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Epson SureColor SC-P6000 and SC-P7000 (P8000 and P9000) initial release info.

Replacement for SP7890,7900 – Includes data for P8000 and P9000 (44″)

March 2016 > Detailed SC-P7000 review published

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Epson’s new 24″ and 44″ printers to replace the 7890/7900 and 9890/9900

Initial announcement in USA on 14th Sept 2015. UK launch 24th Sept 2015

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Aditional SureColor SC-P6000 and SC-P7000 info

Updated as we find it.

Epson SC-P6000 /P7000 features and info

Updated when we have more info

SC-P600 News

2016 March

  • 23rd Detailed review published
  • 3rd We have a P7000 here for an upcoming review

2015 September

  • 24th Epson UK launch.
  • 14th Epson US announce printers
  • The inks have been reformulated and are supposedly offering denser blacks.
  • I’ve seen this in the P800/P600 I reviewed earlier this year, although don’t expect it to jump out at you.
  • The 7000/9000 have the option of using a new violet ink instead of light light black, to expand the gamut in some areas. This is very much aimed at graphics and proofing, so not the choice for photo printing. Note that once you make the Violet/LLK decision, you can’t change back.
  • The printers have a smaller footprint and with a straight through print path can take up to 1.5mm board
  • The 24″ P6000 / P7000 models are the same size (53.4″ (W) x 26.3″ (D) x 48″ (H), 187 lbs) as are the 44″ P8000 / P9000 (73.4″ (W) x 26.3″ (D) x 48″ (H), 256 lbs)
SC-P6000 24″ SC-P8000 44″ SC-P7000 24″ SC-P7000V 24″ SC-P9000 44″ SC-P9000V 44″
UltraChrome HDX 10-colour pigment-based ink w/ light light black w/ violet option w/ light light black w/ violet option
UltraChrome HD 8-colour pigment-based ink including light light black
Colour gamut of 99% of Pantone
Colour gamut of 98% of Pantone
Pantone-certified colour reproduction
High black density
Large replacement 350ml and 700ml ink cartridges
Ink lightfastness of up to 60 years ink on PGPP
Front access to media and cartridges for ease of use
Spindle-less media loading thanks to flange-type media roll holder
Versatile media support
Competitive printing speeds
320GB hard disk option
USB 2.0 compatible
1Gb Ethernet support
ENERGY STAR 2.0 qualified
Optional ILS30 SpectroProofer
Automatic timer and control (ATC) function for automated cleaning

UK Press information

Epson launches four SureColor SC-P professional printers
New 24-inch and 44-inch large-format inkjet printers deliver accurate, wide-gamut quality for professional photo, fine art and ‘brand-level’
proofing applications

24th September 2015 – Today Epson unveils four new SureColor SC-P large-format printers designed to meet the needs of the professional photo, fine art and proofing markets.

Available in a choice of 24-inch and 44-inch widths, and eight or ten colours, the new SureColor SC-P6000, SC-P7000, SC-P8000 and SC-P9000 inkjet printers incorporate Epson’s exclusive PrecisionCore printhead technology to produce outstanding performance and long-lasting quality with ultra-precise control of dot size, shape and placement.

The new easy-to-use, wide-gamut SureColor SC-P printers produce intense, vibrant colours and neutral black & white prints that remain crisp and clear thanks to the printers’ Advanced Black and White (ABW) mode.

Using Epson’s eight-colour UltraChrome HD pigment-based ink-set, the SC-P8000 and SC-P6000 have a wide colour gamut, improved lightfastness and are capable of producing neutral black and white prints. Ideal for producing professional photographs, fine art prints, and standard proofs they are an all-round, high quality Graphic Arts printing solution.

Additionally, the SC-P9000 and SC-P7000 provide the ultimate proofing solution. Building upon Epson’s solid reputation in this market, both models ensure highly-accurate prints with colours that will remain consistent throughout the print run. Using Epson’s 10-colour UltraChrome HDX ink-set, incorporating a new violet ink, both models can produce a wide spectrum of colours achieving 99% of the Pantone® colour library for highly accurate spot colour reproduction, making these two printers the most colour accurate large format printers on the market utilising 10 colours or less.
These models are also available with a Light Light Black UltraChrome HDX ink configuration that replaces the violet ink making them ideally suited to high-end photographic and fine art applications that require the ultimate in print quality for both colour and monochrome reproduction. All models are available bundled with Epson’s off carriage, inline SpectroProofer incorporating the ILS30 colorimeter, jointly developed with X-Rite. Conforming to the new ISO lighting and measurement standards – including M1 – this solution ensures consistent, repeatable colour accuracy regardless of media. The SpectroProofer solution also enables printer calibration performed with Epson’s new Color Calibration Utility, an easy-to-use, fast calibration tool that can be used to ensure consistent colour across a fleet of printers. Because the calibration data is stored on the printer, support for multiple users is much simpler and the calibrated data can be used for all media types including third party.

Ideal for long print runs, all models come with high-capacity cartridges, while the printers’ low power consumption can help save on energy costs. Additionally, thanks to a superior lightfastness, prints will continue to look their best long after they are created. In fact, prints on Premium Glossy Photo Paper can last up to 60 years .

Martin Johns, Market Development Manager, ProGraphics, Epson UK said: “Our superior technology and know-how has always helped us produce printers that exceed our customers’ expectations. This new range is no exception and, with our PrecisionCore technology, customers can be assured that the results will be fantastic quality, accurate and consistent over time.”

The 10-colour SC-P7000V with inline Epson ILS30 SpectroProofer will be shown for the first time in Europe at Labelexpo Europe (29th Sept – 2nd October in Brussels) demonstrating ultra-high-quality, ‘brand-level’ packaging and label proofing.

The SureColor SC-P range announced today will be available from 1st November 2015.

US Press info

Epson Introduces New SureColor P-Series Large Format Printers
Epson SureColor P-series Large Format Printer
Eight-Colour and 10-Colour Printers Set New Standards for Colour Gamut, Colour Matching Accuracy and Black Density

September 14, 2015 – Epson is once again redefining large format commercial ink jet printing with the announcement of the SureColor P-Series line-up. Incorporating the latest imaging technologies, including Epson’s PrecisionCore TFP printhead, the new P-Series printers deliver extraordinary performance for the professional printing industry along with unparalleled Colour matching capabilities. Leveraging Epson’s UltraChrome HD eight-Colour ink set, the 24-inch SureColor P6000 and 44-inch SureColor P8000 are designed for graphic designers, commercial printers and photographers. Successors to the award-winning Epson Stylus Pro 900-Series, the 24-inch SureColor P7000 and 44-inch SureColor P9000 incorporate a reformulated Epson UltraChrome HDX 10-Colour ink set for both commercial and flexographic printers, as well as graphic designers, photographers, and fine art reproduction houses.

Surecolor p9000Poised to set new industry standards for commercial and flexographic proofing applications, the SC-P7000 and SC-P9000 are available in a Commercial Edition featuring an all-new Violet ink for expanded Colour gamut delivering output matching 99-percent of the PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated. In addition, the printers are configurable with an optional Epson SpectroProofer UVS in-line spectrophotometer designed to provide automated Colour management and verification-related tasks for a range of proofing applications.

“Epson is committed to bringing the most advanced printing and proofing solutions to market for creative, graphic arts and printing professionals,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The new SureColor P-Series family brings together the most sophisticated printing technologies available to deliver extraordinary results, whether for graphic design, contract proofing for commercial and flexographic printing, fine art, or photography.”

More about the SureColor P-Series

The complete SureColor P-Series printer family – the SC-P6000, SC-P7000, SC-P8000, and SC-P9000 – redefine wide-format, aqueous imaging applications with a vast array of workflow solutions and robust media handling. All models seamlessly integrate with industry leading workflow software solutions to meet the needs of the proofing and graphic arts community. Additional features include:

Epson UltraChrome HD and HDX Ink: The SC-P6000/P8000 leverage the eight-Colour UltraChrome HD ink and the SC-P7000/P9000 use the 10-Colour UltraChrome HDX ink. Both professional ink sets deliver outstanding Colour with improved black density; new Black ink is 1.5 times denser than previous ink formulation, providing significant improvements to overall contract ratio and optical clarity, and improved Resin Encapsulation Technology delivers superior gloss uniformity. All SureColor P-Series printers are designed to work exclusively with Epson UltraChrome HD and HDX ink1.
Epson PrecisionCore TFP Printhead: The SureColor P-Series delivers consistent, high-performance with variable size ink droplet technology as small as 3.5 picoliters for remarkable print quality. New enhancements include a new wave form, improving dot placement and accuracy. User-scheduled cleaning cycles improve print head health.
The Proofing Standard: Ideal for all commercial and flexographic proofing, the SC-P7000/P9000 Commercial Edition printers include an all-new Violet ink for expanded Colour gamut targeting improved spot Colour matching accuracy.
Robust Media Handling: Supports virtually any media type in roll or cut-sheet, from photographic paper to 1.5 mm thick fine art media and poster board. New roll media handling offers user-selectable 3 mm top and bottom margins and improved guide rollers for reduced media surface impressions. High-speed rotary cutter included.
Optional Internal Print Server: Internal 320GB print server boosts workgroup productivity by quickly transferring print jobs to free-up workstations; adds print queue management and print job save and reprint functionality.
Optional SpectroProofer UVS: Developed jointly with X-Rite, the in-line spectrophotometer provides automated Colour 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.
The Epson SureColor P-Series will be on display at Graph Expo, Sept. 13-16, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago in Epson’s booth, #841, highlighting graphic design and commercial proofing applications.

Support and Availability

The Epson SureColor P-Series will be available in October 2015 through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers:

P-Series Printer Editions Price
Epson SureColor P6000 24-inch – Standard Edition $2,995
Epson SureColor P7000 24-inch – Standard Edition (Light Light Black Starter Ink Set) $3,995
Epson SureColor P7000 24-inch – Commercial Edition (Violet Starter Ink Set) $3,995
Epson SureColor P8000 44-inch – Standard Edition $4,995
Epson SureColor P9000 44-inch – Standard Edition (Light Light Black Starter Ink Set) $5,995
Epson SureColor P9000 44-inch – Commercial Edition (Violet Ink Starter Set) $5,995


Base Printing Technology (7000/9000)

PrecisionCore TFP Print Head
10-channel, drop-on-demand, inkjet print head

Printer Nozzle Configuration

Color and Monochrome; 360 nozzles x 10
Enhanced Variable Droplet Technology as small as 3.5 picoliters

Ink Type

Epson UltraChrome HDX pigment inks, 11-ink, 10-color

Standard Edition Ink Configuration: C, LC, VM, VLM, Y, LK, LLK, O, G and PK or MK
Commercial Edition Ink Configuration: C, LC, VM, VLM, Y, LK, V, O, G and PK or MK
Ink configuration is permanent once initialized

Printer is designed for use with Epson cartridges only, not third-party cartridges or ink.


2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi;
720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi

Available resolutions vary by media type

Base Printing Technology (6000/7000)

PrecisionCore TFP Print Head
8-channel, drop-on-demand, inkjet print head

Ink Type

Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks, 9-ink, 8-color (C, LC, VM, VLM, Y, LK, LLK, and PK or MK)
Printer is designed for use with Epson cartridges only, not third-party cartridges or ink.

Printer Nozzle Configuration

Color and Monochrome; 360 nozzles x 8
Enhanced Variable Droplet Technology as small as 3.5 picoliters


2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi;
720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi

Available resolutions vary by media type

The Epson printer timeline

Size Ink 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 2019 2020
1 2 3 4
A3+ 10*                                   P700
9-1                                 SC-P600    
9-1                       R3000                
8+1               R2400 R2880                    
8*           R1800 R1900 R2000 P400    
7+1       2100/2200                                  
6   2000P                                        
17" 10*                                   P900
9-1                 SP3800 SP3880 P800    
11-1                           SP4900 P5000        
8+1           SP4000 SP4800 SP4880                    
24" 12*                                            P7500
11-1                     SP7900 P7000        
9-1                           SP7890 P6000        
8+1               SP7800 SP7880                  
7+1          SP7600                              

Ink switching - Total number of inks shown

  • +1 denotes need to physically swap Mk/Pk ink carts.
  • -1 indicates Mk/Pk ink switch, only one active at any time
  • * indicates no Mk/Pk black ink switching

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