JVH May 2015 Newsletter

the latest in large-format inkjet printers and media
JVH Digital Festival is confirmed for Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
Save the date!.  We are holding a JVH Digital Festival on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Bellevue, WA, located in Eastgate.  OK to RSVP any time.  As many of our customers know, this free educational event brings high value to anyone interested in large-format digital printing.  The past ten Festivals have been very rewarding and have featured wonderful industry speakers and valuable information.  Art Wolfe will be one of our speakers this year, and he will be showing you his latest inspirational images and the environmental causes they highlight.  Epson will be unveiling it's new printer technologies.  We will also have people from Hahnemuhle, Canson, Premiere, McGrann Digital, ColorByte, and EFI.
   The associated free Print Contest on the same day is also a lot of fun, notwithstanding showcasing some stunning and varied images.  The Contest rules are essentially "there are no rules", so you never know what you are going to see, although we do have a few guidelines.
   We also will be holding a
Workshop on Wednesday October 7 which will enhance your technical knowledge on producing large-format prints, canvas stretching, file preparation, managing color in PhotoShop and LightRoom, selecting media for fine art, photographic and signage, plus many practical ideas and tips.  Some great speakers are coming.  There will be a nominal charge for the one-day workshop, which includes lunch.
   In upcoming newsletters, watch for the Festival agenda, workshop topics, speakers and all the details

 Epson announces exciting new technology 17"-wide P800 Printer
JVH is now taking advance pre-orders
The workhorse Epson 3880 has been arguably been the world's best 17"-wide sheet feed inkjet printer.  In terms of industry leading image quality, print consistency and stability, media handling, and reliability, no other 17" printer has measured up. 
Until now. 
Enter Epson's all-new Epson SureColor P800 which incorporates new technology Epson
UltraChrome HD Ink for extraordinary exhibition-quality prints.  With unprecedented black density and breakthrough Resin Encapsulation Technology, the P800 delivers the richest blacks with an incredible level of sharpness.  Three-level Black Ink technology delivers smooth tonal transitions for the finest black-and-white prints.  High-capacity, individual ink cartridges improve your productivity with fewer user interventions. Advanced media handling allows you to easily print with a wide variety of fine art sheet and roll papers.  Create borderless 4" x 6" up to 17" x 22" prints plus panoramas over 10 feet long.  Whatever you print, the SureColor P800 delivers such dramatically bold images, it sets a groundbreaking new benchmark in photographic quality.  Check out all the specs at 

What is often unknown is that Epson does not design  a new printer, then an ink set - - it's the other way around.  Epson spends many years developing new technology ink sets, then they design a printer to deliver the new ink.  It's all about the ink.  There is a lot that goes into it. (This is one reason why we never recommend third party inks/gunks  - not only do you get ink that is nowhere near the integrity of the Epson inks, but you will probably hose your thin-film head printer at one point.)

Superior Print Permanence - - Epson UltraChrome new HD ink technology dramatically improves print longevity.  The new ink set is testing north of 200 years archivability.  The nine-color UltraChrome HD inkset with Vivid Magenta reproduces a wide color gamut to produce superb quality prints.  Overall contrast ratio and optical clarity are impressive.  The highest black density produces deep rich blacks and ultra-smooth tonal gradation.  Black pigments are 1.5 times denser than previous generation ink sets.    Gloss differential on glossy media is virtually imperceptible.  In addition, the new HD inks give your prints almost a 3-D look.  You gotta' see this new image quality !

Easy-to-use - Featuring a large 2.7 inch color touch panel, the printer is simple to set up and manage, even without a PC.  Exceptional Wi-Fi Direct wireless connectivity makes it easy to print from smartphones, tablets and computers.

Flexible printing - Twin paper paths enable A3+ printing on a wide variety of photo and fine art papers, canvas and thick media, while the machine's option
roll-paper capability is perfect for high-impact panoramic images.

Support for Direct Printing from Smart Phones and Tablets - Apple  AirPrint,  Google Cloud Print, Epson iPrint App - Available for Apple iOS and Android operating systems.
Optional Rear 17-Inch Roll Media Input
- Ideal for printing on roll-based photographic and fine art media types
- Supports both 2-inch and 3-inch cores

The new Epson SureColor P800 is the new benchmark standard for photographic imaging excellence.  Epson will start shipping the printers beginning June 30.  If you want to order one, please just contact us and we will slap you on the pre-order list.
May Rebates on WideF Printers
StylusPro 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 when you forget stuff, we will come back and help you again, no charge

Epson 17"4900 Standard Ed -$150.
Epson 17"4900 Designer Ed - $300.
mail-in rebate - April 1 to May 31

Epson 24" 7890 All Editions - $750.
Epson 44" 9890 All Editions - $1.000.

instant rebate - May 1 to May 31

Epson 24" 7900 - $750.
Epson 24" WT7900 Des Ed - $1,000.
Epson 44" 9900 - $1,000.

instant rebate - May 1 to May 31

Epson 64" 11880 - $2,000.
instant rebate - May 1 to May 31

Epson 24" T3270 - $500.
Epson 36" T5270 - $750.
Epson 36" T5270D - $750 +free print server
Epson 44" T7270 - $1,000.

Epson 44" T7270 - $1,000.+free print server
instant rebate - May 1 to May 31

Epson 64" S30675. - $2,000.
Epson 64" S50675. - $2,000.
Epson 64" S70675. - $2,000

instant rebate - May 1 to May 31

Epson 44" F6070 - $1,000.
instant rebate - May 1 to May 31
JVH Demo printers available
Epson 44"-wide F6070 Dye Sub Printer
call for details

Good Rebates on Epson Media
Buy any three rolls or sheet packs of select Epson photographic papers and get the cost back of one 1 FREE by mail
mail-in rebate - May 1 to July 31
Epson printed Media Swatchbook
We received some of these in and would be happy to send one to you free, or you could pick it up here at JVH in Bellevue.  The Epson swatchbooks show Photographic, Coated Matte, Fine Art and Canvas media.  The printed images let you compare media in terms of finish, color gamut, as well as the white point of the materials
Just contact us and we will get one in your hands, so you can see, touch, and feel.
Retractable Portable Banner Stands
If you have a large-format printer, it is easy to make cool, low cost, banner stands.  Ryan printed up three of these stands in a day with no experience.   Using our high quality, no light reflection, medium cloth, they look very professional.  The lightweight banner stands come with a convenient carrying case and are the ultimate in portability.
   There are many applications for businesses, especially where you need an impactful presentation.  They are ideal for trade shows, events, promotions, meetings and much more.  In schools, they are dozens of uses including featuring the "student of the week", fundraising presentations, specials events, final displays of class projects, and conferences.
   Call for details on how to make these for your own presentation needs, and/or to make a business of providing these to your customers.

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
Stylus Pro Aqueous 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 
Contact info:      JVH Technical, 4334 130th PL SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
                                tel 425.643.7323  email  johnjvhtech@gmail.com
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