Epson debuted its 17-inch wide Stylus Pro 4900 last week at Graph Expo. It’s the same size format as the Stylus Pro 4880, but has been re-designed from the ground up with such features as Epson’s MicroPiezo TFT printhead and Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink.
With an expected ship date for the Standard Version ($2,495 MSRP) in December 2010 and January 2011 for the Designer Edition ($2,995 MSRP), the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 now utilizes ten colors, including all-new Orange and Green.
Epson has also combined its HDR Inks and TFT printhead with its new AccuPhoto half-toning HDR screening technology. Epson says the ten-color screen algorithm provides a maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi for extra-sharp text and line art, produces extremely fine blends and photographic transitions, creates accurate highlight-to-shadow details, ensures consistent color balance regardless of the viewing light source, and improves the overall photographic print quality.
Other features of the new Stylus Pro 4900 include: Automatic printhead alignment, automatic nozzle verification and cleaning, three-level black ink technology (Black, Light Black and Light Light Black), automatic black ink mode switching between Photo and Matte Black ink cartridges, ePlaten roll media loading technology, roll media length tracking and identification system, a high-performance rotary cutting system, true roll-based BorderFree printing, Epson’s Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System, and more.
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