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Epson Announces SureColor P-Series Designer Edition Models

Monday, July 11, 2016  
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Epson has announced the expansion of its line of SureColor P-Series large format printers to include three new Designer Edition configurations — the 17-inch SureColor P800, 24-inch SureColor P6000 and 44-inch SureColor P8000. The SureColor P-Series Designer Edition printers incorporate the latest Epson printer technologies with updated EFI Fiery eXpress RIP software, built on Adobe PostScript 3 to ensure a seamless, easy-to-use workflow experience.

"The SureColor P-Series Designer Edition printers enable graphic designers to print the way they want with accurate results," said Larry Kaufman, product manager of professional imaging, Epson America Inc. "With true Adobe PostScript, seamless RGB and CMYK color management, and nesting of files to optimize media usage, the new SureColor Designer Edition Printers offer advanced capabilities for producing unparalleled output from a broad range of applications."

Developed for graphic designers and even advanced photographers with ease of use in mind, the Designer Edition printers offer accurate color matching for process color (CMYK), spot colors and RGB files. Advanced job processing includes both the Adobe CPSI and PDF print engines along with support of the PANTONE Plus Spot Color library, ensuring compatibility printing directly from all industry-standard design programs. The powerful EFI Fiery eXPress software RIP delivers all this in an easy-to-use software package with five ways to print, allowing creative professionals to concentrate on what they do best — design.

Utilizing the updated EFI Fiery eXpress RIP software, the new Designer Edition printers produce accurate, repeatable output in a standalone or networked configuration of Apple and Windows PCs, with five methods to print:
  1. Hot Folder: Drag and drop, copy or save a copy of a compatible file directly to the hot folder and the RIP will process the job using the current printer preferences.
  2. Virtual Printer: The simplest way to send a job to the RIP using the current printer settings, this works directly from an application and is selected from the printer list.
  3. Unidriver: Prints directly from the application with added controls for changing media, color and layout settings.
  4. eXpress RIP: Print locally using the eXpress RIP software, opening a wide range of file formats, including EPS, PDF, PSD, TIFF, and JPEG
  5. Drag and Drop: Drag files directly to the job list for on-demand printing.
The SC-P800 Designer Edition offers full, 17-inch-wide borderless printing with unique Epson MicroPiezo AMC printhead technology, eight-color UltraChrome HD inks and advanced media handling, including a sheet feeder, front-in and front-out paper path, and an optional roll holder. Choose your media and path to print full, two-page spreads with bleed and crop marks, or borderless photos with exceptional clarity and sharpness up to 17-by-22 inches on a wide variety of comping, proofing, glossy, matte and fine art papers. An ideal printing solution for professional use in a studio or home office, the SureColor P800 Designer Edition uses individual 80 ml high-capacity ink cartridges and offers connectivity options, making it easy to print via USB, Wireless n or Ethernet.

The 24-inch SC-P6000 and 44-inch SC-P8000 Designer Editions feature the latest eight-color imaging technologies, including Epson's PrecisionCore TFP printhead and UltraChrome HD inks to deliver extraordinary performance for the professional printing industry, along with unparalleled color matching capabilities. Advanced media handling supports virtually any media type in roll or cut-sheet for comping, proofing and photographic output, and even supports up to 1.5mm-thick poster board. If a current design size or workflow requires tiling and splicing individual pages, or outsourcing large jobs, the wider 24- or 44-inch devices are capable of outputting a time-saving single page.

The SC-P800, SC-P6000, and SC-P8000 Designer Editions are available now at manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $1,495 for the Epson SureColor P800 Designer Edition; $3,495 for the Epson SureColor P6000 Designer Edition; and $5,495 for the Epson SureColor P8000 Designer Edition.

The SureColor P-Series Designer Edition printers offer a standard Epson Preferred Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and exchange (SC-P800SE) or on-site service (SC-P6000SE/SC-P8000SE) in the event of any hardware failure. Epson Preferred Plus extended service plans are available to provide coverage for up to two additional years.

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