CHICAGO (Graph Expo, Booth 617) - Oct. 4, 2010 - Epson America is once again redefining the standard for photographic print quality with the introduction of the Epson Stylus® Pro 4900 17-inch printer. Leveraging Epson’s latest engineering technology featured in the award-winning Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 combines the precision of Epson’s MicroPiezo® TFP® print head with the performance of Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink to deliver high quality prints, fast print speeds, and an extremely wide color gamut.<br><br>
"The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 incorporates the most advanced technologies Epson has to offer in a robust 17-inch mechanism," said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "Whether producing sellable color or black-and-white photography, fine art reproductions, or color accurate commercial and flexographic proofs for client approvals, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 provides creative professionals with a powerful and productive tool in today’s competitive market."<br><br>
Utilizing ten colors, including Orange and Green, Epson UltraChrome HDR ink technology produces the widest color gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer and is certified by Pantone to cover 98 percent of the PANTONE® FORMULA GUIDE solid color palette1. Combined with Epson’s AccuPhoto™ HDR screening technology, this ink dramatically raises the level of print quality. The one-inch wide, 360 nozzle Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head excels in dot shape accuracy, dot placement and producing high quality prints at fast speeds. In addition, it features the latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle verification technologies that virtually eliminate clogged nozzles.<br><br>
The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is designed to offer professionals a powerful combination of performance, flexibility and ease-of-use. It includes automatic switching between roll and cut-sheet media, allowing users to have both the front paper cassette and roll feeder loaded with different media types and automatically switch between them with a simple driver selection. In addition, the high-capacity paper cassette holds up to 200 sheets of 8.5"x11" to 17"x24" sized sheets.<br><br>
The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is available in two configurations - the base model for photography and a Graphic Design Edition including an EFI® eXpress RIP.