Epson SureColor SC-P5000 STD Printer announced
Epson SureColor SC-P5000 STD 17″ A2 Printer
New printer replaces the SP4900
Epson have announced the replacement for the Epson SP4900 printer [4900 review]
This page covers product news for the Epson SC-P5000.
Initially we’ve posted details from one supplier in the UK, suggesting a price “from £2154”
Keith has been to Epson UK to look at the printer, where the price is £1795 +Vat for the standard model and £2770 +Vat for the spectroproofer model.
US Epson press info is included.
June 2017: P5000 testing
P5000 Set-up and installation
Detailed P5000 review
26th Full P5000 review
27th I’ve written a P5000 Set-up and installation guide
13th Our P5000 turns up from Epson UK – Let me know if you’ve any particular questions or features you’d like to know about?
19th I’ve had a brief chance to look at the P5000 printer today at Epson UK.
As you can see, the spectroproofer fits on the front much like the SP-4900
You obviously can’t check print quality at an event like this, but with exactly the same ink set as the P7000 I reviewed last year, I’m expecting similarly impressive results when I get a chance for a detailed review.
Here’s the ‘business end’ of the all new print head. Since it’s not a user installable part, this is the closest I’ll get to one.
Epson say that a lot of work in the design of the printer has gone into reducing dust ingress and accumulation and other factors that increase the reliability of the printer.
The printer now comes with a two year warranty (extendable options for up to five)
The rear of the print head.
13th US press release for SC-P5000
Epson Introduces SureColor P5000 Professional 17-inch 10-Color Inkjet Printer
Desktop Printer Offers Enhanced Performance and Reliability for Professional Photographic, Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Proofing Applications
Epson is once again setting the benchmark for professional imaging excellence with the introduction of the new 17-Inch Epson SureColor P5000. Incorporating the latest imaging technologies, the SureColor P5000 resets the standard for the desktop photography, fine art, graphic design, and proofing markets. Leveraging the advanced Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead and UltraChome HDX 10-color pigment ink set, the SureColor P5000 delivers outstanding output with an increased color gamut, higher-density blacks and twice the print permanence than the previous generation. A refined printer design includes improved dust and static control for reduced maintenance and increased durability and reliability.
“The SureColor P5000 is a replacement to the last Epson Stylus Pro model still available – the renowned Epson Stylus Pro 4900. The Epson Stylus Pro brand was iconic, and it helped Epson build a pronounced reputation within the photography industry. We have since announced the SureColor product line, which is bringing Epson’s photographic technology to the next level,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor P5000 brings all of the SureColor printing technology into a 17-inch desktop model, providing photographers and graphic designers with the best imaging technology has to offer.”
The SureColor P5000 leverages 200 mL UltraChrome HDX 10-color ink cartridges2 utilizing newly developed core pigments, including new Orange and Green inks, as well as Black inks that are 1.5 times denser than the previous generation, delivering a wider contrast ratio and improved resin encapsulation technology for superior gloss uniformity and optically clearer, sharper images. Touting a refined design, the SureColor P5000 supports a 10-channel PrecisionCore TFP printhead that includes a new ink-repellant surface coating, along with improved dust and static control for reduced nozzle clogging and maintenance, and supports printless nozzle checks for time, production and resource efficiency.
The SureColor P5000 can support two different ink configurations. The SureColor P5000 Standard and Designer editions leverage Light Light Black ink for twice the overall print permanence, smooth and neutral tonal transitions and support of the Epson Advanced Black and White print mode, ideal for photography, fine art and graphic design applications. The Commercial Edition includes Violet ink, in place of Light Light Black, for an expanded color gamut, to deliver an industry-best 99 percent PANTONE® PLUS FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated color matching3, ideal for commercial and flexographic proofing applications.
The SureColor P5000 offers versatile media handling capabilities with auto-switching between the high-capacity front paper cassette and roll media feeder. It includes a power-driven roll media spindle, ideal for producing panoramas and roll printing up to 100-feet, and an internal high-speed single pass rotary cutter. The high-capacity cassette can hold up to 100 sheets of premium paper for high productivity printing on sheets from 8”x10” up to 17”x22”. In addition, the SureColor P5000 features a front feed straight path for delicate fine art sheet media, including poster board, up to 1.5mm thick. Auto-switching between roll and cassette sheet feeding allow both sources to be loaded at the same time.
Additional Epson SureColor P5000 Features:
- Exceptional Print Permanence – Offers next-generation pigment ink technology for up to twice the overall print permanence than previous generation1
- Remarkable Detail – Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead delivers high print speeds with 360 nozzles per color channel, with variable-size ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters
- Epson Precision Dot Screening Algorithm – Ensures incredibly accurate control of the sizing and mixing of ink droplets for beautiful prints
- Borderless Printing – Four-sided BorderFree printing is available at common widths, including 8”, 10”, 11”, 13”, 14”, 16”, 16.5”, and 17”
- Optional SpectroProofer UVS – Developed jointly with X-Rite, the in-line spectrophotometer provides automated color management and verification-related tasks for a range of proofing applications. It supports all current illumination standards for UV and UV-Cut measurement and is UV selectable between M0, M1 and M2.
- LCD Control Panel – Full-color 2.7-inch LCD panel allows for easy setup, control and maintenance of the printer
SureColor P5000 Standard Edition
UltraChrome HDX with Light Light Black – $1,995
SureColor P5000 Commercial Edition
UltraChrome HDX with all-new Violet – $1,995
SureColor P5000 Designer Edition
Standard Edition with EFI Fiery eXpress 4.6.1 for Epson, software RIP with true Adobe PostScript 3 for accurate CMYK and spot colour printing – $2,495
5th Initial product info.
More details: Epson.ae
Product information Epson SureColor SC-P5000 STD Printer
Designed for proofing, fine art and photography applications, the SC-P5000 can be selected with a violet or LLK inkset, and can achieve near-perfect colour matching of up to 99% of Pantone Solid Coated Colours.
Precision colour proofing
When purchased with a violet HDX inkset for pre-press proofing the SC-P5000 can reproduce packaging, marketing materials and corporate colours with 99% Pantone Solid Coated Colour accuracy1.
Perfect art reproduction
When specified with an HDX inkset with LLK, photographers and fine artists can use the SC-P5000 to reproduce the detail and colours of their artwork perfectly, as well as exact reproduction of 98% of Pantone Solid Coated Colours.
Reliability you can trust
The SC-P5000 offers new features to ensure reliable day-to-day operation and minimise maintenance. These include new covers and seals to limit dust intrusion, an improved automatic nozzle check and a guided cleaning procedure.
Outstanding print quality
The SC-P5000 uses Epson’s latest ink technology to make high-resolution, long-lasting prints. 3.5pl droplet size and 2880x1440dpi resolution ensure crisp, detailed results, while Ultrachrome HDX inks offer much improved lightfastness.
Simple setup and operation
Setup and media handling is quick and easy thanks to an internal colour calibration sensor, simple media switching and a clear media handling guide on the display. The SC-P5000 fits seamlessly into any proofing workflow and can be supplied with a SpectroProofer, which can handle automated colour proof checking.
Printing Method: Epson Micro Piezo™ TFP print head
Ink Technology: UltraChrome® HDX
Paper Formats: A2, A2+, A3+, A3, A4, Letter, 17 ” (43.2 cm), User defined
Print Margins Sheet Media: Mode 1: 3 mm (top), 3 mm (right), 14 mm (bottom), 3 mm (left)
Paper Tray Capacity: 250 Sheets Standard, 250 Sheets Maximum, 100 Photo Sheets
Compatible Paper Thickness: 0.08 mm – 1.5 mm
Number of paper trays: 1
Energy Use: 52 Watt, 5 Watt (economy), 0.5 Watt (standby)
Supply Voltage: AC 100 V – 240 V, 50 Hz – 60 Hz
Product dimensions: 863 x 766 x 406 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
Product weight: 52 kg
Sound Power: Operation: 6.2 B (A)
Noise Level: Operation: 47 dB (A)
What’s in the box
Driver and utilities (CD), Individual Ink Cartridges, Main unit, Power cable, Setup guide, Software (CD), User Manual (CD-ROM), Warranty document
Memory: Printer: 256 MB, Network: 1 GB
Compatible Operating Systems: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 (32/64bit), Windows Server 2008 (32/64bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 (64bit), Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows server 2003 R2
Warranty: 24 months On site service
Media Handling: Auto Sheet Feeder, Auto cutter, Borderless print, Fine Art Paper Path, Manual duplex, Roll Paper, Thick Media Support
Printing Resolution: 2,880 x 1,440 DPI
LCD screen: Type: Color, Diagonal: 6.8 cm
Enjoyed this article?
Never miss a new article/review - Sign up for our Newsletter (2-4 per month max)
More print related information
For information about other printers, paper reviews and profiling (colour management) see the Printing section of the main Articles and Reviews page, or use the search box at the top of any page. There are also specific index pages for any articles connected with the following topics:
- Digital Black and White
- Tutorials and 'How to' articles
- Colour Management
- Printer test images
- Why do your prints look wrong?
More of Keith's articles/reviews (Google's picks to match this page)
Buying anything from Amazon (not just what's listed) via any of the links below helps Keith and Karen keep the site going - thanks if you do! [Amazon UK]