Epson announces new SureColor P-Series range

Epson SureColor P9000

Epson have just announced the arrival of four new large format inkjet printers to replace the hugely successful Stylus Pro 7890/9890 and 7900/9900 machines.

Available from October 2015, the 24-inch P6000 and 44-inch P8000 use Epson’s UltraChrome HD eight-colour ink set, while the 24-inch P7000 and 44-inch P9000 incorporate a newly reformulated Epson UltraChrome HDX 10-color ink set.

According to Epson, the redesigned 10-colour inks include a new Violet ink for commercial printers for expanded colour gamut delivering outputs matching 99-percent of PANTONE® Solid Coated. The Violet ink replaces the Light Light Black (LLK) and is crucial for the Advanced Black and White printing mode. The new inks also have an improved black density which is 1.5 times denser than the previous formula.

Epson PrecisionCore TFP Printhead is used in the SureColor P-Series, delivering consistent high-performance. Variable size ink droplet technology delivers droplets as small as 3.5 picolitres for remarkable print quality. Enhancements include a new wave form for improved dot placement and accuracy. User-scheduled cleaning cycles also improve printhead health.

Optional new SpectroProofer UVS: Developed jointly with X-Rite, the new in-line spectrophotometer provides automated colour management and verification-related tasks for a range of proofing applications. It supports all current illumination standards for UV and UV-Cut measurement and is selectable between UV modes M0, M1 and M2. This will be a vital feature for users transitioning between the older and upcoming FOGRA standards for proofing.

Optional Internal Print Server: Internal 320GB print server boosts workgroup productivity by quickly transferring print jobs to free-up workstations; adds print queue management and print job save and reprint functionality.

We will be putting these machines through their paces in the coming weeks. The outgoing models have been highly popular and rightly so. Looks like these key improvements will keep the Epsons at the top of their game in the Photographic, Fine Art and Proofing markets for the coming years.