recently introduced the new R2400 13" wide printer. Using
the new UltraChrome K3 inkset, the R2400 will allow users to
print outstanding color and neutral black & white prints
on a variety of media including glossy, satin, matte, and fine
What It Will Do
The R2400 can print 4x6 up to 13x19 standard
sheet sizes, as well as 13" x 44" long panoramas.
It is capable of roll feed, as well as custom size printing
up to 44" in length. This printer uses the UltraChrome
K3 inkset designed for long print life, brilliant color, and
neutral black & white reproduction. It offers borderless
printing for 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 8.5x11, 11x14, 12x12, and 13x19.
Inks onboard include:
- Light Magenta
- Light Cyan
- Photo Black or Matte Black
- Light Black
- Light-light black
What is New
The big change comes in the ink. Epson introduces
the UltraChrome K3 system in the R2400 and its larger cousins
the 4800, 7800, and 9800. Three different black inks are always
in the printer. You choose between a photo black or a matte
black. Always onboard are the light-black and light-light black.
Epson seems to be responding to increasing demand from users,
and competition from other big printer makers, to offer a printer
that reproduces neutral black & white photography. Traditionally,
inkjet printers have been optimized for color printing, and
we have always forced, coaxed, and tried to trick them into
making nice B&W prints. Hopefully, the new K3 system will
make all that hard work a thing of the past.
The Epson R2400 seems like a replacement for
the 2200. Literature from Epson shows that the R2400 maintains
light-magenta and light-cyan as its "photo" colors
like the 2200. Also like the 2200, Epson recommends matte,
and fine art papers for this printer. A key difference is that
we see glossy paper in the recommended media list. The 2200
often performed poorly with gloss media. The R2400's wide variety
of compatible papers means that is should be able to perform
many roles for the professional and demanding prosumer user.
Will Red River
Paper support the R2400 with inkjet papers?
Yes! Our great selection
of inkjet media will allow Epson R2400 owners to
use the printer for many different and creative
Will you sell
Will you offer
Will you do
independent fade testing with the R2400 and your
Yes. Results will
be available late 2005. We fully expect them to
be in line with previous UltrChrome tests we conducted.
the R2400 start shipping?