New Epson Wide-Format Printers for Photo Printing, Graphic Design

Epson America today announced its new wide-format SureColor P-Series printers – the 24-inch SureColor P7570 and 44-inch SureColor P9570.

The SureColor P7570 and P9570 use Epson’s all-new UltraChrome PRO12 pigment ink and PrecisionCore MicroTFP color inkjet print-head technology with dedicated nozzles for both matte and photo black ink (no ink switching necessary) and is said to provide exceptional image quality at speeds up to 2.4 times faster than the previous generation.

The SureColor P7570 and P9570 will be shown at the PRINT19 trade show being held October 3-5 in Chicago, Illinois.

Reed Hecht, senior product manager for Epson America’s Professional Imaging group noted that almost 20 years ago, Epson introduced the Epson Stylus Pro 9000, its first 44-inch wide-format printer, “and since then we’ve been working to perfect wide-format printing technology while simultaneously incorporating customer feedback to deliver the best equipment to our customers.”

A new print mode – Black Enhanced Overcoat – provides improved DMAX for a wider contrast ratio, improved excellent density, better clarity, improved sharpness, and reduced gloss differential on glossy and metallic media.

According to Henry Wilhelm, director of research at Wilhelm Imaging Research, an independent print-permanence testing laboratory, Epson’s new printers and inks are currently undergoing comprehensive 10-factor testing with a range of papers and canvas, with both color prints and black-and-white prints made using Epson’s Advanced Black and White Mode:

“Preliminary data for the Epson 12-color UltraChrome PRO12 pigment inks in the new SureColor P7570 and P9570 create stunning museum quality prints with WIR Display Permanence Ratings that will equal or exceed the ratings achieved by the current UltraChrome HDX inks of up to 200 years for color prints and up to 400 years for black-and-white. Prints framed with UV-absorbing acrylic – and those displayed under LED illumination – will achieve significantly higher ratings.”

Other features include a sealed roll media door for  improved dust control and an integrated LED light to view projects while printing. Versatile media handling supports both roll and cut-sheet media and features a new top-loading cut-sheet feeder door and an internal rotary cutter for smoothly cutting most photographic and fine art roll-media types. A new customizable user interface featuring a 4.3″ color touchscreen control panel and redesigned retractable catch basket will simplify printing and conform to users’ environments, reducing production errors.

More about the SureColor P-Series

The new SureColor P7570 and P9570 are the next-generation of wide-format printers for the photography, fine art, graphic design, and proofing markets with features that include:

  • Wider Color Gamut – All-new UltraChrome Pro12 Ink with Violet producescolor with up to 99 percent coverage of the PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated standard.
  • Realtime Photo and Matte Black Ink Switching – Dedicated channels for both black ink types.
  • Industry-leading Print Permanence – Creates prints that last up to 200 years color and 400 years black-and-white, according to Wilhelm Institute Research.
  • Redesigned industrial-level print engine for lasting durability and an interior LED light for easier operation.
  • Optional Epson SpectroProofer – Automates color calibration and proof verification tasks for proofing applications with optional third-party RIP and workflow software.
  • Easy Workflow Integration – Compatible with most third-party RIP workflow software.

Support and Availability

The Epson SureColor P7570 and P9570 Standard Editions will be available in December through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for an estimated price of $4,695 MSRP and $6,595 MSRP, respectfully.

The SureColor P7570 and P9570 provide a standard one-year Epson Preferred Limited Warranty.

For more information about Epson’s complete line of wide-format printing solutions, visit Epson  here.

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