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EPSON SURECOLOR P6000 & P8000
With the SureColor line, Epson has released one of the most
significant reformulations of its ink chemistry and print-head
design in several years. The 24-inch SureColor P6000 and
44-inch P8000 use the same eight-color pigmented UltraChrome HD ink set that’s available in the smaller P600 and
P800 models. Both wide-format printers can deliver variable
droplet sizes as small as 3. 5 picoliters and o;er black den-sities that exceed earlier-generation ink formulations. They
accept roll and cut-sheet media up to 1.5mm thick, and a
high-speed rotary cutter is included. Testing by print permanence expert Henry Wilhelm indicates that color prints made
using UltraChrome HD inks can resist fading for up to 200
years, depending on the paper used. Monochrome prints can
resist fading for 400 years.
Price: $2,995 (P6000); $4,995 (P8000)
PERMAJET SMOOTH FINE ART
PermaJet’s latest inkjet papers are a 285gsm Portrait Rag and a
290gsm Photo Art Silk. The Portrait Rag is an acid-free, 100-per-
cent cotton-rag media with a neutral pH and whiteness level
of 92. It’s compatible with both dye and pigmented inks and is
0.51mm thick. The Photo Art Silk paper is also acid-free with a
receptive layer that has a semi-gloss sheen. It has a whiteness
level of 103 and a thickness of 0.48mm. Due to its finish, it not
only boasts improved scratch resistance but ensures that images
with reflective or mirrored surfaces retain their shimmering e;ect.
Both papers are available in cut-sheet sizes ranging from 8. 3 x 11. 7
inches to 16. 5 x 23. 4 inches and in rolls spanning 17 to 44 inches
thick and 49 feet long.
Price: From $22 (Photo Art Silk); $21 (Portrait Rag)
ILFORD GALERIE PRESTIGE FINE ART SMOOTH
This 200gsm paper is acid-free and o;ers a matte surface with an alpha-cellulose base. Designed for pigment inkjet printers, this paper has a thickness of 0.3 millimeters and an opacity of >93 percent. Ilford promises a wide
color gamut with good light resistance and contrast for fine-art photography,
portraits and beyond. The Fine Art Smooth paper is available in 100-foot rolls
in 17-, 24-, 44- and 50-inch widths, as well as smaller cut-sheet sizes.