According to info from Photo-i
Epson has a new winner the Epson Stylus Photo 2100
- A3+ 2880 x 1440 dpi photo printer
- UltraChrome ink technology in 7 individual High capacity ink tanks
- Print directly onto CD faces
- Light fastness between 45 and 75 years (depending on media)
- USB 2.0, Firewire IEEE 1394 and Parallel ports
#1. "RE: Epson Photo Stylus 2100" | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberThu 25-Apr-02 04:15 PM
First I've heard about this printer. It'll be interesting to see if they've cured the metamerism problem with the pigment based inks used in the 2000P (which I own) that could give images on glossy papers a greenish cast in some lights.
#2. "RE: Epson Photo Stylus 2100" | In response to Reply # 1BJNicholls Charter MemberThu 25-Apr-02 07:27 PM
Not only is the metamerism supposed to be controlled, but the 7 individually replaceable colors (now with grey - or light black if you prefer) provide a significantly wider color gamut. I've seen this printer and its letter size sibling at the i-love-epson Japan website, but I didn't expect to see these printers until late this year. Epson typically sits on the newest printer technology for a year in Japan before marketing the printers worldwide. I suspect the new competition from Canon has pushed Epson to up the ante sooner than usual. The printing speed of these new printers isn't as fast as the new Canon, but they will be much faster than the 2000P.
I found the new grey balancer feature to be very interesting. It looks like this printer will be able to do very nice greytone images with subtle control of color cast.
Sign me up. This will be my next printer. If the price in yen for the PM-4000PX is preserved in the US price, the list will be $725.
Here's another news article from the CeBit show on the 2100:
Be sure to read the article on the new ink technology too:
Finally, the real answer to the orange-shift issue.
PS: Steve's Digicams has the Epson USA press release... the new A3+ printer will be called the 2200 and have a list price of $699 US. Go to Steve's incredibly ugly website and scroll down to see the news release: http://www.steves-digicams.com/diginews.html
#3. "RE: Epson Photo Stylus 2100" | In response to Reply # 2AlanC Basic MemberSat 27-Apr-02 08:12 AM
DPReview have picked up on it as well: it'll be known as the 2200 in America.
I hope the wider gamut will give it a performance along the lines of the dye-based printers. My biggest bug-bear with the 2000P is how difficult it is to maintain accurate colour: this has never been a problem with my older 750.