Epson has launched two large format printers, the 24-inch Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and the 44-inch Epson Stylus Pro 9890, which the company says it designed to help the proofing and display graphics markets create accurate prints at high speed.
Both printers use Using Epson ’s 8-colour UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta inkset in combination with the TFP print head, which the company says offers enhanced dot quality and crisp, clear images. Epson also claims the printers achieve one of the highest colour gamuts on the market with consistently smooth gradations for the reproduction of challenging skin tones and detailed textures. They also offer three densities of black, comprising a standard photo or matte black (selected automatically depending on the media) plus a light black and light black.
According to Epson, the combination of black inks means that prints are free from bronzing, with a uniform surface appearance without discernible difference between light and dark areas. Epson also says that this reduces metamerism to ensure grey tones are consistent no matter what light source they are viewed under.
The printers offer an optional in-line SpectroProofer for colour accuracy when using different media, measuring control strips and colour charts when creating ICC profiles and print verification results.
Epson lists the new printers features as:
Wide colour gamut for smooth gradations
8-colour UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink set
Optional inline SpectroProofer for consistent, repeatable colour accuracy
TFP print head
Print speed of up to 40m² per hour
Automatic Ink Droplet Detection System instantly verifies and fixes blocked nozzles
Photo and matte black inks are carried simultaneously and switched automatically
Built-in rotary knife and improved supply handling
2.5-inch colour LCD screen
Keep power consumption and energy bills down with energy star qualified power efficiency