Our Inkjet printers use pure pigment ink (akin to what is used in artist’s paints) suspended in water and then sprayed onto fine art rag papers with no need for heat or chemicals. Huge advancements in the past 10 years are transforming the print world, especially for those interested in higher quality, archival consistency, and environmental ethics. Epson Ultrachrome HD ink means serious amateur and professional artists can now deliver superb images with highly accurate colours. This newly designed ink-set includes new Matte Black inks to help produce images with stunning levels of detail when printed in both colour and black and white.
Our signature worthy paper/canvas are designed in collaboration with the world’s leading creative professionals. Only the highest quality papers receive this designation representing the finest in colour fidelity, the smoothest tonal transitions, exceptional black density and remarkable longevity. Each paper has been developed and tested at the highest levels to work in concert with industry-leading professional printers and inks. Designed for creative professionals, Signature Worthy papers deliver an incredibly wide colour gamut, smooth tonal transitions and exceptional black density. All of our giclee inks, papers and canvases are archival grade.
Cold Press Bright Paper – An acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a bright textured finish. This paper has an extremely-high color gamut and black density. Paper Specifications: • Textured Matte Finish • Acid Free • pH Buffered
Hot Press Bright Paper – An acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a bright smooth finish. This paper has an extremely-high color gamut and black density. Paper Specifications: • Smooth Matte Finish • Acid Free • pH Buffered
Exhibition Matte Canvas – An acid free, lignin free heavyweight cotton-poly blend (mold resistant), this elegantly textured canvas features a matte non-reflective surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax and wide color gamut. The canvas base is enhanced with elastic polymers providing high tensile strength and flexibility for gallery wrap stretching without cracking. Paper Specifications: • Matte Surface • Acid Free • pH Buffered
For Epson, being a sustainable company means being mindful of every aspect of our organisation – from the smallest lightbulb to the largest factory. Fueling our innovation, drives our growth, motivates our workforce and, ultimately, to contribute to society. It is also an essential part of how Epson works with their partners across the supply chain. Epson’s history of environmental projects and policies started with an enforced pollution-control programme that successfully ran over four decades. By the end of the 90s, Epson had published its achievements in an annual environmental report. Since the beginning of the new millennium, Epson has widened its scope and is active in reforestation-projects, energy control and zero emission programmes alike. Epson is committed to developing environmentally conscious products, which means that sustainability is considered from conception to completion. Along with an eco-friendly design, this also means the elimination of hazardous substances in our complete product range.
Epson’s inkjet printers do not use heat in the printing process, therefore they consume far less power than laser printers. Epson’s inkjet printers consume up to 85 percent less energy than a similar-speed laser printer, which means that for a typical shop that requires frequent printing, this can amount to distinct savings in their annual energy bills. Epson inkjet printers also produce up to 85 percent less carbon dioxide than those of comparable laser printers. This means that for every six cedar trees required to absorb the amount of carbon dioxide as a result of using a laser printer, an Epson inkjet printer requires only one cedar tree, according to Epson.
In terms of waste generation, Epson’s inkjet printers come with fewer components that need replacing, making them more convenient to operate as they require only changing of the ink and waste ink box as compared to the toner, drum, developer, fusers and more components for laser models. This is not a tiny detail as with up to 59 percent less replacement parts compared to laser printers, using inkjet printers would result in a significantly reduced impact on the environment over the lifetime of a printer. With less consumables required and less parts needing to be replaced, significantly less downtime and maintenance would be needed compared to a laser printer. In fact, the user intervention time required to replace the parts is less than half compared to a laser printer, which translates into improved office productivity in the long-term.