Last updateThu, 16 Jul 2020 3pm

Epson launches first 12-colour photo, fine art and proof printer on the market

With the SureColor SC-P7500 and SureColor SC-P9500, Epson announces its first 12-colour large-format printers. The presses cover up to 99 percent1 of the Pantone color space and offer the largest color spectrum of all Epson printers to date. The SureColor SC-P7500 (24 inches, 61 cm, DIN A1+) and SC-P9500 (44 inches, 111.76 cm, DIN B0+) are ideal for artists, photographers and proofing users because their large color space ensures reliable, high-quality color reproduction. In spite of their exceptionally high print quality, both new Epson printers work very quickly and are therefore also in good hands in production. The new SureColor are based on the newly developed UltraChrome Pro12 ink set, which is based on the proven K3 technology and complements it with orange, green and violet ink. Both printers will be available from qualified retailers from December 2019.

These two models of the SureColor SC-P series were developed for applications such as professional photography, art (re)production and proofing, where the highest print quality is required, so that works produced with these devices are also interesting for demanding buyers in the photo and art environment. Matching the new 12-colour ink set, a new Epson print head with up to 800 nozzles for each of its twelve colours is also used, which also allows even more precise placement of the individual ink drops. The twelve micro-piezo printheads with an original resolution of 300 dpi used in the devices enable production at high speed and top quality. The change between Photo- and Matte Black takes place without rinsing the ink system. While images benefit from smooth color gradients and a precise print pattern, the "Black Enhancement Overcoating Technology" achieves even higher black densities, which make for even more striking and dramatic print images. For those who value creative freedom and use a variety of materials, both the SureColor SC-P7500 and SCP9500 Fine Art support paper, canvas, photo paper, proofing media and a host of other media.
For packaging and contract proofs where particularly high colour fidelity is required, Epson offers the option of installing an Epson SpectroPoofer on both printers. With this and the corresponding proofing software, fully automatic color measurement, profiling and color management workflows are set up depending on the software used.
Frank Schenk, Head of Professional Graphics and Industrial, explains, "In order to offer the market highly innovative products, we listen carefully to what our customers want. In this way, we build printers without superfluous features so that we can focus on the things that are most important to our customers. With this in mind, I am convinced that we have achieved something special with the new SureColor SC-P, because the new series gives our customers a high degree of creative freedom and opens up new business opportunities. 12-color photo printers are a premiere for us. These machines impress with their impressive print speed, high print quality and very user-friendly operation. All elements - hardware, print head, ink, media, software and support - have been designed to work together in harmony".



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