Epson Designer Edition Printers Simplify Color Accurate Proofing

If use an inkjet printer to make color-accurate proofs of designs for print ads, large-format graphics, marketing collateral, magazine pages, or other print projects, you will be interested in this news from Epson.  Epson has expanded its SureColor® P-Series of large format printers to include three new Designer Edition configurations: the 17-inch SureColor P800; 24-inch SureColor P6000; and 44-inch SureColor P8000.

epsonexceedyourvisionTo ensure an easy-to-use workflow for creative output, 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.

“The SureColor P-Series Designer Edition printers enable graphic designers to print the way they want with accurate results,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, 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 some advanced photographers, the Designer Edition printers offer accurate color matching for process color (CMYK), spot colors, and RGB files.

The 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 easy ways to print. This means creative professionals can concentrate on what they do best – design.

Five Easy Ways to Print

Utilizing the updated EFI Fiery eXpress RIP software, the new Designer Edition printers produce accurate, repeatable output either as standalone printers or in networked configurations with Apple and Windows PCs.

The five methods to print are:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Unidriver: Prints directly from the application with added controls for changing media, color and layout settings
  • eXpress RIP: Print locally using the eXpress RIP software. The software opens a wide range of file formats, including EPS, PDF, PSD, TIFF, and JPEG.
  • Drag and Drop: Drag files directly to the job list for on-demand printing

SureColor P800 Designer Edition

The SC-P800 Designer Edition offers full 17-inch wide borderless printing with unique Epson MicroPiezo® AMC™ printhead technology, 8-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 x 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 exceptional connectivity options, making it easy to print via USB, Wireless n2 or Ethernet.

SureColor P6000 and P8000 Designer Editions

The 24-inch SC-P6000 and 44-inch SC-P8000 Designer Editions feature the latest 8-color imaging technologies, including Epson’s PrecisionCore® TFP® printhead and UltraChrome HD inks.

These printers deliver the extraordinary performance and unparalleled color-matching capabilities required for professional printing jobs.

For comping, proofing, or photographic output, the SC-P6000 and SC-P8000 Designer Editions have advanced media-handling capabilities for a huge variety of roll or cut-sheet inkjet media. The printers can even output graphics on posterboard up to 1.5 mm thick.

If a current design size or workflow requires tiling and splicing individual pages or outsourcing large jobs, the wider 24- or 44-inch devices can output a time-saving single page.

The SC-P800 ($1,495), SC-P6000 ($3,495), and SC-P8000 ($5,495) Designer Editions are currently available through Authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers.

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