Epson America has introduced the latest 13-inch printer to join its line of products, the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 (http://www.epson.com/R2000). Taking advantage of Epson’s pigment printing technology, this printer produces prints with a glossy look and feel that’s optimized for serious photography and other high-level creative applications, according to Richard Day, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America.

The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 provides several features and qualities that are typically found in professional-level printers, such as pigment-based inks, flexible media handling, and significantly larger capacity cartridges that deliver up to 50% more prints, he adds. The printer’s connectivity options include Ethernet, Wireless-N and USB 2.0. Supported media include cut sheet and roll paper, photographic and fine art media, canvas, art boards, and CD/DVDs.

The R2000 uses Epson’s MicroPiezo print head with AMC and Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 Ink. The printer’s eight-color ink set takes advantage of Epson’s high-gloss encapsulated pigments, including an enhanced gloss optimizer. Image quality is further enhanced by AccuPhotoâ„¢ HG screening technology that ensures outstanding image quality even when printing in higher speed modes, says Day.

The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 will be available in May through authorized resellers for US$499.99. The printer is supported by a one-year whole-unit exchange limited warranty plan and specialized technical support staff.