New Epson Printer
Stylus Photo 2000P
by Rick Smith (June 27, 2000)
The Epson Photo 2000P will be shipping in mid-July 2000 and boasts high quality output capable of lasting 200 years before fading (if mounted in a glass frame under fluorescent lighting). Intended for the professional market, this printer can truly be considered an archival photo reproduction printer and is priced at $900. This large format (13"x 44") printer has a 1440x720 dpi output resolution and can print the entire 13” width, without any borders.
The output I saw at DigitalFocus looked more like the photographic prints made in a darkroom, instead of being output from a computer. In fact, color printers are getting so good, it seems like I will now have to take a loupe with me, to critically evaluate color printer output at trade shows since they are getting so good.
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