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PRO'S PRINTING CHOICE
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EPSON STYLUS PRO 3800 INK JET PRINTER SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
IN PROFESSIONAL IMAGING QUALITY, PERFORMANCE AND PRICE
17-Inch Format Printer Features New Print Head with Breakthrough Screening
Technology, Auto-Sharing Black Inks and New Sleek, Space-Saving Design
PRO 3800 product overview
A N N O U N C E D A T P H O T O K I N A
LONG BEACH, Calif. Sept. 25, 2006 Epson, the overwhelming brand
of choice among professional photographers, continues to advance the
possibilities of professional imaging with the introduction of the
Epson Stylus Pro 3800. Incorporating a compact, 17-inch wide printer
design, a new breakthrough screening algorithm and award-winning Epson
UltraChrome K3 Ink technology. This printer delivers print quality
and longevity unsurpassed by any other inkjet printer! For additional
productivity, a new auto-sharing black ink technology allows for automatic
switching between photo and matte black ink modes to maximize image
quality on a wide variety of media types. Available for $1,295 (estimated
street price), this sleek and sophisticated printer is engineered
to mark another turning point in the history of printing technology
for professional photography, graphic design and prepress proofing.
"Throughout my career I've constantly pushed the limits of technology
in an attempt to reproduce the bold colors that define my work"
said Pete Turner, master colorist and photographer whose photographs
have appeared on hundreds of ads, magazines, record album covers,
and are in the permanent collections of world-class museums. "Epson's
new Stylus Pro 3800 represents an amazing breakthrough for
creative professionals, providing unprecedented control over the entire
printing process without any compromises. Combined with Epson's UltraChrome
K3 pigment based ink, my prints have a sense of color and liquidity
that I have never been able to get with any previous inkjet printing
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 incorporates several new technologies and
performance advancements for the most discerning professionals, which
include: New Auto-Sharing Black Ink Technology: Breakthrough printhead
allows the printer to automatically switch between photo and matte
black inks, providing virtually seamless transition times and greater
conservation of black inks.
Three-Level Black Ink System: In addition to cyan, magenta,
yellow, light cyan, and light magenta, Epson UltraChrome K3 features
a unique three-level black ink system that simultaneously uses black,
light black and light-light black inks to produce professional quality
black-and-white prints that rival traditional silver halide. This
technology is designed to create professional neutral and toned black
and white prints without color crossover, metamerism or bronzing.
New Screening Technology: Debuting a mathematical breakthrough
from Epson, the printer features an entirely new, radical screening
algorithm that consistently places droplets precisely, producing smoother
tonal transitions and greater detail from highlights to shadows.
High-Performance Engine Speeds: The extreme precision of the
Epson Stylus Pro print engine delivers a 16" 20" photo lab-quality
print (using 1,440 x 720 dpi - High Speed mode) in as fast as five
minutes, 32 seconds ñ more than 20 percent faster than the
Epson Stylus Pro 4800.
High-Precision Print Head Technology: The high-performance
one-inch wide, eight-channel print head can achieve resolution levels
up to 2880 x 1440 dpi with variable-sized ink droplets as small as
Flexible Media Handling: Accommodating a variety of media in
cut-sheet form between 4" x 6"and 1î" x 22"including
BorderFree printing up to 16" 20", the printer offers three
different ways to load media - a high-capacity paper tray (120 sheets),
top-loading manual tray optimized for fine art media and a front-loading,
straight-through path capable of handling media up to 1.5 mm thick.
Print Longevity: Prints created with the Epson Stylus Pro 3800
are predicted to resist fading up to 108 years for color prints and
more than 200 years for black and white prints on specific Epson papers.
New Sleek and Compact Design: Weighing in at only 43 pounds,
the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 features a new compact design and narrow
depth. Compared to the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, the dimensions and weight
are reduced by 30 and 51 percent, respectively.
Connectivity Flexibility: For added versatility, the Epson
Stylus Pro 3800 ships standard with 10/100 BaseT Ethernet and USB
The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 will begin shipping in December 2006 and
is priced at $1,295 (estimated street price).For
more information on Epson warranties, service programs and products,
call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit our Web site at HYPERLINK
Click image for FLASH view of the new PRO 3800
* View, store and manage digital photos and movies
Experience amazing clarity and colour on the 4” Photo Fine Ultra LCD
* Connect to digital cameras and memory cards, with RAW data support
for major camera manufacturers
* Store photos on an internal 40GB hard drive
* Listen to music with the built-in audio player
P-3000 product specifications
P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer
P-5000 Sept. 27, 2006 Multimedia Storage Viewer The complete
digital solution for photographers Transform the way you view, store
and manage digital photos and movies. The Epson P-5000 is ideal for
photo enthusiasts and professionals
* View, store and manage digital photos and movies
* Experience amazing clarity and colour on the 4” PhotoFine Ultra
* Store and back up digital image files on the internal 80GB hard
* Connect to digital cameras and memory cards, with RAW data support
for major camera manufacturers
P-5000 product specifications
to learn about Epson's fine line of products,
Epson Support for the Intel-based Macintosh
* Epson Stylus CX6000 - the all-in-one that gives you everything you
need, plus more of what you want
* Epson Perfection V100 Photo - enjoy automatic scanning of photos,
film, and documents, as well as 3D objects
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and
image output products for the consumer, business, photography and
graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added
point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail
market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate
of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and
supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands
for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and
energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach,
for test details and information on other Epson papers. Actual prints
stability will vary according to display conditions, light intensity,
humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity
of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass
or properly store them.
at your own pace.
The Epson Online Experience is an innovative web based program.
Every week, you can view five new videos packed with professional
techniques, tips and step-by-step tutorials for creating spectacular
images and digital prints.
Gorman, Jay Maisel, John Shaw and other award winning professional
photographers show you how they capture images plus how they
and master printmakers produce spectacular digital prints.
Hosted by award-winning photographer and musician
Graham Nash. Watch the preview
Just $29.95 gets you 60 exciting
segments of exclusive, behind-the-scenes videos along with valuable
step by step techniques on digital
printing you won't find anywhere else. Knowledge is Power..espeically
in making GREAT PRINTS..!
YOU CAN'T do better than this.. RECOMMENDED by WIPI..!
to know what type of prints last the longest, compare product information
on photo papers from major companies here:
Henry Wilhelm Research, here you will find information on inks,
printers and archival storage necessary for preserving the life of
your fine art prints as well as family album prints. http://www.wilhelm-research.com/index.html
We feel it is important that this subject be openly discussed and
reviewed amongst consumers and professionals alike so they can make
an informed decision on the products they use. www.epson.com/printpermanence
recommends this product to every photographer who wants to have
the best possible research for pricing their photography. It's a
must have program and will bring great clarity to your photography
promotion and contract negotiations. One of the most frequent questions
in photography relates to "HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE..?"
You won't have to ask anyone that question again if you invest in
yourself and purchase this program. It's a great asset to photographers
and image makers..! ALSO see latest version of fotoBiz and look
for the special pricing on the package of both fotoBiz and fotoQuote
someone wants to use one of your photos, you don't just need a number
pulled out of a hat, you need help. You need fotoQuote, the industry
standard price guide for stock and assignment photography!
FotoQuote is the only source of pricing information for photographers
that gives you powerful Coaching help in every one of its 218 pricing
categories. FotoQuote not only helps you come up with a fair price
for your image license, but also gives you the inside information
you will need to help you close the sale.
Numbers by themselves don't mean anything if you can't convince
your client that your image is worth what you are asking.
There are over 80 NEW categories in this version of fotoQuote for
a total of 218! If you need to find a price, you're likely to find
it in fotoQuote.
Everything you need for pricing and negotiating is at your fingertips
with fotoQuote. FotoQuote's Stock Coach helps you with negotiating
your sales, and every one of fotoQuote's categories has a Usage
Tips section full of information about the specific category you
are negotiating. The rights being requested by clients are getting
more complicated, and the usage tips help you stay on track with
In the fotoQuote Assignment pricing you get information on assignment
rates in large and small markets throughout the US. The Assignment
Coach is so full of information that it's like having a pricing
seminar built into the program. It also gives you negotiating suggestions
on how to deal with clients who are requesting all rights to the
images you make on your assignments.
For this version we spent seven full months looking at every source
of pricing that we could find, contacting photographers, going through
the pile of notes and feedback from our customers, and scouring
web sites and bulletin boards to see what kind of problems photographers
were having with pricing, and what kind of solutions were being
suggested to solve them.
Keep Notes for Each Category
Each of fotoQuote's main categories now has a Notes window that
lets you keep multiple notes with sales information for each of
your transactions in that category. You can use these notes for
reference the next time you need to research the same usage.
The Magazine Database has hundreds of magazines with their circulation
and what they charge their clients for a full page color ad. You
can use this as a reference when you are quoting a job.
We have found that a printed quote with our "official"
prices on it is much more likely to be accepted than a verbal quote.
FotoQuote makes the preparation of these quotes a simple matter
of clicking a few buttons while you are looking up your prices.
Build License Agreements
The RightsWriter™ feature helps you build your licensing agreement
by selecting terms from drop down menus. The license description
is added automatically to your quote before you print it.
Display Prices in International Currencies
FotoQuote quotes prices based on our research in the US, but now
these prices can be displayed in international currencies; US, Canadian,
Australian and New Zealand dollars, British Pounds, and the Euro.
Founded in 1993 Cradoc Corporation is a leading developer of computer
software for the freelance photographer. Cradoc Corp also develops
fotoBiz the complete business management solution for the freelance
photographer. For more information visit www.fotobiz.net.
FotoBiz 2.0 is the most powerful, affordable, and easy to
use photography business management software on the market.
FotoBiz 2.0 comes with the latest version of fotoQuote Pro
5 built-in. If you need to get your paperwork out, keep track
of your images, keyword and caption them, then this is the
program for you.
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in 1985, Prosoft Engineering, Inc. specializes in creating professional
quality software designed to be easily used by both novice and expert
Prosoft started out as an engineering services company doing contract
work with many of Apple's key developers including Disney, Epson,
HP, Intuit, Iomega, Microsoft, Sony, TDK and VST. Prosoft has licensed
multiple technologies to Apple including disk utilities, plug-and-play
drivers, CD burning software, drive setup, password protection and
disk image mounting.
Prosoft is now developing its own line of networking and utility
software products that are engineered to empower users to effectively
manage their data - including Netware Client for Mac OS X, Data
Rescue II, Data Backup, Picture Rescue, Drive Genius, Media Tools,
Data Rescue PC Recoversoft, and TuneTech for iPod®.
has products that are available in both MAC and PC versions. PROSOFT
also has a line of products to accommodate your IPod needs.
Rescue: Digital Picture Recovery Accidental deletion.
Unintentional re-formatting. Inexplicable corruption. These
things are a photographer's worst enemy, and unfortunately,
happen all too often. Fortunately, there is Picture Rescue to
protect you from these dangers of the digital age. Picture Rescue
offers unparalleled picture recovery options in even the most
extreme digital media disasters. If you use a digital camera,
don't wait for disaster to strike. Protect yourself before it's
Does Picture Rescue Recover My pictures?
Rescue II: The best data recovery software for the
Mac platform has just got better with the new and improved Data
Rescue II. Do you have a corrupt hard drive or one that no longer
mounts? Are other tools failing to even recognize your bad drive?
Data Rescue II is the best data recovery utility on the market
for recovering files from a problem hard drive. Other utilities
can cause more damage to your hard drive and files by trying
to 'fix' the problem, instead of focusing on recovering your
files. Do not use a repair utility until you've safely recovered
your important files over to a safe location. Data Rescue II
should be your first option to recover your important data,
before you try any risky "repair" utility. An optional emergency
bootable CD is also available.*
Do I Need Data Rescue?
Drive Genius: Maintain, Manage, and Optimize Your
Hard Drive. Drive Genius is an OS X utility designed to provide
unsurpassed hard drive management. Featuring an easy-to-use
interface, Drive Genius is packed with powerful tools such as
a drive optimizer, a comprehensive repair facility for analyzing,
repairing and rebuilding volumes, plus excellent testing capabilities
with media surface scanning, performance benchmarking and data
integrity checking. It can be used to initialize drives, create
and delete partitions, and securely erase the data from volumes/drives
per Department of Defense standards. Drive Genius can also hide
partitions and duplicate volumes or drives swiftly. Last but
not least, Drive Genius features advanced tools for resizing
and moving of volumes without reformatting, and sports a sector-editing
tool to modify the data on any sector of the drive -- powerful
features that will satisfy even the seasoned Mac experts.
Does it Work?
Backup: Award-winning, easy to use backup utility for
the Mac. Everyone should be backing up their important data
before a hard drive disaster occurs. Data Backup makes it
easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives,
CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think'
about backing up... It does it for you.
Answer is Data Backup