Epson P7500 and P9500 printers
Epson P7500 and P9500 printers announced
P7570 P9570 24″/44″ 12 colour info & reviews
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Epson have announced the P7500 and P9500 updates to the P7000/9000
The printers are due to be available by the end of the year.
Printers have a new 12 colour ink set and print head which no longer requires switching of matt/photo black.
The ink set includes Orange and Green (as per the P7/5000 we’ve reviewed) and violet, which was an option on the older printers for graphics uses (it replaced a light black ink).
As ever we hope to have a detailed review – probably not until 2020, given the availability of the printers is not until December.
Note that there are copies of both US and UK press info, since they cover slightly different details
1 stOctober 2019– Epson has announced its first 12 colour large-format printers offering their widest ever colour gamut with 99% Pantone coverage 1. The SureColor SC-P7500 (24-inch) and SC-P9500 (44-inch) are ideal for artists and photographers, as they offer reliable reproduction for professional proofing and rapid throughput for high-volume production. The two large format printers are complemented by Epson’s newly-developed UltraChrome Pro12 inkset, with K3 technology, which outputs both black inks simultaneously, and includes orange, green and violet, giving the user impressive colour accuracy.
These two P-Series models have been developed for a range of applications, including:
Professional photographers & fine art production who demand the highest print quality to make their art more marketable to the discerning buyer. In addition to the 12-colour inkset, the Epson designed, advanced printheads use up to 800 nozzles for each colour, to produce accurate dot placement and eliminate misprints. They combine high-speed production with quality, thanks to the μTFP12 printhead with 300dpi resolution and 12 channels. Images also benefit from smooth gradations and accurate texture reproduction. Deeper blacks are achieved through black enhancement overcoating technology which results in even more striking and dramatic printed images. For those who value true creative freedom and need to print on a wide variety of media, the SC-P7500 (24-inch) and SCP9500 (44-inch) support fine art papers, canvases, photo paper and more.
For packaging and contract proofers, for whom precision matters, Epson has raised the industry standard for proofing. With colour measurement, checking and correction technologies, users can work with more efficiency and greater confidence. An optional SpectroProofer with photospectrometer leads to faster and more accurate colour measurement and the in-line proofing colour control is fully automated. In short, results are unerringly predictable.
Phil McMullin, pro graphics sales manager, Epson UK, says: “In order to produce products that are truly innovative, we have to listen to what our customers really need, and what they don’t need. This allows us to build printers with no superfluous technology – and focus on what matters most to those who are using them, every day. With this is mind, I believe that we’ve achieved something special that offers greater creative freedom and new potential business opportunities to our users.” He added, “To be able to offer 12-colour photo printers is a genuine first for us at Epson. This is further complemented by impressive print speeds, output quality and a user-friendly interface. Everything is designed to work in perfect harmony as we offer the complete solution – printer, inks, substrates, software and support.”
The SureColor SC-P7500 and SC-P9500 will be available from December 2019.
1. PANTONE® is the property of Pantone LLC. 99% gamut coverage of PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE solid coated palette based on Epson Proofing Paper White Semi-matte printed with Epson printer driver at 2400x1200dpi and Epson genuine ink. PANTONE® coverage may vary when printed with other conditions.
US Press info
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 1, 2019 – Epson today announced new SureColor® P-Series printers – the 24-inch SureColor P7570 and 44-inch SureColor P9570. Designed from the ground up to uniquely cater to the full spectrum of creative needs, the SureColor P7570 and P9570 deliver extraordinary performance leveraging all-new UltraChrome® PRO12 pigment ink and PrecisionCore® MicroTFP® printhead technology with dedicated nozzles for both Matte and Photo black ink to deliver exceptional image quality at speeds up to 2.4 times faster than the previous generation1. The SureColor P7570 and P9570 will be shown at PRINT19, Oct. 3-5 in Chicago, Ill. in Epson’s booth, #1227.
“Almost 20 years ago Epson announced the Epson Stylus® Pro 9000, our first 44-inch wide-format printer, and since then we’ve been working to perfect wide-format printing technology while simultaneously incorporating customer feedback to deliver the best equipment to our customers,” said Reed Hecht, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor P7570 and P9570 are Epson’s most advanced printers to date. In addition to incorporating customer feedback, Epson also integrated the latest printhead and ink technologies to deliver a printer that will far exceed expectations and could possibly create the highest quality digital inkjet prints to date.”
Touting a robust design and never before seen imaging technologies, the SureColor P7570 and P9570 leverage new Epson UltraChrome PRO12 twelve-color pigment ink* to deliver an wide color gamut and capture every detail with amazing color brilliance and accuracy.2 When combined with the new 2.6-inch PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead, the SureColor P7570 and P9570 produce outstanding quality prints at speeds up to 2.4 times faster than their predecessors and promote a more productive workflow with dedicated channels for Matte and Photo Black ink (no ink switching necessary). A new print mode – Black Enhanced Overcoat – delivers improved DMAX for a wider contrast ratio, excellent black density, outstanding clarity, improved sharpness, and reduced gloss differential on glossy and metallic media.
According to Henry Wilhelm, director of research at Wilhelm Imaging Research, the world’s leading independent print permanence testing laboratory, Epson’s new printers and inks are currently undergoing comprehensive ten-factor testing with a range of papers and canvas, with both color prints and B&W prints made using Epson’s Advanced Black and White Mode. “Preliminary data for the Epson 12-color UltraChrome PRO12 pigment inks in the new SureColor P7570 and P9570 create stunning museum quality prints with WIR Display Permanence Ratings that will equal or exceed the ratings achieved by the current UltraChrome HDX inks of up to 200 years for color prints and up to 400 years for B&W. Prints framed with UV-absorbing acrylic – and those displayed under LED illumination – will achieve significantly higher ratings.”
Additional features include a sealed roll media door for dramatically improved dust control and an integrated LED light to view projects while printing. Versatile media handling supports both roll and cut sheet media and features a new top-loading cut-sheet feeder door and an internal rotary cutter for smoothly cutting most photographic and fine art roll-media types. Furthermore, a new customizable user interface featuring a 4.3-inch color touchscreen control panel and redesigned retractable catch basket will simplify printing and conform to users’ environments, reducing production errors.
More about the SureColor P-Series
The new SureColor P7570 and P9570 are the next-generation of wide-format printers for the photography, fine art, graphic design, and proofing markets with a range of features, including:
- Powered by PrecisionCore – New 2.6-inch PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead performs at speeds up to 2.4 times faster than previous generations1
- Extreme Color Gamut – All-new UltraChrome Pro12 Ink with Violet produces astounding color with up to 99 percent coverage of the PANTONE® FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated standard3
- Realtime Photo and Matte Black Ink Switching – Dedicated channels for both black ink types
- Industry-leading Print Permanence – Creates prints that last up to 200 years color and 400 years black-and-white2
- New Customizable Touchscreen – First-in-class to feature a customizable, 4.3-inch color touchscreen for easy navigation
- Reliable Printer Design – Redesigned industrial-level print engine for lasting durability and an interior LED light for convenient operation
- Black Density with Black Enhance Overcoat – Improved DMAX for a wider contrast ratio with enhanced clarity and increased sharpness on glossy papers
- Optional Epson SpectroProofer® – Automates color calibration and proof verification tasks for proofing applications with optional third-party RIP and workflow software
- Easy Workflow Integration – Compatible with most third-party RIP workflow software
Support and Availability
The Epson SureColor P7570 and P9570 Standard Editions will be available in December through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for an estimated price of $4,695 MSRP and $6,595 MSRP, respectfully. The SureColor P7570 and P9570 offer a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. For additional information about Epson’s complete line of wide-format printing solutions, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.
* This printer is designed for use with Epson genuine ink only, not third-party cartridges or ink. For more information, see www.epson.com/wideformatink
1 Print speeds are based on the print engine speed only. Total throughput time for any print depends on various factors including workstation configuration, file size, print resolution, ink coverage and networking. Actual print speeds will vary.
2 Print Permanence in testing. Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them. Visit www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.
3 99% coverage of PANTONE PLUS FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated palette based on Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte printed with the Epson Driver at 2400 x 1200 dpi. PANTONE coverage may vary when printed under other conditions.
Many of the improvements seem to be similar to the P20000 I reviewed a while ago-
The printer’s approach to custom media would seem to be much enhanced – something for my review…
There is now access to the heads and capping station for cleaning.
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