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Support & Downloads: Epson Stylus Photo R2000

R2400, R2880 and Stylus Pro Range - Why should I use the Matte Black ink? I thought the Photo Black ink printed fine on any Epson media type?


  • Appropriate Matte and Photo Black ink usage
  • These models: Stylus Photo R2000, Stylus Photo R2400, Stylus Photo R2880, Stylus Photo R3000, Stylus Pro 3800, Stylus Pro 4800, Stylus Pro 4880, Stylus Pro 4900, Stylus Pro 7600, Stylus Pro 7800, Stylus Pro 7880, Stylus Pro 9600, Stylus Pro 9800, Stylus Pro 9880, Stylus Pro 10600, Stylus Pro 11880


Photo Black ink is a polyvalent black ink that can be used with any Epson media (Glossy and Matte) nevertheless it has been optimised for Resin-Coated (RC) and photographic grade media types.

If you are printing on matte-type papers such as Epson Textured Fine Art, Enhanced Matte, or UltraSmooth Fine Art, Epson recommends using the Matte Black ink to significantly increase the black density and the matte aspect of your prints.

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