Epson Adds New Paper to Renowned Signature Worthy Media Collection
Epson America today announced the newest addition to its award winning portfolio of Signature Worthy® media. Engineered for the most discerning
professional photographers, artists, museums, and fine-art reproduction houses, Epson Exhibition Watercolor Paper Textured is designed to deliver a
distinctive feel along with rich blacks, a wide color gamut and smooth tonal gradations for the ultimate in quality, both visually and tactility.
“In response to the growing demand for a superior cotton fiber digital fine art paper with the look and feel of a traditional artist’s watercolor paper, Epson
worked in collaboration with the world’s leading creative professionals to design an extremely versatile paper that meets their requirements and upholds
our reputation for delivering only the highest quality media,” said Jeff Smith, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “The unique textured surface, combined
with industry-leading physical properties and exceptional roll to roll consistency, offers professional photographers and fine artists an excellent new paper
to better exhibit their work.”
Epson Exhibition Watercolor Paper Textured is manufactured with the revered mould-made process, utilizing custom made felts for a unique, highly
textured watercolor surface and finish to help achieve the best combination of image quality and image permanence1. In addition to the 22 Mil caliper
and 310 gsm, Exhibition Watercolor Paper is 100 percent cotton fiber and acid, lignin and OBA-free, making it an ideal fine art paper for today’s
The new Exhibition Watercolor Paper will be on display in the Epson booth (#701) at the PDN PhotoPlus Conference + Expo, Oct. 24 – 26. The paper will
be available in November through Epson Authorized Resellers in roll widths of 17, 24 and 44-inches, and 8.5” x 11”, 13” x 19” and 17” x 22” cut sheets.
Epson Announces Specialized Reseller Network for New
Direct-to-Garment SureColor F2000 Series Printers
Epson America today announced a specialized reseller network for the company’s new direct-to-garment (DTG) printers – the SureColor® F2000
Standard Edition and the SureColor F2000 White Edition. These purpose-built, direct-to-garment inkjet printers are poised to become the new benchmark
in high-performance garment imaging and are now available for pre-order through Epson’s network of specialized DTG Authorized Professional
“The direct-to-garment segment is rapidly growing and presents a significant opportunity for resellers,” said Stephen Johnson, national sales
manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Epson has a proven record supporting its professional imaging channel partners and we are
delighted to now offer resellers a breakthrough DTG solution offering superior print quality and reliability, enabling them to capitalize on new market
opportunities for increased profit and growth.”
Engineered by Epson specifically for DTG printing, the new SureColor F2000 Series printers deliver industrial-level production, image quality, and reliability.
With the ability to print directly onto garments – t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tote bags, and more – ranging from 100 percent cotton to 50/50 fabric blends,
the SureColor F2000 Series offers additional revenue opportunities for garment print shops of any size.
Epson’s network of DTG authorized professional imaging resellers includes All American, Axiom America, BelQuette Inc., Equipment Zone, GroupeSTAHL,
and Lawson Screen & Digital. Beginning today, authorized resellers are taking pre-orders for the SureColor F2000 Series printers, which will ship early next
year. Each of the specialized resellers offer a team of Epson trained support staff coupled with seamless integration resources.
More about the Epson SureColor F2000 Series
The SureColor F2000 Series printers leverage Epson UltraChrome® DG ink – an all new, garment ink formulation developed specifically for the new
Epson® PrecisionCore™ TFP® print head technology delivering precise and repeatable performance, image quality and high reliability. The Epson
SureColor F2000 Standard Edition is a high-speed CMYK-only model and the Epson SureColor F2000 White Edition offers the added benefit of white ink
for printing on dark or color fabrics. Both models will be available for $19,995 MSRP.
From brilliant outdoor signage displays to transforming million-dollar luxury vehicles into extraordinary automotive masterpieces to creating one-of-a-kind
gallery reproductions with superb quality and breakthrough production speeds, Epson America continues to demonstrate its leadership in the
professional imaging market with new solvent printing boundaries forged every day. According to InfoTrends data, Epson continued its momentum in
the signage market by extending its share to an average of above 20 percent during the past three quarters. In addition, Epson’s recently introduced
SureColor S-Series models have helped professionals across a range of signage, vehicle graphics and fine art printing markets vastly expand the limits
of solvent printing.
“Since its entry into the solvent market with the Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000, Epson has been committed to providing customers innovative technology
that delivers leading quality, performance and reliability,” said Reed Hecht, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “We’ve used
everything we’ve learned about printer design over the past decade to engineer a series of solvent printers that enable today’s designers and
printing establishments to bring their visions to life and flourish in today’s competitive marketplace in ways they never thought possible.”
As Epson’s latest solvent printing line-up, the SureColor S-Series leverages two revolutionary solvent-based ink technology breakthroughs to maximize
the capabilities of the Epson Dual-Array MicroPiezo® TFP® print head and an all-new print engine to deliver previously unseen levels of quality,
performance and value across a range of market segments:
· Signage: Design Dynamics leverages the power of the SureColor S-Series to create building signage, banners, wall murals, mounted posters,
point-of-sale displays, window films, and more.
“The performance of the S-Series has helped us increase our revenues by over 30 percent,” said Lorin Young, owner, Design Dynamics. “Due to the
quality of our output at the fast speeds we are able to print at, we’ve been able to take on more business and increase our output, profitability and
· Fine Art: Marco Fine Arts creates fine art and photographic reproductions in its southern Calif.-based office with the SureColor S-Series,
maintaining the integrity and consistency that are pre-requisites to museum standards of quality.
“The SureColor S-Series has fundamentally changed how we operate,” said Eric Howard, President, Marco Fine Arts. “These new printers deliver
amazing print speed without sacrificing quality... I can’t ask for anything more.”
Vehicle Graphics: Dallas-based SkinzWraps is a full service vehicle wraps company that has been using the SureColor S-Series printers to transform
cars, vehicles and fleets into moving billboards for businesses.
“The black-and-white quality we are seeing from the S-Series is unlike anything we have ever seen before in vehicle wraps, and is allowing us to do things
in design we never thought possible,” said Kelly Coats, production manager, SkinzWraps. “From 18 wheelers printed in a little over a day on the S70670 to
6,000 square feet walls, we are confident the S-Series will help us get any job well done.”
Epson Introduces its First Digital Label Press with UV Ink and New
Epson America today expanded its digital label press product line with the introduction of the SurePress® L-6034VW. The L-6034VW is Epson’s first
single-pass industrial press, the first to use Epson’s new PrecisionCore™ linehead technology, and the first to use Epson’s new LED-cured UV ink with
in-line digital varnish technology. Available in two models – CMYK with digital varnish and high-opacity White ink (SurePress L-6034VW) and without
white ink (SurePress L-6034V), the compact digital label press delivers precise quality with maximum reliability, flexibility and performance.
“The SurePress L-6034VW joins Epson’s current SurePress L-4033A/AW and puts Epson in the unique position to offer two very different digital label
press solutions with two different ink sets – aqueous for short-run labels, especially on uncoated and textured paper, and now UV for short- to mid-run
labels on a wider range of substrates,” said Mark Elsbernd, North American region sales manager, Epson America, Inc. “Prime label and packaging
converters now have two options to best suit their client portfolios, enabling them to compete effectively for profitable, high-value business while
Epson PrecisionCore Linehead Technology
The new PrecisionCore linehead is the key component behind the high performance, high reliability, low maintenance, and low running costs of the
SurePress L-6034VW. Each of the six lineheads in the press comprises 11 PrecisionCore print chip modules (totaling 52,800 nozzles) that deliver
precise quality with fine, multi-size dot control and high native resolution. The linehead is designed to work with Epson’s new low-energy LED-cured
UV ink and in-line digital varnish technology to deliver the best combination of 600 x 600 dpi quality at up to 49.2 feet per minute with vibrant color,
smooth gradations and ultra-fine text, lines and images.
Epson LED-Cured UV Ink and In-Line Digital Varnish Technology
Developed and manufactured by Epson, the SurePress L-6034VW leverages an advanced, all-new UV ink technology to deliver a level of quality for
UV ink printing previously unattainable for digital label presses in this price range. The press produces high-quality, short- to mid-run labels with
outstanding durability on standard film and paper label substrates between 3.15 to 13-inches wide up to 0.013-inches (0.32 mm) thick. In addition, it
enables printing onto heat-sensitive substrates, such as polyethylene (PE), maximizing the range of materials that can be used, and the curing process
uses long-life LED lamps for lower energy consumption.
The SurePress L-6034VW gives users the flexibility to print high-opacity White ink first or last to boost image impact on clear and metallic substrates,
and to expand the variety of labels that can be produced. The press also includes an innovative digital varnish feature that enables users to save time
and cost by applying matte, gloss or a combination of both in patterned or selective spot varnish effects during printing to achieve a range of finishes.
This can be done on the same label or vary from label to label in the same print run.
Unrivaled Reliability and Production Time
Epson has incorporated sophisticated automatic monitoring, maintenance and cleaning features within the SurePress L-6034VW. Unique to Epson,
Nozzle State Analysis technology automatically senses if a nozzle is not firing and rapidly cleans and recovers it, which minimizes downtime, ink waste
and ensures reliable and continuous printing.
The Epson SurePress L-6034V/VW is designed for label converters investing in a digital label press for the first time or looking to expand their
production facilities with a reliable, easy-to-use press that will produce high quality, durable labels all day, every day with minimal downtime.
Epson Enters Direct-to-Garment Market with New SureColor F2000
Today, Epson America enters the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing market with the introduction of two all new, purpose-built direct-to-garment inkjet
printers poised to become the new benchmark in high-performance garment imaging – the SureColor® F2000 Standard Edition and the SureColor
F2000 White Edition.
Engineered by Epson from the ground up, the new SureColor F2000 Series printers deliver industrial-level production, image quality, and reliability. With the
ability to print directly onto garments – t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tote bags, and more – ranging from 100 percent cotton to 50/50 fabric blends, the
SureColor F2000 Series offers additional revenue opportunities for garment print shops of any size.
The SureColor F2000 Series printers leverage Epson UltraChrome® DG ink technology – an all new, garment ink formulation developed specifically for the
Epson MicroPiezo® TFP® print head delivering precise and repeatable performance, image quality, and high reliability. The Epson SureColor F2000
Standard Edition is a high-speed CMYK-only model and the Epson SureColor F2000 White Edition offers the added benefit of white ink for printing on
dark or color fabrics.
“For more than three years, Epson dedicated a team of mechanical, chemical, and software engineers to create an all-new imaging technology designed
for printing directly to garments,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Delivering superior print quality and
reliability to generate more revenue, these DTG printers offer versatility and customization for high-profit, short-run jobs.”
More about the SureColor F2000 Series
Engineered from the ground up for industrial-level production, the Epson SureColor F2000 Series offers advanced features for the direct-to-garment
- Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head: Purpose-built, one-inch wide, high performance print head with 360 nozzles per color ensures efficient, precise
and repeatable performance and excellent image quality; low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placement; ink repelling
coating technology for reduced nozzle clogging; and optimized specifically for Epson’s specialized direct-to-garment inks significantly improving the print
- Epson UltraChrome DG Ink: Epson-exclusive water-based pigment CMYK and CMYK+White ink technology delivers precise and repeatable
performance and superior image quality; ink cartridges are available in 250 and 600 ml sizes
- All-new Print Engine: Purpose-built specifically for direct-to-garment print applications, for high reliability and everyday ease-of-use
- Garment Platen: 14” x 16” medium standard platen is included with unit; additional platens are available for small 10” x 12”, large 16” x 20”, and
- Garment Creator Software: Included Mac and Windows application gives users flexibility with their print workflow, control to review job history,
and the ability to estimate costs in managing and producing prints
Support & Availability
The SureColor F2000 Series printers offer a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced
telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure.
The Epson SureColor F2000 Series printers will be available in the U.S. in January 2014 through Epson DTG Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers.
Epson Invites Photographers to “Finish Strong” in New Advertising
Epson today announced a continuation of its “Finish Strong” advertising campaign, developed by M&C Saatchi Los Angeles, with a new photography
contest. Photographers are invited to submit an idea for Epson’s next Finish Strong ad. The winner will receive either an opportunity to attend an actual
photo shoot with world-renowned photographer Joe McNally or a $5,000 cash prize.
“Photographers have an uncanny ability to pre-visualize amazing photographs,” said Richard Day, group product manager, Professional Imaging,
Epson America, Inc. “This contest provides the chance for anyone to see their concept of a Finish Strong ad come to life. The winner will be in very
good company with the likes of the photographers from previous ads, including Corinne Alavekios, Moose Peterson and Joe McNally.”
For the past three years, Epson has collaborated with some of the industry’s leading photographers to create the Finish Strong advertising campaign,
which celebrates both the photograph and the photographer in their pursuit of that final defining print.The Finish Strong Campaign has captured
some of the extraordinary lengths photographers will go to for the perfect shot – the intensity of a New York City fashion shoot, a portrait session waist
deep in a Pacific Northwest river,air-to-air aviation over the searing heat of the Arizona desert, and underwater in the freezing conditions of the
“We’re constantly inspired by the passion our Finish Strong photographers bring totheir projects,”said Maria Smith, associate creative director, M&C Saatchi
Los Angeles. “This contest takes the Finish Strong campaign into an exciting new phase and invites photographers to let us know what inspires them”
Epson’s contest began on March 1 and ends on April 15. Entrants can participate by submitting 200 words or less describing their idea for Epson’s next
print ad. More information, including the submission form and previous “Finish Strong” print advertisements, can be found at
Epson Enters Dye-Sublimation Transfer Market with New SureColor
Today, Epson America enters the dye-sublimation printing market for the first time with the announcement of two roll-fed dye-sublimation transfer
printers – the 44-inch SureColor F6070 and the 64-inch SureColor F7070.
The new SureColor F-Series printers are not only the first dye sublimation models from Epson, but also the first in the market in which every
component – from ink and print-head to printer chassis and bulk ink delivery system – is designed and manufactured by a single company. The
result is a high-performance dye-sublimation transfer printing technology designed for exceptional reliability and industrial-level production with high
quality output up to 1,440 x 720 dpi on all leading transfer papers.
The all-new SureColor F-Series models support an extensive range of applications, including efficient production of high-quality soft signage,
sportswear, apparel, accessories, and customized promotional items such as mouse pads and ceramic mugs. Depending upon the application,
both models can output at speeds up to 618 square feet per hour, and both feature an integral and easily refillable, high-capacity 1.5 liter bulk ink
Developed over a three-year period, Epson UltraChrome® DS is a specially-formulated dye-sublimation ink, producing outstanding images with vibrant
colors, intense blacks, sharp contours, and smooth gradations. This all-new ink technology exhibits excellent light- and wash-fastness, as well as
resistance to alkaline and acid perspiration. Designed specifically for Epson UltraChrome DS ink technology, the newly optimized Epson MicroPiezo®
TFP® print head ensures precise and repeatable performance as well as excellent longevity. The printers are designed to be used exclusively with
the Epson UltraChrome DS inks.
Epson is also introducing a new line of dye-sublimation transfer papers designed specifically for the SureColor F-Series. Epson low-tack adhesive is
dedicated for high-end cut-and-sew fabric and apparel production, while the Epson standard multipurpose paper is ideal for a variety of transfer
applications that use either soft or rigid surfaces, including t-shirts, mouse pads and ceramics. Both papers utilize a unique chemical coating that
allows for heavier ink loads to provide superior color, and will be available in 328-foot rolls in both 44-inch and 64-inch widths.
“We are excited to provide the garment printing industry with industrial-level printers engineered from the ground up for true dye-sublimation
production,” said Catalina Frank, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Developed using our latest performance imaging
technology, the SureColor F-Series allows our customers to take on more jobs and generate more profits, while reducing the number of printers
needed for full production capacity.”
More about the SureColor F6070 (44-Inch) and F7070 (64-Inch) Printers
Engineered from the ground up for industrial-level production designed to run all day, every day, the Epson SureColor F-Series offer a range of features,
- Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head: One-inch wide, high performance print head with 720 nozzles per color ensures efficient, precise and
repeatable performance and excellent image quality; low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placement; ink repelling
coating technology for reduced nozzle clogging; and optimized specifically for dye-sublimation inks improving the print head life
- Epson UltraChrome DS Ink: Epson exclusive dye-sublimation CMYK ink technology produces extreme color gamut with vibrant colors, intense
blacks, sharp contours, and smooth gradations; provides extremely fast drying times, and with the new ink refill packs, offers a low total cost of
- Auto Take-Up Reel: Standard on the SureColor F7070, this robust take-up reel allows for maximum uninterrupted production runs with minimal
- Wasatch SoftRIP: Both F-Series models include Wasatch SoftRIP to enable users to start printing sellable output out of the box; the F6070
includes a full version of SoftRIP with simple setup, intuitive workflow, and powerful print controls; the F7070 includes SoftRIP TX with specialty
features for textile printing
Support and Availability
The Epson SureColor F6070 and F7070 will be available in the summer of 2013 through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers. The
SureColor F-Series printers offer a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone
access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure.
Epson Enters High Volume Photo Market with SureLab D3000
Professional Dry Lab
Epson America is now shipping the SureLab™ D3000 professional dry lab, a complete solution for photographers seeking high quality production prints at
fast speeds. Delivering low cost-per-print and simple consumables management, the SureLab D3000 offers a complete printing solution with a low total
cost of ownership. In addition, the Dry-lab is available in a compact single-roll version or a dual-roll configuration for increased flexibility, and either unit
can be coupled with an optional 10-bin job sorter for the ultimate in job handling and productivity.
“The vivid print quality, speed and job flexibility offered by the SureLab D3000 is truly spectacular,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional
Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “We’ve incorporated years of printing technology experience featured in Epson’s professional line of imaging printers,
and scaled it to bring the SureLab D3000 to the market. This new solution is capable of delivering high volumes of prints with the photo quality Epson
is known for, in a compact unit designed to fit the needs of a range of photo studios.”
The SureLab D3000 boasts speeds of up to 260 8”x10” prints per hour and up to 650 4”x6” prints per hour1 and can accommodate a variety of roll widths.
The all-new printer utilizes Epson’s exclusive MicroPiezo® print head technology in a design made for robust printing environments and is able to deliver
variable droplet sizes as small as 1.5 picoliters to ensure smooth prints. Designed to be used exclusively with the all-new six-color Epson UltraChrome®
D6 Ink cartridges2, the SureLab offers extreme image quality that surpasses traditional chemical-based photo labs, and is water-resistant delivering
prints that will last for generations.
Additional Features on the SureLab D3000:
The SureLab D3000 is engineered to specifically meet the product and quality needs of today’s photo labs; key features and performance differentiators
· Media Configuration and Support: Offers a compact single-roll version or a dual-roll configuration; the single-roll configuration accommodates
4”, 5”, 6”, 8”, 10”, or 12” paper roll widths and the dual-roll configuration adds an additional 4”, 5”, 6”, and 8” paper roll widths. The Dry-lab supports
Epson® Professional Glossy and Epson Professional Luster media and features panoramic printing up to 12” x 48.” The system is also equipped
with standard automatic de-curling technology.
· Optional Ten-Job Sorter Unit: This option automatically sorts ten print jobs up to 8”x12.”
· Standard Automatic Back Printing: SureLab offers a back-side watermark that includes photographer copyright language and two fully
customizable 40-character lines of black text per print without slowing printing.
· Software Compatibility: The Epson SureLab is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows® 7 and with virtually any third-party
workflow software including Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, and Darkroom software.
Pricing, Support and Availability
The SureLab D3000 single-roll and dual-roll versions come with a controller PC and are now available through authorized Epson Professional Graphics
D-Series resellers for a list price of $19,995 and $22,995 respectively. The optional 10-job sorter is available for $4,995. The SureLab D3000 offers a
standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes usually-next business day on-site service, and free phone support.
Epson Enters Large Format Technical Plotting Market
Epson America today introduced a new line of large-format color plotters designed to meet the specific requirements of today’s engineering and
scientific professionals – the Epson® SureColor® T3000, T5000 and T7000. Marking Epson’s entry into the technical printing market, the SureColor
T-Series offers architects, engineers and GIS professionals an unprecedented combination of precision, performance and value with the fastest
plotting speeds in its class, industry-leading plotting accuracy and all-new Epson UltraChrome® XD pigment ink for brilliant, crisp output on virtually
any media type.
“The SureColor T-Series was developed based on direct feedback from architects and engineers who consistently underscored the need for easy and
reliable ways to make accurate, large-format plots quickly and cost effectively,” said Timothy Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson
America, Inc. “The SureColor T-Series not only meets those needs, but goes beyond, integrating Epson’s long-standing photo heritage and printing
technology innovation into a complete line of state-of-the art plotters.”
Built from the ground up using all-Epson engineering, and incorporating the latest in printing technology, the Epson SureColor T-Series delivers
extreme line accuracy with resolutions up to 2880 x 1440 dpi at some of the fastest speeds in its class – producing a presentation quality D-size plot
in as little as 25 seconds and up to 110 per hour1. For added performance, the SureColor T-Series plotters feature a convenient output stacking
basket that organizes up to 20 A1/D- or A0/E-sized plain paper plots for quick retrieval and to reduce sorting time.
The SureColor T-Series also features Epson’s latest ink technology, Epson UltraChrome XD pigment ink, delivering crisp lines, brilliant color and
photographic quality on virtually any paper type for accurate prints that are truly archival and extremely smudge and water-resistant. For added
flexibility, the T-Series ink cartridges are available in 110 ml, 350 ml, as well as a high-capacity 700 ml size to lower overall printing costs and to
accommodate a range of printing tasks.
The SureColor T3000, T5000, and T7000 offer architects, engineers and GIS professionals a range of value-add features that help increase
- Three Plotter Widths: The SureColor T3000, T5000 and T7000 feature maximum print widths of 24, 36, and 44-inches respectively with minimal
floor space requirements to fit virtually anywhere.
- Epson UltraChrome XD Ink: An all-new Epson pigmented ink delivers brilliant color and crisp lines on virtually any paper type, as well as truly
archival and extremely smudge and water-resistant output.
- Varied Ink Capacities: To maximize efficiency and keep printing costs low, each of the five colors – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Black, and
Matte Black – are available in 110 ml, 350 ml and a large capacity 700 ml capacity, which can be used interchangeably to accommodate a
range of printing needs. All cartridges are front-loading for easy access.
- Epson MicroPiezo® TFP® Print Head: Offers high-performance and consistency for precise plotting with highly accurate line placement and
minimum line widths as thin as 0.018 mm, along with an extremely robust design that will produce consistent quality print after print.
- Current and Future-Ready Print Language: Epson Precision XD printer language sets a new standard for high-performance, high-resolution
printing, compatible with today’s latest applications and workflow software.
- Optional Internal Print Server: An internal 250GB hard drive releases workstations for unattended plotting and features a web server for print
queue management and printer maintenance.
- Control Panel: Full color LCD panel with simple button layout provides quick access to printer features and controls, as well as an intuitive help
system for most frequent tasks.
Pricing, Support and Availability
The Epson SureColor T3000, T5000 and T7000 will be available in the fall of 2012 through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for a list
price of $2,995, $3,995 and $4,995 respectively. The SureColor T-Series printers offer a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year
program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event
of any hardware failure. Epson Preferred Plus extended service plans are available to provide coverage for up to two additional years.
Epson America today announced that the EPSON® SurePress® L-4033AW inkjet digital label press with White ink will make its North American
debut at Labelexpo Americas 2012. Shown first at drupa in May 2012, the SurePress L-4033AW is designed to make high-quality, short-run label
printing easier and more efficient, and gives label printers and converters the ability to print on-demand with Variable Data Printing.
The SurePress L-4033AW delivers new label printing features to North America, allowing small-to-medium size commercial printers and label
converters to expand printing capabilities, making it a cost-effective and reliable solution. The L-4033AW features EPSON SurePress AQ
seven color ink technology with White ink, offering exceptional print quality and accurate color reproduction on a wide variety of substrates
without pre-coating or treatment.
The L-4033AW also offers Variable Data Printing for maximum label customization, providing customers with the flexibility to serialize labels and print
on a variety of label substrates without stopping or slowing down the printing process. In addition, text, graphics and images can be customized for
each individual label in the same run for increased versatility.
“There is a growing trend within the label printing industry for expanded printing capabilities on clear films and metallic substrates, as well as the ability
to serialize labels, and the SurePress L-4033AW is designed to meet those customer needs,” said Michael Pruitt, SurePress product manager, Epson
America. “The wider color gamut available with the L-4033AW ensures North American customers can deliver solid, opaque white printing, and with
Variable Data Printing, customers can format, customize and store labels for maximum label customization.”
Epson Introduces Two New Solvent Papers for Signage Applications
Epson America, Inc. today announced two new signage media designed exclusively for the EPSON® SureColor® S-Series and the EPSON Stylus®
Pro GS6000. EPSON GS DisplayTrans™ Backlight Film is an extremely high-resolution backlight film designed for professional solvent backlight displays
or daylight signage graphic applications. EPSON GS Canvas Satin is Epson’s newest Signature Worthy® paper, providing a premium quality canvas
with the same coating utilized on the highly successful GS Canvas Gloss, but with a satin finish that has less surface gloss.
“These new solvent media offerings further expand Epson’s line of signage media, giving our customers advanced solutions for high quality backlit
displays, as well as top of the line fine art reproduction and high volume décor output applications,” said Jeff Smith, product manager, Epson America,
Inc. “The GS DisplayTrans Backlight Film provides an easy way to use solvent technology for producing stunning backlit prints, versus a labor-
intensive, chemical-based system that many customers use today. The GS Canvas Satin delivers unmatched resolution and saturation characteristics,
providing advanced image quality to inspire and enhance the creative process.”
The GS DisplayTrans Backlight Film is a new backlit material designed for high quality solvent printing, allowing sign shops, service providers and labs to
use solvent technology to produce stunning backlits with dense blacks, brilliant colors and clean highlights at a quality level that was previously not
possible with solvent printers. Delivering sharp images with output speeds of up to 40 square feet an hour in single strike mode, this new film is ideal
for labs and service providers that need to cost-effectively complete short production runs while maintaining the highest quality.
Following the success of the GS Canvas Glossy, the GS Canvas Satin delivers the same coating technology customers have come to expect in a
canvas, but with less surface gloss, providing a large gamut for exceptional colors and industry leading Dmax for deep, dark blacks. The paper is
durable, heavyweight and capable of being stretched for various display applications, making it ideal for portrait photography and color landscapes.
Designed to meet the needs of higher volume production applications of Epson’s solvent printers, the GS Canvas Satin provides art reproduction
houses the highest image quality at production speeds, while delivering unmatched resolution and saturation and still offering the look and feel of a
traditional artist canvas. In addition, the GS Canvas Satin and EPSON solvent printers provide a solution that eliminates the need for additional
varnish applications or finishing of the prints, offering huge labor savings during the finishing process.
The GS DisplayTrans Backlight Film is currently available in roll sizes from 30-inches by 100-feet up to 60-inches by 100-feet, starting at $250*. The GS
Canvas Satin is currently available in roll sizes from 24-inches by 75-feet up to 60-inches by 75-feet, starting at $175*. Both products may be purchased
through authorized EPSON Professional Imaging resellers. For more information on Epson’s full line of industry leading media,
Epson Raises Industry Standard for Solvent Printing
Epson America today introduced the all new EPSON® SureColor® S50670 and S70670, rounding out its line of industry-changing 64-inch solvent
printers. Joining the SureColor S30670, these new printers incorporate Epson’s latest technological breakthroughs and use the EPSON MicroPiezo®
TFP® print head to bring previously unseen levels of quality, performance and value to the signage, vehicle graphics and fine art markets.
“These new solvent-based printers will redefine what is possible with a solvent printer,” said Reed Hecht, product manager, Professional Imaging,
Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor S50670 and S70670 will introduce new levels of speed never before seen in this class of products, and a
level of image quality that far surpasses any solvent printer available today. Together with the SureColor S30670, the three revolutionary
SureColor S-Series products are poised to drastically raise customers’ expectations for solvent printing, allowing new applications and higher
quality printing at dramatically faster speeds.”
These new products utilize Epson’s dual array EPSON MicroPiezo TFP print heads to deliver extremely small droplet sizes and four times the nozzles of
Epson’s previous solvent printer for extremely fast print speeds. Under development for over 20 years, this is the first time this revolutionary dual array
print head is being used with a solvent ink technology. To match the capabilities of this new print head, Epson developed two revolutionary solvent-
based ink technology breakthroughs which enable a level of image quality and color capability previously unseen. Featured on the SureColor S50670,
EPSON UltraChrome® GS2 ink delivers up to five colors with a radical new high density White ink to accommodate a broad range of indoor and
outdoor signage applications. The all-new EPSON UltraChrome GSX ink featured on the SureColor S70670 delivers up to ten colors (a technology
first for solvent printers), including an optional White and Silver Metallic, as well as a first ever standard Light Black for improved grayscale and
reduced metamerism to deliver a level of image quality and color gamut previously unattainable in a solvent printer.
More About the SureColor S-Series
Boasting groundbreaking all-Epson engineering, each model in the SureColor S-Series integrates an entirely new print engine and introduces new
convenience features that help automate previously time-consuming processes such as nozzles checks, media feed adjustments and tensioning,
and complicated media and print head alignments. Additional features include:
- MicroPiezo TFP Print Head: One-inch wide, high performance print head with 360 nozzles per channel capable of handling ten separate ink
channels; low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placement and ink repelling coating for reduced nozzle clogging; both
the SureColor S50670 and S70670 leverage two print heads for maximum performance.
- UltraChrome GS2 and UltraChrome GSX: Epson exclusive ink technologies deliver virtually odorless printing without the need for special
ventilation or air purification systems2 and do not contain Nickel (Ni) compounds, reducing the impact on the environment.
- Take-Up Reel System: Efficient take-up reel for unattended production of large print runs supporting both wind-in or wind-out; standard
heavy roll support in rear for up to 90 pound roll with motorized take-in; optional high-capacity roll support for rolls up to 150 pounds.
- Roll Media Loading: All new spindle-less design with manual Epson LiftAssist allows for easy loading and unloading of heavy roll media.
- High-Capacity Ink System: Individual ink cartridges up to 700 ml enable users to avoid production downtimes and maximize profitability; the
S50670 offers 1400 ml of installed ink per color for maximum productivity. Each printer in the series is designed exclusively for use with EPSON
ink cartridges3 for greater reliability.
- Control Panel: Full color LCD panel provides easy access to menu items and controls.
- Included ONYX RIP Software: Epson has partnered with Onyx Graphics, the leading manufacturer of signage RIP software, to include a
customized, fully functional version of Onyx’s standard layout RIP including the full Pantone® color library with each S-Series printer. This powerful
layout RIP will also include over 100 media profiles for standard 3M, Avery, Epson, Ultraflex, and Neschen media, enabling customers to make high
quality prints right out of the box.
- Media Heater and High-Speed Dryer: Individually controlled pre, platen and post heaters for optimum media support all controlled via a front control
panel or front-end RIP software; additional high-speed dryer (standard on the SureColor S50670 and optional on the S30670 and S70670) provides
additional drying for fast print speeds.
Pricing, Support and Availability
Both the EPSON SureColor S50670 and S70670 will be available in the fall of 2012 through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for a list
price of $25,995 each. The SureColor S-series offer a standard EPSON PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free
advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure.
Epson Preferred Plus service plans are available that cover both the hardware and software for up to two additional years.
Epson Introduces Next Generation 64-Inch Solvent Printer – SureColor
Epson America today introduced its next generation 64-inch solvent printer – the EPSON® SureColor™ S30670. Incorporating Epson’s latest
technological breakthroughs, the SureColor S30670 is the first ever solvent-based printer to use the EPSON MicroPiezo® TFP® print head,
bringing a new level of quality, performance and value to the signage, vehicle graphics and fine art markets.
“Our first generation solvent printer – the EPSON Stylus® Pro GS6000 – has been a game changer in the signage market over the last four years,
bringing advanced image quality and an ink technology with less impact on the environment to the industry to open up a new range of applications for
solvent printing,” said Reed Hecht, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The new SureColor S30670 offers advancements in
print head and ink technology to deliver higher quality printing, faster and better, at an extreme overall value.”
The SureColor S30670 utilizes an entirely new print engine featuring Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP print head to deliver droplet sizes as small as 4.2
picoliters and double the nozzle density of Epson’s previous solvent printer for extremely fast print speeds. The SureColor S30670 is a four-color
solvent printer (CMYK) leveraging new EPSON UltraChrome® GS2 solvent-based ink technology. Developed exclusively by Epson, UltraChrome
GS2 includes a newly formulated yellow ink that can produce prints with up to three years of outdoor durability without lamination. In addition, these
new inks deliver virtually odorless printing without the need for external dryers, special ventilation or air purification systems, and do not contain Nickel
(Ni) compounds, helping to reduce impact on the environment and potential harm to employees.
More About the SureColor S30670
Designed from the ground up, the SureColor S30670 introduces several new convenient features that help automate previously time-consuming
processes, such as nozzle checks, media feed adjustments and media tensioning, and complicated print head alignments. Additional features include:
- MicroPiezo TFP Print Head: One-inch wide, high performance print head with 720 nozzles per color capable of handling four separate ink
channels; low vibration meniscus control provides highly accurate dot shape and placement and ink repelling coating dramatically reduces nozzle
- Fast Print Speeds: Capable of up to 619 square feet per hour in draft mode with a recommended production speed of 205 square feet per hour for
normal signage production
- Take in and Take-Up Reel System: Efficient take-up reel for unattended production of large print runs supporting both wind-in or wind-out; standard
motorized heavy roll support system in the rear will support up to a 90 pound roll; optional high-capacity roll support available for heavy rolls up to
- Roll Media Loading: All new spindle-less design with manual EPSON LiftAssist allows for easy loading and unloading of heavy roll media
- High-Capacity Ink System: Individual ink cartridges up to 700 ml enable users to avoid production downtimes and maximize profitability
- Control Panel: New full color LCD panel provides easy access to menu items and printer controls
- Media Versatility: Given the unique form of solvent ink, EPSON UltraChrome GS2 works on virtually all standard coated or uncoated solvent media,
including adhesive based vinyl and sign banner media; also prints on canvas media to produce fine art prints
Pricing, Support and Availability
The EPSON SureColor S30670 will be available in April through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for a list price of $16,995. The
EPSON SureColor S30670 offers a standard EPSON PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone
access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. Epson Preferred Plus
service plans are available that cover both the hardware and software for up to two additional years.
Epson Adds Two New Paper Offerings to Extensive Line of Proofing
Epson America, Inc. today announced the newest additions to its robust portfolio of proofing media. Standard Proofing Paper – Production and
CrystalClear™ Film – Adhesive are designed to meet the demands of proofing houses, design shops, ad agencies, and businesses that produce color
match proofs, prototypes and mock-ups. The CrystalClear Film – Adhesive is designed to work with the Epson® Stylus® Pro WT7900 for prototypes
and mock-ups applied to a bottle or box. The Standard Proofing Paper – Production is a GRACoL® SWOP Grade 1 compliant production proofing
paper. This new offering augments Epson’s line of proofing papers targeting the top-tier color-critical market, and is designed to offer a cost effective
solution, manufactured to deliver delta E shift of 1.5 to meet a range of application needs.
“These new media offerings, coupled with our Epson Stylus Pro printers, give our customers incredible versatility, while upholding Epson’s legacy of
high-quality output,” said Jeff Smith, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “The Standard Proofing Paper – Production is not only color consistent, but
also meets the needs of some of the most demanding proofing applications for pre-press and flexography. The CrystalClear Film – Adhesive was
created in response to overwhelming demand for a clear film that can be applied to bottles and boxes with irregular surfaces in the prototyping
Designed for an industry that demands the very best, Standard Proofing Paper – Production offers the widest color gamut available for accurate
color reproductions and follows the standards established by the GRACoL Committee. This proofing paper provides a base color, weight and gloss
level designed to match offset press applications. Consistent with trends in the proofing market, the white point provides an L* value of over 96 with
a brightness point of 97 and a whiteness point of 108, while the a* and b* values are at 1 and -3. The product is available in 100 foot roll lengths in
widths of 17, 24 and 44-inches.
Adding increased value to the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 with Epson UltraChrome® HDR White ink technology, CrystalClear Film – Adhesive is an optically
clear polyester film with an adhesive backing that is repositionable. This film provides high image quality, performance and accuracy for proofing
applications needing a high ink load adhesive that can easily conform to irregular shapes. Offering a durable, hard surface that allows post-treatment
lamination to become a customer option, not a requirement, CrystalClear Film – Adhesive delivers accuracy and short-term stability, and further expands
what is possible for design shops, proofing houses, ad agencies, and brand owners producing prototypes. The product is available in 100 foot roll
lengths in widths of 17 and 24-inches, with 44-inch rolls available at a future date.
Both the Epson Standard Proofing Paper – Production and the Crystal Clear Adhesive Film are currently available.
Epson Introduces the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Designer Edition
Epson America today announced a new addition to the Epson® Stylus® Pro Designer Edition line – the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Designer Edition.
Combining the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 with an industry-leading EFI™ eXpress WT software RIP, this system is engineered to deliver extremely
high-resolution packaging mock-ups for graphic design firms, creative agencies and brand owners.
This system combines the advanced hardware and aqueous Epson UltraChrome® HDR White ink technology of the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 with
the Adobe® Postscript® interpreter and PANTONE® color matching capabilities of the EFI eXpress RIP. Together, this combination allows users to
print both color and white ink directly on clear or metallic media, as well as color accurate CMYK comps, proofs, mock-ups, and prototypes. In
addition, the software includes an easy-to-use intuitive interface that saves time and produces accurate spot colors with the included PANTONE,
DIC, HKS, and TOYO libraries.
“Epson continues to break printing barriers, taking what is perceived to be a complex process and providing a solution that offers both ease-of-use and
intuitive functionality,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Designer
Edition builds on Epson’s strengths in the graphic design community to deliver a superior product for the packaging creative process and mock-up
The Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Designer Edition allows designers to create in-house mock-ups more efficiently than using an outside vendor, as well as
gain creative control of packaging concepts with reduced turn-around time. In addition, the software provides users with the ability to print directly from
the latest creative design software or drag-and-drop files to a hot folder for cross platform network printing. Full support is included for all Epson proofing
and packaging media, with the ability to add profiles for additional media types.
Pricing, Support and Availability
The Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Designer Edition joins the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, 4900, 7890 and 9890 Designer Editions, and is now available
through authorized Epson Professional Graphics resellers for $6,995 (MSRP). The printer and RIP is supported on both Macintosh OS X and
Microsoft Windows operating systems.
The Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Designer Edition is supported with a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes
toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure.
Epson Preferred Plus service plans are available that cover both the hardware and software for up to two additional years. For additional information,
Epson Stylus Pro 7700 and 9700 Printers Now Available Through
Professional Imaging Resellers
Epson America, Inc. is expanding its sales of Epson Stylus® Pro 700-series printers to a broader range of professional imaging markets. The Epson Stylus
Pro 7700 and 9700 are now available through authorized Epson Resellers. Both of these printers are engineered to exceed the expectations of
professionals who produce corporate graphics, imposition proofs, company signs and banners, indoor tradeshow displays, and more.
“The expansion of these products into new markets is very good news for both Epson resellers and their customers,” said Reed Hecht, product manager,
Epson America, Inc. “The Epson Stylus Pro 7700 and 9700 give customers an incredible combination of speed, brilliant color, reliable performance, and
image quality that’s superior to most other printers being used by corporate graphics and signage professionals today. The list of technological
advancements that Epson engineers have incorporated into these printers is impressive, but equally important is that the products are very easy to use.”
The Epson Stylus Pro 7700 (24-inch) and 9700 (44-inch) incorporate the company’s latest achievements in high-performance ink jet printing. Epson’s
unique MicroPiezo® TFP™ print heads help produce stunning photographic images and extremely precise text and line art at speeds that nearly double
that of Epson’s previous generation printers. Image quality is further enhanced by Epson UltraChrome Vivid Magenta inks and dual black printing. This
pigment-based ink technology enables prints to attain true archival permanence on a wide range of media types.
The Epson Stylus Pro 7700 and 9700 are currently available for suggested retail prices of $2,995 and $4,995, respectively.
Epson America Expands Line of Designer Edition Stylus Pro Printer-
and-RIP Bundles for Creative Professionals
The Epson Stylus® Pro line of printing solutions is expanding once again with a wider selection of Designer Edition bundles that combine award-winning
Epson Stylus Pro printers with an industry-leading EFI™ eXpress for Epson Software RIP. These bundles are engineered to deliver powerful yet easy-to-
use solutions for professional graphic designers and photographers, enabling them to print their creative visions as they see them. The Epson Stylus Pro
4900 Designer Edition is now joined by the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, 7890 and 9890 Designer Editions.
The combination of these printers and the EFI eXpress for Epson RIP gives users the unique ability to create color accurate CMYK comps, proofs,
and mockups, alongside RGB photographs. The software includes sophisticated yet simple to use spot color support with embedded libraries for DIC,
HKS, PANTONE, and Toyo, ensuring accurate color production out of the box. True Adobe interpreters allow for complete compatibility with the latest
design suites on a Mac or PC.
In addition, users can work the way that suits them best by printing directly from the application, importing or dragging and dropping on to the RIP interface,
or by sending files from a single PC or in a networked group to hot folders. Full support is included for all Epson proofing, packaging, photographic, and fine
art media, with the ability for the user to add new CMYK or RGB profiles for additional media types.
“For more than a decade, the world’s most successful graphic designers have relied on Epson to print their creative visions, and these solutions allow them
to take their vision and passion for design to the next level,” said Larry Kauffman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The new
Epson Designer Editions leverage the underlying professional software technology of EFI Colorproof™ XF and bring to the design studio a solution that’s
easy to use, yet powerful and affordable.”
Pricing and Availability
All four Epson Stylus Pro Designer Edition bundles are now available through authorized Epson Professional Graphics resellers at the following prices
(MSRP) with additional mail-in rebate offers:
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 (17-inch) Designer Edition — $1,495 ($1,195 after $300 mail-in rebate)
Epson Stylus Pro 4900 (17-inch) Designer Edition — $2,995 ($2,495 after $500 mail-in rebate)
Epson Stylus Pro 7890 (24-inch) Designer Edition — $3,495 ($2,745 after $750 mail-in rebate)
Epson Stylus Pro 9890 (44-inch) Designer Edition — $5,495 ($4,745 after $750 mail-in rebate)
Each Epson Stylus Pro Printer is supported with a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced
telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. Epson Preferred
Plus service plans are available that cover both the hardware and software for up to two additional years.
Epson Introduces Newest 13-Inch Printer for Photographers and Fine
Epson America today introduced its most advanced 13-inch printer to date – the Epson Stylus® Photo R3000. Designed for professional photographers and
fine artists, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 draws from the advanced technology of Epson Stylus Pro-series printers to deliver gallery-quality black-and-white
output and vivid color prints. This printer also includes new features such as high-capacity individual ink cartridges, advanced media handling to support a
wide range of paper types, and Ethernet and wireless-N connectivity.
Featuring Epson UltraChrome K3® with Vivid Magenta ink technology and an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC™ print head, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000
produces exhibition quality prints on a wide variety of glossy, matte and fine art papers up to 13-inches wide using advanced media handling capabilities. Its
innovative pigment ink set delivers an extremely wide color gamut with more dramatic blues and violets, while AccuPhoto™ HD2 image technology provides
smoother color transitions and better highlight and shadow detail.
“The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 represents the next generation of 13-inch professional printers with its advanced features and design,” said Richard Day,
senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “Epson is always striving to anticipate the demands of professionals while pushing the
boundaries of technology to provide the level of quality expected from Epson. We’ve integrated new productivity features that will have a big impact on
design workflows, including superior media handling, wireless connectivity, larger ink cartridges, and auto-switching black inks.”
More about the Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Designed to provide unmatched performance, exhibition quality and professional media support, the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 delivers several innovative
- Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink: Professional eight-color ink set with Vivid Magenta and Vivid Light Magenta provides more dramatic blues
and violets for an expanded color gamut. Built on Epson’s heritage of professional ink technology, this pigment ink set offers instant color stability and
exceptional print permanence ratings for color and black-and-white prints.
- Advanced Media Handling: In addition to a main top-loading, high-capacity tray, this printer features a new front-in, front-out media path designed for fine
art media up to 1.3 mm thick, including Epson’s line of Signature Worthy® papers. It also offers broad media support with BorderFree® cut-sheet media
handling, roll paper printing up to 44-inches long and CD/DVD printing.
- AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology: Created in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Munsell Color Science Laboratory, this complex
mathematical architecture and advanced screening technology ensures precision placement of each individual ink droplet for smooth, grain-free images. This
technology optimizes ink usage to maximize color gamut and provide smooth transitions and gradations, and reduces the metameric index to achieve
consistent color under different lighting conditions.
- MicroPiezo AMC Print Head: The eight-channel, high-precision print head produces a maximum resolution of 5670 x 1440 optimized dpi and variable-sized
droplets as small as 2 picoliters and places them with precision and accuracy. For decreased maintenance and increased reliability, the print head also
incorporates an ink repellent coating.
- Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System: Nine individual 25.9 ml ink cartridges with pressurized ink technology ensures reliable ink delivery at all print speeds.
- Auto-switching Black Inks: The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 automatically switches between Photo and Matte black inks to produce the deepest blacks
and richest color on glossy, matte or fine art media.
- Unparalleled Connectivity: Built-in Ethernet®, wireless 802.11n and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 provide flexible options for fast connectivity to multiple computers in
a home or studio.
- Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode: Professionals can choose from one of four pre-set modes – neutral, warm, cool, or sepia for stunning neutral or
toned black-and-white prints. This feature provides intuitive and consistent control through custom slider bars and a color tone wheel for advanced tone
adjustment. In addition, customized settings can be saved and recalled to achieve consistent prints.
Epson’s SurePress L-4033A Digital Label Press Now Available
Epson America, Inc. today announced that the SurePress™ L-4033A digital label press is now available, and Epson has installed the first unit in North America
at Southern-California based label printer Tape & Label Converters. Tape & Label Converters will be using the versatile short-run digital label press to respond
to the changing demands of the label printing industry – more complex images requiring higher print resolution and multiple spot colors.
“SurePress is a perfect fit for us because it offers the print quality and spot color reproduction our clients demand, as well as allows us to reach out to new
clients with greater capability,” said Mas Crawford, vice president of sales, Tape & Label Converters. “In addition, smaller quantities and shorter lead-times are
a given in our business, and with SurePress our make-ready time is dramatically reduced, operation is simple and maintenance requirements are reduced,
giving us increased productivity from our previous solution.”
Designed for label converters, large scale product manufacturers and commercial printers, the SurePress digital label press fits easily into existing digital
workflows and prints on a range of off-the-shelf substrates with no pre-coating required. Printing up to 13-inches wide and at speeds up to 16 feet per minute,
SurePress leverages Epson’s leading MicroPiezo® ink jet technology and newly-developed SurePress AQ six-color, industrial-quality, water-based pigment
ink that produces a remarkable range of colors for impressive, professional and consistent results.
“From its inception, SurePress was designed to produce excellent print quality with remarkable color at an affordable price, and we expect this installation with
Tape & Label Converters to prove it is a solution perfect for small to mid-size converters,” said Mark Elsbernd, North American region sales manager, Epson
More about SurePress
SurePress L-4033A is designed to meet the growing demand for fast turnaround, low volume, and multiple version label jobs. Additional features include:
- High Quality Labels: Epson’s acclaimed MicroPiezo ink jet technology provides ultra precise drop formation and placement to deliver smooth gradations,
remarkable color quality, and sharp detail for easy bar code readability, plus crisp small type and line work
- Industrial Quality Inks: Durable, water-based, resin-coated pigment inks provide superior adhesion
- Wide Color Gamut: Six-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, and Green), water-based, pigment ink system reproduces a wide range of colors
- Versatile Substrate Support: Prints on a range of standard, off-the-shelf materials including gloss, semi-gloss, matte, and film
- Variable Web Width: Supports rolls from 3.15 to 13-inches wide up to 0.013-inches (0.32 mm) thick
- Enhanced Productivity: Time-consuming, short-run jobs can be transferred to the SurePress for more flexibility and timely results at speeds up to 16 feet
- Less Waste: No chemicals or plates are required in the pre-press process and less substrate and ink is used in make-ready for short run jobs
Epson Expands Signature Worthy Collection of Media with Three New
Epson America, Inc. today announced three new canvas products that will be added to its Signature Worthy® collection of media. Engineered for the most
discerning professional photographers, artists, fine art reproduction houses, and print-for-pay businesses, Epson’s Exhibition Canvas Gloss, Exhibition Canvas
Satin and Exhibition Canvas Matte enable users to achieve industry-leading DMax and color gamut for prints that require stunning, museum-grade image quality
“Epson is very excited about expanding its Signature Worthy Collection of media again for the world’s top photographers and artists,” said Jeff Smith, product
manager, Epson America, Inc. “These canvas products were developed through the collaboration of our engineers and industry-leading experts who
understand the advantages and complexities of working with canvas. The end result is a selection of new canvases that will enable artists to produce some of
the finest works on canvas the industry has seen to date.”
Exhibition Canvas Gloss, Satin and Matte products are built on a polyester and cotton blend that is specially coated to produce vibrant colors as well as rich,
deep blacks and tonal gradations that distinguish them from competitive products. These heavy 21 millimeter poly-cotton canvases can also be easily stretched
and coated to help achieve the best combination of image quality and archival display life.
All three Exhibition Canvas products are available in roll widths of 13, 17, 24, 44 and 60-inches, and 17” x 22” cut sheets will be available in early 2011. The
new roll-based products are now available through Epson Authorized Resellers. Pricing information (MSRP) is available in the following table. For more
information about the Signature Worthy Collection, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.
Epson Expands Line of Solvent Media with New GS Poster Paper Gloss
Epson America, Inc. today announced GS Poster Paper Gloss, a new solvent media for commercial signage applications and POP (point of purchase)
displays that require maximum image quality and durability, yet at prices that are comparable to grade poster paper. This paper’s unique multiple-Mylar
coating contributes to maximizing resistance against scratching while providing a smooth, glossy surface that’s optimized for images with deep, dense
blacks and vibrant colors. GS Poster Paper also achieves near-instant dry times for immediate handling and can be laminated and displayed for indoor
and outdoor signage applications.
“Epson is committed to providing the ultimate solvent media papers that exceed the expectations of its customers, and GS Poster Paper Gloss is certainly
no exception,” said Jeff Smith, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “There currently is no other paper on the market that offers such an ideal combination
of stunning image quality and durability at a price point that’s this competitive. Combine all of those factors with extremely fast dry times and you’ve got a
paper that’s positioned to reset some standards for the rest of the industry.”
GS Poster Paper Gloss will be available in October for approximately $0.34 per square foot. It will be available in 75-foot length rolls, in 30-inch, 54-inch and
60-inch widths, which will be sold through Epson Authorized Resellers.
Epson Sets New Industry Benchmark with Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and
Epson America today announced the Epson Stylus® Pro 7890 (24-inch) and 9890 (44-inch) for photographers and proofing professionals, offering Epson’s
latest technology achievements in the sub-$3,000 and $5,000 price categories. These new printers combine eight-color Epson UltraChrome K3® Vivid
Magenta ink technology with auto-sharing Matte and Photo Black inks, and Epson’s MicroPiezo® TFP® print head to produce high quality prints at
speeds about twice as fast as their renowned predecessors – the Epson Stylus Pro 7880 and 9880.
“With every new generation of printers, we continuously strive to reach new levels of performance,” said Reed Hecht, product manager, Professional Imaging,
Epson America, Inc. “For years, the Epson Stylus Pro 880-series has been the industry benchmark for which all other printers were compared, and with the
introduction of the 890-series, we have once again raised the bar, redefining the future of wide-format printing.”
The Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and 9890 offer the same leading technology found in the Epson Stylus Pro 900-series, including ePlaten™ automatic media
loading, spindle-free roll media loading, a roll media tracking system, front control panel with 2.5-inch color LCD, rotary cutter, fabric catch bin, and robust
printer stand. The printers also feature Epson’s latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle verification technologies to virtually eliminate clogged nozzles,
and use nine individual high-capacity ink cartridges up to 700 ml. In addition, these new models are capable of handling virtually any media type, in roll or
cut-sheet. Both models are available with an optional SpectroProofer® spectrophotometer.
More about the Epson Stylus Pro 890-Series
The Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and 9890 provide advanced features, including:
- Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head: High precision eight-channel print head with auto sharing black ink channel produces variable-sized droplets as
small as 3.5 picoliters to greatly decrease print times while optimizing photographic quality; latest ink repelling coating dramatically reduces nozzle clogging
- AccuPhoto™ HD Screening: Advanced screening algorithm produces extremely fine blends and photographic transitions with accurate highlight-to-
shadow details and ensures consistent color balance, resulting in prints with superior color and clarity and incredibly sharp text and line art
- Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink: High density eight-color pigments with unique formulation of Magenta provides extremely vibrant blues
and purples for an expanded color gamut; three-level black ink technology significantly improves gray balance while eliminating color casts and provides
outstanding highlight-to-shadow grayscale accuracy for smoother tonal range
- PreciseColor™ Manufacturing: Evaluates and adjusts each printer’s performance at the manufacturing stage, ensuring consistent color output from printer
to printer and print to print, eliminating the need for internal calibration devices
- ePlaten Media-Loading: Simplifies the roll and cut-sheet media loading process with automatic media loading, movement, skew adjustment, and
tracking, including electronically controlled roll back tension and automatic roll media rewind upon release
- SpectroProofer: Developed in partnership with X-Rite, the optional SpectroProofer is a high-performance, in-line spectrophotometer that, when driven
by the latest front-end RIPs, can automate virtually any color management process in commercial or flexographic proofing workflows
Pricing and Availability
The Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and 9890 will be available in December 2010 through Epson Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers for an MSRP of $2,995
and $4,995 respectively. They are supported by a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced
telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next-business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure.
Epson’s SurePress L-4033A Makes North American Debut
Epson’s SurePress™ L-4033A digital label press that was launched at IPEX in May 2010, is making its first North American appearance at Labelexpo Americas
2010. Designed for label converters taking the first steps into digital printing or expanding their existing digital printing capacity, the SurePress L-4033A is a
highly versatile short-run digital label press offered with pre-and post-press options that can be tailored to meet various needs and budget.
“SurePress provides label converters with an outstanding solution for cost-efficient short-run label printing, operating quickly and efficiently while providing
greater flexibility and excellent color quality,” said Mark Elsbernd, North America region sales manager, Epson America. “With Epson’s commitment to deliver
quality and reliability of the highest standard, SurePress will allow businesses to increase productivity at affordable costs, without compromising quality.”
The Epson digital label press fits easily into existing digital workflows and prints on a range of off-the-shelf substrates with no pre-coating required, up to 13-
inches wide and at speeds up to 16 feet per minute. SurePress leverages Epson’s leading MicroPiezo® ink jet technology and newly-developed SurePress
AQ six-color, industrial-quality, water-based pigment ink that produces a remarkable range of colors for impressive, professional and consistent results.
In addition, Epson is working with industry-leading partners on every aspect of digital label production, from color management to media and finishing options,
to offer a new, open approach that will make the adoption of digital short run printing easier and more profitable for converters.
More about SurePress
SurePress L-4033A is designed to meet the growing demand for fast turnaround, low volume, and multiple version label jobs. Additional features include:
High Quality Labels: Epson’s acclaimed MicroPiezo ink jet technology provides ultra precise drop formation and placement to deliver smooth gradations,
remarkable color quality, and sharp detail for easy bar code readability, plus crisp small type and line work
Industrial Quality Inks: Durable, water-based, resin-coated pigment inks provide superior adhesion
Wide Color Gamut: Six-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, and Green), water-based, pigment ink system reproduces a wide range of colors
Versatile Substrate Support: Prints on a range of standard, off-the-shelf materials including gloss, semi-gloss, matte, and film
Variable Web Width: Supports rolls from 3.15 to 13-inches wide up to 0.013-inches (0.32 mm) thick
Enhanced Productivity: Time-consuming, short-run jobs can be transferred to the SurePress for more flexibility and timely results at speeds up to 16 feet per minute
Less Waste: No chemicals or plates are required in the pre-press process and less substrate and ink is used in make-ready for short run jobs
Epson Stylus Pro 900-Series and Exhibition Fiber Paper Help Greg
Gorman Display Four Decades of Iconic Personalities
As the leader in photographic printing technology, Epson is proud to sponsor the upcoming exhibit, “A Distinct Vision” by Greg Gorman, internationally acclaimed
photographer best known for his stunning black and white reflections of the most recognized faces in entertainment. Gorman used the industry-leading Epson
Stylus® Pro 9900 printer along with the recently introduced Signature Worthy™ Exhibition Fiber Paper in rolls to print the exhibition at the Pacific Design Center in
“The Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer and my favorite paper, Exhibition Fiber, provides more tonal control in my black-and-white images and richer blacks than I
could ever do in the darkroom,” said Gorman. “In addition, new Exhibition Fiber Paper in rolls allowed me to print images for the exhibit up to 40”x60”. In the past,
I wasn’t able to make prints that large myself, and the quality of the prints at these larger sizes helped me bring my vision for ‘A Distinct Vision’ to life.”
Used by Gorman to print the black-and-white prints on display, the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 incorporates Epson’s exclusive advanced black-and-white printing
technology – a unique driver technology that takes full advantage of the three-level black ink system to produce prints from color or grayscale image files. This
advanced technology provides a consistent print with no color crossover or color cast.
“A Distinct Vision” 1970-2010 is a retrospective exhibition covering four decades of images made by Gorman. The exhibition encompasses the broad range of
Gorman’s photographic career which includes his iconic images of personalities from the worlds of film, sports and music. Photographs from Gorman’s most
recent publication “In Their Youth” will also be featured.
The exhibition is on view at the Pacific Design Center, Sept.15 – Oct. 29, 2010, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For additional information, visit
www.pacificdesigncenter.com or www.faheykleingallery.com
More about the Epson Stylus Pro 900-series and Exhibition Fiber Paper
The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 combine the precision of a MicroPiezo® TFP® print head with the performance of 10-color Epson UltraChrome® HDR
ink, to deliver advanced print quality, fast speeds and an extremely wide color gamut. Combining Epson UltraChrome HDR ink with AccuPhoto™ HDR
screening technology dramatically raises the level of print quality, the result being greatly enhanced photographic print quality with exceptionally fine
photographic blends and transitions, and highly accurate highlight-to-shadow detail.
Epson’s Exhibition Fiber Paper is designed to give professional and advanced photographers a paper that delivers the look and feel of a classic F-surface, air-
dried fiber-based print. Exhibition Fiber Paper is part of Epson’s Signature Worthy line of papers which represent the finest in print quality and permanence and
are deemed by creative professionals to be worthy of their signature.
Epson Expands Signature Worthy Line of Media with Wider Selection
Epson is expanding its Signature Worthy™ line of professional media for photographers and fine artists by offering a wider selection of roll-based products. Due to
the growing popularity of Hot Press and Cold Press papers, Epson is now offering these products in rolls of 17-inch, 24-inch, 44-inch, and 60-inch widths. The
company is also expanding its offerings of Exhibition Fiber Paper to include 17-inch, 24-inch, 44-inch, and 64-inch wide rolls.
“We have collaborated with many of the industry’s leading photographers and fine artists to redefine and perfect the art of paper making, and the overwhelming
success of these three papers mandates that we expand our line to include rolls,” said Jeff Smith, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America.
“Every day, a growing number of professionals switch to these breakthrough papers because of the stunning images they can produce, and in an effort to help
satisfy the demands of professionals, we are delighted to be able to provide these papers in rolls.”
Optimized for use with Epson Stylus® Pro printers and inks – including the Epson 900-series with Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink technology – Signature Worthy
papers are designed to help creative professionals create prints that yield richer blacks, smoother tonal transitions and wider color gamuts.
Epson Hot Press and Cold Press Papers
Epson Hot Press papers give artists a unique, smooth surface for advanced print making while Cold Press papers offer a more textured surface. Epson offers
both surfaces in two choices of white points: Hot Press Bright and Cold Press Bright for those who prefer a brighter white point; and Hot Press Natural and Cold
Press Natural for those who prefer a warmer tone. Both Hot Press and Cold Press papers are composed of a true cotton fiber base, are acid/lignin-free and
achieve near-instant dry times.
Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
Epson’s Exhibition Fiber Paper is designed to give professional and advanced photographers a paper that delivers the true look and feel of a classic F-surface,
air-dried print that’s revered by professionals who have extensive backgrounds from the days of dark room processing. This paper also has a cotton fiber base
and is acid/lignin-free.
“Since the launch of Exhibition Fiber Paper three years ago, photographers and fine artists have increasingly asked Epson to make this paper available in larger
roll sizes to achieve maximum image quality while increasing productivity,” adds Jeff Smith. “Now that it’s available in roll widths up to 64 inches, it will be a huge
advantage for them as well as fine art repro shops.”
Epson America today announced the SurePress™ L-4033A, a highly versatile short-run digital label press designed
to print labels efficiently and profitably. Since first shown in prototype form, SurePress L-4033A has undergone
significant developments to meet the growing demand for fast turnaround, low volume, and multiple version label jobs.
SurePress is designed for label converters taking the first steps into digital printing or expanding their existing
digital printing capacity. The Epson digital label press prints on a range of off-the-shelf substrates up to 13-inches
wide and at speeds up to 16 feet per minute and fits easily into existing digital workflows. SurePress leverages
Epson’s leading MicroPiezo® ink jet technology and newly-developed six-color, water-based, pigment inks to
ensure consistent and high quality results.
“SurePress brings production level ink jet presses to the printing industry with the same quality, accuracy and
reliability that Epson is known for,” said Mark Elsbernd, North America region sales manager, Epson America.
“This digital label press offers high quality with efficient operation, allowing businesses to streamline their
operations or diversify business to new clients and new job opportunities. In addition, ease of use features
accommodate any company wishing to operate a digital printing business in today's fast changing business
More about SurePress
Epson is working with industry-leading partners on every aspect of digital label production from color management
to substrates and finishing options in order to deliver outstanding control, performance and results. Additional
product features include:
- High Quality Labels: Epson’s acclaimed MicroPiezo ink jet technology provides ultra precise drop formation
and placement to deliver smooth gradations, color quality, and sharp detail for bar code readability, small type
and line work
- Wide Color Gamut: Six-color, water-based, pigment ink system reproduces a wide range of colors
- Versatile Media Support: Prints on a range of substrates up to 12.6 mils thick and rolls 3.15 to 13-inches wide
- Enhanced Productivity: Allows commercial printers to transfer time-consuming, short-run jobs to the SurePress
for more cost-efficient and timely results
- Less Waste: No chemicals or plates are required in the pre-press process and less substrate and ink is used in
make-ready for short run jobs
Epson Introduces World’s First Aqueous-Based White Ink Proofing
Epson America Inc. is announcing an all-new contract-quality proofing system that is designed to dramatically
improve how package designers and flexographic and gravure printing professionals produce packaging mock-
ups and proofs. The Epson Stylus® Pro WT7900 takes advantage of the world’s first aqueous-based white ink
printing technology and Epson’s latest achievements in high-resolution ink jet technology. Together, these
advancements produce a new way of printing with the color white on a broad range of substrates including ink
jet coated transparent and metallic films.
“For years, proofing products in this market have been very expensive for customers to purchase, maintain and
operate,” said Mark Radogna, group product manager, Epson America. “When a white ink is required in the
printing process, the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 represents an exciting new way for proofing and prototyping both
flexographic and gravure printing products.”
Designed specifically for proofing flexographic and gravure print jobs that require the color white, the Epson
Stylus Pro WT7900 incorporates Epson’s latest achievements in high-resolution ink jet technology – including
the breakthrough Epson UltraChrome® HDR White Ink. Epson UltraChrome HDR White Ink introduces an
all-new Organic Hollow Resin Particle Technology, which forces light to randomly scatter, producing the illusion
of seeing the color white.
This innovative approach to producing the color white results in an extremely high white ink density, as well
as the ability for custom white color toning. It also provides professional short-term color stability for mission-critical
color proofing on a range of new substrates including ink jet coated transparent and metallic films. Unlike
traditional white ink chemistry, Epson UltraChrome HDR White Ink is a safer, water-based resin particle that is
void of any known carcinogens.
Capable of printing directly on both ink jet coated clear and metallic films, in roll or cut sheet, up to 24 inches
wide, the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 can proof virtually any size print job thrown at it. Whether creating contract
proofs of various packaging products requiring a clear or metallic base, or producing color accurate packaging
mock-ups or prototypes, the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 can easily proof the most difficult flexographic and
gravure print jobs.
In addition, Epson America worked closely with CGS, EFI, GMG, Esko Artwork, and Kodak to ensure their RIP
and workflow software takes full advantage of the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 technology.
The Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 will be available through authorized Epson resellers in February 2010 for an
estimated price of $8,495.
Epson Expands Its Award-Winning Large Format Printer Lineup with
New 17-Inch Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Epson America today introduced its most sophisticated 17-inch printer to date - the Epson Stylus® Pro 3880.
Replacing its popular predecessor, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800, the compact printer features Epson UltraChrome
K3® with Vivid Magenta ink technology and an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC print head to produce gallery quality
color and black-and-white output up to 17" x 22". Its innovative pigment ink set delivers an extremely wide color
gamut with more dramatic blues and violets, while all-new AccuPhoto™ HD2 image technology provides smoother
color transitions and better highlight and shadow detail.
"We continue to push the boundaries of professional printing with each new addition to Epson’s line of large
format ink jet printers," said Richard Day, product manager, Epson America. "The new Stylus Pro 3880 is no
exception, enabling professionals to easily integrate a reliable, high-performing solution into their workflow. It
brings together a host of technologies to provide photographers and graphic artists alike a powerful solution
in one of the most compact sizes available."
About the Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Designed to provide unparalleled print quality, performance, and professional media support, the Epson Stylus
Pro 3880 features several innovative technologies and enhancements, including:
- UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink: Professional eight-color ink set with new Vivid Magenta and Vivid
Light Magenta provides more intense blues and violets for an expanded color gamut. Built on Epson’s heritage
of professional ink technology, this pigment ink set offers instant color stability and exceptional print permanence
ratings for color and black-and-white prints.
- AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology: Created in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology’s
Munsell Color Science Laboratory, this complex mathematical architecture and advanced screening technology
ensures precision placement of each individual ink droplet for smooth, grain-free images. This advanced
technology optimizes ink usage to maximize the color gamut and provide smooth color transitions and gradations,
and reduction of the metameric index makes it possible to achieve consistent color under different lighting conditions.
- MicroPiezo AMC Print Head: The eight-channel, high-precision print head produces a maximum resolution
of 2880 x 1440 dpi and variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters and places them with precision and
accuracy. For decreased maintenance and increased reliability, the print head also incorporates an ink repellent
- Advanced Black and White Photo Mode: Exclusive Epson screening provides intuitive and consistent
control for stunning neutral or toned black-and-white prints. Professionals can choose from one of four pre-set
modes – neutral, warm, cool, or sepia – and use custom slider bars and a color tone wheel for advanced control.
In addition, customized settings can be saved and recalled to achieve consistent prints.
- Wide-Format Prints in Compact Design: Epson’s expertise in microminiaturization and professional printing
technology allows this compact, professional printer to optimize working space while producing exhibition quality
prints up to 17" x 22".
- Auto-switching Black Inks: The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 automatically switches between Photo and Matte
black inks to produce the deepest blacks and richest color on glossy, matte or fine art media.
- Professional Cut-Sheet Media Handling: This printer provides broad media support with BorderFree™ cut-sheet
media handling from 4"x6" to 17" x 22". The high-capacity paper feeder is designed for photographic weight papers,
while the top-loading single-sheet feeder is optimized for fine art media. Also, the front loading straight-through path
accommodates art board up to 1.5 mm thick.
- Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System: Nine individual 80 ml ink cartridges with pressurized ink technology
ensures reliable ink delivery at all print speeds.
- Epson PreciseColor™ Manufacturing: This rigorous process evaluates and adjusts each printer’s
performance at the manufacturing stage to ensure consistent color output, eliminating the need for internal
For additional proofing and graphic needs, the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is also available in a Graphic Arts Edition
featuring a PANTONE®-licensed ColorBurst® Raster Image Processor and powerful print manager interface.
This model delivers reliable color accuracy and advanced workflow control with built-in PANTONE colors featuring
coated and uncoated libraries for versatile spot-color matching, and integrated ICC profiles for RGB, CMYK and
grayscale images ensure complete color control.
Epson and EFI Collaborate to Redefine the Proofing Industry
Epson America, Inc. and EFI (Nasdaq: EFII) have joined forces to create what both companies expect will be
the most advanced and complete proofing solution on the market to date. The new Epson Stylus® Pro 900
Series Proofing Editions combine the unique proofing advantages that come with the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 or
9900 wide format ink jet printers, along with EFI’s most robust proofing RIP workflow to date, EFI Colorproof XF
v4.0 for Epson. The end result is a unique and complete solution designed to redefine what’s possible for virtually
all contract-proofing applications.
"Epson is committed to being the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of proofing solutions," said Mark
Radogna, group product manager, Epson America, Inc. "This commitment means striving to deliver the best
hardware, ink, software, and media on the market, finding new ways to keep advancing those technologies,
and taking the kind of confident steps as a company that will keep the industry moving forward. Working with
EFI on this ground-breaking proofing solution is a great example of that philosophy in action and we’re very
confident this collaborative effort will pay off for our customers in many new and exciting ways."
Epson worked closely with EFI to develop the workflow software (RIP) for the Epson Proofing Edition Series.
EFI Colorproof XF v4.0 RIP for Epson takes advantage of the latest Adobe® PostScript® 3 and Adobe Print
Engine 2.0 technologies and processes files to ensure consistent and accurate proofs for all types of color
print work - commercial or flexographic. And with complete support of Epson’s optional SpectroProofer, virtually
any color management process is completely automated, reducing complex labor costs significantly.
"This collaboration between us and Epson combines the best of both companies to provide a powerful proofing
workflow solution for both commercial and flexographic proofing applications," said Marc Olin, senior vice
president and general manager, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software. "Never before has such an
innovative proofing solution been brought to market at such a great price point."
The Epson Proofing Edition Series comes with virtually everything needed to begin making contract-quality
proofs right out of the box. The solution includes an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 (24-inch) or 9900 (44-inch) wide
format ink jet printer, a complete set of Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink cartridges, and a full 24-inch roll of Epson
Standard Proofing Paper 240. Furthermore, it comes with EFI Colorproof XF 4.0 for Epson (software-based RIP)
with pre-installed profiles for Epson's entire line of Professional Proofing Papers.
Epson Introduces GS Canvas Gloss Media for Fine Art Solvent Printing
Epson America today announced its new Epson GS Canvas Gloss paper, specifically designed for use with the
Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000 printer with UltraChrome® GS ink. Delivering unmatched resolution and saturation
characteristics for fine art reproduction and high volume décor output applications, the GS Canvas Gloss paper
provides advanced image quality and a new medium for artistic expression, to inspire and enhance the creative
“The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 and GS Canvas Gloss provide the ideal combination for the fine art reproduction
and decor markets, producing incredible images with a large gamut for exceptional colors and industry leading
Dmax for deep, dark blacks – results that exceed the needs of this demanding market segment,” said Jeff Smith,
product marketing manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “Designed for increased production speeds,
the GS Canvas Gloss is durable, heavyweight and stretchable, making it the most versatile product available in
the market today.”
The new GS Canvas Gloss media is designed to meet the needs of higher volume production applications of
the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer and provides art reproduction houses the highest image quality at
production speeds, while delivering unmatched resolution and saturation. In addition, the GS Canvas Gloss
and Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 provide a solvent printing solution that eliminates the need for additional varnish
applications or finishing of the prints. For Al Marco, fine art publisher, atelier and owner of Marco Fine Arts, Inc.,
the combination of the GS Canvas Gloss and Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 has dramatically impacted his printing
business, including his work with Michael Godard, master contemporary and photo realistic artist.
“In the art market, I am always looking for the most advanced, top-notch quality,” said Marco. “Combined with
the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 and UltraChrome GS ink, the GS Canvas Gloss gives me deeper blacks and more
vibrant colors, even at high-volume production speeds, as well as the luxury of not having to use a varnish or
coating that could crack in a matter of years.”
The GS Canvas Gloss is a stretchable, polyester/cotton blend canvas that provides a consistent and smooth
glossy printing surface that allows for a wide color gamut and deep rich blacks, while still offering the traditional
look and feel of artist canvas.
“Next to the original painting that I pour my heart and soul into, the most important thing to me is the reproduction
of a print, because it is a reflection of me,” said Godard. “Epson has hit the mark with their fine art solvent
solutions – the blacks and colors are so rich, even on a gallery print where you can see the difference. The
combination of what the printer and paper can do is very exciting as an artist, because it can sometimes even
look better than the original.”
Epson today announced its entry into the sheetfed scanner market with the introduction of the Epson
WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and WorkForce Pro GT-S80, the latest additions to the WorkForce scanner line.
With the ability to scan everything from business cards to rigid ID cards to documents up to 8.5" x 36" at
blazing fast speeds, these scanners offer a convenient and affordable solution for managing document scanning
in office, workgroup and departmental environments.
Featuring a dual color CCD for fast two-sided duplex scanning, automatic paper size detection, mercury free
ReadyScan™ LED technology for fast scans with no warm-up time, and versatile job customization features for
increasing office productivity while maintaining ease of use, the WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and WorkForce Pro
GT-S80 demonstrate Epson’s commitment to the scanning industry.
"Epson is excited about this introduction into the sheetfed scanner market and is confident that its dedication
to imaging excellence will be reinforced as innovative products are continually developed to meet business
demands," said Mitch Kadish, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America Inc. "The
WorkForce Pro GT-S50 offers an amazing value with its remarkable reliability, powerful performance and
easy-to-use features, while the WorkForce Pro GT-S80 provides businesses with a highly reliable scanning
solution for mission-critical applications."
The WorkForce Pro GT-S80 is a versatile, workgroup or departmental sheetfed scanner designed to increase
productivity while scanning important documents. Offering scan speeds of 40 ppm (pages per minute) and 80
ipm (images per minute), a 75-page feeder and a high duty cycle of 1,800 sheets per day, this scanner
provides a quick and efficient solution for any workgroup or department. The WorkForce Pro GT-S50 offers
scan speeds of 25 ppm and 50 ipm, along with 75-page feeder and a duty cycle of up to 1,200 sheets per day,
making it an ideal scanner to tackle any task in a busy office environment.
With the ability to easily scan both sides of a sheet in just one pass - in color, grayscale or bi-tonal, these
scanners have made it easier than ever to electronically capture important documents, comply with government
mandates, improve business processes and customer service. Both scanners provide a host of innovative
functions including automatic de-skewing and automatic background color removal. In addition, the WorkForce
Pro GT-S80 includes ultrasonic double-feed detection that will greatly improve throughput and productivity.
The scanners also offer Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity to any PC, and are compatible with Windows® and
Macintosh®. Additional features include:
One-Touch Scanning - Displays ten user-definable jobs on a two-line x 16 character LCD panel with a one-touch
button interface including scan-to-PDF
ReadyScan LED technology - Eliminates warm-up time and automatically turns off in standby mode, consuming
less power while offering greater productivity and fast scan speeds
Media Flexibility - Offers robust paper handling capabilities, ranging from letter, legal, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, and
business card to custom sizes
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software - Converts scanned documents to editable text
Document Management Software - Includes TWAIN and EMC ISIS drivers plus PDF, OCR, document
management and business card management software; Kofax certified
Consumables for the WorkForce Pro Scanner Line
In order to better maintain the WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and WorkForce Pro GT-S80, Epson offers a roller
assembly kit for replacing the feed rollers, which maintains scanner reliability and performance, as well as
carrier sheets to prevent damage when scanning fragile documents. The roller assembly kit and carrier sheets
are available for $49.99 and $29.99 (estimated street prices), respectively.
Availability and Support
The Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and WorkForce Pro GT-S80 will be available in December for $499.99
and $899.99 (estimated street price), respectively, through Epson authorized dealers, office super stores,
mail order, online resellers, distribution, and on the Epson Store Web site (www.epsonstore.com). The scanners
feature a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended warranties, overnight exchange programs, and
depot repair. More information about Epson scanners is available at www.epson.com or 1-800-GO-EPSON.
Epson America Introduces New Line of Professional Proofing Media
Epson America today brings expanded levels of image quality, stability and color accuracy to a wide range of
proofing applications with new professional proofing papers. The expanded portfolio now includes Standard
Proofing Paper (205) and (240), Proofing Paper White Semimatte, Proofing Paper Commercial, Standard
Proofing Paper Adhesive, Crystal Clear Proofing Film, and Proofing Paper Publication.
Optimized for use with Epson inks, including new Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink technology, these new papers
deliver superior color accuracy and stability for general proofing, composition and contract proofing. In addition,
Epson’s key proofing papers are being certified to adhere to GRACoL® and SWOP® specifications, adopting
new G7 calibration, printing and proofing process control methods to ensure accurate replication of the visual
appearance of imagery from proof to press.
"Ink jet proofing plays an important role for today’s mission-critical print jobs, and recent technology achievements
provide prepress and proofing professionals with even higher degrees of quality, accuracy and stability," said
Jeff Smith, product marketing manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. "We’ve engineered our latest
generation of ink jet proofing solutions, the Epson Stylus® Pro 7900 and 9900 and our new proofing papers,
to provide unmatched print quality, instant drying, short term stability, and our widest color gamut ever for a
range of applications that require the highest proofing standards."
The new proofing papers are available in a range of sizes, finishes and weights and are optimized to address
specific needs for a range of proofing applications including, matching color-critical commercial offset press
applications for brochures, collateral, book covers, and posters, as well as publication proofing applications,
including newspaper and magazine images.
"The new Epson proofing papers add unmatched value to our color management solution," said Eric Magnusson,
president, Left Dakota. "Using the new media, we matched GRACoL 6 and SWOP 2006 with three of the most
popular ink jet RIPS and we were very pleased to find that no peak Delta E exceeded 4, and the average Delta
Es were between .44 and .66. These new papers stand apart as excellent proofing papers - both in quality and price."
The new line of proofing papers will be on display at Epson’s company booth 3815 at Graph Expo 2008.
The Epson Standard Proofing Paper, Proofing Paper White Semimatte, Proofing Paper Commercial, and Proofing
Paper Publication are currently available through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers. The Standard
Proofing Paper Adhesive and Crystal Clear Proofing Film will be available in January 2009 through authorized
Epson Professional Imaging resellers. For more information on all Epson Professional Media, visit
29 May 2008 - At drupa 2008 Epson, together with its industry partners, is showcasing new technologies that
will enable it to move into new, vertical sectors whilst maintaining its leading position in the traditional large
format printer market such as production and contract proofing, packaging proofing and remote proofing. On
a booth three times larger than ever before (A01 in hall 5) a range of new Epson solutions show how a
combination of quality, flexibility, reliability and productivity can deliver high-quality inkjet digital print solutions
that address the challenges of the printing industry.
Epson’s award-winning development of UltraChrome ink and its knowledge and expertise in its core Micro
Piezo print head technology have brought inkjet to such a high standard of quality and reliability that it can
now be used for a variety of commercial production-oriented printing applications including print-for-pay (PfP),
label printing, print-on-demand, exhibition graphics, signage and photo and fine-art reproduction. Solutions for
all these sectors are being shown on the stand at drupa where there are demonstrations of high-quality
output combined with fast turnaround that is required by these demanding markets.
"Drupa 2008 is being talked about as the show where inkjet becomes mainstream. Visitors to the Epson stand
can see for themselves how Micro Piezo inkjet technology has developed to such a high standard that we
are now able to broaden its use into commercial, production-oriented applications," says Duncan Ferguson,
Director of Pro-Graphics and New Business Development at Epson Europe.
New Product - Epson Stylus Pro GS 6000
The Stylus Pro GS6000 is a 64" large format printer with an 8-colour ink set, offering the widest colour gamut to
date in a printer designed for both indoor and outdoor applications. The new ink set allows production of
high-impact, high-quality and durable prints enabling printers, copy-shops and sign shops to extend their
business into higher quality demanding applications such as airport and exhibition graphics, as well as
Integral to the quality and durability of print output is the new Epson UltraChrome GS, an 8-colour eco-solvent
type ink set (C,M,Y,K,LC,LM,+ O,G) with an exceptionally wide colour palette. This ink set also addresses
commonly used spot colours and is available in efficient 950ml cartridges. Importantly for the environment
and operators, Epson UltraChrome GS ink doesn’t spread harmful VOCs (volatile organic compound) and is
the first major eco-solvent type ink set to be launched without the need for a hazard symbol. This makes the
Stylus Pro GS6000 both environmentally- and user-friendly. Additional ventilation isn’t required and Epson
focused on significantly reducing the need for time-consuming daily operator maintenance thus increasing
available production time.
The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 has a resolution up to 1440x1440 dpi and a 3.7 picolitre droplet. Production
speeds of up to 25m2/hour using Epson’s Variable-sized Ink Droplet and MicroWeave half-toning Technologies
deliver fast-drying, scratch-resistant prints that are water and UV resistant for up to 1.5 years without lamination
but can be laminated for applications exposed to intensive mechanical stress or abrasion. The Stylus Pro
GS6000 will be supported by all major RIP vendors and will retail at €29,995 (ex VAT), including
auto-take-up-reel to support heavy rolls up to 30kg, a maintenance and starter-kit. News Update on Vertical
Market Solutions Epson is also demonstrating the next generation of the Epson label printer concept which was
first launched at LabelExpo 2007. In addition there are demonstrations of Epson’s new Micro Piezo print head
technology, including a new product with a MicroPiezo TFP (Thin Film Piezo) print head. Furthermore Epson is
showcasing innovative applications it has developed with its partners based on Epson’s market leading inkjet
technology, such as remote proofing, textile printing and inkjet CtP.
Epson Launches Stylus Pro 7900 & 9900 Large Format Printers
29 May 2008 - Epson is launching the 24" Stylus Pro 7900 and 44" Stylus Pro 9900, setting a new standard for
the professional large format printer market. An improved ink formulation, a new printer mechanism and a raft
of new technologies make these two new additions to the Epson Stylus Pro range ideal for production and
contract proofing, as well as the highest quality fine-art and photographic applications. They will also enable
printers to extend their business into the demanding packaging proofing and flexographic markets. In addition
an optional calibration and verification system, the Epson SpectroProofer, means the Stylus Pro 7900 and the
Stylus Pro 9900 can be a confidently used for remote proofing.
The new printer mechanism implemented in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 builds on Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP
(Thin Film Piezo) print head, introduced with the launch of the Stylus Pro 11880 last year. It delivers perfectly
spherical dots with high precision dot placement and can deliver resolutions up to 2880 dpi. Both the number
of nozzles and throughput has been doubled in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900, resulting in a maximum speed
of up to 40m2/hr. At these increased print speeds, the new 10-channel MicroPiezo TFP print head ensures
production of the highest image quality.
The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 utilize a new 5th generation pigment ink, which is key to the
quality of print output. Epson UltraChrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) ink is an 11-colour ink set consisting of
Pk, Mk, Lk, LLK, C, VM, Y, Lc, VLm, Or and Gr available in 350ml and 700ml cartridges. This high quality ink
set expands on Epson’s UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta by adding Orange and Green inks, which
significantly increases the range of colours that can be achieved, especially bright green to yellow, and yellow
to red. The Orange ink in particular contributes to reducing the graininess in skin tone. Epson UltraChrome
HDR pushes the limits of ink chemistry to deliver the widest colour gamut on the market to date on a variety
of media. This makes the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 ideal solutions to address the high demand for colour
representation in proof production, especially when there is a particular requirement for spot colours.
The new ink technology’s ability to both maximize the colour gamut without sacrificing print quality and deliver
smoother gradation is optimized by Epson’s new LUT technology. Through advanced mathematical translation
of RGB into 11-colour CMYK, the LUT technology seamlessly integrates hi-fidelity primaries allowing colour
constancy under different light conditions, smoother transitions between colours, grain reduction and gamut
smoothing. The optional Epson SpectroProofer™ tool turns the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900
into a reliable, consistent and repeatable proof verification and printer calibration solution, making remote
proofing a reality. By using this spectrophotometer solution, the following colour control workflows can be
achieved automatically and very precisely: colour calibration, colour certification, a daily colour check,
profile creation, spot colour matching, colour shift tracking and target measurement. Furthermore, a colour
certification label, like the Fogra wedge, can be printed to support the certification process. The Epson
SpectroProofer™ in-line, off-carriage calibration and verification system is powered by an X-Rite spectrophotometer
and controlled by Epson SpectroProofer™ software or a third party RIP. It is available with or without a UV-cut
filter as well as changeable black or white backing.
Other new technologies featured in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 include the ability to automatically switch
between Photo and Matte Black inks; an integral automatic media rotary knife cutting system; a new spindleless
roll holder mechanism; a new automatic paper set/release mechanism and Epson’s new automatic nozzle
check technology. In addition, the launch of the two new printers also sees the launch of a new line up of
high performance fine art media, as well as backlit media.
Marco van Niekerk, Senior Product Manager, Large Format Printers at Epson Europe says, "The Stylus Pro
7900 and 9900 are the latest additions to the Epson professional graphics range. These solutions deliver
Epson quality, speed and repeatability to help address the requirements of commercial printers and enable
them to broaden their business. The new technologies and features implemented in these two solutions make
them ideal for entering new market sectors, such as the flexographic market, and also address the needs of
production proofing companies by giving them a professional remote-proofing device which makes remote
proofing a true reality."
Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 key features summary:
- 11-colour Epson UltraChrome HDR ink set, expanding UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta by adding Orange
and Green in 11 individual, high capacity 350ml or 700ml cartridges
- 10-channel Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head for accurate and reliable imaging with the highest image quality
- Epson Variable-sized Droplet Technology for optimum speed, ink usage, efficiency and image detail
- Optional Epson SpectroProofer technology powered by X-Rite spectrophotometer (ILS20EP)
- Auto-switching of Matte and Photo Black inks
- Epson new LUT technology and super halftone technology for smooth gradations, less graininess and quality
- Epson automatic nozzle check technology
- Optimized throughput by use of rolling cutter knife
New Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Ink Jet Printer Sets New Standards For
Long Beach, Calif. - Sept. 25, 2006 - Epson, the overwhelming brand of choice among professional photographers,
continues to advance the possibilities of professional imaging with the introduction of the Epson StylusR Pro 3800.
Incorporating a compact, 17-inch wide printer design, a new breakthrough screening algorithm and award-winning
Epson UltraChrome K3 InkT technology, this printer delivers print quality and longevity unsurpassed by any other
inkjet printer. For added productivity, a new auto-sharing black ink technology allows for automatic switching
between photo and matte black ink modes to maximize image quality on a wide variety of media types. Available
for $1,295 (estimated street price), this sleek and sophisticated printer is engineered to mark another turning point
in the history of printing technology for professional photography, graphic design and prepress proofing.
"Throughout my career I've constantly pushed the limits of technology in an attempt to reproduce the bold
colors that define my work," said Pete Turner, master colorist and photographer whose photographs have
appeared on hundreds of ads, magazines, record album covers, and are in the permanent collections of world-
class museums. "Epson's new Stylus Pro 3800 represents an amazing breakthrough for creative professionals,
providing unprecedented control over the entire printing process without any compromises. Combined with Epson's
UltraChrome K3 pigment based ink, my prints have a sense of color and liquidity that I have never been able to
get with any previous inkjet printing process."
More About the Epson Stylus Pro 3800
Designed to exceed all expectations in the area of photographic image quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800
incorporates several new technologies and performance advancements for the most discerning professionals,
* New Auto-Sharing Black Ink Technology: Breakthrough print head allows the printer to automatically switch
between photo and matte black inks, providing virtually seamless transition times and greater conservation of
* Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink Technology: Using only eight individual cartridges at a time, Epson UltraChrome
K3 inks incorporate high-density color pigments that produce the highest overall color gamut and fidelity among
virtually any pigment-based inkjet printer in the industry. A high-gloss Microcrystal EncapsulationT resin
chemistry is also used to create prints with greater scratch resistance and reduced gloss differential.
* Three-Level Black Ink System: In addition to cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, and light magenta, Epson
UltraChrome K3 features a unique three-level black ink system that simultaneously uses black, light black and
light-light black inks to produce professional quality black-and-white prints that rival traditional silver halide. This
technology is designed to create professional neutral and toned black and white prints without color crossover,
metamerism or bronzing.
* New Screening Technology: Debuting a mathematical breakthrough from Epson, the printer features an entirely
new, radical screening algorithm that consistently places droplets precisely, producing smoother tonal transitions
and greater detail from highlights to shadows.
* High-Performance Engine Speeds: The extreme precision of the Epson Stylus Pro print engine delivers a
16"x 20" photo lab-quality print (using 1,440 x 720 dpi - High Speed mode) in as fast as five minutes, 32 seconds -
more than 20 percent faster than the Epson Stylus Pro 4800.
* High-Precision Print Head Technology: The high-performance one-inch wide, eight-channel print head can
achieve resolution levels up to 2880 x 1440 dpi with variable-sized ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters.
* Flexible Media Handling: Accommodating a variety of media in cut-sheet form between 4"x6" and 17"x22",
including BorderFreeR printing up to 16"x20", the printer offers three different ways to load media - a high-capacity
paper tray (120 sheets), top-loading manual tray optimized for fine art media and a front-loading, straight-through
path capable of handling media up to 1.5 mm thick.
* Print Longevity: Prints created with the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 are predicted to resist fading up to 108 years
for color prints and more than 200 years for black and white prints on specific Epson papers.
* New Sleek and Compact Design: Weighing in at only 43 pounds, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 features a new
compact design and narrow depth. Compared to the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, the dimensions and weight are
reduced by 30 and 51 percent, respectively.
* Connectivity Flexibility: For added versatility, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 ships standard with 10/100 BaseT
Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity.
Since its introduction, Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology has produced some of the world's most renowned
images from some of the most recognized photographers in the industry. Utilizing advanced new technologies
along with Epson UltraChrome K3, the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 is a new benchmark in the world of professional
photography. Underscoring Epson's ongoing commitment to the creative community, the printer comprises new
features, design and performance to best meet the needs of today's most discerning professionals.
"It's amazing to think that the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 is not only engineered to produce some of the best-looking
photographic prints the world has ever seen but does so for a price that's less than $1,300," said Mark Radogna,
group product manager, Epson Professional Imaging. "Without a doubt, this printer is poised to make a profound
impact in the professional imaging community and it won't take long for creative professionals everywhere to
realize that this product represents their next must-have item."
X-Rite announced today that it will be the official color management sponsor for the 2006 Epson Print Academy
traveling school, launching January 14 in Dallas, TX. The academy will focus on providing professional
photographers and graphic designers, as well as photo enthusiasts, informative digital workflow techniques to
achieve spectacular prints. X-Rite joins other industry leaders, such as Adobe, Lexar Media, Inc., Light Impressions,
Microsoft Corp, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, nik multimedia Inc, Wacom Technology,
as academy sponsors.
"X-Rite is thrilled to be the official color management sponsor of the 2006 Epson Print Academy," said Tom
Dlugos, X-Rite’s director of global sales, imaging products. "More and more photographers and creative
professionals are using color management as part of their workflow. This is an excellent opportunity to share
our technology, all in an effort to help these professionals achieve higher color fidelity in their work."
The Epson Print Academy will now offer two different full-day tracks: Track One is designed for photo
enthusiasts, advanced amateurs and other digital SLR camera owners to learn how the pros get great prints
from their digital SLR cameras. Track Two is designed by working professionals exclusively for working
professionals to learn advanced digital printing techniques that will help them advance their businesses to the
next level in both quality and productivity.
"The Print Academy has continued to demonstrate Epson’s leadership in digital photography at sold out
venues throughout North America by providing an educational experience that is both practical and
inspirational for photo enthusiasts, teaching them how to produce what photography is all about the print,"
said Dan Steinhardt, photographic marketing manager, Epson. "In our ongoing effort to address the demand
for more education and meet the ever-expanding and more complex needs of professionals, we decided to
build on this platform by adding a second, more advanced curriculum for working professionals. Both curriculums
will provide a wealth of useful information and techniques at a value that is unmatched by other programs."
Early bird pricing for Track One is $49.95 when participants register at least three days prior to the program.
Pricing for Track Two is $99.95 after a special $50 discount for professionals.
Preliminary Tour Dates and Locations
Jan 14, 2006: Dallas, TX, Marriott Dallas Solana, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jan 28, 2006: Miami, FL, Radisson Hotel Miami, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Feb 11, 2006: Boston, MA, Back Bay Events Center, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Feb 25, 2006: New York , NY, Hotel Pennsylvania, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mar 4, 2006: Chicago, IL, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mar 18, 2006: Washington. D.C., Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
April 8, 2006: Seattle, WA, Meydenbauer Center, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
April 22, 2006: Los Angeles, CA, Renaissance Montura Hotel, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
May 6, 2006: San Francisco, CA, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
May 20, 2006: Minneapolis, MN, Radisson Riverfront Hotel St. Paul, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
New Professional Wide-Format Printers Use Color and Unique Three-
Level Black Ink System
LONG BEACH, Calif. - May 10, 2005 - Epson is once again advancing its printing technology into new territory
for professional photographers and graphic artists with the launch of the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, Epson Stylus
Pro 7800, Epson Stylus Pro 9800, and new Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology. The combination of these
new printers and archival inks not only gives today's most demanding professionals the widest gamut of
archival color ink jet printing to date, but an almost infinite degree of black and white image control that rivals
all other forms of photographic printing.
All three printers introduce several new and advanced features and technologies, most notably Epson
UltraChrome K3 inks - a new archival technology that uses eight individual colors to create even better exhibit-
quality output on a wide selection of media. The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 replaces the award-winning Epson
Stylus Pro 4000 for printing images as wide as 17 inches, while the Epson Stylus Pro 7800 and Epson Stylus
Pro 9800 replace the Epson Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 for printing up to 24 inches and 44 inches in width,
"By combining the high-precision of a new Epson Stylus Pro print engine with the extraordinary performance
of Epson UltraChrome K3 ink technology, today's most discerning creative professionals have the tools to
express their true creative visions," said Mark Radogna, group product manager, professional graphics, Epson.
"Whether an artist's goal is to create the best exhibit-quality color prints possible or world-class black and white
photography, their only limitations will be talent and imagination."
New Epson UltraChrome K3 Ink Technology
Inspired by Epson's past generations of pigmented inks, Epson UltraChrome K3 uses higher density pigments
designed to increase image quality for both professional color and black and white prints. In addition to cyan,
magenta, yellow, light cyan and light magenta, Epson UltraChrome K3 features a unique three-level black ink
system that simultaneously uses black, light black and light-light black inks. This technology is designed to
create professional neutral and toned black and white prints without color crossover or color casts. It also
reduces the effects of metamerism or bronzing often associated with basic pigment chemistry. Furthermore,
Epson's proprietary driver and screening technology offer users a unique method for converting color digital
images into professional quality black and white prints.
Epson UltraChrome K3 also produces higher degrees of color fidelity and uses a new high-gloss Microcrystal
Encapsulation(tm) resin chemistry to create prints with greater scratch resistance and reduced gloss differential.
These prints are rated to resist fading up to 108 years for color prints and more than 200 years for black and
white prints on specific Epson papers.
The Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800 and 9800 offer users two unique ink modes - Photo Black and Matte Black -
that are designed to optimize the level of black ink density on different types of media. The Photo Black ink
mode can be selected to help maximize the deepness and richness of black tones on glossy/luster media
such as Epson's Premium Luster. The Matte Black mode uses a different black density to maximize the
deepness and richness of black tones on fine art surfaces such as Epson's Velvet Fine Art, Enhanced Matte
and UltraSmooth Fine Art.
New 8-Channel Print Head Technology
Epson's new high-performance, one-inch wide print head features 180 nozzles per channel and can achieve
resolution levels up to 2880 x 1440 dpi with variable-sized ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters. The Epson
Stylus Pro 4800 is also one of the fastest ink jet printers ever made by Epson, capable of printing a 16"x 20"
photo lab-quality print (using 1,440 x 720 dpi - HS mode) as fast as 6 minutes, 41 seconds. The Epson Stylus
Pro 7800 and 9800 offer print speeds approximately two times faster than their predecessors, the Epson Stylus
Pro 7600 and 9600. Photo lab-quality 24" x 30" prints can be printed as quickly as 14 minutes, 18 seconds,
and same-quality 44" x 60" prints can be printed in approximately 42 minutes, 30 seconds (all using 1,440 x
720 dpi - HS mode).
Epson has enhanced its manufacturing process to include colorimetric calibration. A technology called Epson
PreciseColor(tm) evaluates each printer's output during the manufacturing process and automatically fine tunes
each printer's settings to ensure consistent color output from one printer to the next.
Setup time is also greatly reduced by a built-in auto head alignment feature. This technology uses a built-in
white beam sensor that automatically scans printed alignment patterns created by the printer and then makes
automated adjustments if necessary. The same white beam sensor is also used to detect clogged nozzles
and automatically activate head cleaning cycles when/if necessary.
Professional Media Handling
The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 can handle virtually any type of media, either in rolls up to 17 inches wide or cut
sheets between 8" x 10" and 17" x 22". There are four ways to load media, which include an adjustable roll
feed for 2-inch and 3-inch cores, a high-capacity cut-sheet tray for up to 50 sheets of photographic media,
top manual feed, and straight-through front manual feed capable of handling up to 1.5-millimeter-thick poster
board. The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 also supports printing on both sides of the media without damaging the
previously printed side and has a built-in media cutter that automatically trims top and bottom edges of roll media
safely and accurately to produce full-bleed images on all four sides.
The Epson Stylus Pro 7800 and 9800 offer nearly all of the same advanced media handling capabilities as the
Epson Stylus Pro 4800, but in sizes up to 24 and 44 inches wide (respectively). Both cut-sheet and roll media
are loaded via the printers' straight-through media path. An optional automatic take-up reel system is also
available exclusively on the Epson Stylus Pro 9800 for unattended production of large print runs.
Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System and Print Job Information
Each of these new printers' ink cartridge channels/slots can handle either 110 ml or 220 ml cartridges (or a
combination of both sizes) that can even be replaced in the middle of a print job. Each cartridge uses Epson's
Intelligent High-Capacity Ink technology, a feature that stores a variety of information on a memory chip and
communicates the data to the printer whenever the power is turned on. Also, the printers use built-in memory
to track key print job statistics such as ink levels, ink usage, remaining media, print times, data file names, user
names, print dates and more.
Superior Connectivity and RIP Support
The Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800 and 9800 use Epson's professional-level photographic drivers for Macintosh
and Windows, allowing for complete density control even when the driver's color management feature is turned
off. Printer interfaces include one USB 2.0 port, one IEEE 1394 FireWire(tm) port and one expansion slot for
an optional 10/100 BaseT Ethernet card. All three printers are fully supported by most leading third-party RIPs.
EPSON AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS 2003 GATF INTERTECH
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Sept. 29, 2003 - Epson America today announced that it's EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and
9600 professional graphic printers with EPSON UltraChrome Inks and professional proofing media recently
received the prominent 2003 Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) InterTech Technology Award. Epson
was one of 13 recipients recognized by the InterTech judging committee for its technological innovation and
impact on the ink jet and remote proofing industry.
The award acknowledges Epson's SWOP-certified proofing system, a combination of professional graphic printers,
inks and output media for contract-level proofing that delivers precise proofs with a wide color gamut that closely
simulates colors produced on a printing press. Epson's winning combination of products provides consistent and
accurate industry standard proofs, saving customers considerable time and money compared to laborious analog
"We are honored to receive this year's award," said Robert Ozankan, product manager, professional graphics,
Epson. "The response we've received from the industry for these products over the past year and a half has
been extremely rewarding. We remain committed to providing the commercial printing and graphic arts
communities with an easy-to-implement proofing solution that provides the ideal combination of image quality,
print consistency, and stability.
About Epson's Award-Winning Proofing Solution
Epson's advanced Micro Piezo( DX3(tm) ASIC technology is the foundation for the Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600
proofing solutions. The innovative technology controls the printing process to produce consistent image quality
and color output from print to print, utilizing Epson's pigment-based UltraChrome Inks. Epson's seven-color
UltraChrome Inks offer a wide color gamut that matches the pigment inks used on the printing press more closely
than dye-based inks. Additionally, Epson's UltraChrome Inks are significantly more stable than dye-based inks
and dye sublimation technology over time. As a result, the inks produce better short- and long-term environmental
stability, enabling increased color accuracy and consistency for demanding proofing applications.
Also included in Epson's award-winning proofing system are the company's Premium SemiMatte and Commercial
proofing media that were specifically designed for proofing market applications with different base tints to more
accurately match papers used on a press.