UltraChrome HD is based on Epson’s famous K3 & HDR ink. It has an aqueous (water based) all-pigment construction that has been designed for professional and commercial print production. The formulation provides an extended gamut from a reduced number of ink cartridges with superior colour accuracy and archival level image stability.
Ink dries quickly to produce prints that are water and scratch resistant. The ink set includes Vivid Magenta for brighter blues and pinks as well as Light and Light-Light Black for improved balance with neutral greys, reduce bronzing and minimal colorcasts/colour twist.
The HD formulation features improved Matte and Photo Black inks that provide an enhanced Dmax for brighter prints with an enhanced tonal range in both B/W and colour. It also features a new Yellow ink that provides further durability enhancement with increased UV light resistance.
The previous ink cartridges used in this printer have been superseded by new models due to necessary design and manufacturing changes.
You may notice an increase in the amount of ink remaining in the new cartridges when the “Ink cartridge is expended” message appears and the cartridge is removed. This increase is normal and part of the necessary changes. It ensures your printer operation remains consistent and reliable. As a result, varying levels of ink could remain in each cartridge. The price of the new cartridges has been reduced to reflect this change.
Customers will still benefit from the same high quality and high reliability of Epson genuine ink, which is not impacted by the change.
It is important that you update your printer firmware to the latest version before inserting the new cartridges for the first time. For details on the update process click here. See here for a step-by-step video guide on how to update the firmware.
If you have inadvertently installed the new cartridge type without updating firmware, click here.
For more information click here.
Both the old and new cartridges are currently available and able to be used; however, firmware must be updated to use the new cartridges.