Gear Necessities: professional-grade prints from your home studio

Introducing Epson’s SureColor P5070 large-format printer — the next step up from the semi-professional P800, the P5070 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 improved dust and static control, the printer boasts production and resource efficiency, as well as reduced nozzle clogging.

Setting up the printer is straightforward thanks to the full-colour 2.7-inch LCD control panel, which allows easy set-up, control, and maintenance.

The SureColor P5070 supports two different ink configurations: one that 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. 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 are great 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 printer also features a front-feed straight path for delicate fine-art sheet media and poster board up to 1.5mm thick.

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.

For further info, visit epson.co.nz.

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