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Epson SC-P700, SC-P900 announced

Replacements for the P600 and P800 13″/17″ printers

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Epson UK have announced SureColor SC-P900 and SC-P700 printers, replacements for the 13″ (A3+) Epson P600 and 17″ (A2) Epson P800. Both have completely new designs for roll paper support and eliminate black ink switching.

This news item contains the March 2020 Epson UK press info, and is supplemented with material released earlier by Epson Japan.

> Technical specs (P900)

We hope to have Keith’s detailed reviews in due course.

SC-P900 printer with paper guides

Updates: Epson News page

Mar. 20th: More details about printers from Epson

Epson SureColor SC-P900 and SC-P700 printers

Two new printers replacing the P600 and P800

Epson UK Press info – currently due April 2020

Any updated info we receive will be added to our Epson News page

Epson introduces two photo printers for professionals who value image accuracy and depth, along with design simplicity.

The SureColor SC-P900 and SC-P700 are high-quality photo printers for design-conscious photographers and artists.


14 March 2020 – Epson has announced two advanced and easy-to-use photo printers, the SureColor SC-P700 and SC-P900. While the pro-photo community is clearly the main target audience; these two compact and lightweight printers will also appeal to artists, studios, photo labs and ambitious semi-pro and aspiring amateur photographers.

What’s immediately striking is their ‘non-printer’ look and feel: a design philosophy that was established through user research and a desire to make photo printers that are as pleasing on the eye as the prints they produce. Both the SC-P700 (up to A3+) and SC-P900 (up to A2+) feature black enhance overcoat technology, Carbon Black Mode and UltraChrome Pro 10 ink for the truest, deepest blacks. Other features include:

  • Three different paper paths to accommodate a wide media range
  • Black D-Max value of 2.95
  • 4.3-inch LCD optical touchscreen (can be used with gloves) with customisable GUI
  • Epson Media Installer for ease of use
  • Expanded blue color gamut to reproduce ultra-realistic images
  • Black inks (PK/MK) always available
  • Epson Print Layout – enhanced functionality and flexibility to make colour-managed printing quick and easy
  • Spindle-less integrated roll unit on SC-P700, optional for SC-P900
  • New auto sheet feeding system (ASF) for hassle-free fine art media feed.
  • Smallest footprint and lightest in its class
  • Enhanced sealing to protect from dust and dirt

Tom Owers, pro graphics product manager, Epson UK, says: “We’re confident that these printers will appeal to those working in a number of creative industries, who have a keen eye for detail, as well as an appreciation for high-performance hardware that’s aesthetically pleasing. As cliché as it sounds, both the SC-P700 and SC-P900 manage to combine form with function, to great effect. The accuracy and quality of the output is further enhanced by the deepest blacks and an expanded blue colour gamut, to reproduce ultra-realist prints. All this forms part of Epson’s complete printing solution of hardware, software, inks and paper. We’re confident that these new additions to the P-Series will excite creatives who value photographic print quality and refreshingly understated product design.” The SC-P700 and SC-P900 will be available from April 2020.

Additional P700 and P900  information via Epson Japan

In Japan, Epson have announced the SC-PX1VL. [Epson Japan]

Elsewhere this SC-P800 replacement is the P900 – there is also the smaller P600 replacement, the SC-PX1V or P700

Epson scpx1vl_img01

The new printers are somewhat smaller and more compact that the older ones.

Epson scpx1vl_img02

The P900 is 70% of the size of the P800 with a new UltraChrome K3X ink.

printer size reduction

It includes a new deep blue ink – looks more violet in this image – this is very similar to the violet option for the P5000 [see my P5000 setup article]


The P900 is a 17″ printer – nine colour and no black ink swapping.

There is a new version of Epson Print Layout that looks to be much improved.

This is the roll paper holder for the P900


The roll paper support for the P700 looks interesting.


[Features page – via Google xlt]

printer with paper guides

Shipping in Japan at the end of May.

Specifications P900

Note that these are translated from Japanese

Model name SC-PX1VL
Printing method / Maximum resolution MACH method / 5,760 × 1,440dpi (Note 1)
ink 9-color pigment, stand-alone ink
Paper Cut sheet size L size, KG, 2L size, HDTV, 6 slices, 4 slices, half cut, A6 length to A2 length (17 inches) (Note 2)
thickness Plain paper / 0.08 to 0.11mm, our genuine printer paper / maximum 0.50mm, front manual feed: maximum 1.5mm
Special roll paper (Note 3) A4 (210mm)-A2 nobi width (431.8mm)
Postcard Please pay attention to the postcard (Note 4), postcard (inkjet paper) (Note 4), postal return postcard (Note 4), and genuine postcard (Note).
Number of sheets that can be fed Plain paper Rear tray 120 sheets (75g / m 2 )
Postcard Rear tray 50 sheets
Necessary margin (Note 5) Borderless printing (Note 6) L size / KG / postcard / 2L size / Hi-Vision / Six / Square / A4 / A3 / A3 Nobi / A2: 0mm top / bottom / left / right margin
Other paper size Cardboard (Front manual feed): Top and bottom margins 3mm (fine art paper), Top and bottom margins 20mm, left and right margins 3mm (board paper)
Roll paper
: Top margin 50mm, Rear margin 14mm Other sizes: Top, bottom, left and right margins 3mm
Blu-ray Disc / DVD / CD print tray 12cm media compatible
Interface network 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX, IEEE802.11b / g / n / a / ac (Wi-Fi 5)
USB Super-Speed ​​USB × 1 (Note 7)
power consumption Approx. 24W (when printing)
Power-supply voltage AC100V 50 / 60Hz
External dimensions (width x depth x height) when stored 615 x 368 x 199 (mm)
When using external dimensions (width x depth x height) 615 x 905 x 520 (mm)
Mass * body only About 14.8kg
Body bundled items Ink cartridge for setup (Note 8) Photo black, matte black, cyan, vivid magenta, yellow, light cyan, vivid light magenta, gray, light gray, deep blue
Manual (Note 9) Software disc (user’s guide, driver, etc.), usage guide (paper)
Other Disc tray, power cord, warranty card
Printing speed (standard) (Note 10) Approx. 44 seconds (L size photo paper <gloss>)
Approx. 4 minutes 51 seconds (A2 photo paper <gloss>)
Suggested retail price open price
(Note 1) Print at a minimum of 1 / 5,760 inch dot spacing.
(Note 2) Epson genuine A2 Novi size cut sheets are not available. When printing at A2 size, we recommend using Epson genuine 17-inch roll paper (equivalent to A2 size).
(Note 3) Roll paper unit is optional.
(Note 4) Made by Japan Post Co., Ltd.
(Note 5) It depends on the application.
(Note 6) Borderless printing is not possible in ultra high definition (jet black) or ultra high definition mode.
(Note 7) It also supports Hi-speed USB interface / network interface.
(Note 8) In the initial ink filling immediately after purchase, the ink is consumed to fill the ink up to the tip of the print head nozzle (ink ejection hole) and make it ready for printing. Therefore, the number of printable sheets may be smaller than the second refill ink cartridge.
(Note 9) Manuals other than the usage guide included with the main unit can be viewed on the software disc or the support & download page .
(Note 10) Print speed and print cost calculation conditions.
(note) The four-sided borderless printing prints slightly larger than the paper size created by the software. For this reason, the part that extends off the paper is not printed. We recommend that you do a trial print before production printing.
(note) For prices of open price products, contact your dealer.

List of printer driver compatible OS

Japanese version of Windows ®
Windows ® 10
(Note 1)
Windows ® 8.1
(Note 1)
Windows ® 8
(Note 1)
Windows ® 7
(Note 1)
Windows Vista ® Windows ® XP Windows ® 2000
Mac (Note 2)
OS X10.9 ~ OS X10.6.8- OS X10.5.8 ~
(Note 1) Compatible with 32bit / 64bit version.
(Note 2) The printer driver for Mac has limited functions. Check the product OS support information for function restrictions .

It does not work in the classic Mac environment.
For Apple AirPort Extreme / Express / Time Capsule support , please check the product OS support information .
If you are using a Mac, you can only provide the driver via the Internet. If you do not have an Internet environment, please note that we cannot provide this service.

(note) For details on support , please check the product OS support information .

Network specifications

Communication protocol TCP / IP
DPS over IP incompatible

Wireless LAN specifications

Compliant standards IEEE802.11b / g / n / a / ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Communication mode Infrastructure / Wi-Fi Direct ®
security WEP (64 / 128bit), WPA2 -PSK (AES), WPA3 -SAE (AES)
Easy setup AOSS, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), WCN
(note) When using in a wireless LAN environment, it is recommended to use via a wireless LAN compatible access point (infrastructure mode). (In the recommended environment, a wireless LAN compatible access point is required separately.)

Wired LAN specification

Compliant standards IEEE802.3i / IEEE802.3u / IEEE802.3az
Communication mode 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX automatic or manual selection
Interface RJ45 connector x 1
Port standard Auto-MDIX compatible

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