The Epson SureColor P700 is a professional photographic printer capable of making museum and exhibition quality prints on a variety of medias up to 13” wide. The SureColor P700 represents a breakthrough in professional printing technology, by drawing from over 20 years of experience from the leader in photographic printing, to incorporate features previously only found only in large format printers, all from the convenience of a desktop machine.
MicroPiezo AMC Print Head
The SureColor P700 utilizes a new, 10-channel MicroPiezo AMC Print head. This revolutionary design allows for smaller ink droplets as small as 1.5 picolitres, a new best for Epson in this category of printer. Additionally, the head has the ability to output up to three different droplet sizes per nozzle in a single pass, reducing the need for multiple passes to accommodate the different drop sizes needed for a given print. This new head also had dedicated channels for matte black and photo black, eliminating the need to switch blacks based on media selection, and utilizes a proprietary ink repelling coating to reduce the chances for nozzle clogs.
Epson UltraChrome PRO10 Ink Set
The SureColor P700 utilizes Epson’s newest 10 color pigment ink set, UltraChrome PRO10. This new ink allows for a wider color gamut than previous generation printers in photographic and graphic design applications. The introduction of a violet ink channel helps to improve accuracy of blues, violets, and purples when printed, and the Advanced B&W mode still allows for perfectly neutral or custom toned black and white photos.
The P700 now has dedicated Photo Black and Matte Black channels, meaning you don’t need to switch back and forth depending on your media type. The result is faster printing when switching media, and cost savings by not having to switch inks. The large 25ml ink cartridges also allow for cost savings compared to smaller cartridges used in more consumer based printers, and the PRO10 ink is industry leading in print permanence.
Carbon Black Mode
The SureColor P700 incorporates a new mode, Carbon Black Mode, to dramatically improve the black density. The result is a nearly 11% increase in DMAX over previous generation printers. This special driver mode improves black density, contrast, and reduces bronzing & gloss differential. It is optimized for glossy or metallic media, and results in a rich, almost wet looking black, without the need for a gloss optimizer.
New 4.3” Touchscreen User Interface
The SureColor P700 incorporates a brand new, feature packed 4.3” touchscreen interface. This new interface gives you an unprecedented look at the status of the printer, settings, print job status and time remaining, as well as a live preview of the image being printed. The progress bar with time remaining, as well as new internal light option, mean that you’ll never be left in the dark wondering how much longer until your print is ready.
Advanced Media Handling
The SureColor P700 has simplified the media loading process. With support on medias up to 13” wide, the P700 can handle anywhere from 10-30 sheets of standard or fine art media. The need for a secondary tray for fine art papers has been eliminated, meaning loading a standard copy paper is now just as easy as loading your favorite Signature Worthy or Legacy Photo Paper. The single sheet front loading for media up to 1.5mm thick is still incorporated, and the printer includes a rear roll media feeder that support 13” wide and 2” core media, making this the most versatile 13” printer available.
Professional iPhone / iPad Application
Epson has realized the increasing role that mobile devices play in our every day lives, and has incorporated the ability to make simple, professional prints from a tablet or phone. This professional, color managed printing means you can make exhibition quality prints without the need to connect to your computer. Full, professional color management or Advanced Black-and-White modes are fully available from the application.