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Stylus Pro 7900 'replacement' for the Epson Stylus Pro 7880
|Printer Feature||Epson Stylus Pro 9900||Epson Stylus Pro 9880|
|Maximum Printer Width||44-Inch||44-Inch|
|Pigment Ink Technology||Epson UltraChrome HDR||Epson UltraChrome K3 with
|Print Head Technology||Epson MicroPiezo TFP!"||Epson MicroPiezo AMC!"|
|Auto Nozzle Veri!cation and Cleaning?||Yes||No|
|Ink Repelling Coating Technology?||Yes||Yes|
|Printing Color Model||10-Color||8-Color|
|Number of Print Head Nozzles||360 x 10 Colors||180 x 8 Colors|
|Ink Included with Printer||110 ml x 11 Ink Cartridges||110 ml x 8 Ink Cartridges|
|Maximum Ink Cartridge Size||700 ml x 11 Ink Cartridges||220 ml x 8 Ink Cartridges|
|Ink Cartridge Sizes Available||150 ml / 350 ml / 700 ml||110 ml / 220 ml|
|Maximum Resolution / Smallest Droplet Size||2880 x 1440 / 3.5 pl||2880 x 1440 / 3.5 pl|
|Photographic Driver Screening Technology||Epson AccuPhoto!" HDR||Epson AccuPhoto!" HD|
|Epson ePlaten Technology?||Yes||No|
|Auto-Switching Black Ink Technologies?||Yes||No|
|Thick Media Cutting System||Internal Automatic Rotary Cutter||Optional Manual Media Cutting System|
|Internal Color Measuring Capability?||Optional SpectroProofer 44 (UV or non UV)||None|
|Standard Connectivity||USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT Ethernet||USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT Ethernet|
|Standard Warranty||1-Year Epson Preferred Protection Plan||1-Year Epson Preferred Protection Plan|
More details on the Media handling system
Epson ePlaten™ Media Loading Technology
Spindle-Free Roll Media Loading
Roll Media Length Tracking and Identification System
High Performance Rotary Cutting System
9900 Print speeds
|Print Mode||16” x 20”||20” x 30”||40” x 60”|
|Fine – 720 dpi HS||2:53||5:03||15:26|
|SuperFine – 1440 dpi HS||3:47||6:39||24:20|
|SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi HS||7:14||12:52||40:05|
HS = High-speed Print Mode (Bi-directional Print Mode) | Print speeds are shown in min:sec
Epson 9900 UltraChrome HDR Ink Technology
2Dmax and L* values are based on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260).
Epson Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System
Three-Level Black Ink Technology
Automatic Black Ink Mode Switching
High-Precision Ten-Channel Epson 9900 MicroPiezo TFP Print Head
Automatic Print Head Alignment
Automatic Nozzle Verification and Cleaning
(from Meridian US)
June 27th Swapping black inks is reported to use the following amounts:
5th There's an illuminating report on the LL discussion forum from someone who had a good look at the new printers at Drupa:
- "The new Epson printers are not meant to be replacements for the 7880 and the 9880! Neither should we expect to see a successor the 11880 with a built-in calibration unit any time soon. The reasons the Epson people gave are somewhat consistent:
While the upgrade from 7800 to 7880 (9800 to 9880) was rather incremental, the 7900 and 9900 are built on a mechanically much more sophisticated (read: expensive) platform. Lacking the old mechanical paper release lever they have automatic loading and rewinding, bar-coding of paper (letting the printer remember how much paper is left on a roll) nozzle diagnostics etc. So Epson would want to keep the 7880 and 9880 around for a while as a lower cost alternative. Besides they said that customers have to rely on product life cycles of two years. So we have to expect the new models to be considerably more expensive than the current models. (pricing is not announced, yet)"
There's quite a bit more, including
- "Epson seems to be gearing the x900-printers towards the proofing market. The sophisticated spectrometer is supposed to provide all kinds of fancy options like user-selectable black/white background, selectable UV-cut etc. The release mentions automatically scheduled recalibration options that only make sense in a rather industrial environment so expect this options to be somewhat expensive.
This ties into another reason why there isn't supposed to be an upgrade to the 11880: "Nobody proofs on a 64"-printer" said one guy and handling such a large spectrometer unit would be impractical."
4th Still not much info, but we were sent [thanks] a short PDF with 7900/9900 specs
|Print width||SP-7900 (24''), SP-9900 (44'')|
|Head Type||10-channel TFP print head|
|Number of nozzles||360 nozzles x 10 lines|
|Print resolution||Max. 2880x1440 dpi|
|Droplet size||Min. 3.5 pl|
|Ink Type||UltraChrome HDR|
|Colour||11-colour (PK / MK Ink selector)
C, VM, Y, PK / MK, LK, LLK, LC, VLM, Or, Gr
|Ink cartridge type||Pressurized I/C|
|Capacity||350 ml & 700 ml
110 ml (Initial bundle only)
|I/C slot||11 slots|
|Control Panel||2.5 inch colour LCD with white backlight|
|Host interface||Standard: USB 2.0 High-Speed
|Photo quality 720x1440 dpi||8.2 minutes for A1 size print|
|Max. speed (360x360) dpi||0.8 minutes for A1 size, > 40 m2/hr|
|Power supply||Universal power supply|
|Maintenance tank||Type Compatible with current SP-48xx/78xx/98xx|
|Size - WDH||SP-9900 1864x667x1209 mm (approx)
SP-7900 1356x667x1209 mm (approx)
|Weight||SP-9900 115 kg (approx)
SP-7900 80 kg (approx)
|Auto nozzle check verification||Available|
|Roll paper holder||Flange type|
|Auto cutter||Rotary type cutter|
|4 sides borderless print||Supported on Roll only|
|Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
Windows 2000, Windows XP / XP64, Windows Vista / Vista64
|SpectroProofer||Available for both SP-7900 & SP-9900|
|X-rite Photospectrometer||ILS20EP / ILS20EP-UV|
|Auto take up reel||Only on SP-9900|
|Warranty 1 year on-site repair||Optional extension to 3 years|
From the PDF (this is all there was...)
- "Setting new standards in professional, wide-format proofing and fine art printing. Enjoy the highest quality results with 11 individual inks that include orange and green for an expanded colour gamut, smoother tones and gradations. Combine perfect quality and high speeds, up to 40 m2/hr, with the new Epson TFP print head. Excellence in wide-format printing: superb results at high-speeds, up to 24" (Pro 7900) or 44" (Pro 9900) Quality and control: new Epson TFP print head combines precise ink droplets with high-speeds up to 40 m2/hr using Epson variable ink droplet technology
- The ultimate inkset: 11-colour Epson UltraChrome HDR inks maximise quality with three blacks, orange and green whilst also providing durability up to 200 years* Perfect colour and black and white: the widest colour gamut and optimsed black and white for perfect grey balance. Using auto switching between Photo and Matte Black inks you can optimise the density on different medias
- New Epson Look Up Table (LUT) technology: for spot colour optimization and maximum colour gamut
- Remote proofing a reality: optional Epson SpectroProofer for automatic, precise workflows from colour calibration to target measurement and media profile generation Reliable and easy to use: spindle-less media holder, auto paper set/release and auto rotary cutting system Versatile paper handling: roll or cut sheet media from 8x10" up to 24"/44", with superb results on specialist photo and matte media
- *See www.wilhelm-research.com/epson for details."
Two Epson versions of the PR material. Several people have asked about availability and the 'Late Spring' comment below (in the Australian PR). A reminder that 'Late Spring' in Australia could easily be Early November... :-)
We'll update this over the next day or so as Epson themselves get round to announcing full details
29th Some new features for the Printers
Optional Spectrophotometer - Comes with both white and black backing plates and is available in both UV and UV cut versions (UV filter). The spectro has a built in fan to speed up the measuring process.
Orange and Green inks - Expands the gamut (Orange is a useful addition for the R1900) possibly better thought of as a 'dark yellow'.
Mk/Pk Black ink switching... it's been a while coming :-)
The new LUT technology from the R1900 and 2880gives a wider range of colours. This should reduce bronzing and improve visible dot pattern.
An all new high speed cutter that is noticeably faster than the old version that's been in use for a few years
The LCD display is now in colour.
There is a new resolution mode of 1440x1440. The previous 1440x720 mode is now 720x1440.
A new powered roll feeder means no more spindle. Two plug-in style carriers change from 2in to 3in core at the flick of a switch and there is no more normal and high tension settings - all automatic.
Note/warning - boxes below contain PR sourced information ;-)
|From Epson Europe
A new printer mechanism, 11-colour UltraChrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) ink set plus a raft of new technologies extend Epson’s proofing capabilities into the packaging and flexographic markets.
The Epson SpectroProofer option makes remote proofing a reality.
29 May 2008 – Epson is launching the 24" Stylus Pro 7900 and 44" Stylus Pro 9900, setting a new standard for the professional large format printer market. An improved ink formulation, a new printer mechanism and a raft of new technologies make these two new additions to the Epson Stylus Pro range ideal for production and contract proofing, as well as the highest quality fine-art and photographic applications. They will also enable printers to extend their business into the demanding packaging proofing and flexographic markets. In addition an optional calibration and verification system, the Epson SpectroProofer, means the Stylus Pro 7900 and the Stylus Pro 9900 can be a confidently used for remote proofing.
The new printer mechanism implemented in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 builds on Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP (Thin Film Piezo) print head, introduced with the launch of the Stylus Pro 11880 last year. It delivers perfectly spherical dots with high precision dot placement and can deliver resolutions up to 2880 dpi. Both the number of nozzles and throughput has been doubled in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900, resulting in a maximum speed of up to 40 square metres per hour. At these increased print speeds, the new 10-channel MicroPiezo TFP print head ensures production of the highest image quality.
The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 utilize a new 5th generation pigment ink, which is key to the quality of print output. Epson UltraChrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) ink is an 11-colour ink set consisting of Pk, Mk, Lk, LLK, C, VM, Y, Lc, VLm, Or and Gr available in 350ml and 700ml cartridges. This high quality ink set expands on Epson’s UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta by adding Orange and Green inks, which significantly increases the range of colours that can be achieved, especially bright green to yellow, and yellow to red. The Orange ink in particular contributes to reducing the graininess in skin tone. Epson UltraChrome HDR pushes the limits of ink chemistry to deliver the widest colour gamut on the market to date on a variety of media. This makes the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 ideal solutions to address the high demand for colour representation in proof production, especially when there is a particular requirement for spot colours.
The new ink technology’s ability to both maximize the colour gamut without sacrificing print quality and deliver smoother gradation is optimized by Epson’s new LUT technology. Through advanced mathematical translation of RGB into 11-colour CMYK, the LUT technology seamlessly integrates hi-fidelity primaries allowing colour constancy under different light conditions, smoother transitions between colours, grain reduction and gamut smoothing.
The optional Epson SpectroProofer tool turns the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 into a reliable, consistent and repeatable proof verification and printer calibration solution, making remote proofing a reality. By using this spectrophotometer solution, the following colour control workflows can be achieved automatically and very precisely: colour calibration, colour certification, a daily colour check, profile creation, spot colour matching, colour shift tracking and target measurement. Furthermore, a colour certification label, like the Fogra wedge, can be printed to support the certification process. The Epson SpectroProofer in-line, off-carriage calibration and verification system is powered by an X-Rite spectrophotometer and controlled by Epson SpectroProofer software or a third party RIP. It is available with or without a UV-cut filter as well as changeable black or white backing.
Other new technologies featured in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 include the ability to automatically switch between Photo and Matte Black inks; an integral automatic media rotary knife cutting system; a new spindleless roll holder mechanism; a new automatic paper set/release mechanism and Epson’s new automatic nozzle check technology. In addition, the launch of the two new printers also sees the launch of a new line up of high performance fine art media, as well as backlit media.
Marco van Niekerk, Senior Product Manager, Large Format Printers at Epson Europe says, "The Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 are the latest additions to the Epson professional graphics range. These solutions deliver Epson quality, speed and repeatability to help address the requirements of commercial printers and enable them to broaden their business. The new technologies and features implemented in these two solutions make them ideal for entering new market sectors, such as the flexographic market, and also address the needs of production proofing companies by giving them a professional remote-proofing device which makes remote proofing a true reality."
Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 key features summary:
Two new Epson printers expand the company's offering in the large format market.
The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 (24-inch) and Stylus Pro 9900 (44-inch)
Epson launches two advanced ten-colour large format printers with optional integrated spectrophotometer that will change the way print professionals use large format printers.
The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 (24 inch - pictured right) and Stylus Pro 9900 (44 inch) are Epson's first ten colour printers equipped with a revolutionary new pigment ink technology - Epson UltraChrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) ink. This ink set incorporates orange and green to considerably expand the colour gamut and increase digital printing opportunities within the package and remote proofing market segments.
Epson's UltraChrome HDR ink is a high density resin coated pigment ink formulation with three level black ink technology - photo black, light black and light light black - plus cyan, light cyan, vivid magenta, vivid light magenta, yellow, orange, and green. Matte black is also included on-board and can be auto-switched with photo black.
This generation of UltraChrome HDR ink delivers reduced graininess in skin tone areas, smoother tonal gradation from shadows to highlights, excellent short term colour stability and outstanding long term lightfastness, highly accurate colour control with neutral black and white, and high gloss levels on water resistant prints.
Reduced costs are realised through the introduction of two high capacity ink cartridges (350 and 700ml) which contribute to a lower cost per millilitre of ink. These new high capacity ink cartridges also reduce the need to frequently replace cartridges which promotes greater unattended printing.
An Epson business solutions manager, Craig Heckenberg, (pictured) believes that both the Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 are breakthrough technology that will be well received in the Australian market.
"The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 machines will set even higher benchmarks for photographic image quality and colour accuracy," he said.
"These ten-colour large format printers are a completely new design, engineered to offer faster speeds and include the new Epson UltraChrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) ten-colour ink set as well as an optional onboard spectrophotometer."
The Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 have Epson's MicroPiezo TFP(tm) (Thin Film Piezo) print head with 360 nozzles per inch for each of the ten active ink cartridges. Epson's Ink Repelling Coating for the print head and Automatic Ink Detection (AID) system combine to eliminate down time by minimising and detecting nozzle clogging before it becomes problematic, and to eliminate paper waste used during the cleaning process.
Epson's AID technology uses a sensor near the print head that counts the electrical charges on the ink droplets as they are fired. A lower than expected electrical charge means insufficient ink was fired, so the print head cleaning process starts automatically.
In comparison with current 8 colour 24 inch and 44 inch printers, print speed is dramatically increased, with the Stylus Pro 7900 completing an A1 (720x720dpi) sellable quality print on Epson's Premium Glossy Photo Paper in an amazing 5 minutes.
Epson's optional integrated spectrophotometer with mounting device uses the latest X-rite technology to provide automatic colour measurement data to the printer, allowing user profiling and linearisation, enabling professional colour management while at the same time reducing labour costs.
The spectrophotometer works with both Epson colour management software and third party RIPs. For customers using the Epson printer driver, the Epson software performs the complete process from print to measure, automatically, and can calibrate all resolutions at the same time.
Epson's new 16 bit Macintosh printer drivers combine many years of colour expertise with the superior colour range and tonal gradations of the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 and UltraChrome HDR ink. With 16 bit processing more information is preserved as 16 bit traces the original image data with higher frequency than 8 bit processing. As a result, 16 bit images can now be faithfully reproduced from Adobe Photoshop CS3, delivering smoother gradations and greater image detail.
The Stylus Pro 7900 (pictured, right) and Stylus Pro 9900 use Epson's latest colour Look Up Table technology, an advanced algorithm that optimises colour consistency under different light conditions and further reduces image grain giving much smoother colour gradations.
These new high end printers in the Epson large format range will compliment Epson's Stylus Pro 450 and Stylus Pro 880 series, and are perfect for anyone who requires consistently high quality colour prints including pre-press and printing companies, reprographic companies, quick printers, professional photographers, photo labs, fine artists, museums and galleries, and graphic design studios.
Specifications of the Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900:
* Professional media handling up to 24 inch wide (Stylus Pro 7900)
The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 will be available from selected authorised Epson professional graphics dealers in late spring at prices to be announced.
Epson Integrates X-Rite's In-Line Spectrophotometer into the New Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 Large Format Printers
Powered by X-Rite’s In-Line Spectrophotometer (ILS), the Epson SpectroProofer tool turns the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 into reliable, consistent and repeatable proof verification and printer calibration solutions. The embedded Epson SpectroProofer brings fully automated in-line proofing capabilities to the Epson Stylus Pro range to make remote proofing a reality. By enabling a high level of transparent automation, it significantly reduces workload, operation costs and increases workflow efficiency.
"The new Epson Stylus Pro range with the SpectroProofer calibration and verification system will enable commercial printers to broaden their business by entering new market sectors, such as the packaging proofing and flexographic markets. This winning technology combination will also address the remote proofing needs of production proofing companies by giving them a much needed in-line automated remote proofing solution for their large format printers," comments Marco van Niekerk, senior product manager, large format printers at Epson Europe.
With the Epson SpectroProofer, the following colour control workflows can be achieved automatically and very precisely: colour calibration, colour certification, daily colour checks, profile creation, spot colour matching, colour shift tracking and target measurement. Furthermore, a colour certification label, like the Fogra wedge, can be printed to support the ISO certification process. The SpectroProofer allows initiation of a printer colour calibration test either automatically, at a predefined interval, or at the request of a service technician.
A compact, carriage-mounted in-line spectrophotometer, with completely self-contained optics and electronics, X-Rite’s ILS platform enables seamless non-contact measurements for fast moving media and provides direct feedback for colour calibration/management and control of Epson Stylus Pro colour printers. It quickly sends the calculated colour data to a host RIP such as the Epson SpectroProofer software, via a direct USB interface link, providing on-the-fly calibration and closed loop, accurate colour management of the print process and patented remote control capabilities.
The newly launched Epson 24" Stylus Pro 7900 and 44" Stylus Pro 9900 set new standards for the professional large format printer market. Improved ink formulation, a new printer mechanism and a raft of new technologies make these two new additions to the Epson Stylus Pro range ideal for production and contract proofing, as well as for the highest quality fine-art and photographic applications. They will also enable printers to extend their business into the demanding packaging proofing and flexographic markets.
15th Before the 11880 was announced, we had several comments suggesting it would have a built in spectrophotometer for calibration and profiling. It didn't, and we've since had suggestions that the feature was being tested, and may well make an appearance in the 9880.
Several people have now suggested to us that Epson are looking to match various HP and Canon large format printers. Looks as if the new printers might show some genuinely new features rather than some of the (useful but) evolutionary changes over the last few years.
1st I'm told that the new printers should be thought of as an entire new range rather than an update or replacement for the 7880/9880. This suggests that we may see quite a few new features when they do finally appear.
April 29th The 9900/7900 news (see 28th) appeared last night at Digital ImageMaker - now there is this
- "In the interests of cooperation with Epson we have removed an article containing leaked information. We apologise to any readers who are disappointed about this."
Ho, hum... ;-)
There's further comment on this in a LL post suggesting that while the printers may be announced at DRUPA, it will be some time until they hit the market. Also, don't expect a 3900 or 4900 for some time.
Some people have asked about the 10 inks and what they'd be.
If you have a look at the 11880 printhead (right) then you can see the 9 lines of nozzles.
No great genius required to see where the tenth would go ;-)
That leaves an additional colour with respect to the 11880
If you look at the GS6000 you can see it has Epson's newly developed UltraChrome GS eight-colour ink set, comprising cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta, orange and green.
The 9880 has 8 inks photo black/matte black, light black, light light black, cyan, light cyan, yellow, vivid magenta and vivid light magenta. Add full time MK/PK and you still get 9. Will we see a gloss optimiser (Glop)?
A $3000 rebate scheme has also been announced for the 11880 - a 10 colour 11900 later this year?
28th The word is that Epson will announce the new Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and 7900 at the DRUPA show. (29th May to June 6th)
These will be 10 colour printers with expanded colour gamut.
If the usual Epson nomenclature is followed then they will be 44" and 24" wide models.
More information as we find it ...
This explains the very good deals on the 7880/9880 recently
|7880/9880 info FYI
Epson breakthrough in pigment ink technology features in new large format printer range
The Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880 and 9880 feature Epson’s breakthrough pigment ink technology, UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta and improved image processing. They provide an enhanced colour gamut and superior tonal gradation, ideal for the professional in the proofing, photography, fine art and graphics markets.
17 July 2007 – Epson launches three new large format, eight-colour professional production printers. They are the 17" (A2+) Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 24" (A1+) Stylus Pro 7880 and 44" (B0+) Stylus Pro 9880. Each features Epson UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta technology, the latest development in pigment chemistry, which offers a wide colour gamut and unrivalled image quality from an 8-colour inkset.
Epson’s new large format range provides the highest quality output that is required for the fine art, photography and proofing markets. A new Ethernet interface is included as standard and delivers fast, efficient connectivity and data transfer speeds. The improved printhead further enhances image quality and when combined with Epson’s Super Halftone Technology, a new screening algorithm, it delivers sharp detail and accurate colour reproduction.
The Epson large format printer range offers superior media flexibility and is compatible with a wide range of Epson paper up to 1.5mm in thickness. Glossy paper, matte paper, matte board, fine art paper and plain paper are all supported. The Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880 and Stylus Pro 9880 include a roll holder and cut sheet support, as standard. The Epson Stylus Pro 4880 also features a paper cassette feed mechanism for high-volume production on cut sheet paper from A4 (Letter) to 17" (A2+) wide. Also new is an enhanced cutting sequence delivering a faster and more productive printing workflow.
The UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta further expands the already wide colour gamut of UltraChrome K3 and is a breakthrough in pigment chemistry. The full inkset includes nine ink cartridges: photo black, matte black, light black, light light black, cyan, light cyan, yellow, vivid magenta and vivid light magenta. The two magenta inks use new high-density pigments that create more vibrant colour, especially blues and magenta, for example those found in seascapes or landscapes.
The UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta, enables superb grey balance and precise colour without any colour cast. It also maintains the superior features of the UltraChrome K3 ink such as great colour accuracy of neutral and dark colours, excellent short-term colour stability and smooth tonal gradation from shadow to light. The issue of metamerism is virtually eliminated with this new inkset. The permanent Epson Micro Piezo printhead also offers unrivalled consistency in each print. Every print will be the same as the first, even if the artwork is printed months apart, making it ideal for studios producing limited edition print runs.
Also included is the Epson Super Halftone technology, a new image processing engine for dot mapping. It enhances the image detail that may be lost in low resolution images. A new mapping algorithm reduces the graininess at both low and high resolution. The end result delivers smooth images with more accurate colour representation.
Epson is also launching MyEpsonprinter.eu. This new online portal allows Epson Stylus Pro owners to retrieve up-to-the-minute technical information and monitor the performance of each printer. The secure website allows users to view print job activity, hardware information and historical data, and tracks key performance indicators such as cost of ownership and cost per print. MyEpsonprinter.eu can also be accessed remotely by service contractors to quickly identify the cause and scope of any queries, which saves time in unnecessary call-out fees.
Epson Stylus Pro series key features summary:
Consistent output with Epson Micro Piezo printhead technology
From Epson UK
May 10, 2005 – Epson announced the launch of a new range of Stylus Pro large format printers to support the most advanced ink technology for colour and black & white photography and digital colour proofing. Comprising of three printers – the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800, and 9800 – the range offers the ultimate in image quality, productivity, and media flexibility.
The new range features a number of options to meet the varied demands of professionals in the imaging business. These include the ability to print any size ranging from maximum formats of A2 to A0+ on a wide range of media including high quality photo, art and proofing media.
Featuring Epson’s core technologies, the range delivers outstanding results for print jobs where quality cannot be compromised. These include Epson’s ground breaking Micro Piezo print head technology, which precisely controls the amount of ink delivered, resulting in finely detailed images. The range also incorporates Epson’s Variable-sized Droplet Technology, which automatically adjusts the size of the droplet according to the image content.
The range features Epson’s latest 8-colour ink technology – Epson UltraChrome K3 – which surpasses silver halide printing, thereby delivering the ultimate in colour and black & white photographic printing. The ink technology also delivers high quality, highly consistent digital colour proofing.
Unlike other ink, the Epson UltraChrome K3 range has three black inks, as well as a full set of colour inks, offering the ultimate in black & white and colour printing. The three black inks offer more neutral gradations in colour and black & white prints, resulting in life-like replication of skin tones required for professional photographers. The third black ink – light light black – gives excellent greyscale performance and smoother tonal reproduction for the ultimate in high quality black & white and colour printing.
The new ink set boasts many features to make it the ink of choice for those unwilling to compromise on quality. Featuring 8 ink cartridges, the UltraChrome K3 ink produces a wide colour gamut for accurate reproduction of saturated colours and accurate simulation of industry proofing standards. Furthermore, it delivers prints that look good in any lighting condition and have a professional finish even when printed on glossy media.
The UltraChrome K3 ink is lightfast for up to 75 years for colour prints and over 100 years* for black & white prints, making it the ideal choice for artists producing work for use in exhibitions or those who need to reassure their customers the artwork will look good for longer.
Epson Stylus Pro 4800/7800/9800 key features summary:
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