Epson Announces New SureColor P-Series "Designer Edition" Printers for Creative Professionals - the 17 inch P800, 24 inch P6000, and 44 inch P8000

Epson has announced three new SureColor P-Series Printers, adding to their "Designer Edition" models for Creative Professionals. These printers are large format models, targeted at graphics designers and advanced photographers that want the highest quality prints possible in larger sizes.

p6000_p8000.jpegTo help insure these printers meet that goal, these new Designer Edition configurations include advanced RIP software packages, support for accurate color matching via CMYK, spot colors, and RGB files. The job processing engines also include Adobe CPSI and PDF Print engines, along with support for PANTONE Plus Spot Color libraries, and more. These new printers are designed to meet the latest industry standards for use with professional grade software that graphics professionals and advanced photographers rely on.

These new Printers also include the unique Epson printhead technology, 8-color UltraChrome® HD inks, and advanced media handling; including sheet feeders, support for roll holders, and much more.

These new printers in their "Designer Edition" configurations are available immediately from Authorized Epson Professional Imaging dealers, with the SureColor P800 listed at $1,495, the SureColor P6000 listed at $3495, and the SureColor P8000 listed at $5495. Note that Epson also has other configurations of these printers available at different price points.

For more details about these new Designer Edition Printer Models, see the Press Release from Epson below:

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Epson Adds SureColor P-Series Designer Edition Models for Creative Professionals

Epson 17-Inch SureColor P800, 24-Inch SureColor P6000 and 44-inch SureColor P8000 Designer Editions Integrate EFI Fiery eXpress RIP for Graphic Design and Photography Professionals

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced the expansion of its award-winning line of SureColor® P-Series large format printers to include three new Designer Edition configurations - the 17-inch SureColor P800, 24-inch SureColor P6000 and 44-inch SureColor P8000. The SureColor P-Series Designer Edition printers incorporate the latest Epson printer technologies with updated EFI Fiery® eXpress RIP software, built on Adobe® PostScript® 3 to ensure a seamless, easy-to-use workflow experience for producing outstanding creative output.

"The SureColor P-Series Designer Edition printers enable graphic designers to print the way they want with accurate results," said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "With true Adobe PostScript, seamless RGB and CMYK color management and nesting of files to optimize media usage, the new SureColor Designer Edition Printers offer advanced capabilities for producing unparalleled output from a broad range of applications."

Developed for graphic designers and even advanced photographers with ease-of-use in mind, the Designer Edition printers offer accurate color matching for process color (CMYK), spot colors and RGB files. The advanced job processing includes both the Adobe CPSI and PDF print engines along with support of the PANTONE® Plus Spot Color library, ensuring compatibility printing directly from all industry standard design programs. The powerful EFI Fiery eXPress software RIP delivers all this in an easy-to-use software package with five easy ways to print, allowing creative professionals to concentrate on what they do best - design.

Five Easy Ways to Print with Designer Edition
Utilizing the updated EFI Fiery eXpress RIP software, the new Designer Edition printers produce accurate, repeatable output in a stand-alone or networked configuration of Apple and Windows PCs, with five methods to print:   

  • Hot Folder: Drag and drop, copy, or save a copy of a compatible file directly to the hot folder and the RIP will process the job using the current printer preferences

  • Virtual Printer: The simplest way to send a job to the RIP using the current printer settings, this works directly from an application and is selected from the printer list

  • Unidriver: Prints directly from the application with added controls for changing media, color and layout settings

  • eXpress RIP: Print locally using the eXpress RIP software, opening a wide range of file formats, including EPS, PDF, PSD, TIFF, and JPEG

  • Drag and Drop: Drag files directly to the job list for on-demand printing

More About the SureColor P800 Designer Edition
The SC-P800 Designer Edition offers full 17-inch wide borderless printing with unique Epson MicroPiezo® AMC printhead technology, 8-color UltraChrome® HD inks and advanced media handling, including a sheet feeder, front-in and front-out paper path, and an optional roll holder. Choose your media and path to print full two-page spreads with bleed and crop marks, or borderless photos with exceptional clarity and sharpness up to 17"x22" on a wide variety of comping, proofing, glossy, matte, and fine art papers. An ideal printing solution for professional use in a studio or home office, the SureColor P800 Designer Edition uses individual 80 ml high-capacity ink cartridges1, and offers exceptional connectivity options, making it easy to print via USB, Wireless n2 or Ethernet. 

More About the SureColor P6000 and P8000 Designer Editions
The 24-inch SC-P6000 and 44-inch SC-P8000 Designer Editions feature the latest 8-color imaging technologies, including Epson's PrecisionCore® TFP® printhead and UltraChrome HD inks to deliver extraordinary performance for the professional printing industry, along with unparalleled color matching capabilities. Advanced media handling supports virtually any media type in roll or cut-sheet for comping, proofing and photographic output, and even supports up to 1.5 mm thick poster board. If a current design size or workflow requires tiling and splicing individual pages, or outsourcing large jobs, the wider 24- or 44-inch devices are capable of outputting a time saving single page.

Support and Availability
The SC-P800, SC-P6000, and SC-P8000 Designer Editions are currently available through Authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers.

Epson Printer

Price (MSRP)

Epson SureColor P800 Designer Edition

$1,495

Epson SureColor P6000 Designer Edition

$3,495

Epson SureColor P8000 Designer Edition

$5,495

 

The SureColor P-Series Designer Edition printers offer a standard Epson Preferred Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and exchange (SC-P800SE) or on-site service (SC-P6000SE/SC-P8000SE) in the event of any hardware failure. Epson Preferred Plus extended service plans are available to provide coverage for up to two additional years. For more information, visit proimaging.epson.com.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 67,000 employees in 90 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

1 SureColor P-Series printers are designed to work exclusively with specially formulated Epson inks, and not with other brands of cartridges or inks.
2 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used.

Note: EPSON, SureColor, UltraChrome, MicroPiezo, PrecisionCore, and TFP are registered trademarks and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. AMC and Epson Preferred are trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.