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Epson Launches Fine Art Photographic Printer

(January 2016) posted on Mon Jan 25, 2016

A new 64-in. SureColor with four-level gray scale.

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Epson has added the P20000 to its SureColor line of wide-format digital printers. The 64-in. model is designed for printing fine art and photography, featuring a reformulated 9-color UltraChrome Pro ink set with four-level gray technology. The P20000 also leverages dedicated Photo Black and Matte Black ink channels, as well as Resin Encapsulation Technology for improved gloss uniformity, contrast ratio, and clarity.

The machine’s 10-channel PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead is said to print 2.8 times faster than previous Epson printers; it also offers a max. resolution of 2400 x 1200 dpi. Ink droplets are as small as 3.5 pL. Additional new printhead features include Nozzle Verification Technology and automatic nozzle cleaning without the use of additional media.

A new advanced media feeding system incorporates a pattern recognition algorithm for precise placement; new CMOS sensors; and inductive rollers that automatically load cut-sheet media without skew and protect media from scratches. An optional auto take-up reel system is also offered.

The P20000 also features a 320-GB internal server; an Adobe Postscript 3 hardware engine is optional.