Epson US has today opened the doors to its new Print Image Matching website, unfortunately English drivers are not available for download but can be ordered (Huh?). What's annoying is that these drivers have been available for a couple of months in Japanese. PIM printer drivers enable you to get "matched colour" between your PIM compatible digital camera and the printer's final output. UPDATE: Download PIM drivers TODAY! Thanks to Magne Nilsen for noting that ENGLISH drivers have been available on the Epson UK (and US) site for some time.
PIM drivers available for:
- Epson Stylus Photo 790
- Epson Stylus Photo 890
- Epson Stylus Photo 1290
here to download PIM drivers for your Epson Photo printer
(Look for version 'PIM' - Epson UK)
here to download PIM drivers for your Epson Photo print
(Look for 'This driver adds PIM support' - Epson US)
Epson Continues to Focus Its Efforts on Print Image Matching Technology With a Dedicated Web Site and Software Update
Makes Its Debut and PRINT Image Matching(TM) Upgrades Now Available for
EPSON Stylus® Photo 780, 785EPX, 890 and 1280 Customers at No Extra
LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 4, 2001-- Epson America Inc. is expanding support for PRINT Image Matching technology by launching a dedicated Web site, as well as making driver and software updates available that include PRINT Image Matching support for select photo printers.
PRINT Image Matching technology ensures digital cameras and printers work together to produce optimized prints automatically. Since the technology's introduction earlier this year, several PRINT Image Matching printers and digital cameras have been introduced by leading manufacturers like Casio, Epson, Kyocera, Minolta, Nikon, Pentax and Sony. Owners of PRINT Image Matching-compatible photo printers and cameras will now have unlimited opportunities to use this technology with the release of Epson Software(TM) Film Factory(TM) with PRINT Image Matching support.
To help consumers understand the benefits of PRINT Image Matching and see the latest developments, Epson has launched a Web site -- www.printimagematching.com -- which provides in-depth, easy-to-understand information on PRINT Image Matching, along with a complete and updated list of partners and products. Users of the site have access to a comprehensive list of FAQs, a technical white paper, published articles and a convenient link to technical support, in addition to much more.
"Printimagematching.com is the ultimate resource for our customers with frequently updated information on PRINT Image Matching supported digital cameras, printers and software,'' said Lisa Graham, product manager, photo imaging, Epson. "Digital camera manufacturers have embraced the technology, resulting in over 20 PRINT Image Matching digital camera models that customers can pair with one of four Epson photo printers to get the best prints possible.''
The current PRINT Image Matching partners include Casio Computer Co. Ltd., Konica Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, Minolta Co. Ltd., Nikon Corporation, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Pentax Corporation, Ricoh Company Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation and Toshiba Corporation. A complete list of all PRINT Image Matching-compatible products is available on the PRINT Image Matching Web site.
More About printimagematching.com
When visiting the PRINT Image Matching Web site, users can find answers to their questions simply and quickly in one of four main sections:
- About PRINT Image Matching - provides a detailed explanation of the technology and frequently asked questions
- News and Media Center -- offers press releases, articles and logo guidelines
- Partners and Products -- contains a complete listing of all compatible products along with links to product Web sites
- Support -- offers technical support links and an area for feedback
The new site will not only provide users with valuable PRINT Image Matching information, but will also tell them about any special promotions and contests. Currently, users can enter for a chance to win a PRINT Image Matching system, which includes an EPSON PhotoPC® 3100Z digital camera and an EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX ink jet printer by completing an online entry form (a). The contest began Aug. 29 and will run through Oct. 31, 2001.
How to Get the PRINT Image Matching Upgrade
The first PRINT Image Matching-compatible printer, the EPSON Stylus Photo 785EPX, offered PRINT Image Matching support when used without the computer. With a simple software upgrade to Epson Software Film Factory, this printer can now support PRINT Image Matching through the computer. Customers who own the EPSON Stylus Photo 780, 890 and 1280 printers can also easily upgrade their printer with an updated driver and a new version of Epson Software Film Factory with PRINT Image Matching support. These upgrades can be obtained by calling Epson's PRINT Image Matching customer support line at (562) 276-7296 to speak to a representative Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST, and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST. A CD-ROM containing the PRINT Image Matching upgrade will be shipped to each customer, free of charge.
More about PRINT Image Matching
PRINT Image Matching ensures that digital cameras and PRINT Image Matching-enabled printers work perfectly together to create the best possible prints. With PRINT Image Matching technology, digital camera manufacturers can set critical image specific parameters for printing, such as gamma level, color space, contrast, sharpness, brightness, saturation, shadow, highlight, and color balance, to ensure optimum results for each digital camera model. The photographer's original intentions are automatically reflected in the printed image. Photographers can now easily create stunning, frame-ready photos with their favorite PRINT Image Matching-enabled digital camera model and PRINT Image Matching-enabled printer without any complicated procedures.
PRINT Image Matching-enabled printers can only utilize the technology when used in conjunction with a PRINT Image Matching-enabled digital camera. For more information on this technology, visit www.printimagematching.com.
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