EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink Technology
Preliminary data from Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. indicates the lightfastness of color
UltraChrome prints made with the EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 printers will be rated
up to 100 years under glass, depending upon the specific type of Epson media being used.
Preliminary data indicates the lightfastness of black and white UltraChrome images printed
in 7-color mode will be rated as greater than 100 years under glass depending on the type
of Epson media being used.*
Visit www.wilhelm-research.com for regularly updated information as testing proceeds.
EPSON MEDIA TYPE
24”
44”
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WILHELM PRELIMINARY DATA
(expected COLOR results)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
90 to 100 years
Fine Art Papers
80 to 100 years
Premium Luster Photo Paper
50 years
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)
40 years
Enhanced Matte Paper
30 years
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EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink Technology
➤
Three User Exchangeable Black Ink Modes
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User can choose between three different black ink modes to optimize black ink density for
various media types and printing applications.
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User can switch between black ink modes without the need for complex servicing or other
outside assistance.
Photo Black Mode (7-Color Mode)
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Photo Black Ink + Light Black Ink + CcMmY
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Optimized for traditional photographic and ink jet-coated media types, such as EPSON Premium
Luster, Premium Semimatte, etc. producing the highest level of photographic image quality
–
Black D-Max up to 2.0
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Matte Black Mode (7-Color Mode)
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Matte Black Ink + Light Black Ink + CcMmY
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Optimized for matte or plain paper media types such as Enhanced Matte, EPSON Fine Art Papers,
etc. where the highest level of photographic image quality is desired
–
Black D-Max up to 1.69 (vs. a black D-Max up to 1.49 if using Photo Black Mode)
24”
44”
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Dual Matte Black Mode (6-Color Mode)
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Matte Black Ink + Matte Black Ink + CcMmY
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Optimized for matte or plain paper medias such as newsprint and plain bond paper, where
print speed is favored over photographic image quality
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Black D-Max up to 1.69
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EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink Technology
➤ Improved Black and White Photographic Printing
–
Produces a truly consistent print with no color crossover effects
–
Reduced metamerism when printing a 7–color black & white print
–
Able to produce neutral or toned black and white prints to satisfy almost any
professional photographer
–
Depending upon the media used, you can produce a black D-Max up to 2.0
24”
44”
Sepia
Neutral Grey
Platinum
Selenium
“The EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 provides me
with the ‘missing link’ to producing black & white prints…”
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– Mac Holbert, Founder NASH Editions
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EPSON Photographic Dye™ Ink
➤ EPSON Photographic Dye Ink with EPSON ColorLife™ Media Line
–
Available in 6–color mode (CcMmYKK) with dual black inks installed for incredibly fast
black-only printing
–
Award-winning ink technology with extremely wide color gamut
–
Along with the EPSON ColorLife™ Media line, this combination of ink and media will
produce the highest level of photographic print quality ever offered by Epson
–
Epson’s highest ever D-Max level of 3.0
–
Lightfastness rating up to 26 years in color when displayed under glass*
24”
44”
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Lightfastness Rating up to 26 years in Color*
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Which Epson Ink Technology Should I Use?
At the time of purchase, the customer must choose which ink technology they want to use.
With the introduction of EPSON UltraChrome Ink, it will become more difficult to decide
which Epson ink technology to choose. For most customers, EPSON UltraChrome Ink will
be the obvious choice. This breakthrough ink technology will forever change the perception
of pigmented inks. This ink is best for:
➤ Professional Photography & Fine-art Photography that is intended for display or resale
➤ Commercial Pre-press Proofing workflows when using optional RIP technologies
➤ Any indoor or short-term outdoor display signage
The EPSON Photographic Dye Ink, especially when used with EPSON ColorLife media, will
24”
44”
produce stunning photographic prints with lightfastness ratings up to 26 years under glass.
This still outlasts traditional silver halide prints. This ink is best for:
➤ Photography that only requires a lightfastness rating up to 26 years under glass*
➤ Color Comping, General Purpose Graphics, and Business Presentation Graphics
➤ CAD, GIS Mapping, Architecture, etc. where ink costs might be an issue
➤ Any user who does not care about lightfastness and wants the lowest possible
operational costs
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EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink Technology
Black Ink Conversion Q&A
➤ Which Black Ink Mode Comes Standard?
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The out-of-box UltraChrome Ink set is PHOTO BLACK mode
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Every brand new EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 or 9600 printer that is ordered with EPSON
UltraChrome Inks, will contain seven 110ml ink cartridges in the box
➤ What Do I Need to Switch to Matte Black Mode?
–
Simply order a standard Epson Matte Black ink cartridge; either 110ml for the EPSON
Stylus Pro 7600 or 110ml or 220ml cartridge sizes for the EPSON Stylus Pro 9600
➤ How Long Does it Take to Switch Between Black Ink Modes?
24”
44”
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It takes about 10 minutes to switch between the different black ink modes
–
The complete process is automated by the front control panel LCD
➤ Do I Waste Ink by Switching Between Black Ink Modes?
–
Yes. Plan on wasting a total of about 180ml to 215ml of ink across the entire 7 inks
installed during the conversion process.
–
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This equates to about the price of one 220ml ink cartridge or about $112 per switch
rethink.
Joseph Holmes
©2002
advanced.
®
EPSON
rediscover your passion for photography.
All New Print Head Technology
➤ True 2880 x 1440 dpi Resolution
–
All new print head capable of producing a single droplet as small as 4 picoliter
–
Produces incredibly sharp text and line-art that rivals the final press sheet
–
Extremely fine blends and photographic transitions with no sign of ink jet technology
➤ Variable Droplet MicroPiezo DX3™ Technology
–
Capable of producing up to three different dot sizes per print line, greatly decreasing
print times while optimizing photographic quality
–
Proprietary DX3 ASIC technology controls the printing process, resulting in consistent
image quality and color output from print to print
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44”
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Most advanced print head ever produced by Epson
The Most
Advanced
Print Head
Ever Produced by Epson
advanced.
Advanced Print Engine Technology
➤ EPSON Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System
–
Seven 110ml or 220ml ink cartridges with automatic tracking of key data points such as
ink levels, ink type and usage rates, for the most accurate production cost estimations
–
Greatly increasing productivity, you can replace ink cartridges on-the-fly, even during the
middle of a print job with no loss in image quality or production time
–
EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 can use either 110ml or 220ml ink cartridge sizes even at the
same time to further optimize ink usage
➤ Unsurpassed Media Flexibility
–
Prints on virtually any media type in roll or cut sheet up to 24-inch or 44-inch wide
24”
44”
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Accurate automatic loading of cut sheet media up to 24-inch or 44-inch wide in a variety
of weights up to 1.5mm thick
–
User-adjustable roll media spindles to accept either 2-inch or 3-inch media cores
–
Built-in Automatic Cutting System in addition to an optional Manual Media Cutter for
cutting even the thickest of media types
–
Optional Automatic Take-up Reel System for long unattended print runs - available on
the EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 only
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advanced.
Advanced Print Engine Technology
➤ True BorderFree™ Printing
–
First ever wide format print engine capable of printing off both left and right edges of
the media, while automatically cutting top and bottom edges to produce a full bleed
print on all four sides of the print
–
Built-in cutter can fully trim your finished prints more accurately and safely than manual
post-finishing techniques
➤ High Performance Print Engine Speeds
–
Depending upon the print mode being used, print speeds will vary from 8 ft2 per hour to
a maximum of 192 ft2 per hour
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44”
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Extremely photographic printing can be produced at about 16 ft2 per hour
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Produces everyday “production-quality” printing at about 87 ft2 per hour
–
Prints about 2.5 times faster than previous EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 and 9000 series
Print Speeds Up To
192 ft2
Per Hour
advanced.
Advanced Print Engine Technology
➤ True Cross-Platform OS Support
–
All NEW enhanced EPSON Photographic Drivers for Macintosh and Windows allowing
for complete ink density control even when driver color management is turned off
–
Standard EPSON drivers allow the user to setup a dedicated Macintosh or Windows
computer as a network spooler, greatly enhancing your user’s productivity
–
For professional pre-press proofing and graphics workgroups an optional EFI Fiery Spark
Professional 2 Adobe® PostScript® 3 software RIP with Pantone® Color Matching is
available
–
Fully supported by most leading third-party RIPs and workflows greatly enhancing the
24”
44”
usability of the basic print engine
➤ Superior Connectivity
–
Includes USB (1.1 and 2.0 compatible), ECP Parallel, and one Epson Expansion Slot for
installing the optional internal IEEE 1394 FireWire® or 10/100 BaseT Ethernet cards
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advanced.
NEW! EPSON Professional Media Line
Pigment & Dye Ink Compatible
➤
➤
➤
Somerset® Velvet for EPSON (made exclusively for Epson America, Inc.)
–
100% cotton, enhanced radiant white, mould made surface that’s acid free
–
Cut sheets (505g) available in:
24” x 30”, 36” x 44” and 44” x 60”
–
50 Foot 3-inch cored Rolls (255g) available in:
24” and 44”
EPSON Proofing Paper - Commercial Semimatte
–
3-inch core
–
100 foot Rolls available in:
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
–
10 mil, 250 gram base, 3-inch core
–
100 foot Rolls available in:
24”
44”
➤
➤
➤
24”, 36” and 44”
EPSON Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)
–
10 mil, 250 gram base, true photo ‘N’ surface, 3-inch core
–
100 foot Rolls available in:
24”, 36” and 44”
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
–
Great for BorderFree™ Printing of 8x10, 10x12, 16x20, 20x24, and 20x30
–
100 foot Rolls available in:
10”, 20”, 24”, 36” and 44”
EPSON ColorLife™ Photo Paper (photo dye ink only)
–
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24”, 36” and 42”
100 foot Rolls available in:
24”, 36” and 44”
advanced.
Rediscover Your Passion For Photography
➤ Unbeatable Value!
–
EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 (24”) only $2,995 estimated street price
–
EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 (44”) only $4,995 estimated street price
➤ Standard 1-Year EPSON Preferredsm Warranty Program
–
Prompt answer toll-free phone support with personal PIN ID (supplied in-box)
–
Available Monday – Saturday
–
Next business day on-site service
24”
44”
➤ Optional 1- or 2-Year EPSON Preferredsm Plus Service Contracts Available
–
Allows you to continue all the great benefits of the standard EPSON Preferred Warranty
Program once the 1-Year FREE warranty expires
–
Available for purchase at any time before the standard 1–Year EPSON Preferred Warranty
Program expires
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COMPETITIVE COMPARISONS
24”
44”
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PRIMARY COMPETITION
FEATURE
EPSON STYLUS PRO 7600
EPSON STYLUS PRO 7000 Series
Maximum Media Width
24”
24”
Print Head Technology
Variable Droplet Micro Piezo DX3
Micro Piezo DX3
Ink System
7 Color (CcMmYKk) or 6 Color (CcMmYKK)
6 Color (CcMmYK)
Highest Resolution
2,880 x 1,440 dpi
1,440 x 720 dpi
Nozzle Configuration
96 nozzles x 7
64 nozzles x 6
Smallest Droplet Size
4 picoliter
8 picoliter
Variable Size Droplet Technology
Yes - 3 sizes
No
Roll Media Handling
Single Roll
Single Roll
Photo Accelerator Technology
No
No
Nozzle Verification Technology
No
No
Borderless Printing Technology
Yes
No
Automatic Cut Sheet Loading
Yes
Yes
EPSON Ink Technology
UltraChrome or Photographic Dye
Archival Ink or Photographic Dye
Largest Ink Cartridge Size
110 ml x 7 (Intelligent)
110 ml x 6
Photo Quality Opinion
Astonishing Quality - Better than a Lab
Award Winning Photo Quality
Max. Media Weight
Up to 1.5 mm Posterboard
Up to 1.5 mm Posterboard
Max. Print Speed (SFPH)
~192 (Economy Mode)
~71 (360 x 360 dpi)
Slowest Print Speed (SFPH)
~8 (2,880 x 1,440 dpi)
~12 (1,440 x 720)
Photo Lab Quality Print Speed (SFPH)
~29 (720 x 720 dpi)
~12 (Best Quality Mode)
Standard Connectivity
USB 1.1 & 2, Parallel, Epson Expansion x1
USB 1.1, Parallel, Epson Expansion x1
Optional Connectivity
10/100 BaseT or FireWire™
10/100 BaseT or FireWire™
Page Description Language
Epson ESC/P2
Epson ESC/P2
Standard Driver Support
Macintosh & Win 95,98,Me,NT,2000,XP
Macintosh & Win 95,98,Me,NT,2000,XP
Optional RIP Support
EFI Fiery Spark Professional 2 ($1,995)
EPSON RS-5100 Fiery X2 ($1,995)
Standard Warranty
1 Year EPSON Preferred
1 Year EPSON Preferred
On-Site Next Business Day
On-Site Next Business Day
$2,995 UltraChrome or Dye
$3,995 Dye or $4,995 Archival
24”
44”
Estimated Street Price
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PRIMARY COMPETITION
FEATURE
EPSON STYLUS PRO 9600
EPSON STYLUS PRO 9500
Maximum Media Width
44”
44”
Print Head Technology
Variable Droplet Micro Piezo DX3
Micro Piezo DX3
Ink System
7 Color (CcMmYKk) or 6 Color (CcMmYKK)
6 Color (CcMmYK)
Highest Resolution
2,880 x 1,440 dpi
1,440 x 720 dpi
Nozzle Configuration
96 nozzles x 7
64 nozzles x 6
Smallest Droplet Size
4 picoliter
8 picoliter
Variable Size Droplet Technology
Yes - 3 sizes
No
Roll Media Handling
Single Roll
Dual Rolls
Photo Accelerator Technology
No
No
Nozzle Verification Technology
No
No
Borderless Printing Technology
Yes
No
Automatic Cut Sheet Loading
Yes
No
EPSON Ink Technology
UltraChrome or Photographic Dye
Archival Ink Only
Largest Ink Cartridge Size
220 ml x 7 (Intelligent)
220 ml x 6
Photo Quality Opinion
Astonishing Quality - Better than a Lab
Award Winning Photo Quality
Max. Media Weight
Up to 1.5 mm Posterboard
Up to 1.5 mm Posterboard
Max. Print Speed (SFPH)
~192 (Economy Mode)
~71 (360 x 360 dpi)
Slowest Print Speed (SFPH)
~8 (2,880 x 1,440 dpi)
~12 (1,440 x 720)
Photo Lab Quality Print Speed (SFPH)
~29 (720 x 720 dpi)
~12 (Best Quality Mode)
Standard Connectivity
USB 1.1 & 2, Parallel, Epson Expansion x1
Serial, Parallel, Epson Expansion x1
Optional Connectivity
10/100 BaseT or FireWire™
10/100 BaseT or FireWire™
Page Description Language
Epson ESC/P2
Epson ESC/P2
Standard Driver Support
Macintosh & Win 95,98,Me,NT,2000,XP
Macintosh & Win 95,98,Me,NT,2000,XP
Optional RIP Support
EFI Fiery Spark Professional 2 ($1,995)
EPSON RS-5100 Fiery X2 ($1,995)
Standard Warranty
1 Year EPSON Preferred
1 Year EPSON Preferred
On-Site Next Business Day
On-Site Next Business Day
$4,995 UltraChrome or Dye
$5,995 Archival or Dye
24”
44”
Estimated Street Price
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Red Indicates Winning Feature
PRIMARY COMPETITION
FEATURE
EPSON STYLUS PRO 9600
EPSON STYLUS PRO 10000
Maximum Media Width
44”
44”
Print Head Technology
Variable Droplet Micro Piezo DX3
Variable Droplet Micro Piezo DX3
Ink System
7 Color (CcMmYKk) or 6 Color (CcMmYKK)
6 Color (CcMmYK)
Highest Resolution
2,880 x 1,440 dpi
1,440 x 720 dpi
Nozzle Configuration
96 nozzles x 7
180 nozzles x 6
Smallest Droplet Size
4 picoliter
5 picoliter
Variable Size Droplet Technology
Yes - 3 sizes
Yes - 3 sizes
Roll Media Handling
Single Roll
Dual Rolls
Photo Accelerator Technology
No
Yes
Nozzle Verification Technology
No
Yes
Borderless Printing Technology
Yes
No
Automatic Cut Sheet Loading
Yes
Yes
EPSON Ink Technology
UltraChrome or Photographic Dye
Archival or Photographic Dye
Largest Ink Cartridge Size
220 ml x 7 (Intelligent)
500 ml x 6 (Intelligent)
Photo Quality Opinion
Astonishing Quality - Better than a Lab
Better than a Photo Lab
Max. Media Weight
Up to 1.5 mm Posterboard
Up to 1.5 mm Posterboard
Max. Print Speed (SFPH)
~192 (Economy Mode)
~231 (Economy Mode)
Slowest Print Speed (SFPH)
~8 (2,880 x 1,440 dpi)
~25 (1,440 x 720 dpi)
Photo Lab Quality Print Speed (SFPH)
~29 (720 x 720 dpi)
~72 (720 x 720 dpi)
Standard Connectivity
USB 1.1 & 2, Parallel, Epson Expansion x1
USB 1.1, FireWire, 10/100 BaseT, Parallel
Optional Connectivity
10/100 BaseT or FireWire
None
Page Description Language
Epson ESC/P2
Epson ESC/P3
Standard Driver Support
Macintosh & Win 95,98,Me,NT,2000,XP
Macintosh & Win 95,98,Me,NT,2000,XP
Optional RIP Support
EFI Fiery Spark Professional 2 ($1,995)
EFI Fiery Spark Professional 2 ($2,995)
Standard Warranty
1 Year EPSON Preferred
1 Year EPSON Preferred
On-Site Next Business Day
On-Site Next Business Day
$4,995 UltraChrome or Dye
$9,995 Archival or Dye
24”
44”
Estimated Street Price
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Product Pricing Information
EPSON Stylus Pro 7600
DESCRIPTION
EPSON PART NO.
EST. STREET*
EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 Print Engine with UltraChrome™ Ink
C472001UCM
$2,995.00
EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 Print Engine with Photographic Dye™ Ink
C472001DYE
$2,995.00
EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 Printer Stand
C12C844061
$299.00
EFI Fiery Spark Professional 2 Software RIP
C842832
$1,995.00
Internal 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Card
C12C823912
$239.00
Internal IEEE 1394 FireWire™ Card
C12C823722
$199.00
2”/ 3” Media Spindle
C12C811161
$149.00
2”/ 3” Media Spindle (High Tension)
C12C811155
$149.00
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade
C12C815241
$95.00
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank
C12C890071
$39.00
Manual Media Cutting System
C12C815231
$349.00
Replacement Manual Cutter Blade
C815192
$99.00
Additional 1-Year EPSON Preferred Plus Service
EPP7696B1
$725.00
Additional 2-Year EPSON Preferred Plus Service
EPP7696B2
$1,305.00
24”
44”
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*Estimated street. Dealer pricing may vary.
Product Pricing Information
EPSON Stylus Pro 9600
DESCRIPTION
EPSON PART NO.
EST. STREET*
EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 Print Engine with UltraChrome™ Ink
C473001UCM
$4,995.00
EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 Print Engine with Photographic Dye™ Ink
C473001DYE
$4,995.00
EFI Fiery Spark Professional 2 Software RIP
C842832
$1,995.00
Internal 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Card
C12C823912
$239.00
Internal IEEE 1394 FireWire™ Card
C12C823722
$199.00
2”/ 3” Media Spindle
C12C811151
$149.00
2”/ 3” Media Spindle (High Tension)
C12C811152
$149.00
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade
C12C815241
$95.00
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank
C12C890071
$39.00
Manual Media Cutting System
C815182
$499.00
Replacement Manual Cutter Blade
C815192
$99.00
Automatic Take-up Reel System
C12C815251
$1,199.00
Replacement 44” Take-up Reel Core
C815121
$43.00
Additional 1-Year EPSON Preferred Plus Service
EPP7696B1
$725.00
Additional 2-Year EPSON Preferred Plus Service
EPP7696B2
$1,305.00
24”
44”
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*Estimated street. Dealer pricing may vary.
Product Pricing Information
EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink
ORDERING INFORMATION
EPSON PART NO.
MSRP
Photo Black Ink Cartridge
T543100
69.95
Cyan Ink Cartridge
T543200
69.95
Magenta Ink Cartridge
T543300
69.95
Yellow Ink Cartridge
T543400
69.95
Light Cyan Ink Cartridge
T543500
69.95
Light Magenta Ink Cartridge
T543600
69.95
Light Black Cartridge
T543700
69.95
Matte Black Cartridge
T543800
69.95
Photo Black Ink Cartridge
T544100
112.00
Cyan Ink Cartridge
T544200
112.00
Magenta Ink Cartridge
T544300
112.00
Yellow Ink Cartridge
T544400
112.00
Light Cyan Ink Cartridge
T544500
112.00
Light Magenta Ink Cartridge
T544600
112.00
Light Black Cartridge
T544700
112.00
Matte Black Cartridge
T544800
112.00
EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink Technology (110ml)
EPSON UltraChrome™ Ink Technology (220ml)
24”
44”
Available for EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 only
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Product Pricing Information
EPSON Photographic Dye™ Ink
ORDERING INFORMATION
EPSON PART NO.
MSRP
Black Ink Cartridge
T545100
49.95
Cyan Ink Cartridge
T545200
49.95
Magenta Ink Cartridge
T545300
49.95
Yellow Ink Cartridge
T545400
49.95
Light Cyan Ink Cartridge
T545500
49.95
Light Magenta Ink Cartridge
T545600
49.95
EPSON Photographic Dye™ Ink (110ml)
24”
44”
EPSON Photographic Dye Ink
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is only Available in 110ml Ink Cartridge Sizes
Stephen Wilkes
©2002
discovered.
®
EPSON
rediscover your passion for photography.
*Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light
intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them.
Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. EPSON, EPSON Stylus and Micro Piezo are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. EPSON Archival, EPSON
Photographic Dye, UltraChrome Inks, ColorLife, BorderFree and DX3 are trademarks, and EPSON Preferred is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names
are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks. © Epson America, Inc. 2002. MR 04.08.02
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