 2011
The DreamLabo 5000 commercial inkjet printer marks Canon’s European entry into production photo printing. The device offers the production photo printing market a viable alternative to silver halide technology and, according to Canon, “will revitalise the photo printing market”. Incorporating Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology, the wide print head enables the printing of high-quality photos and detailed text to support a variety of high-value-added output, from premium photo albums, photo books, photo calendars, photo collages and other merchandise. The DreamLabo 5000 will be available to photo shops across Europe from early 2012.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Canon U.S.A. has announced two new large-format printers. The 44-inch imagePROGRAF iPF8300S and 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF6300S will be showcased at the Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) Convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, February 21-23, 2011 in the Canon booth, number 401. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300S will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4,995 while the imagePROGRAF iPF6300S will have an MSRP of $2,995. Both models are expected to begin shipping in April.
Monday, February 7, 2011
The Canon iX6550 / iX6540 is the most compact A3+ printer in the PIXMA range. 30 percent smaller than its predecessor, the iX6550 / iX6540 is aimed at advanced home and office users looking for superb quality when producing photos or documents. The Canon iX6550 will be available across Europe from March 2011, and the iX6540 will be available across Middle East and Africa from March 2011.
The Canon Pixma MX884 is a premium All-in-One device offering Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. Using 5 individually replaceable inks, the Pixma MX884 can produce photos of “exceptional quality” with minimum 1 picolitre ink droplets, and maximum 9,600dpi print resolution. The device can print border-less 4x6”/10x15cm photos in approximately 20 seconds, and is able to scan documents and prints at up to 2400dpi. Essentially the same product as the Pixma MX885 - which is intended for European markets -, the Canon Pixma MX884 launches across Middle East and Africa from March 2011.