Market and Applications
The Epson SureColor SC-P5000 Printer Series combines outstanding print quality and superior reliability, redefining the standard for photographic, fine art and proof printing. The compact 17-inch/A2, 11-colour SC-P5000 Printer Series features elegant and modern design, perfect for any office or studio. Featuring Epson's UltraChrome HDX-ink, the SC-P5000 replaces the Epson Stylus Pro 4900, with superior light fastness, improved high density black ink, an Advanced Black and White mode, and more.
The SC-P5000 STD with Light Light Black ink, is ideal for fine art applications, allowing artists to turn art into gallery-quality reproductions that are true to their original and for professional photographers who need a high-quality precision printer. For pre-press proofing applications, using Violet ink ensures a perfect print match, providing superior output for colour-critical print jobs. There are four SC-P5000 printers in the Series, including the SC-P5000 STD (bundled with light, light black ink) SC-P5000 STD Spectro (bundled with the SpectroProofer solution), SC-P5000 Spectro Violet (bundled with the SpectroProofer solution and new violet ink) and the SC-P5000 Violet (bundled with violet ink). The most colour accurate large format printers on the market utilising eleven colours, the Espon SureColor SC-P5000 Series deliver excellent Pantone accuracy.
At Design Supply, an Epson ProGraphics+ Gold Partner, we work closely with Epson to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With over 27 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
The Epson SureColor SC-P5000 Printer Series combines outstanding print quality and superb reliability, redefining the standard for photographic, fine art and proof printing. The SC-P5000 STD with Light Light Black ink delivers the sharpest detail with brilliant, unfading, accurate colour. The SC-P5000 offers a high level of performance and nuance, allowing artists to turn art into gallery-quality reproductions that are true to their original.
The Epson SureColor SC-P5000 Printer Series features award-winning Epson UltraChrome HDX Inks, which reproduce colours faithful to the original work. Ideal for creating long-lasting professional photographs, fine art prints and accurate proofs, this specialist ink showcases the detail and contrast of artwork and photographs perfectly. For fine art and photographic prints, the Light Light Black ink delivers high optical ink density and additional black ink pigments deliver smooth gradation of colour for true to life prints, every time. The Epson SureColor SC-P5000 V Printer features Violet ink, achieving near-perfect colour matching up to 99% of Pantone Solid Coated Colours, making it be the best choice for the demanding requirements of a fast proofing workflow. For additional precision, the optional in-line SpectroProofer ensures consistent, repeatable colour accuracy whatever media, rapidly measuring control strips and colour charts when creating ICC profiles and print verification results. Epson's PrecisionCore TFP printhead technology, in combination with Epson's UltraChrome HDX ink set with eleven colours, reproduces every detail, tone, texture, and brush stroke of the original artwork or photo, delivering unrivalled accuracy in all printing and proofing work. Innovative printhead and ink technology delivers exceptionally accurate dot placement, recreating professional-quality prints in perfect detail.
The Espon SureColor SC-P5000 Printer Series is extremely simple to set up and use, and offers unrivalled speed and reliability. Capable of producing large volumes of print unattended, the SC-P5000 Series include a number of intuitive features that boost productivity and provide consistently smooth operation. The SC-P5000 Printer Series includes automatic fast-speed nozzle checking to prevent clogging, a dust intrusion deterrent, anti-static prevention, and a Timer Cleaning function. The step-by-step guide on the colour LCD panel intuitively assists loading the media to managing the automated nozzle checks and helps perform any operation with ease. Load roll and sheet media simulaneously and switch seamlessly between the two without having to reload the media roll every time.
The Epson SureColor SC-P5000 Printer Series seamlessly integrates with industry leading workflow software solutions to meet the needs of the photography, fine arts and proofing printing community.
The Epson SC-P5000 Printer Series produces up to 2880 x 1440 dpi resolution to create vivid prints that are true to life on a wide range of media, and is compatible with Linux, Mac OS (10.9 or later) and Windows (2000,7, 8,Vista, XP, and Server 2003/2008).
Epson UltraChrome HDX Ink is an 11-colour pigment-based ink system, including three-level black ink technology (photo black, matte black, light black), delivering highly accurate spot colour reproduction. The UltraChrome HDX ink set colours include: cyan, light cyan, yellow, vivid magenta and vivid light magenta, orange, green, and either light light black or violet. The Micro Piezo printhead configuration uses 360 nozzles for black and 360 nozzles per colour with a variable-sized droplet technology with a minimum droplet size of 3.5 picoliters.
The new yellow ink formulation incorporating larger particles, delivers higher lightfastness and ensure output consistency on very print. The additional orange and green inks take inkjet colour performance to an entirely new level. Grass and foliage will be more vivid and natural, while orange tones make sunsets more dazzling. Photographers will be delighted to see that the orange ink also lessens the graininess in skin tones. For true colour and intense blacks, Epson UltraChrome HDX ink delivers black ink at an increased optical density due to the higher number of pigments in the ink. The improved black density is 1.5 times denser than previous ink formulations, providing significant improvement to overall contrast ratio and optical clarity. The three tones of black deliver dramatic photographic prints in black-and-white and colour with the widest colour gamut available. Standard photo or matte black is automatically selected or user-prompted, depending on the media. The Advanced Black and White mode (ABW) produces neutral black and white prints that remain crisp and clear, using light black and light light black, creating significantly advanced grey balance, impressive mid-tones and highlights for smoother tonal ranges. Lightfastness is improved with UltraChrome HDX inks, with up to 60 years on Premium Glossy Photo paper. The ink adjusts the colour imbalances caused by ageing and environmental influences. Epson UltraChrome HDX inks are the largest on the market, available in 200 ml cartridges, making them economic and efficient.
Front access for media and cartridges and the 6.8 cm colour LCD panel make the SC-P5000 Printer Series easy to use. Media can be fed via the sheet friction feed or roll feed and accepts cut sheets from 8 - 17 inches(A4/A3/A3+) and paper rolls from 8 - 17 inches (A4/A3/A3+/A2). Thick media support (0.08 up to 1.5mm) and a fine art paper path are standard. The higher platen gap of the printhead can accommodate any substrate, including canvas or heavy fine art paper, without affecting the resolution of image sharpness.
The SureColor SC-P5000 Printer Series boosts productivity including paper skew checking and automatic alignment. New robust media handling offers user selectable 3mm top and bottom margins and improved guide rollers for reduced media surface impression for roll media. Automatic Timer and Control (ATC) function for automated cleaning is available enabling for user-scheduled cleaning cycles to improve printhead health.
The SC-P5000 Printer Series includes built-in features such as Epson's Automatic Droplet Detection System, which fixes blocked nozzles automatically. The Epson SC-P5000 Printer Series feature a high speed durable rotary cutter which cuts through all media including canvas and adhesive paper, smoothly, cleanly, and quickly. Epson's auto nozzle check system can be performed before every job or can be set to run automatically between jobs during unattended printing. The spindle-less flange makes paper roll loading easy and comes with an automatic paper adapter, easily switchable to support both 2-inch and 3-inch core paper rolls and is suitable for most media types.
Epson's Windows Layout Manager enables efficient printing of images created in various applications and sizes. Layout options enable editing and arranging artwork freely and creatively, including options to multiply a single image within the same printout maximising paper usage and cutting down costs.
The Epson SC-P5000 Printer Series is compatible with over 25 Epson media including: fine art papers (ultra smooth, velvet,); premium photo papers(glossy, semi-gloss, semi matte, luster), photo papers (traditional, glossy, inkjet), matte papers (single weight, heavy weight, enhanced, double-sided, archival); hot press and cold press (bright, natural); watercolour paper (radiant white); proofing papers (standard, commercial, white) canvas (water resistant matte, premium satin) and poster board (enhanced matte). Our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
Other optional accessories for the Epson SC-P5000 STD include additional dual tension spindles, user adjustable, compatible with 2" or 3" core media, and available for multiple media users. A Paper Roll Belt and Cabinet are also available. The Epson SpectroProofer solution is an advanced optional accessory for the Epson SC-P5000 STD, which provides automated colour management and verification-related tasks for a range of proofing applications. Developed jointly with X-rite, the high performance off-carriage, in-line SpectroProofer features the ILS30 colorimeter and provides automated colour measurement directly on supported SC- P-Series printers. It features software selectable illuminates between M0, M1, and M2 and conforms to the new ISO lighting and measurement standards. The Epson SpectroProofer solution also enables printer calibration performed with Epson's new Color Calibration Utility, an easy-to-use fast calibration tool that ensures consistent colour across a fleet of printers. Calibration data is stored on the printer, simplifying support for multiple users and the calibrated data can be used for all media types including third party. The SpectroProofer solution provides industry-standard accurate printer-to-printer colour matching, as well as advanced measurement and certification, ensuring consistent, repeatable colour accuracy when using different media, rapidly measuring control strips and colour charts when creating ICC profiles and print verification results. Programming colour management workflows are automated resulting in faster speed, higher colour accuracy and lower costs. Different configurations are available, and our sales specialists at Design Supply will advise on the best solution.
Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from Epson and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, Epson SureColor SC-P5000 Series printers feature a 2 year on site service warranty. Epson CoverPlus is a post warranty extended 3-,4-, and 5-year support service available to help you enhance your printing and imaging environment, protect your IT investment and grow your business. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.
In 1993, Epson entered the inkjet printing market with the innovative Epson Stylus 800, and introduced its market changing printhead with Epson Micro Piezo technology, making a permanent technological advancement which remains at the forefront today. In 1994, Epson introduced the Stylus Pro, the world's first 720 dpi colour inkjet printer. In 1998, the Epson Stylus Pro 800 was selected by NASA for the STS-95 mission and Epson introduced the first colour inkjet printer with built-in USB connectivity. Epson is a global leader dedicated to driving innovations based on compact, energy-saving, and high precision technologies. Epson continues to develop breakthroughs in technology and applications including industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems, as well as print, projection and display, building on more than 60 years of innovation of Seiko Epson, which began as a watchmaker.
Epson SureColor SC-P printers incorporate a number of Epson proprietary technologies including Micro Piezo, PrecisionCore, Variable Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT), Exotic Thin Film Piezo (TFP), Low Vibration Meniscus Control, UltraChrome Inks and Look-Up Table (LUT).
Epson introduced the award-winning proprietary piezo-electric technology, called Micro Piezo in 1993, and Micro Piezo has made Epson inkjet printers renowned for their high quality output, reliability, and low running costs. Today, Epson is the only company that uses the piezo-electric printhead throughout its inkjet printing device range, from the smallest personal photo printer to the largest industrial system. Epson Micro Piezo technology fires ink droplets onto a surface by applying an electric charge to piezo-electric elements, which bend when an electrical charge is passed through them. Using piezo-electric technology, the amount of ink pulled into and expelled out of the nozzles can be very accurately controlled by varying the electrical charge given to the piezo-electric elements. This enables the printhead to eject ink droplets in a range of precisely controlled sizes. Ink droplets are propelled instead of heating the ink, which results in a wider range of printing applications and media compatibility, including paper, and industrial applications, fabric printing, indoor filter fabrication and applying patterns to electronic circuit boards. Epson Micro Piezo technology minimises impact on the environment because it uses ink very efficiently and places ink droplets accurately, to prevent wasted paper. The printheads last the lifetime of the printer.
Epson PrecisionCore printhead technology features new enhancements including a new wave form, improving dot placement and accuracy, delivering Epson's renowned industry-leading output quality at high speed. Inch for inch, the high-resolution Epson print chips are one of the fastest inkjet printing technologies in the world. PrecisionCore piezo elements each fire nearly 50,000 times per second. PrecisionCore has up to triple the nozzle density of conventional Epson piezo printheads. The nozzles are roughly 20 microns in diameter and deliver small, round, repeatable dots about 40 microns across. This dot precision creates sharp text and fine lines. PrecisionCore uses the power of the piezo crystal to increase reliability. The piezo element generates a voltage that can detect in milliseconds, whether its firing normally and self diagnose its health. The automatic nozzle check system uses advanced ink droplet detection to eliminate misprinting caused by nozzle clogging. Ink drops with an electrical charge are read by a sensor which takes less than 15 seconds, requires no media and consumes only a miniscule amount of ink. PrecisionCore's micro-mechanical firing elements avoid material limitations faced by heat-based systems. More colourful and durable ink formulations with higher concentrations of colorants and binders can be used compared to heat-based systems, allowing for printing on a much wider range of substrates. PrecisionCore Scalable Technology is designed for products ranging from industrial systems such as large-scale label presses to desktop printers. Its modularity allows PrecisionCore print chips to be arrayed in both moving serial and fixed line printhead configurations.
Epson Variable Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT) refers to the capability of Epson's Micro Piezo printhead technology to eject ink droplets of different sizes by varying the electrical charge give to the piezo-electric elements. Epson's printers can achieve up to five variable sized ink droplets as small as 1.5 picoliters. Such superior precision results in sharp, rich, and virtually grain-free text and images, key qualities strongly associated through the years with Epson's renowned photo-quality prints. The low temperature of operation makes Epson Micro Piezo printheads compatible with a wide range of inks, including dye and pigment types, solvent inks, and ultraviolet cure inks. Epson Micro Piezo printheads run much cooler than thermal inkjet ones and can provide reliable operation for the life span of the printer. Epson ink cartridges do not require a printhead attached, making the ink cartridges more affordable, and environmentally friendly. Epson Micro Piezo printheads use less power than thermal inkjet printheads because the piezo-electric method of ink ejection is far more efficient.
The Epson Exotic Thin Film Piezo (TFP) printhead and Low Vibration Meniscus Control technologies deliver a superior level of ink placement accuracy and extraordinary photographic quality. The Epson TFP is the highest resolution 1-inch wide high performance inkjet printhead with 360 nozzles per channel. It is capable of using up to 10 separate ink channels simultaneously. Epson Low Vibration Meniscus Control technology delivers highly accurate dot shape and high precision impact point control for extreme dot placement accuracy by precisely controlling the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle before releasing it onto the media. There is an ink repelling coating which dramatically reduces nozzle clogging. Variable size droplets, as small as 3.5 picoliters in the SC-P printer series decrease the print times and optimise the photographic quality.
The award-winning Epson UltraChrome HDX Ink developed for the latest generation of inkjet professional printers is a significant advancement in print technology. Epson has developed several variations of UltraChrome Ink, for different needs and applications. Epson UltraChrome HDX Ink sets are pigment inks with high pigment density and Resin Encapsulation technology delivers superior gloss uniformity for more stability and even surface and gloss, and high stability on a wide variety of media including fine art, speciality and plain paper. Epson UltraChrome HDX Inks can be used on a wide variety of media while maintaining outstanding light fastness and made for professional display and sales applications. Epson UltraChrome HDX Inks deliver two times the density of conventional pigment inks, a larger colour gamut, deeper blacks, and superb water resistance. Epson UltraChrome HDX inks are ideal for fine art, photography and proofing.
Epson Look-up Table (LUT) Technology optimises colour quality and assures maximum colour fidelity across the spectrum. With the expanded colour gamut of the Epson UltraChrome HDX ink, achieving precise colour accuracy requires a significantly more complex conversion programme. Epson LUT Technology maximises use of the colour gamut and improving ink utilisation by seamlessly integrating high-fidelity ink primaries. Developed through fundamental research conducted jointly with the Munsell Colour Science Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Epson LUT Technology reduces colour fidelity, reduces graininess in skin tones, improves colour inconstancy, and ensures smooth gradations between colours. To print a given colour on an inkjet printer, colour information (either CMYK or RGB) must be converted so that the printer knows which ink colours to blend, and in what amount. To perform the extremely complex calculations required for image data to ink conversion, a massive reference table of colour data called a LUT is used. Image quality is to a large extent determined by the choice of which ink colours to blend, and how much of each should be used. Epson LUT Technology automatically selects the optimum combination to accurately express the desired colour with the 11-colour SureColor SC-P5000 Printer Series.
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