Professional-grade prints from your home studio

Outsourcing your printing for a gallery installation or exhibition opportunity can often be costly and time-consuming, but Epson has put the power back into your hands with the SureColor P5070.

Being able to print professional-quality images from your home studio could add the finishing touch to your working environment, whether you’re looking to print test sheets to compare tone and colour, provide tear sheets to clients, or update the shots in your portfolio. Introducing Epson’s SureColor P5070 large-format printer will cut out those trips to the print shop and will mean that you’re in control of the quality and cost.

The new model is a step up from the semi-professional P800 launched last year, with higher print speeds, lower running costs, and an integrated auto-cutter for improved productivity. It features Epson’s latest PrecisionCore thin film piezo (TFP) printhead and UltraChrome HDX 10-colour pigment ink technology, which delivers stunning images with an increased colour gamut, higher density blacks, and reduced running costs. With a refined design incorporated to improve dust and static control, the printer boasts production and resource efficiency, with reduced nozzle clogging. Setting up the printer is straightforward thanks to the full-colour 2.7-inch LCD control panel that allows easy set-up, control, and maintenance of the printer.

General manager, Business Division, Epson Australia Craig Heckenberg says, “The SureColor P5070 is the latest addition to the Epson SureColor product line, which is bringing Epson’s photographic technology to the next level. Sitting above the popular Epson SureColor SC-P800 in the range, the SureColor P5070 packs all of the SureColor printing technology into a 17-inch desktop model, providing photographers and graphic designers with the best imaging [that] technology has to offer.”

The SureColor P5070 uses 200ml UltraChrome HDX 10-colour ink cartridges, which use newly developed core pigments. These new inks enable enhanced print durability and blacks that are 1.5 times denser than the previous generation. They deliver a wider contrast ratio with improved resin encapsulation technology for higher levels of gloss uniformity, and images that are optically clearer and sharper.

The SureColor P5070 supports two different ink configurations: one which uses ‘Light Light Black’ and one that uses ‘Violet’ ink. Light Light Black delivers smooth and neutral tonal transitions, and supports Epson’s Advanced Black and White Print mode. If you’re working in the photography, fine-art, or graphic-design realm, this configuration is ideal for you. Using the Light Light Black set-up delivers 98-per-cent PANTONE®* coverage. When configured with Violet ink in place of Light Light Black, the SureColor P5070 achieves an expanded colour gamut to deliver 99-per-cent PANTONE® coverage, which is ideal for commercial, graphic, and proofing applications.

The high-capacity power-driven roll media spindle and internal high-speed single-pass rotary cutter make the P5070 ideal for multiple print production and panoramas up to 15m. The high-capacity front paper cassette can hold up to 100 sheets of premium photo paper, and can print on sheets up to A2+. The P5070 also features a front-feed straight path for delicate fine-art sheet media and poster board up to 1.5mm thick. Auto-switching between roll and cassette-sheet feeding allows both sources to be loaded at the same time.

The SureColor P5070 is available through authorized Epson dealers complete with an optional SpectroProofer, and CoverPlus service packs for up to five years. The standalone printer starts at $3295 including GST. For further info, visit epson.co.nz.

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