How do Epson’s three UltraChrome inksets compare?

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Areas Epson UltraChrome HDR exceeds gamut of previous inksets.

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Areas Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta exceeds Epson UltraChrome.

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Epson UltraChrome K3 3800 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

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Epson UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta 3880 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

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Epson UltraChrome HDR 7900 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

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The blackest black in print is achieved with today’s inkjet materials. Epson Exhibition Fiber printed on Ultrachrome K3 or UltraChrome HDR produces a 2.65 dmax; silver gelatin selenium toned produces a 2.35 dmax. You get this extraordinary black when printing through the printer driver’s Advanced Black & White mode; print the same image through a standard color color management route and you’ll only get a 2.4 dmax. Also, matte papers yield weaker blacks, roughly 1.85 dmax.

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PixelGenius has added a free ICC profile for the new Epson Stylus® Photo 2880 Printers designed to work with Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper. Many free profiles are available at the PixelGenius web site. (Printers supported include Epson R2400, 3/4/7/9800 series and 4/7/9/11880 series.)

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