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July 20, 2007 – Harman Technology, Ltd., a manufacturer of inkjet media, has announced the early release of their new Harman Photo Gloss FB Al. Originally slated for Fall release, the new paper was far enough along in development and the demand has been so great, that the company decided to release it early, starting next month. Harman is also releasing a new paper designed specifically for the Epson Stylus Pro 3800. The 17" x 25" paper will have profiles available for download on the company’s website. Harman’s release of Photo Gloss FB Al follows on the heels of their February release of the Photo Matt FB Mp and the May release of the warm-tone version of the same paper. The papers incorporate Baryta into the surface to give the paper the look and feel of traditional photographic paper, while "enhancing color definition, tonal range, and archival properties." The 320 gsm weight gives it the heft that photographers love. The new glossy paper also features what Harman calls an Alumina coating, which enhances the gloss. The paper is also scuff-resistant and dries instantly. It will be available in A4, A3, A3+, A2+, and roll sizes. The paper will be released in the UK, Canada, and the USA beginning August 2007. In keeping with Harman’s commitment to professional photographers, the company has also introduced a new custom format designed specifically for the Epson Stylus Pro 3800. Howard Hopwood, the marketing director for Harman Technology, said the company is responding to photographer’s frustration with the quality of inkjet papers currently on the market. The 17" x 25" papers for the 3800 will be available in all of the company’s current paper surfaces starting this month, July 2007, at UK vendors, and it will also be available through Harman’s Direct2Dealer program. See the website for ordering information. To find out more information about the new papers, the company, and to download profiles, visit Harman's website.
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