Epson launches its first ever 12-colour photo printers and proofers02 October 2019 | Laura Holdcroft
Epson has announced its first 12 colour large-format printers offering their widest ever colour gamut with 99% Pantone coverage. 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.”