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Epson UltraChrome™ K3 Ink Overview
Epson UltraChrome Ink has established itself as the standard among professionals and
high-end users who desire high quality and durability.
Epson UltraChrome K3 is an improved version of this ink and was developed based on feedback from our customers.
Its new pigment and resin improves glossiness and D-max readings on glossy media and
exhibit reduced metamerism (i.e. colour inconsistency under different light sources).
Additionally, three levels of black ink dramatically improve grey balance, (which is the axis of colour imaging), and
produce superior black and white and colour prints.
Three-level Black Ink Technology
New Epson UltraChrome™ K3 ink produces black and
white photographs that you never thought possible from a colour printer.
Skin tones come alive as never before and shadows reveal subtleties that were previously lost on other printers.
Over the years, the majority of silver halide photographs have been in colour.
Despite this, many professional photographers choose black and white photography due to the simple and
direct expression of the medium, in addition to the power that black and white photographs possess.
Until now, it has been technically very difficult for black and
white photographers to use digital photography because of colour twists and
short tonal gradation inherent in digital printers.
Epson's new UltraChrome™ K3 ink substantially reduces these problems,
allowing black and white photographers to fully express themselves using digital cameras and
printers with quality rivaling that of silver-halide processes.
The three black inks and low saturation inks (such as light cyan and light magenta) allow for subtle colour tonings.
Demanding professional photographers will appreciate this feature for producing various types of monochrome images.
Durability with Epson Media and Epson UltraChrome™ K3 Ink
The combination of the Epson STYLUS™ PRO 800 Series printers,
Epson UltraChrome™ K3 Ink and
Genuine Epson media delivers benefits that apply to any professional or commercial printing environment.
The extensive design stages of all three key elements have focused on achieving perfect results from this unique combination.
These results include:
Perfect media-to-application matching for black-and-white photography, colour photography,
creative and fine-art photography, commercial proofing and graphic design.
- Lightfastness ratings of up to 75 years* for colour and up to 200 years* for black-and-white prints
- Excellent water resistance
- Improved scratch resistance