Introducing the
Epson Stylus Pro 7700 9700
Performance. Precision. Brilliance.
Epson Professional Imaging Division
Sales Reference Guide v1.5a
What Defines an Epson Stylus® Pro 700 Series Printer?
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“To develop printing technology that exceeds the
expectations of Corporate and Engineering Professionals.”
“To ensure the output can be Archived.”
Epson Stylus® Pro 7700 | 9700
Key Product Summary
Key Product Features
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24-Inch and 44-Inch Wide
Epson MicroPiezo TFP® Print Head
4-Color Printing with Dual-Black Ink Technology
Epson UltraChrome® Vivid Magenta Inks
High-Capacity Ink Cartridges up to 700 ml
– Professional-Level Engine Mechanism
– 10/100 BaseT Ethernet and USB 2.0 Standard
– Compatible with Various CAD and Graphics File Formats
Target Markets
– Sign – POP Display, Indoor, and Company Signage
– Engineering Scientific – GIS Mapping, CAD, Architecture, etc.
Product Pricing
– Epson Stylus Pro 7700 Printer – 24” Only $2,995 (msrp)
– Epson Stylus Pro 9700 Printer – 44” Only $4,995 (msrp)
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Why to Buy?
Faster Print Speeds
Extreme Image Quality
Water-Resistant Prints
Archival Prints
Highly-Accurate Line Art
Low Cost-per-Print
Easy-to-Use
Reliable Print Engine
Great for Plain Paper
Amazing on Specialty Papers
The Highest-Quality Printer in its Class
Epson Stylus® Pro 7700 | 9700 Series
Product Shipping March 2011
Product Feature Set Highlights
NEW Epson UltraChrome® Vivid Magenta Ink Technology
Ten-Channel Epson MicroPiezo TFP® Print Head
NEW High-Performance Print Engine Speeds up to 619 ft2 per hour
Five Individual High-Capacity Ink Cartridges – up to 700 ml
NEW 4-Color Printing with Dual-Black Ink Modes
Handles Roll or Cut-Sheet Media from Letter up to 44” wide
Epson ePlaten™ Media Loading Technology
Spindle-Free Roll Media Loading
BorderFree® Roll Printing from 10-Inch up to 44-Inch Wide
Accepts Media up to 1.5 mm Thick Posterboard
Epson Stylus Pro 9700 Printer Shown Above
Printer ships with printer stand,
media catch bin, drivers, and 110 ml
starter ink cartridges.
Epson Stylus Pro 7700 – 24”
$2,995
Epson Stylus Pro 9700 – 44”
$4,995
Contact Your Authorized Epson Dealer for the latest pricing information.
(Pricing shown is MSRP)
Built-in Automatic Rotary Media Cutting System
Maximum Resolution of 1440 x 1440 dpi at 3.5 Picoliter
Epson AccuPhoto™ HD 16-Bit Screening Technology
Pressurized Ink Cartridge Technology
Automatic Nozzle Verification Technology
Automatic Head Alignment & Cleaning Systems
Standard USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
Large 2-Inch Backlight Color LCD Control Panel
Epson PreciseColor™ Manufacturing Process
myEpsonPrinter.com Compatible
Low Noise Design for Extremely Quiet Operation
1 year Warranty and Support Provided by Epson
Epson Stylus® Pro 7700 | 9700 Series
Photo Walkthrough
Front View
Front Printer Door
Cut Sheet Loader
Front Control Panel
2.5” Color LCD
Roll Media Loader
Rotary Cutter
Electronic Ink Bay Door
VM C PK Y MK
Robust Print Stand
Fabric Catch Bin
Epson Stylus Pro 9700 Shown
74”(W) x 26”(D) x 48”(H) | 295 lbs,
Photo Walkthrough
Epson Stylus® Pro 7700 | 9700 Series
Front View
Epson Stylus Pro 7700 - 24”
Epson Stylus Pro 9700 - 44”
54”(W) x 26”(D) x 48”(H) | 220 lbs,
74”(W) x 26”(D) x 48”(H) | 295 lbs,
Photo Walkthrough
Epson Stylus® Pro 9700 Series
Front View
Auto Take-up Reel System
Up to 44-Inch Wide
Available for the Epson Stylus Pro 9700 Printer Only
Optional Automatic Take-up Reel System – $1,195 msrp
Epson Stylus® Pro 7700 | 9700 Series
Photo Walkthrough
Front Control Panel
2.5-Inch Color LCD
Delete or Cancel Job Button
Initiate Print Head Cleaning
ePlaten Release
Electronic Ink Door Covers
Rotary Cutter
All New Spindle-Free Roll Media Loading
High-Accuracy Roll Media Loading System
Roll Media Adapters Adjust for both 2– and 3–Inch Media Cores
Simple Tension Lever Ensures Quick and Secure Media Core Loading
Extremely Fast Roll Media Loading with Less Chance of Media Damage
Designed with Epson ePlaten™ Technology for Highly-Accurate Roll Media Loading
Media Core Tension Lever
2– or 3–Inch Media Core Switch
All New Epson ePlaten™ Technology
High-Accuracy Roll Media Loading System
High-Accuracy Automatic Roll Media Loading, Movement, and Tracking
Electronically Controlled Roll Media Rewind
Automatic Media Core Rewind Upon Media Release
Makes Overall Roll Media Usage Easier then Ever Before
Roll Media Length Tracking and Identification System
Automatic Bar Code Tracking System
Realtime Automatic Remaining Roll Media Length Counter
Auto Bar Code Printing of Remaining Roll Media Information for Faster Reloading
Adjustable Roll Media Length Setting to Compensate for Various Roll Lengths
Very Useful for Tracking Partially Used Media Rolls
Auto Roll Media Identification – Both Genuine Epson and Custom Media Setting(s)
Can Be Disabled if Not Required by Your Workflow
Example Bar Code Tag Printed on the Edge of Media
New High Performance Rotary Cutting System
All New Rotary Type Cutting Mechanism
– Extremely robust design and virtually maintenance free
– Cutter mechanism is independent of print head, allowing for less print head media contamination
High Performance Cutting Speeds
– Able to cut a 44-inch wide sheet in less than one second
Cuts Virtually Any Media Type
– Capable of cutting most standard roll media types, including canvas and various fine art papers
All-New High-Performance Rotary Cutter
Bundled Software
Epson Stylus Pro 7700 and 9700 Series
Epson Professional Drivers for Windows® and Macintosh®
– Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista (both 32- and 64-bit)
– Macintosh Tiger 10.4.9 or higher, Leopard 10.5 or Higher, and Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher
Epson HDI Driver
– Supports AutoCAD 2004-2010
Epson LayoutManager™
– Built into our Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista printer drivers
– Allows for multiple print jobs to be arranged on a single sheet of paper
EpsonNet™ Network Configuration Utility
Powerful ViewCompanion® Express File Preview and Print Software
– Allows for previewing and printing of various file formats such as HPGL, HPGL/2, HP-RTL, and CALS 4
Epson Stylus Pro Printer Drivers
Epson Layout Manager
Queue, rotate and layout individual files from
almost any Windows based application
Scale individual files independent of how it was
sent to the Print Queue
Fully integrated with the Epson Printer driver
Windows Only
ViewCompanion® Express Software
View, Print and Convert HPGL, HPGL/2, HP-RTL, and CALS 4
Windows Only Application
Introducing Epson UltraChrome® Vivid Magenta Ink
A Next Generation Pigment Ink Technology
Epson UltraChrome VM Ink Technology
A Next Generation Pigment Ink Technology
Unique High-Density Pigment Chemistry Developed by Seiko Epson
Four-Color Printing System Including Dual-Black Inks for Optimal Black Density
Instant Dry and Water Resistant
Extreme High Dynamic Range Color Gamut
True Archival Printing
Professional Short-term Color Stability for Mission Critical Color Proofing
Improved Microcrystal Encapsulation™ Technology for Reduced Gloss Differential
Improved Black Density up to 2.6 with an L* value of ~3.0
Sets a New Standard for Professional Four Color Ink Technology
Dmax and L* Values based on Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)
Epson UltraChrome VM Ink Technology
A Next Generation Pigment Ink Technology
Epson Stylus Pro 7700
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF 610
Extreme Color Gamut
Accurate Color Matching
Actual print comparison showing the extreme color gamut of Epson UltraChrome VM Inks
Please Note: the presentation file and monitor you’re using may affect this comparison
Epson UltraChrome VM Ink Technology
A Next Generation Pigment Ink Technology
Epson Stylus Pro 7700
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF 610
Accurate Color Matching
Extreme Color Gamut
Actual print comparison showing the extreme color gamut of Epson UltraChrome VM Inks
Please Note: the presentation file and monitor you’re using may affect this comparison
Epson UltraChrome VM Ink Technology
Dual Black Ink Modes – Photo and Matte Black Inks
Two different black ink technologies are automatically used to optimize the black
density and line-sharpness for virtually any media type
Photo Black ink can produce professional results on any media type, but is optimized
for traditional higher-end ink jet papers
Matte Black ink can produce even better results on standard plain and tracing papers
Matte Black Print on Matte Paper
Photo Black Print on Matte Paper
Photograph © 2010 Lois Greenfield
Epson MicroPiezo TFP® Print Head Technology
The World’s Most Advanced Inkjet Print Head Technology
Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head Technology
Epson Stylus Pro 7700|9700 Series
10-Channel Print Head Technology
Ink Repelling Coating Technology
One-Inch Wide Print Head
360 Nozzles Per Inch
Auto Nozzle Detection & Cleaning
Variable Droplet Piezo | Advanced Thin Film Piezo (TFP) | 720 Nozzles x 5 Colors | 3.5 Picoliters
Epson Stylus Pro 7700|9700 Series
Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head Technology
The World’s Most Advanced Inkjet Print Head Technology
Actual Ink Droplet on Paper
~ 1,420X Magnification
~ 210X Magnification
Print Head Direction
Extreme Dot Placement Accuracy
Perfectly Round & Consistent Droplets
Low Vibration Meniscus and High Impact Control Technology Examples Shown Above
Source: Seiko Epson Engineering
Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head Technology
The World’s Most Advanced Inkjet Print Head Technology
Epson Stylus Pro 7700
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF 710
Epson Singleweight Matte Paper
Canon Premium Matte Paper
Printed at 1,440 dpi
Printed at 1,200 dpi
200x Magnification
Actual Print Comparison Showing the Extreme Line Accuracy of the Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head
Performance Benchmarking
Epson Stylus Pro 7700 - 24”
Epson Stylus Pro 9700 - 44”
Performance Benchmarking
Popular POS Print Sizes
Epson Driver Print Mode
16” x 20”
22” x 30”
40” x 50”
Ft2 per Hour
Draft - 360 dpi HS
21 Seconds
37 Seconds
1:36
619
Fine - 720 dpi HS
41 Seconds
1:16
3:22
294
1:55
3:32
9:14
107
SuperPhoto - 1440 dpi HS
Based upon print engine speeds only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end driver/RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, etc.
Images printed as shown below on plain matte paper using a standard ICC color managed workflow via Adobe® Photoshop® CS4
Print speeds are shown in min:sec | HS = High-Speed Mode (Bi-Directional Print Mode)
44”
24”
17”
22”
20”
16”
32”
30”
54”
50”
22”
40”
Performance Benchmarking
Popular CAD Plot Sizes
Epson Driver Print Mode
C – Size Plot (17” x 22”)
D – Size Plot (22” x 34”)
Draft - 360 dpi HS
20 Seconds
31 Seconds
Fine - 720 dpi HS
38 Seconds
1:06
1:46
3:09
SuperPhoto - 1440 dpi HS
Based upon print engine speeds only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end driver/RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, etc.
Image PDF printed as shown below on plain matte paper using Adobe® Acrobat® CS4
Print speeds are shown in min:sec | HS = High-Speed Mode (Bi-Directional Print Mode)
34”
22”
17”
22”
C - Size Plot
D - Size Plot
Competitive Benchmarking
Epson Stylus Pro 7700
vs. Canon imagePROGRAF iPF610
Epson Stylus Pro 9700
vs. Canon imagePROGRAF iPF810
Product Feature Comparison
EPSON STYLUS PRO 24–Inch COMPARISON
Epson Stylus pro 7700 vs. Canon imagePROGRAF iPF610
Printer Feature
Epson Stylus Pro 7700
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF610
Maximum Printer Width
24-Inch
24-Inch
Ink Technology
Epson UltraChrome® Vivid Magenta
Canon Reactive Ink Technology
Ink Type
Pigment
CMY Dye + Pigment Black
Printing Color Model
4-Color (CMYK or MK)
4-Color (CMYK or MK)
Print Head Technology
Epson MicroPiezo® TFP
FINE (PF-03)
Auto Nozzle Verification and Cleaning?
Yes
No
Number of Print Head Nozzles
720 x 5 Colors
2,560 per Color + 5,120 for Black
Maximum Resolution / Smallest Droplet Size
1440 x 1440 / 3.5 pl
2400 x 1200 / 4 pl
Print Speed - Maximum
619 ft2 / Hour
609 ft2 / Hour
Print Speed - Highest Quality
107 ft2 / Hour
72 ft2 / Hour
Ink Cartridge Sizes Available
150 ml / 350 ml / 700 ml
130 ml
Ink Included with Printer
110 ml x 5 Ink Cartridges
90 ml x 5 Ink Cartridges
Epson ePlaten Technology?
Yes
No
Line Accuracy / Minimum Line Weight
+/– 0.1% / 28 um
+/– 0.1% / 48 um
Internal Printer Memory
256 MB
256 MB
Operating Systems Supported
Windows & Macintosh
Windows & Macintosh
File Formats Supported
ESC/P2, HPGL, HPGL/2, HP RTL, HDI
GARO, HPGL, HPGL/2, HP RTL, HDI
Standard Connectivity
USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
Standard Warranty
1-Year On-Site Limited Warranty
1-Year On-Site Limited Warranty
MSRP
$2,995
$2,545
Winning Feature
Product Feature Comparison
EPSON STYLUS PRO 44–Inch COMPARISON
Epson Stylus pro 9700 vs. Canon imagePROGRAF iPF810
Printer Feature
Epson Stylus Pro 9700
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF810
Maximum Printer Width
44-Inch
44-Inch
Ink Technology
Epson UltraChrome® Vivid Magenta
Canon Reactive Ink Technology
Ink Type
Pigment
CMY Dye + Pigment Black
Printing Color Model
4-Color (CMYK or MK)
4-Color (CMYK or MK)
Print Head Technology
Epson MicroPiezo® TFP
FINE (PF-03)
Auto Nozzle Verification and Cleaning?
Yes
No
Number of Print Head Nozzles
720 x 5 Colors
2,560 per Color + 5,120 for Black
Maximum Resolution / Smallest Droplet Size
1440 x 1440 / 3.5 pl
2400 x 1200 / 4 pl
Print Speed - Maximum
619 ft2 / Hour
688 ft2 / Hour
Print Speed - Highest Quality
107 ft2 / Hour
89 ft2 / Hour
Ink Cartridge Sizes Available
150 ml / 350 ml / 700 ml
330 ml / 700 ml
Ink Included with Printer
110 ml x 5 Ink Cartridges
90 ml x 5 Ink Cartridges
Epson ePlaten Technology?
Yes
No
Line Accuracy / Minimum Line Weight
+/– 0.1% / 28 um
+/– 0.1% / 48 um
Internal Printer Memory
256 MB
384 MB
Operating Systems Supported
Windows & Macintosh
Windows & Macintosh
File Formats Supported
ESC/P2, HPGL, HPGL/2, HP RTL, HDI
GARO, HPGL, HPGL/2, HP RTL, HDI
Standard Connectivity
USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
USB 2.0 & 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
Standard Warranty
1-Year On-Site Limited Warranty
1-Year On-Site Limited Warranty
MSRP
$4,995
$5,795
Winning Feature
Epson Professional Media Line
For CAD, GIS Mapping, Signage, and Graphics Applications
Epson Professional Media
For CAD, GIS Mapping, Signage, and Graphics Applications
Epson Stylus Pro Printers are best when used with Epson Professional Media
Wide Variety of Media to choose from for different applications
Sign and Graphics
– Specialty Papers: Singleweight Matte Paper, Doubleweight Matte Paper, and Presentation Paper Matte
(available in rolls from 24” to 44”)
– SemiGloss Paper: Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) (available in rolls from 16” to 44”)
– Posterboard: Epson Enhanced Matte Posterboard (24” x 30” and 30” x 40”)
CAD and Engineering
– Works Great with Standard Plain paper
– Specialty Papers: Singleweight Matte Paper, Doubleweight Matte Paper, and Presentation Paper Matte
(available in rolls from 24” to 44”)
GIS Mapping
– Specialty Papers: Singleweight Matte Paper, Doubleweight Matte Paper, and Presentation Paper Matte
(available in rolls from 24” to 44”)
– SemiGloss Paper: Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) (available in rolls from 16” to 44”)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use and temperature.
For print quality, a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the “replace cartridge” indicator comes on.
The printer(s) ships with ink cartridges and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer.
All stated cartridge volumes are fill volumes.
See www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo for more information about ink cartridges.
Epson, Epson Stylus, Epson UltraChrome Vivid Magenta, and MicroPiezo TFP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corp. Epson
AccuPhoto, Epson ePlaten, and Epson PreciseColor are trademarks of Epson America, Inc.
Epson Preferred Protection Plan is a service mark of Epson America, Inc.
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Epson disclaims any and all rights to these trademarks.
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