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EPSON Stylus Pro 4900 17" Printer

 
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Our Next Generation.

It was only a matter of time before our engineers found a way to push ink jet technology to the next level. By incorporating the most advanced technologies Epson has to offer, this could possibly be the most advanced photographic printer ever developed.

Introducing the New Epson Stylus Pro 4900

Designed to redefine the standard for photographic print quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 incorporates our latest achievements in professional-level ink jet technology. By combining the precision of our MicroPiezo® TFP® print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome® HDR Ink, our newest generation of Epson Stylus Pro printers continue to represent a level of technology unprecedented in Epson's history.

Epson UltraChrome HDR represents the latest generation of pigment ink technology. Now utilizing ten colors - including an all-new Orange and Green - Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink produces the widest color gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer. Even more remarkable, when combined with our new Epson AccuPhoto™ HDR screening technology, Epson has once again raised the level of print quality, while setting a new benchmark standard for photographic reproduction.

Our advanced Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head is capable of producing higher quality prints, at speeds up to twice as fast as our previous generation. And, with our latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle verification technologies, clogged nozzles are virtually eliminated.

Handling virtually any media type, in both roll or cut-sheet up to 17-inch wide, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 continues to set the standard for professional media use. And for the first time, you can have both the front paper tray and roll feeder loaded with different media types and automatically switch between them as you print.

In partnership with X-Rite®, Epson has developed a high performance, in-line spectrophotometer for commercial proofing applications. When driven by the latest front-end RIPs, the SpectroProofer® can automate virtually any color management process in your workflow, making the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 the perfect solution for the most demanding local and even remote proofing applications.

Whether you're producing sellable color or black-and-white photography, fine art reproduction, or producing color accurate commercial and flexographic proofs for client approvals, never before have Creative Professionals had such powerful tools, allowing them to produce their vision without compromise.

Welcome to your next generation.

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 advanced photographic printer specifications

Base Printing Technology

Advanced MicroPiezo TFP print head with ink repelling coating technology 10-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head 11-cartrides configured as:
O, G, C, LC, VM, VLM, Y, LK, LLK, PK or MK Auto Head Alignment and Cleaning technology Epson UltraChrome HDR ink technology Professional-level pigment-based ink technology

Nozzle Configuration

Color and Monochrome 360 nozzles x10

Droplet Technology

Smallest droplet size 3.5 picoliters Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to three different droplet sizes per print line

Resolution

2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 1440 dpi, 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi; Draft 360 dpi

Print Engine SpeedsA

8" x 10" prints from 0:59 sec to 2:26 Normal is 1:28
11"x 14" prints from 1:42 to 4:04 Normal is 2:31
16"x 20" prints from 2:46 to 6:48 Normal is 4:11

Acoustic Noise Level

Approximately 45 dB(A) according to ISO 7779

Printer Language/Drivers

Epson ESC/P®2 raster photographic drivers standard Optional PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified Adobe PostScript RIP by EFI® (EFI eXpress included only with Designer Edition bundle) Supported by most leading third-party RIPs

Operating Systems Supported

Macintosh Leopard 10.5, or higher (16-bit)
Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)

Printer Interfaces

Includes as standard one hi-speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) and one Ethernet port (10/100Base-T)

Dimensions

34"(W) x 16"(H) x 30"(D) Printer weight: 115 lb

BorderFree® Roll-Based Printing

Complete borderless printing on the following roll media sizes: 8", 10", 11", 13", 14", 16", 16.5", 17" Top and bottom edges can be automatically cut to any length when printing on roll media

Safety Approval

Safety standards UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.60950-1, Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC - EN60950-1
EMC FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class B, AS/NZS CISPR Class B, EMC Directive 2004/108/EC - EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3

Printable Area

Maximum paper width 17"
Left and right margins 0 to 3 mm each (0.24" total)
Maximum printable width 17.23" (full bleed 17" width)
Maximum printable length Limited by application, OS, and driver/RIP used

Media Handling

Roll media size Single roll up to 17" width
Roll media length Up to 132' (limited by core dia.)
Cut-sheet size 8" x 10" up to 17" x 24" media
Auto-loading Cassette 0.08 to 0.27mm thick media, 20 to 100 sheet capacity based on media type and thickness
Media core compatibility Handles both 2" and 3" cored media
Max. roll media diameter 4" (2"core) or 6" (3"core)
Weight 12 lb bond up to 1.5 mm
posterboard
Built-in media cutter Rotary cutting, Automatic and manual single pass cut on up to 17" wide roll media

Optional SpectroProoferD

Carriage mechanism 17" wide
Spectrophotometer X-Rite ILS20EP/EPUV
Measurement accuracy Below 0.2 dECMC
Minimum patch size 7 mm x 15 mm
Measurement time 15 patches per second
UV handling UV and UV-cut version available (at time of order)
Backing color White and black backing plates included
Media Thickness Up to 18 point (0.45 mm)
Temperature Sensor Both internal / external temperature readings
Workflow integration Most leading third-party RIPs and workflows.

Epson Intelligent Ink CartridgesB

Starter Cartridge fill volume 80 ml each color x 11 cartridges total
Replacement Cartridge fill volume 200 ml each color x 11 cartridges total
Ink cartridge shelf life (recommended) 2 years from production date or 6 months after open

Line Accuracy

+ or - 0.2% of specified page length

Display Permanence RatingsC

Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink
Color Up to 200 years
Black-and-White Over 200 years

Environmental Characteristics

Temperature
Operating 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
Storage -4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)
Relative Humidity 20 to 80%
Operating 40 to 50%
Recommended storage 5 to 85% (no condensation)

Electrical Requirements

Voltage AC 110-240 V
Frequency 50-60 Hz
Current 1.0 A /110-120 V
Power Consumption
Operating Approx. 52 W or less
Standby Less than 8.5 W
Power Off Less than 0.5 W
ENERGY STAR compliant

Products and Accessory Part Numbers

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Printer SP4900HDR
Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition
(Includes EFI eXpress RIP)
SP4900DES
SpectroProofer 17" SPECTRO17
SpectroProofer 17" with UV-cut Filter SPECTRO17UV
Additional One-year Epson Preferred Plus Service EPP49B1
Additional Two-year Epson Preferred Plus Service EPP49B2
Additional One-year Epson Preferred Plus Service SpectroProofer only EPPSPB1
Additional 2"/3" Roll Media Spindle C12C811251
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade C12C815351
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank T619000
Replacement Borderfree Maintenance Tank T619100

Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink

Ink Cartridge (200 ml)
Photo Black T653100
Cyan T653200
Vivid Magenta T653300
Yellow T653400
Light Cyan T653500
Vivid Light Magenta T653600
Light Black T653700
Matte Black T653800
Light Light Black T653900
Orange T653A00
Green T653B00
ABased upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. Normal Mode based on SuperFine - 1440 dpi HS. B Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominately with one ink color. A variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replace cartridge" signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. Ink is used for both printing and print head maintenance. All inks are used for both black and color printing. For more information about cartridges, see www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo CDisplay permanence rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them. DAdding SpectroProofer imparts three functional changes: Borderless printing and the front straight through thick-cut paper path are not available, minimum roll media cut length increases to 8.25 inches.

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 advanced photographic printer features and benefits


Designed to redefine the standard for photographic print quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 incorporates our latest achievements in professional-level ink jet technology. By combining the precision of our MicroPiezo® TFP® print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome® HDR Ink, our newest generation of Epson Stylus Pro printers continue to represent a level of technology unprecedented in Epson's history.

Epson UltraChrome® HDR Ink Technology

  • Unique High Dynamic Range (HDR) pigments for an extremely wide color gamut
  • Ten-color printing system including all-new Orange and Green inks
  • Certified by PANTONE® to cover 98% of the Formula Guide Solid Coated*
  • Designed to work with Epson AccuPhoto HDR screening technology
  • Professional print permanence ratings
  • Outstanding short-term color stability for mission-critical proofing applications
  • Improved Microcrystal Encapsulation™ Technology for reduced gloss differential
  • Exceptional black density up to 2.6 with an L* value ~3.0**

    * When printing on Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte with the standard Epson driver at 2,880 x 1,440 dpi. PANTONE coverage may vary when printed with a 3rd party RIP.
    ** Dmax and L* values are based on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)

High-Precision Ten-Channel Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head

  • Thin Film Piezo (TFP) print head design capable of handling ten separate ink channels
  • One-inch wide, high performance print head with 360 nozzles per channel
  • Auto-sharing black ink channel technology
  • Low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placement
  • Ink repelling coating for dramatically reduced nozzle clogging
  • Produces variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to greatly decrease print times while optimizing photographic quality

AccuPhoto™ HDR Screening Technology

  • Advanced screening algorithm resulting in prints with superior color and clarity
  • Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi for incredibly sharp text and line art
  • Extremely accurate blends and photographic transitions
  • Advanced ten-color screening algorithm resulting in prints with superior color and clarity
  • Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi for incredibly sharp text and line art
  • Produces extremely fine blends and photographic transitions
  • Extremely accurate highlight-to-shadow details
  • No visible photographic graininess due to the printing process*
  • Ensures consistent color balance regardless of the viewing light source
  • When combined with the precise dot placement accuracy of the Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head, overall photographic print quality is dramatically improved

    * Photographic graininess could still be visible if present in the actual file being printed

PreciseColor™ Technology

In order to ensure consistent printing between multiple Epson Stylus Pro printers of the same model, Epson has refined the manufacturing process to include colorimetric calibration. Eliminating the need for internal calibration devices, this system evaluates and adjusts each printer's performance at the manufacturing stage, ensuring consistent color output from printer to printer and print to print.

Automatic Print Head Alignment

  • Built-in sensor performs highly precise alignments of all color channels
  • Aligns both uni-directional and bi-directional print modes

Automatic Nozzle Verification and Cleaning

  • Embedded sensors quickly verify nozzle status without using media and automatically cleans the print head if required
  • User configurable to meet your specific nozzle verification requirements

Three-Level Black Ink Technology

  • Simultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inks
  • Significantly improves the gray balance while eliminating color casts
  • Outstanding highlight-to-shadow grayscale accuracy for a smoother tonal range
  • Extremely reduced color inconstancy ensuring uniform color under any lighting condition
  • Virtually eliminates any bronzing of basic pigment chemistry
  • Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync® and ICM™ workflows

Automatic Black Ink Mode Switching

  • Both Photo and Matte Black ink cartridges are installed simultaneously
  • Depending upon your media type or driver setting, the printer will automatically switch
  • Switching can occur automatically or provide a warning before proceeding
  • Highly-efficient print head design ensures fast switching with minimal ink usage
  • Automatically ensures optimum black ink density, regardless of media type used

Professional Media Handling

  • Compatible with virtually any media type, in roll or cut sheet, from letter up to 17" wide
  • Built-in high capacity paper tray handling up to 250 sheets of plain paper, or up to 100 sheets of premium paper up to 17" x 24"
  • Automatic switching between front high capacity paper tray and roll media feeder
  • Four built-in media paths including roll feed, front paper tray, front-top manual feeder, and a straight-through, front manual feeder capable of handling cut-sheet up to 1.5 mm thick
  • Printer and driver based media identification and synchronization system for virtually error-free media use

ePlaten™ Roll Media Loading Technology

  • Accurate media loading, movement, skew adjustment, and tracking
  • Roll media spindle accepts either 2- or 3-inch media cores
  • Electronically controlled roll media back tension
  • Automatic roll media rewind upon media release

Roll Media Length Tracking and Identification System

  • Realtime automatic remaining roll media length counter
  • Auto bar code tagging of remaining roll media information for faster reloading
  • Very useful for tracking partially used media rolls

High Performance Rotary Cutting System

  • Durable rotary cutter, designed to be virtually maintenance free
  • High performance cutting speeds - cuts 17" wide rolls in seconds
  • Off-carriage cutting system eliminates media dust within critical components
  • Capable of cutting virtually any roll media type, including most canvas and fine art papers

True BorderFree® Roll-Based Printing

  • Capable of printing off both left and right edges of roll based media, while automatically cutting top and bottom edges to create a full-bleed print
  • Fully trims your photographic prints faster and safer than by hand

High Performance Print Engine Speeds

Utilizing our latest print head technology, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is quite possibly the fastest professional desktop printers in the industry. Check out these numbers:

Print Mode 8 x 10 11 x 14 16 x 20
Fine - 720 dpi HS* 0:59 1:42 2:46
SuperFine - 1440 dpi HS* 1:28 2:31 4:11
SuperPhoto - 2880 dpi HS* 2:26 4:04 6:48

*HS = High-Speed Print Mode (Bi-directional Print Mode) | Print speeds are shown in min:sec

Epson Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System

  • Newly-designed ink cartridge technology ensures reliable ink delivery at all print speeds, while dramatically reducing the physical size of the ink cartridges
  • Eleven individual ink cartridges available in 200 ml fill capacities
  • On-the-fly ink cartridge replacement for increased productivity

Easy-to-Use Front Control Panel

  • High-resolution 2.5-inch color LCD for improved viewing of printer status
  • Simple button layout for all navigation and basic printer functions
  • All-new 'Ink' button to quickly access key actions such as Cleaning or Nozzle Verification
  • Built-in printer warning lamp for easy identification across a large space

SpectroProofer® 17

  • Optional 17-inch wide spectrophotometer developed jointly with X-Rite®
  • Simple installation - fits cleanly into the front of the Epson Stylus Pro 4900
  • Supports color measurements printed on either roll or cut-sheet media (Note: Cut sheets requires a minimum of 6.8" of media on trialing edge from last row of data patches being read.)
  • Incorporates a high performance X-Rite ILS20 spectrophotometer for extreme measurement accuracy below 0.2 dE CMC
  • UV-cut and non-UV-cut versions available at the time of purchase
  • Both black and white interchangeable backing plates included
  • Built-in print dryer to accelerate the dry-down and reading process
  • Built-in temperature sensors for internal mechanism and surrounding environment
  • When driven by the latest front-end RIP software, the Epson SpectroProofer can automate virtually any color management process in your workflow

Superior Connectivity

  • Standard ports include one high speed USB 2.0 and one 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
  • Standard professional Epson drivers for Macintosh® and Windows®
  • Fully supported by most leading third-party software RIPs and workflows

New Quiet and More Power Efficient Design

  • Significantly reduced noise while printing making it ideal for home office or studio use
  • Virtually silent when powered 'On' and idle - less than 6.1 dB(A)
  • Fully EnergyStar® Compliant - uses only about 8.5 watts while in sleep mode
  • User controlled sleep and power management system for maximum efficiency

World-Class Service and Support

  • Includes one year of limited warranty coverage under the Epson Preferred Protection Plan with toll-free telephone support available Monday through Friday and usually next-business day exchange service.
  • Optional one- or two-year Epson Preferred Plus service plans available

EFI® eXpress for Epson included with Designer Edition Bundles

  • Easy-to-Use intuitive interface saves time and produces accurate output.
  • Print directly from the latest creative design software, or drag-and-drop files to a hot folder.
  • True Adobe® PDF and Postscript 3 print engine ensures compatibility with your design files.
  • Professional ICC color management, based on BestColor technology used in the commercial EFI Colorproof XF RIP offered with the Epson Proofing Edition Series.
  • Handles both CMYK data for accurate proofing to industry standards, and RGB data for exceptional results with Photography and Fine Art.
  • Reproduces accurate spot colors with the included PANTONE, DIC, HKS, and TOYO libraries.
  • True cross platform network printing via hot folder or eXpress Virtual Print technology.
  • Software supported on both Macintosh OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  • Includes Epson media support out of the box, and the ability to add custom media types.

Additional One-Year Epson Preferred Plus Service

This plan extends the existing 1-year, usually next-business-day, full unit exchange limited warranty program to two (2) years from the original product purchase date. This 1-Year Extended Service Plan must be purchased while the product is covered under the standard 1-year warranty. Coverage with this option will expire two (2) years from the original product purchase date.

Part Number: EPP49B1

Additional Two-Year Epson Preferred Plus Service

This plan extends the existing 1-year, usually next-business-day, full unit exchange limited warranty program to three (3) years from the original product purchase date. This 2-Year Extended Service Plan must be purchased while the product is covered under the standard 1-year warranty. Coverage with this option will expire three (3) years from the original product purchase date.

Part Number: EPP49B2

Additional One-Year Epson Preferred Plus Service for SpectroProofer®

This plan extends the existing 1-year SpectroProofer repair limited warranty to two (2) years from the original product purchase date. This 1-Year Extended Service Plan must be purchased while the product is covered under the standard 1-year warranty. This Service Plan is can be 'stackable', allowing you to extend coverage to a total of three (3) years.

Part Number: EPPSPB1

SpectroProofer® 17"

The SpectroProofer series is an optional high performance in­line spectrophotometer developed jointly with X­Rite, providing automated color measurement directly on a supporting Epson Stylus Pro printer. A simple installation process allows the option to be added at any time. An included print dryer accelerates ink dry­down prior to the patch reading for improved consistency. SpectroProofers are fully compatible with industry leading third-party RIPs and roll media workflows. Contact an Epson Authorized Graphic Arts reseller for pricing, compatibility information and assistance choose from the following:

17" SpectroProofer for the Epson Stylus Pro 4900:

Spectro17 X-Rite ILS20EP – Fixed M0 illuminate
Spectro17UV X-Rite ILS20EPUV – Fixed M2 Illuminate, UV-Cut
Spectro17UVS X-Rite ILS30EP – software selectable: M0, M1, and M2 Illuminates, XRGA compliant

For optimal SpectroProofer performance install the latest firmware for your printer using the LFP Remote Panel 2 utility software

Part Number: See Above

X-Rite ILS30EP

The X-Rite ILS30EP is available as a stand-alone option for existing SpectroProofer (ILS20EP/ILS20EPUV) customers requiring support for the M1 Illuminate standard or XRGA hardware compliance with other current X-Rite devices. Before purchasing, contact your reseller or RIP manufacturer for details on the necessary software version as additional upgrade costs may apply.

Part Number: C12C932021

Additional 2" / 3" Roll Media Spindle

One additional roll media spindle (same as what comes standard with the printer). Compatible with either 2" or 3" cored media.

Part Number: C12C811251

Replacement Printer Cutter Blade

Replacement printer rotary cutter blade for the Epson Stylus Pro 4900.

Part Number: C12C815351

Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank

The printer ink maintenance tank is user replaceable. The printer will alert you when getting low or when tank needs to be changed.

Part Number: T619000

Replacement BorderFree Maintenance Tank

The borderless printing ink maintenance tank is user replaceable. The printer will alert you when getting low or when the tank needs to be changed.

Part Number: T619100