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8 November 2010
New Epson printer and CTP device star in Print World booth
Epson Canada returns to Print World in 2010 with two new devices for the graphic arts industry. The much-anticipated Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is a new 17-inch desktop printer incorporating Epson’s latest technology for photographers, graphic designers and proofing professionals. And the Epson Stylus Pro 7900CTP System offers an affordable aluminum press plate solution to small and medium-sized print shops, using the new Epson DirectPlate Technology.

The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 combines the precision of Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP®print head with the performance of Epson UltraChrome HDR ink to deliver high quality prints, fast print speeds, and an extremely wide colour gamut. 

“The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 incorporates the most advanced technologies Epson has to offer in a robust 17-inch mechanism,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson North America. “Whether producing sellable colour or black-and-white photography, fine art reproductions, or colour accurate commercial and flexographic proofs for client approvals, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 provides creative professionals with a powerful and productive tool in today’s competitive market.”

Utilizing ten colours, including Orange and Green, Epson UltraChrome HDR ink technology produces the widest colour gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer and is certified by Pantone to cover 98 percent of the Pantone® Formula Guide palette1. It includes automatic switching between roll and cut-sheet media.

The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is available in two configurations – the base model for photography and a Graphic Design Edition including an EFI eXpress RIP.

In the print shop, Epson Canada is redefining how computer-to-plate (CTP) technology is used by small and medium commercial printers with a new technology called Epson DirectPlate Aluminum. Taking advantage of a recent breakthrough in chemical engineering and plate coating, this new plate technology enables true aluminum lithographic printing press plates to be created with a standard Epson Stylus Pro printer and Epson UltraChrome® HDR inks.

Once imaged, followed by a quick heat curing process, these unique plates can be used to produce up to 20,000 impressions each with image quality superior to polyester solutions available today.

The new Epson Stylus Pro 7900CTP system is the first printer to incorporate DirectPlate Aluminum technology. This complete turn-key system combines an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer (24-inch wide format) with a unique plate curing device (PCU), an EFI Computer-to-Plate RIP software package, and plate guide attachment. The Epson 7900CTP’s output offers better quality prints on press than polyester without having to manage hazardous and messy chemicals.

“It’s amazing to see just how much Epson DirectPlate technology can exceed the final press quality that today’s small and medium sized commercial printers are used to seeing,” said Reed Hecht, product manager, Epson North America. “But even more important than image quality, this technology gives them a true aluminum press plate workflow that’s reliable, consistent, more cost-effective than polyester, and less impact on the environment while still being easier to use.”

See the new equipment at Epson booth 1226 at Print World.

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