Epson has announced the introduction of its first 12-colour large format printers – the SureColor SC-P7500 (24”/61 cm) and SC-P9500 (44”/111.76 cm) – aimed at applications including professional photography, art reproduction and proofing. According to an Epson press release, the are ideal for artists, photographers and proofing users because their large colour space ensures reliable, high-quality colour reproduction. The new SureColor is 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.
The 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. 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 colour gradients and a precise print pattern, the Black Enhancement Overcoating Technology achieves higher black densities. Both the SureColor SC-P7500 and SCP9500 Fine Art support paper, canvas, photo paper, proofing media and a host of other media.
Epson offers the option of installing an Epson SpectroProofer on both printers. With this and the corresponding proofing software, fully automatic colour measurement, profiling and colour management workflows are set up depending on the software used.