Experience the joy of photography with the latest in inkjet printers and papers
An inkjet printer is more than just a way of making a copy of a picture recorded by a digital camera; it allows us to creatively share with others what excites us about the world.
Digital cameras have changed tremendously in the last decade, and inkjet printers weren't left behind in terms of innovation and improvements in quality. Each new generation of printers has delivered better color, faster print speeds and improved fade resistance. Inkjet prints now are displayed on gallery and museum walls, not only because of the beauty of the photographs, but because they offer what's essential to serious photographers: quality, control and longevity.
These improvements are available to all of us. Whether the print is destined for the Getty Museum or our living room wall, inkjet printers and papers deliver prints that once were only possible through a custom photofinisher.
Each of the major printer manufacturers have improved on their designs. Their printers are faster, deliver improved color accuracy and longer fade-resistance, and make it easier to create prints without the need of a computer. As well as creating printers that deliver beautiful prints, each manufacturer is introducing new features to distinguish themselves from their competitors.
One of the ways that inkjet printers have changed is with their inks. Inkjets have evolved from a single tank holding cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks to six, seven or eight ink tanks that hold the individual colors and promise a more cost-effective use of inks. Beyond the basic four inks, most have also included light magenta, light cyan and varying shades of gray. This increase results in better continuous tones and colors, providing a smooth and natural progression from light to dark, which eliminates abrupt shifts that produce distracting elements in the final print.
Canon's ChromaPLUS system adds red and green inks to its cyan, magenta, yellow, light magenta and light cyan inks, increasing the color gamut, or the range of color that can be accurately reproduced by the printer. The additional two inks deliver colors with more saturation and brilliance and offer more natural greens for subjects such as foliage.