Following the preview of the Epson 24" Stylus Pro 7900 and 44" Stylus Pro 9900 at drupa earlier this year Epson are now introducing them to the UK.

Setting a new standard for the professional large format printer market
the two new additions to the Epson Stylus Pro range feature a new printer
mechanism and a raft of new technologies which make them ideal for
production and contract proofing, as well as the highest quality fine-art and photographic applications. They will also enable printers to extend their business into the demanding packaging proofing and flexographic markets. In addition an optional calibration and verification system, the Epson SpectroProoferT, means the Stylus Pro 7900 and the Stylus Pro 9900 can be confidently used for remote proofing applications.

The new printer mechanism implemented in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900
builds on Epson's MicroPiezo TFPT (Thin Film Piezo) print head, introduced
with the launch of the Stylus Pro 11880 last year. It delivers perfectly
spherical dots with high precision dot placement and can deliver
resolutions up to 2880 dpi. Both the number of nozzles and throughput has
been doubled in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900, resulting in a maximum speed
of up to 40sqm/hr. At these increased print speeds, the new 10-channel
MicroPiezo TFPT print head ensures production of the highest image

The Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Stylus Pro 9900 utilise a new 5th generation
pigment ink, which is key to the quality of print output. Epson > UltraChromeT HDR (High Dynamic Range) ink is an 11-colour ink set consisting of Pk, Mk, Lk, LLK, C, VM, Y, Lc, VLm, Or and Gr available in 350ml and 700ml cartridges. This high quality ink set expands on Epson's UltraChromeT K3 with Vivid Magenta by adding Orange and Green inks, which significantly increases the range of colours that can be achieved,
especially bright green to yellow, and yellow to red. The Orange ink in particular contributes to reducing the graininess in skin tone. Epson UltraChromeT HDR pushes the limits of ink chemistry to deliver the widest colour gamut on the market to date on a variety of media. This makes the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 ideal solutions to address the high demand for colour representation in proof production, especially when there is a particular requirement for spot colours.

The optional Epson SpectroProoferT tool turns the Epson Stylus Pro 7900
and Stylus Pro 9900 into a reliable, consistent and repeatable proof
verification and printer calibration solution, making remote proofing a
reality. By using this spectrophotometer solution, many colour
control workflows can be achieved automatically and very precisely.

Other new technologies featured in the Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 include
the ability to automatically switch between Photo and Matte Black inks; an
integral automatic media rotary knife cutting system; a new spindleless
roll holder mechanism; a new automatic paper set/release mechanism and
Epson's new automatic nozzle check technology.