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UltraMax II For Epson Printers
UltraMax II inks is taking pigment formulations to the Max. They are formulated with exceptional pigment loading to produce rich vibrant colors with an emphasis on brilliant reds. Producing rich reds has been a quest going back to the photographic era when a print material, Cibachrome emerged and set a new standard for color printing. At that timed period I set up a high end production studio. We produced thousands of displays for Revlon, Philip Morris, Canon Cameras, Artists, and Photographers. The emphasis was on life like prints, with glowing color and superior edge definition. As digital imaging emerged and we entered into the technology we placed the same emphasis, but to my amazement other companies took a different perspective. They focused on 4 color and copied each other with Epson as the leader. You can measure gamut, but your eyes can only perceive the vibrancy of how ink reflects on different media. More info on UltraMax II inks.
The ink sets produced by Epson, Canon, and HP lack reds, saturation and brilliance for matte and Fine Art Papers. This is not to say that you will not get some very good prints from those ink sets, but to reach the vibrance on non gloss media you need UltraMax II. We say its pushing color to the Max and we mean it.
We also placed emphasis on fade resistance, therefore UltraMax II sets are able to be used for outdoor display.
With any of these pallets you will be able to produce excellent Black and White images. See our description of our Any Tone Printing.
Epson has changed their ink color hue values with their introduction of each new printer, from the 1800, 1900, 7600, 7800, 7880, and 9900. Their inks are not backward compatible. Therefore, with each printer you have a different set of color values. We however, have sets of ink that can be used in all their printers.
We have created three pallets of color pigments which are all able to produce rich and vibrant reds as well as the colors in their scope:
2. Ultra Wide Gamut, the Symphony Series, removes Light Light Black and replaces it with another ink enhancing color gamut. This set is ideal for fine art reproduction. This set pushes saturation, and vibrancy.
3. Wide Gamut, the Photographic Series, replacing Light Light Black with Matte Black making the printer a Dual Black, sometimes known as Fat Black. This set offers similar results as no: 1 wide gamut.
UltraMax II Pigment Inks
The advantage of using UltraMax II Extended Gamut ink sets with all the Epson printers listed below is the value of the richness of the ink, the cost savings, and the ability to stand out from your competitors. The base colors of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black are the same as in the Wide Gamut set, but with an additional color, your Matte prints will have the richness and vibrancy found only with gloss and semi-gloss media.
Ultra Wide Gamut starts with Symphony 8 using 5 individual solid colors and graduates to Symphony 10 using 7 solid colors.
Because the pallet is not same as the Epson standard we have provided a Rip software to accommodate this unique ink pallet.
The advantage of using UltraMax II Wide Gamut ink sets with all the Epson printers below is not only the value of the richness of the ink and the cost savings, but the consistency of color. The base colors of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black are the same for each printer. If you own different printers, you do not need to stock different cartridges and or different bottles of ink. Your prints will be similar to each other instead of the variance from Epson ink sets.
Because the pallet is the same as Epson you can use the Epson driver through Photoshop, your choice of Rip software or our new printing application Rip, Focus.
Wide Gamut Photographic
Ultra Wide Gamut Symphony
Wide Gamut Photographic Series
Ultra Wide Gamut Symphony Series
Dual Black (Fat Black)
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