GretagMacbeth - 3/21/2006
GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker Utilized to Develop Premium ICC Profiles
for Epson Stylus Photo R800
Regensdorf, Switzerland, March 2006 - ProfileMaker 5, the latest version of the popular GretagMacbeth color
management software, has been selected by Epson to develop and distribute premium ICC profiles for the Epson
Stylus Photo R800 printer. This award-winning Epson printer uses eight individual ink cartridges to create
archival quality glossy and matte photo prints expected to last up to 200* years. Prints produced on the Epson
Stylus Photo R800 printers provide unsurpassed clarity and detail, with resolution as great as 5760 x 1440 dpi.
Announcing the collaboration on the development of printer profiles for this exacting printer, Jean-Yves Billon, Vice
President Worldwide OEM Business at GretagMacbeth, commented: "We are pleased that Epson has recognized
the capability and consistency of GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker 5, and relies on our software to develop premium
ICC profiles for the Epson Stylus Photo R800. Photographers and photo finishers alike depend on both
GretagMacbeth and Epson for quality photographic prints that faithfully duplicate the photographer’s work."
"Epson is in constant pursuit of the perfect photographic print and continually provides innovative technologies
that enable photographers to exceed their vision," said Patrick Chen, Product Manager, Epson America.
"GretagMacbeth shares this same passion and we have chosen ProfileMaker 5 to create our next generation
Epson Stylus® Photo R800 premium ICC profiles, available for download at www.epson.com/spr800profiles."
About GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker 5
ProfileMaker 5.0.5 is the latest revision to GretagMacbeth’s professional color management software solution.
Version 5.0.5 includes the new ‘Colorful’ gamut mapping to enhance shadow detail, improve overall tone
reproduction and provide stronger, more vivid colors. In addition, it uses a new interpolation algorithm for calculating
profiles, which results in increased smoothness for color transitions and 5X faster calculations. The ProfileMaker
suite of products includes packages tailored to meet specific needs; ProfileMaker Photostudio for photographic,
ProfileMaker Publish for CMYK, ProfileMaker Publish Plus for CMYK+N and ProfileMaker Packaging for n-Color
profiling up to 10 channels.
About the EPSON Stylus Photo R800
The EPSON Stylus Photo R800 takes advantage of Epson’s Advanced Micro Piezo® ink jet technology to
achieve a 1.5-picoliter ink droplet and resolutions up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi. With Epson’s patented, true
BorderFree® photo printing technology, the Epson Stylus Photo R800 is able to produce prints in a variety of
frame-ready photo paper sizes. Customers can print their photos (without having to trim the borders or tear off
perforations) in three sizes: 4"x6", 5"x7", 8"x10". Users can also print on 4-inch and 8.3-inch widths of photographic
roll media and directly on inkjet printable CDs or DVDs.
About EPSON UltraChrome Hi-Gloss® Ink
The Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss ink set is a unique eight-cartridge system designed specifically for professional
and advanced amateur photographers and digital artists who seek superior image quality, fade-resistance, and
flexibility. Advancing beyond the traditional combination of cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks, the Epson
UltraChrome Hi-Gloss ink set adds red and blue inks that expand the color gamut of these primary colors. Using
an eight-channel print head, the Epson Stylus Photo R800 conveniently contains a Gloss Optimizer as well as
both the Photo Black and Matte Black ink cartridges in the printer at all times, avoiding the need to swap
cartridges. The printer driver automatically determines which black ink to use based on the paper type selected.