Epson launches 12-color wide format printer

12-color ink set and printheads with up to 800 nozzles

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SureColor SC-P9500 12 color wide format printer
SureColor SC-P9500 12 color wide format printer

Epson has announced its first 12-color wide-format printer offering widest ever color 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 ink set, with K3 technology, which outputs both black inks simultaneously and includes orange, green and violet, providing the user with color accuracy.

These two P-Series models have been developed for a range of applications, including professional photography and fine art production that demand the highest print quality to make art more marketable to the discerning buyer. In addition to the 12-color ink set, the Epson designed advanced printheads use up to 800 nozzles for each color, to produce accurate dot placement and eliminate misprints. They combine high-speed production with quality, owing to the μTFP12 printhead with 300 dpi resolution and 12 channels. It also offers smooth gradations and accurate texture reproduction. Deeper blacks are achieved through black enhancement overcoating technology. The SC-P7500 (24 inches) and SCP9500 (44 inches) support a variety of media, including fine art papers, canvases and photo paper.

With color measurement, checking and correction technologies, packaging and contract proofers can work with more efficiency. An optional SpectroProofer with photospectrometer leads to faster and more accurate color measurement and the in-line proofing color control is fully automated.

Phil McMullin, pro graphics sales manager, Epson UK said, “To produce truly innovative products, we have to listen to what our customers 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 in mind, I believe that we’ve achieved something special that offers greater creative freedom and new potential business opportunities to our users. To be able to offer 12-color 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.

The article was first published on Large Format Review.