Epson launches P-series

Epson is releasing its first completely new line of printers in seven years as it fills key market segments with kit powered by its new PrecisionCore inkheads.

The four roll-to-roll wide format machines form the SureColor P-series and are targeted at the photography, point-of-sale, proofing and packaging markets.

The 24-inch SureColor SC-P6070 and 44-inch SC-P8070 are for photographs and eye catching retail point of sale for copy shops and commercial printers, and are upgrades from the SP-7890 and SP-9890.

The 44-inch SureColor SC-P9070 and 24-inch SC-P7070 are more positioned at packaging and proofing and can produce art gallery and museum quality prints. They supersede the  Stylus Pro SP-7900 and SP-9900.

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Epson says the four development goals were to provide ultimate colour and precision, superior productivity and output flexibility, superior cost of ownership, and superior durability.

It says the printers offer significantly reduced operating costs with reduced power consumption, nine large, cost effective ink cartridges, 2880 x 1440 maximum resolution, full Pantone certification, upgraded colour management, and an optional 320GB hard drive.

The HDD operates like a low cost print server improving work group productivity while also helping to reduce network traffic.

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