Epson - 10/27/2008
Epson America Introduces New Line of Professional Proofing Media
Epson America today brings expanded levels of image quality, stability and color accuracy to a wide range of
proofing applications with new professional proofing papers. The expanded portfolio now includes Standard
Proofing Paper (205) and (240), Proofing Paper White Semimatte, Proofing Paper Commercial, Standard
Proofing Paper Adhesive, Crystal Clear Proofing Film, and Proofing Paper Publication.
Optimized for use with Epson inks, including new Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink technology, these new papers
deliver superior color accuracy and stability for general proofing, composition and contract proofing. In addition,
Epson’s key proofing papers are being certified to adhere to GRACoL® and SWOP® specifications, adopting
new G7 calibration, printing and proofing process control methods to ensure accurate replication of the visual
appearance of imagery from proof to press.
"Ink jet proofing plays an important role for today’s mission-critical print jobs, and recent technology achievements
provide prepress and proofing professionals with even higher degrees of quality, accuracy and stability," said
Jeff Smith, product marketing manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. "We’ve engineered our latest
generation of ink jet proofing solutions, the Epson Stylus® Pro 7900 and 9900 and our new proofing papers,
to provide unmatched print quality, instant drying, short term stability, and our widest color gamut ever for a
range of applications that require the highest proofing standards."
The new proofing papers are available in a range of sizes, finishes and weights and are optimized to address
specific needs for a range of proofing applications including, matching color-critical commercial offset press
applications for brochures, collateral, book covers, and posters, as well as publication proofing applications,
including newspaper and magazine images.
"The new Epson proofing papers add unmatched value to our color management solution," said Eric Magnusson,
president, Left Dakota. "Using the new media, we matched GRACoL 6 and SWOP 2006 with three of the most
popular ink jet RIPS and we were very pleased to find that no peak Delta E exceeded 4, and the average Delta
Es were between .44 and .66. These new papers stand apart as excellent proofing papers - both in quality and price."
The new line of proofing papers will be on display at Epson’s company booth 3815 at Graph Expo 2008.
The Epson Standard Proofing Paper, Proofing Paper White Semimatte, Proofing Paper Commercial, and Proofing
Paper Publication are currently available through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers. The Standard
Proofing Paper Adhesive and Crystal Clear Proofing Film will be available in January 2009 through authorized
Epson Professional Imaging resellers. For more information on all Epson Professional Media, visit