Versace Offers Tips for Printing Like a Pro In His Digital Darkroom With Epson 13-Inch Color Photo Printers


LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2008 – Epson, along with Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer and PCPhoto, takes consumers inside Vincent Versace’s digital darkroom where they can enter the “Upgrade Your Prints” sweepstakes and win a signed and framed fine-art print from Vincent Versace, professional photographer and best-selling author of Welcome to Oz: a Cinematic Approach Digital Still Photography with Photoshop or an Epson Stylus Photo R1900 color printer or Epson Stylus Photo R2880 color printer. 

 By visiting the “Upgrade Your Prints” Web page, consumers can enter the sweepstakes as well as view two videos hosted by Vincent Versace. In the videos, Versace takes viewers into his digital darkroom to demonstrate the key features and benefits of using the Epson R1900 and Epson R2880 color photo printers. 
“I have always printed on Epson printers because, as a pro, my reputation is on the line with every print,” said Versace. “Epson has now brought the advanced technologies developed for professionals into these convenient 13-inch-sized printers.”

The Epson R1900 and Epson R2880 are 13-inch color printers designed for professional photographers and graphic designers who seek the highest-quality, glossy photographic and fine art prints. The Epson R1900 is the ideal productivity solution for customers looking for the best combination of image quality, speed and archivability on glossy and matte media. It uses Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 inks, which are formulated to yield expansive depth and contrast, providing extreme clarity to color and detail. Reformulated magenta and yellow inks produce richer blues with more intense greens. The reformulated orange ink provides greater vibrancy, beautiful color reproduction, and natural skin tones. In addition, the Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 inks include an improved gloss optimizer for superior glossy prints. In the May 2008 issue, the PCPhoto staff underscored the new level of gloss and color vibrancy, as well as the enhanced facial tones as a result of the improved color gamut. 

The Epson R2880 uses Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology, delivering a wider color gamut with dramatically improved reds, blues and purples. Three levels of black – Photo or Matte Black, Light Black and Light-Light Black – offer photographers unsurpassed gray balance and stunning tonal range in black-and-white prints that rival darkroom prints, but with greater control and consistency. The Epson R2880 supports a full range of professional and fine art media for gallery-quality prints. Users can print on glossy, matte and luster papers, as well as thick fine art media, canvas and watercolor paper.
For more information about Vincent Versace and his world renowned photographic achievements, visit For more information on the Virtual Photo Lab and “Upgrade Your Prints” sweepstakes, visit
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