Photography News Issue 71

Advertisement feature Epson strikes 12

Epson’s new large format printers are the company’s first to use a 12-colour inkset to deliver an exceptionally wide colour gamut with 99% Pantone coverage

›  12-colour UltraChrome Pro with K3 technology inkset that includes Orange, Green andViolet ›  Matt Black and Photo Black have separate channels ›  350ml or 700ml cartridge sizes ›  PrecisionCore μTFP printhead ›  Accepts roll and cut sheet thick media ›  4.3in touchscreen ›  SC-P7500 prints up to 24in wide, the SC-P9500 to 44in wide ›  Maximumprinting resolution 2400x1200dpi ›  Uses Epson variable-sized droplet technology with 3.5pl ›  Dust protection ›  Easy headmaintenance access KEY FEATURES

Targeted at photographers, fine art printers and packaging proofers, the Epson SC-P7500 (24in wide) and SC-P9500 (44in wide) use a 12-colour inkset that includes green, orange and violet in addition to the standard cyan, magenta and yellow colours. Matt Black and Photo Black also have their dedicated channels so no need for black ink switching and black & white output is further embellished by a Black Enhance Overcoat which reduces light diffusion to keep image contrast high and ensure deep blacks stay deep. The units’ internal buffer and sub tank means ink cartridges can be replaced as soon as the current print job has finished. The printers use Epson’s latest generation PrecisionCore Micro TFP print head that uses up to 800 nozzles per colour and have a resolution of 300dpi. The head is capable of a precision performance and gives perfectly round and consistent droplets ensuring that fine detail and delicate textures are realistically captured with perfect tonal gradation. In terms of media choice there’s true creative freedom and both printers support fine art papers, photo papers, canvasses and more. The 4.3in touch screen is clear to understand and visible from a distance while Epson’s Media Installer provides the option of quick media registration.

LEFT Exceptional black & white output is promised by the Epson SC-P7500 and SC-P9500 and there are separate channels for Matt Black and Photo Black inks, so no need to switch over inks

misprints are avoided and perfect image quality is delivered time after time, even for occasional users. Epson’s latest printers are ideal for use by a broad range of image makers and creators and with the 12-colour ink technology they are sure to deliver a level of print quality that will satisfy the most demanding user.

Build quality of both printers is impressive and ensures a long working life with minimal maintenance. Several key functions including head and cap cleaning can be handled by the operator. The printer head itself has Epson’s Nozzle Verification technology which together with dust protection means

IMAGES A large 4.3in LCD touchscreen with a simple user interface makes using the new Epson printers straightforward. Ease of use also includes user-cleanable print heads, an illuminated paper path so printing progress can be checked, and dust prevention to avoid misprints. The Epson SC-P7500 and SC-P9500 accept 350ml or 700ml replacement ink cartridges

Both the SureColor SC- P7500 and SC-P9500 will be available this December fromEpson authorised dealers.

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