A new Era in Photo Printing: The Epson SureLab D3000

Ideal for traditional
mini-lab environments, the Epson SureLab D3000 also offers new business
opportunities for print shop owners, school photographers, photographic studios,
and professional photographers. It can print on glossy, matte and lustre media
up to 30.5cm wide to produce professional photographs, greetings cards,
invitations, flyers, banners, landscapes and promotional leaflets.

The D3000 uses Epson’s proven Micro Piezo printhead
technology with Epson’s newly developed ink formulation for commercial
use and sophisticated
Look Up Table (LUT) to deliver accurate reproduction at a maximum resolution of
1440 x 1440dpi.

Epson’s new UltraChrome® D6 six-colour high capacity
700ml/cartridge photo ink-set achieves a wide colour gamut that exceeds that of
silver halide, yielding prints that are vivid and lifelike with excellent black
density. Enhanced granularity and tone gradation is achieved through advanced
image processing; blue skies are brilliant while skin tones are subtle and grey
backgrounds are soft.

Craig Heckenberg, Epson’s
Business Unit Manager, said Epson has supplied professional photographic
printers for the past 15 years and the D3000 has all the benefits that come
with that experience and expertise.

“Epson is synonymous with
the highest quality in professional photo printing, and now is the right time to
introduce an Epson-branded digital dry lab with Epson innovations – including
the newly developed UltraChrome® D6 photo ink – that brings added value to the
market,” said Craig.

The power-efficient D3000
uses significantly less energy than a wet lab, and does not need a water
supply, air filter or chemicals, reducing impact on the environment and the
total cost of ownership. Further lowering the cost per print, the printhead and
LUT are carefully configured to use ink economically while maintaining the best
print quality.

Precision rollers ensure
accurate paper handling while an automatic nozzle check system ensures
consistent, high quality output. The D3000 supports banner and panoramic
printing on gloss and high lustre media.

The D3000 begins printing
quickly without the need to warm-up chemicals, and can automatically move
finished prints to an optional A4 job sorter. The only regular maintenance
required is consumables replacement.

The Epson SureLab
actively monitors performance and provides direct feedback to the operator. A
simple front panel enables operation of key features while PC software provides
advanced options and intelligent help.

The D3000 has been
designed for operation within a studio environment. It requires minimal
periodic maintenance and service support. On-screen support helps step staff
through problems and cleaning is undertaken through the insertion of a simple
cleaning sheet.

For placement flexibility
and easy installation, the D3000 has wheels for easy mobility and a small
footprint for studios that have limited floor space. All key functions,
consumable loading and output delivery ports are at the front. It can be
positioned in a corner to save space, as it is operated from two adjacent sides,
and can be operated as a stand-alone device with direct PC connect or in a bank
via a Print Server.

The dual-roll model
allows two different media types and/or two different roll widths to be loaded
simultaneously for versatility and improved productivity. A single-roll
configuration will also be available.

The D3000 will be available in Australia in August 2012.
Pricing information will be available nearer the release date.

Epson SureLab D3000 key
features:

6-colour, compact digital dry lab for high-quality photo
production

Prints on glossy, lustre and matte paper at up to 30.5cm (12
inches) wide

Epson professional UltraChrome D6 ink-set (C,M,Y,K,Lm,Lc)

Resolution of up to 1440 x 1440dpi

Produces up to 650 4 x 6inch (10.2 x 15.2cm) prints per hour

Supports roll media from 4 to 12 inches (10.2 to 30.5cm) wide

Dual-roll model allows two different media types and/or two
different roll widths to be loaded

Optional A4 job sorter for convenient job collection

Easy to operate – virtually no maintenance required except
consumables replacement

Convenient, power-efficient printing with no chemicals

Can be positioned in a corner and operated from two adjacent
sides

Small footprint and wheels for convenient installation

High resolution images of Epson products are available at:
http://www.channel.epson.com.au/ where you can log in using the email address
media@epson.com.au and password media.

To discuss a personal demonstration of this product or a
proposed media review please contact Bob Pritchard at CommunEcom Strategic
Communications on 02 9949 9788 or 0413825552 or by email at  Bob.Pritchard@communecom.com.au.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product
lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other
microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide,
Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and
high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to
commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson
Group comprises more than 75,000 employees in 97 companies around the world,
and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the
communities in which it operates.

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About Epson Australia

Epson offers an extensive array of award winning image
capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and
graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added
point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. Epson is the market leader
worldwide in sales of data projectors [DTC Consulting Limited figures]. Epson’s
products meet consumer and business customer needs for superior quality colour
image reproduction (printers), projection (projectors) and capture (scanners)
devices with high-level functionality, compactness, systems integration and
energy efficiency. Epson Australia, founded in 1983 is headquartered in North
Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.

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