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Video: P900 A2 Poster board printing

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P900 Poster board printing

A2 EAM board for the Epson SC-P900

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Epson P900 printing with poster board

Video (~10 mins) covering the loading and printing of A2 sized poster board, by Keith Cooper. The board can be used with or without the roll paper unit attached, but sufficient distance needs to be left between the printer and any wall at the rear. The board is Epson Archival Matte.

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    • Keith | Nov 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Yes, the 3880 is similar. I’ll include some details in the full review (as well as more paper handling stuff)
      I’ve only used the front feed for some testing – for actual printing with some Epson A2 hot/cold press papers I’ve used the top feed, but only one sheet at a time.

    • david stock | Nov 4, 2020 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks for measuring, Keith!

      It looks like the 7 inches is what sticks out of the roll paper unit. So I estimate that 30 inches from the front of the printer to the wall would give enough clearance?

      Of course the receiver tray extends in front quite a bit when in use. But I’m most concerned about being able to fit the printer itself on a 30″ deep work surface and still use front loading if necessary.

      Not surprisingly–since they handle the same size paper–the overall depth needed to handle a straight-through print path seems similar to that for my 3880.

      Would you use front loading for fine art papers, or only for poster board? (I normally print on fairly heavy Moab Entrada or Epson Hot Press papers.)

    • Keith | Nov 2, 2020 at 9:46 am

      yes, around 7 inches

    • david stock | Nov 2, 2020 at 3:30 am

      Thank you for the video–very useful. Would it be possible to measure how far out the back of the unit the paper or board actually extends?

    • Keith | Nov 1, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Ian
      Max thickness is listed as 1.5mm. The board used here is Epson EAM (it’s the same as the A3+ board I used in several P700 tests at A3+)
      For normal paper see the setup article – it is very thin card there, but a stiff art paper would be similar
      Basically, you wouldn’t normally use thin paper via the front so it just comes out of the back and drapes down – if you have the roll unit present, then it is the support.

    • Ian Douglas | Nov 1, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      Hello Keith,

      Another great review and one I am particularly interested in as I am in the market for a new A2 printer as my Canon Imageprograf Pro 1000 has died. I am not familiar with poster board may I ask how thick this is and what is the thickest an Epson P900 can accommodate? Also it was good to see the (empty) roll feeder fitted and how the printer operated with it in place. May I ask if a roll paper feeder is not fitted and a thinner paper was used, given the distance an A2 sheet sticks out the back, what support exists at the rear to support such paper? The board you used was a great illustration as it was fairly rigid and certainly would demand maximum space. Perhaps Epson engineers have factored in the ‘droop’ of thinner paper to permit less space consumption but I would imagine with a thin and glossy (slicker?) paper there might have been issues?

      Ian D, Plymouth

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