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Epson extends HDR ink range to Epson Stylus® Pro 4900

September 2010

Epson extends HDR ink range to Epson Stylus® Pro 4900

Sydney, 23 September 2010: Epson has moved to consolidate its reputation for superior performance with professional photographers and graphic arts professionals by extending its UltraChrome® HDR (High Dynamic Range) printer line up to include the new Epson Stylus® Pro 4900 printer.

The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is an A2 (17 inch) printer designed for high quality and high volume print production, with print speeds up to three times faster than its predecessor the Stylus® Pro 4880, and with automatic switching between matte and photo black inks, users can quickly change between black inks to match the appropriate media.

With ten UltraChrome® HDR ink colours including orange and green and three levels of black, the Stylus Pro 4900 delivers the widest colour gamut of any Epson Stylus Pro printer, as well as reproducing 98% of the Pantone colours, making it ideal for graphics arts professionals where colour accuracy is critical.

The Stylus® Pro 4900 has Epson’s patented Thin Film Piezo (TFP) print head with 360 nozzles per colour channel, and uses Epson’s Variable Sized Droplet Technology, delivering a faster print speed as well as smoother tonal graduation and Epson’s renowned deep, rich colours.

The TFP print head has an ink-repelling coating, which reduces the potential for clogging on long print runs so there is less printer down-time and fewer print head cleans, all helping to minimise running costs while increasing productivity.

The Stylus® Pro 4900 uses large capacity individual 200 ml ink cartridges for long print runs and fewer cartridge replacements, and has a roll paper mount, making it one of the most economical and efficient printers in its class.

To further help operators achieve absolute colour accuracy, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 can be configured with an optional SpectroProofer, enabling professional colour proofing workflows by means of automatic colour calibration and verification. The SpectroProofer operates with a black or white backing of the measurement patch, ensuring conformity with the ISO-12647-7 standard for proofing.

The result is a simplified, faster and more efficient workflow, and mechanical scanning ensures repeatability and thereby reduces labour costs while delivering accurate output. To compensate for optical brighteners in media, the SpectroProofer is available in two models – with or without a UV cut filter.

The flexibility of this option allows users in colour critical applications such as remote and contract proofing to generate a colour certification label for the proof.

Combined with the Stylus Pro® 7900 and Stylus Pro® 9900 UltraChrome® HDR printers, the Epson Stylus® Pro 4900 completes the HDR printer range providing print professionals everywhere with the ability to ensure consistent printing across multiple locations and widths.

The Epson Stylus® Pro 4900 is available through authorised professional graphic dealers shipping in November 2010. Price to be confirmed at a later date.


98% coverage of PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE® solid coated palette based on Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte printed with Epson printer driver at 2880x1440dpi.

PANTONE® coverage may vary when printed with a third party RIP.

PANTONE® and other Pantone LLC trademarks are property of Pantone LLC.

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