Inspirational technology for a better future
Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink creates exciting new possibilities for photographic and print professionals with the a superior level of printing precision, durability and quality, plus three levels of black. The results are an unrivalled black and white capability that could exceed anything seen before from a colour printer, as well as great colour images. So how is this made possible?
The science behind Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink
Epson UltraChrome K3 ink's pigment ensures you get superior black and white and colour photographs under any light conditions.
Until now, light colour inks have been used to produce grey mid-tones and highlights. UltraChrome K3 ink significantly improves overall grey balance, eliminating colour casts with the introduction of a new colour - Light Light Black - which produces denser blacks minus colour twists or tone jumps.
Three black tones achieve a more stable and accurate grey balance, which also allow for more accurate colour control due to the smaller amount of colour ink used. This means there is minimum retouching so colours stay faithful to the original image.
The high density pigments of Epson UltraChrome K3 ink help to produce prints with an extremely wide colour gamut, so you can reproduce the colours seen when you captured the image. This is also a resin-coated pigment ink that achieves superb longevity and durability, smooth colour control and virtually no metamerism, ideal to use with fine art media and speciality paper.
A further innovation of UltraChrome K3 ink is that the standard of black and white printing is raised, so skin tones come alive while shadows reveal subtleties lost on other printers. The three black inks and low saturation inks - such as Light Cyan and Light Magenta - allow for subtle colour toning. Professional photographers producing black and white images will appreciate this, but anyone using Ultrachrome K3 ink will see the benefit.
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