JVH March 2016 Newsletter

the latest in large-format inkjet printers and media
Environment vs Print Longevity
Modern inkjet pigmented inks provide excellent print permanence. The new generation Epson P-Series inks are even better, providing extraordinary print permanence up to 200 years. That being said, various environmental conditions can affect the longevity of fine art prints. If you are interested, good reference information on print permanence is at http://www.wilhelm-research.com

A quick story. An customer recently printed some images on his Epson 9900 using a 100% cotton fine art paper from a
legendary inkjet media manufacturer . This particular medium is considered as arguably one of the finest papers in the industry. Moreover the paper did not have optical brightener agents (OBAs). When delivered, the prints sat in a drawer in the original packaging with acid free tape and acid free tissue. Surprisingly, after several months the prints completely yellowed - oh my goodness! The prints actually had a very faint scent similar to the air freshener flavor and the likely culprit was chemical residue/exposure from the air freshener in the room. Environmental contaminants from cleaning solutions and ozone are two of the most common root causes of accelerated print degradation.

Upon further investigation, we checked Wikipedia and found there that air fresheners can contain adsorbents, oxidizers, surfactants, and disinfectants. Some can also contain ingredients including fragrances, aerosol propellants, and solvents such as mineral oil, 2-butoxyethanol, and other glycol ethers. Some air freshener products emit allergens and toxic air pollutants including benzine, formaldehyde, terpenes, styrene, phthalate esters, and toluene. Are you kidding! Wikipedia outlines even scarier ingredients in some air fresheners. Any one of these contaminants, or a combination of, could be responsible for this yellowing issue, notwithstanding health concerns. All from a seemingly innocuous air "freshener" (the name even sounds clean). Sometimes wouldn't you like to see someone go to jail?

The above is just a real time incident to illustrate a point. Most home, business, museum and gallery environments are probably just fine for displaying prints. However, always be aware of humidity, UV/light, ozone, and contaminants in the air and surrounding environment, so you don't get bitten in the butt. Ouch.
New Firmware for Epson printers
It is always wise to update your firmware, especially if it is a fairly new model printer. Firmware fixes bugs and adds features. It is very easy to update. Please contact JVH if you need us to walk you through it. These new firmware updates were just announced this month:

1. P-SeriesP6000 P7000 P8000 P9000
Get new firmware rev LN029G1 here:


2. T-Series T3000/3270 / T5000/5270 / T7000/7270
This update provides 13 individual improvements, which will help customers significantly increase productivity, streamline workflows and reduce overall user interventions, all while using the same hardware.
Get new firmware rev DN018G1 here:

New EPSON P10000 44" Aqueous Photo Printer

Epson continues to introduce new printers at a dizzying rate!
Epson has released a new line of F-Series Dye Sublimation printers, S-Series Solvent printers, and now a most advanced technology, extreme speed P-Series Photo P10000
44" production printer, on the heels of the Photo P20000 64" production printer.
Contact us to pre-order or for more information.
Epson Professional 44" Fine Art/Photographic Printer
This is a perfect high-end photography/fine art printer. It is also more than twice as fast as any previous Epson printer. Call us to get your name on the preorder list. First shipments begin first week of May. You can check out all the specs at:
Remarkable productivity — new PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead utilizing
8000 nozzles, for print speeds more than twice as fast as the previous generation.

The art of performance — high-performance 9-color archival pigments for
high-volume fine art and photographic printing environments.

Outstanding print quality — Epson UltraChrome® PRO archival ink technology produces exceptional color prints that last up to 200 years, along with four levels of gray for accurate transitions with very low grain, even at fast print modes.

Low cost of operation — high-capacity lower-priced 700 ml ink cartridges, along with more efficient ink usage, allows for a very low cost per print.

Superior workflow features — standard gigabit Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB, along with an internal 320GB print server, allows for exceptional networking performance for multiple workstations, instant reprint capability, and built-in web page for job and file management plus job accounting.
The Story Behind Epson brand new Legacy Paper
Check out this interesting video:


Good real life use information:

In collaboration with the world's greatest artists, these unique papers were developed for those who intend to sell their prints to both art collectors and investors. Working with famous European paper makers, art galleries, and chemical engineers, Epson ensured the Legacy Paper line to be the finest papers available. As a result, Epson Legacy Papers produce outstanding black density and color fidelity – along with exceptional archival properties required for high-end photographic fine art printing.
This is the Art of Papermaking at its Finest. We now have samples of all four new papers at JVH. Please contact us if you would like us to send you samples of the new Legacy papers that you are interested in.

Legacy Platine: 100 percent cotton fibre paper with a bright OBA-free, smooth satin finish. With a unique feel of an artistic paper of centuries past, along with an outstanding color gamut, this paper is exceptional for both color and black and white printmaking.

Legacy Fibre: 100 percent cotton fibre paper with an exceptionally bright OBA-free, smooth matte finish. With an outstanding black density, this paper is ideal for all types of high-end printmaking.

Legacy Baryta: A baryta paper with a white, smooth satin finish, utilizing two barium sulfate coatings. Inspired by the F64 group, this paper takes the best of revered silver halide technology to new levels of quality.

Legacy Etching: 100 percent cotton fibre paper with a bright OBA-free, uniquely textured matte finish beloved by artists for centuries. This paper has the feel of traditional etching papers.
New EPSON P-Series Photo Printers
Epson New 24-inch and 44 inch Photo Printers
These new P-Series printers are performing very well and users seem to be delighted with the performance, image quality, color gamut and ease of use. All models available now. For special prices and current rebates, contact JVH. Check out all the specs at:

P800 - 17" 8-color $1,295.msrp $1,195.street
P6000 - 24" 8-color $2,995.msrp $2,495.street P7000 - 24" 10-color $3,995.msrp $3,350.street
P8000 - 44" 8-color $4,995.msrp $4,175.street P9000 - 44" 10-color $5,995.msrp $4,995.street

Epson New 64-inch Extreme Speed Photo Printer
The new 64" P20000 printers are shipping first week of April. The new 44" P10000 printers are available first week of May. For preorders, contact JVH. Check out all the specs at:

P10000 - 44" 10-color $6,995.msrp P20000 - 64" 10-color $11,995.msrp
New EPSON S-Series 64" Solvent Printers
Epson New 64-inch Solvent Printers
Epson has done it again! Epson has always lead the industry with its focus on stunning image quality. The new S40, S60, and S80 printers now embody features to make the printer easy to operate and easy to maintain. S40 and S60 models are shipping now. S80s are shipping in April. Call us to get your name on the preorder list. Check out all the impressive specs at:

S40600 4-color $15,995.msrp $14,995.street S60600 4-color high speed $22,995.msrp $20,995.street
S80600 8-10 color $24,995 msrp $22.995.street
1/2 price Demo for Sale - 36" Roll Feed Epson Scanner
Scan Resolution 200, 300, 360, 400, and 600 dpi. Scan Speed up to 6" per second (24-bit color). Scan file format JPEG or PDF (Optional PostScript module not required). Maximum Scan Area 36" x 96" sheet up to 1.3mm thick Copy / Scan modes Text/Line Drawing, Tracing Paper, Recycled Paper, Blueprint, and Poster. Maximum Copies up to 99 copies Reduction/Enlargement Auto, or 25-400% in 1% increments. $4,495 msrp $1,995. for demo
March Printer Rebates
SureColor Aqueous Photo Printers
SureColor low Solvent Printers
SureColor Technical/Poster Plotters

SureColor Dye Sublimation Printers

We will help you install, set up, calibrate and provide training on your new printer,
plus provide free sample media.
- and if you forget what you learned,
we will come back and help you again.

Epson 13" P400 - $100.
Epson 13" P600 - $200.
Epson 17" P800 - $200.
Epson 17" 4900 Standard Ed - $200

Epson 17" 4900 Designer Ed - $300
mail-in rebate - Feb 1 to Mar 31

Epson 24" P6000 - $350.
Epson 24" P7000 - $750.
Epson 44" P8000 - $750.
Epson 44" P9000 - $1,000.

Epson 64" 11880 - 3,000.
instant rebate - Mar 1 to Mar 31
March Printer Rebates
Epson 24" T3270 - $500.
Epson 36" T5270 - $750.
Epson 36" T5270D - $1,000.
Epson 44" T7270 - $1,200.

Epson 44" T7270 - $1,200.
Additonal Education Discount - $200

instant rebate - Mar 1 to Mar 31

Epson 64" S40600. - $2,000.
Epson 64" S60600. - $2,000.
Epson 64" S80600. - shipping March

instant rebate - Mar 1 to Mar 31

Epson 44" F6200 - $1,000. trade-in
mail-in rebate - Mar 1 to Mar 31
Nice Rebates on Epson Media
Buy any three rolls of any size
Epson Legacy Fine Art Media and get
the cost back of one 1 FREE by mail

mail-in rebate - Feb 1 to Mar 31
The latest EPSON large-format inkjet printers
T-Series Technical Plotters
Extreme speed and plotting accuracy 24", 36", & 44"-wide Permanent piezo heads Easy front loading Low ink cost Durable prints Stunning photo prints in addition to precision drawings and renderings
F-Series Dye Sub Printers
100% Epson solution - chassis, heads, inks, and support. 44"/64"-wide All new Epson inks Stunning photo quality transfers on cloth & hard goods
Highly reliable Multiple burgeoning applications
S-Series Solvent Printers
Excellent photo quality High print speeds Low power
3 models, 64"-wide Environmentally responsible - no nickel compound inks Versus aqueous, inks are 1/2 the cost, and media are 1/4 the cost Very reliable
P-Series Aqueous Photo Printers
Industry benchmark for print quality and superior ink technology. 17", 24", 44", 64"-wide High-end photo, fine art, proofing, as well as general printing High reliability and performance over a decade. Now, extreme speed.
Contact info: JVH Technical, 4334 130th PL SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
tel 425.643.7323 email johnjvhtech@gmail.com