Epson has launched a new high-specification professional A3+ photo printer.

The Stylus Photo R2880 is aimed at professional photographers and keen amatuers, and utilises Epson's advanced UltraChrome K3
with Vivid Magenta pigment inks to deliver the top quality inkjet printing.

Also, a unique mode within the print driver enables users to have creative control over black and white tones as well as gradation, in much the same way as users can do in darkrooms by selecting specific papers and chemicals.

Additional features of the R2880 include PictBridge connectivity, dual USB2 ports and additional media support for CD and DVD printing, fine art paper and thick rigid media up to 1.3mm.

The printer also offers border free printing up to A3+, which is great when printing images for display purposes.

The Stylus Photo R2880 markets itself as a great printer for photographers wanting to create long-lasting prints to sell,
exhibit or incorporate within professional portfolios.

Mark Robinson, senior product manager at Epson said: "The Stylus Photo R2880 replaces the iconic Stylus Photo R2400. It represents the pinnacle in photo printing for professionals and enthusiasts that require the superior image quality of Epson's large format printers but with a smaller footprint to print smaller production runs."

The printer will be available from June, priced at £569.99.