Vivid colour and true black & white in one
Thanks to our innovative Epson UltraChrome K3 inks, with 3 black inks, the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 gives you an affordable inkjet solution you can rely on for perfect colour as well as true black & white photographic prints. With long lasting results on a wide range of media you have the quality, consistency and flexibility to present your images however you want to.
The third black ink - light light black - gives you excellent greyscale performance and smoother tonal gradation for the ultimate in high quality black & white printing. And the use of the Advanced Black & White mode in the printer driver enables you to precisely control the tone of your monochrome images. For colour printing, the wide colour gamut ensures that even the most vibrant saturated reds, greens and blues can be printed. The lighter inks mean that the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 gives you unrivalled reproduction of skin tones and can be used for perfect printing of watercolours, pastels and crayons. You also get remarkably fine detail in the highlight and shadow areas of an image with even, neutral gradation from the lightest to the darkest areas.
The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 is the digital printing solution for enlarging both your monochrome as well as colour images on a wide range of media. With results that rival silver halide, you can step away from the traditional darkroom.
With our wide range of media you have the flexibility to achieve the same professional results in new and exciting ways. There are no limits to your creative output with the Epson Stylus Photo R2400, from glossy photographs through to borderless A3+ exhibition posters.
Epson UltraChrome K3 inks provide extremely high water, gas and light resistance so that your printed work will last for up to 150 years - making them suitable for you to sell or use in long term displays. What's more, Epson UltraChrome K3 inks also give you superior short term colour stability so that you can take accurate colour measurements soon after printing. On suitable proofing media the colours will not visibly change after 30 minutes, making the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 a great printer for proofing.
The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 is the ideal printer for photographers, artists, designers and even photo labs that need cost-effective professional photo quality results for lower production runs. It uses the same Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology as our large production oriented Stylus Pro UltraChrome K3 range of printers, so you achieve comparable results at a lower investment, on a smaller printer. To help you make the leap into professional printing, the Epson Stylus Photo R2400 is supplied with a comprehensive suite of software to enhance and simplify the workflow from image selection through to final printout - even for camera RAW files. In addition, it will be supported by professional software solutions such as Epson Stylus RIP Professional, Epson AlbumMaker and Epson PageProofer EX.
I've got to say that the R2400 lives up to all the claims made by Epson and I'm delighted with the upgrade. The new K3 inkset is a definitely an advance on the R800/1800 Ultrachrome inks. I see absolutely no bronzing and the absence of metamerism astonished me. The ICC profiles shipped with the printer are just about spot on, to the point that it's probably not worth getting custom profiles made. I used to put alot of effort into color management with the R800 but with the R2400 it has been easy: My prints *always* look like they do on my monitor!
There is one very small niggle I've found though, although not enough for me to drop my five star rating. My prints, especially on glossy media are prone to a fine horizontal banding if I use the Best Photo resolution. This banding doesn't go away with head cleans or alignments. However, is pretty much eliminated as long as I use the Photo RPM resolution setting - the only downside here is speed and probably ink consumption.
Highly recommended for the discerning digital photographer.