Stylus Pro 7900 / 9900 - Product Brochure

Stylus Pro 7900 / 9900 - Product Brochure
Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900
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Our Next Generation.
For more than a decade, Epson has set the standard by which all other
Our advanced Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head is capable of producing
photographic printing technologies are judged. So, when we decided to
higher quality prints, at speeds almost twice as fast as our previous
develop an entirely new generation of photographic printing technology,
generation. And, with our latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle
the significance of this effort inspired our engineers to rethink everything.
verification technologies, clogged nozzles are virtually eliminated.
Introducing the all-new Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 printers.
Developed in partnership with X-Rite, Epson has incorporated an
optional, high performance, in-line spectrophotometer. When driven by
Representing our next generation, the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 (24-inch)
the latest front- end RIPs, Epson SpectroProofer™ can automate any color
and Epson Stylus Pro 9900 (44-inch) incorporate our latest achievements
management process in your commercial proofing workflow.
in photographic ink jet technology. By combining the precision of our
MicroPiezo TFP™ print head with the extraordinary performance of
With printers capable of handling virtually any media type, in roll or
Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink, our newest generation of Epson Stylus
cut sheet, up to 24 or 44 inches wide, Epson sets the standard for
Pro printers continues to represent a level of technology unprecedented
professional media use. Whether producing sellable color or black-and-
in Epson’s history.
white photography, fine art reproduction, or producing color accurate
commercial and flexographic proofs for client approvals, never before
Epson UltraChrome HDR represents our latest generation of pigment
have Creative Professionals had such powerful tools, allowing them to
ink technology. Now utilizing ten colors — including an all-new Orange
produce their vision without compromise.
and Green — Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink produces the widest color
gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer. Even more remarkable,
With every introduction of a new Epson Stylus Pro printer, we continue
combining Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink with our new Epson
to innovate and refine the overall experience. With the introduction
AccuPhoto™ HDR screening technology dramatically raises the level
of our latest Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 printers, Epson is once
of print quality and once again sets a new benchmark standard for
again redefining what’s possible from photographic ink jet printing.
photographic reproduction.
Welcome to our next generation.
Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink
Epson has set a new standard in
professional-level ink technologies by utilizing ten
colors, including an all-new Orange and Green.
Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head
Extreme print performance and dot placement
accuracy. Quite possibly the most advanced
ink jet print head technology ever developed.
Epson ePlaten™ Technology
Highly accurate, automatic media loading
and handling, combined with fast, spindle-free roll
media support for less chance of media damage.
Epson Stylus Pro 7900 – 24"
Puzzle photograph by Jeff Schewe
Our Next Generation of Photographic Printing
A new standard has been set with Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink technology
Extreme color gamut, especially within the midtone-to-highlight color ranges
Epson AccuPhoto HDR screening redefines photographic accuracy, color and clarity
The combination of these technologies represents a significant improvement in
photographic ink jet printing
Photograph by Howard Schatz
Epson Stylus Pro 9900 – 44"
Epson SpectroProofer 24 and 44 — Powered by X-Rite
Optional 24- or 44-inch wide spectrophotometer developed jointly with X-Rite
Simple installation; fits cleanly into the front of the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 or 9900
Incorporates a high performance X-Rite® ILS20ED spectrophotometer for extreme
measurement accuracy below 0.2 dE94
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
When driven by the latest front-end RIP software, the Epson SpectroProofer can
automate virtually any color management process in your workflow
Rethink Commercial and Flexography Proofing
Quite possibly the best proofing system available today
Extreme color gamut makes it possible to hit spot and client-specific colors accurately
Compatible with the widest range of certified proofing media in the industry
Superior color consistency, proof after proof and day after day
Legendary Epson durability for virtually maintenance-free proofing, 24/7
Capable of managing higher proofing volumes for increased productivity
Compatible with most leading third-party RIPs and workflows
Capable of proofing almost any other printing method — even package and label printing
Advanced Print Head Technology
Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink Technology
High-Precision Ten-Channel Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head
Next Generation Ten-Color Pigment-Based Ink System
Thin Film Piezo (TFP) print head design capable of handling ten
separate ink channels
Unique High Dynamic Range (HDR) pigments for an extremely
wide color gamut
One-inch-wide, high performance print head with 360 nozzles
per channel
Ten-color printing system including all-new Orange and Green inks
Designed to work with Epson AccuPhoto HDR screening technology
Auto-sharing Black ink channel technology
Professional print permanence ratings
Low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape
and placement
Outstanding short-term color stability for mission-critical
proofing applications
All-new 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
Improved Microcrystal Encapsulation™ technology for reduced
gloss differential
Improved black density up to 2.5 with an L* value ~2.8 2
Epson AccuPhoto HDR Screening
Three-Level Black Ink Technology
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
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
Virtually eliminates any bronzing of basic pigment chemistry
Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync™ and ICM™ workflows
No visible photographic graininess due to the printing process1
Ensures consistent color balance regardless of the viewing light source
Automatic Black Ink Mode Switching
When combined with the precise dot placement accuracy of the
Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head, overall photographic print quality
is dramatically improved
With both Photo and Matte Black ink cartridges installed simultaneously,
the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 series printers automatically utilize
the optimal black ink mode, delivering maximum black density for the
chosen media. Taking advantage of the Epson MicroPiezo TFP auto-sharing
black ink channel ensures a fast and efficient switch. And, to further
reduce switching errors, the user can now confirm the switching process
from the front control panel.
Automatic Print Head Alignment
Built-in sensor performs highly precise alignments of all color channels
Aligns both single- and bi-directional print modes
Automatic Nozzle Verification and Cleaning
Embedded sensors quickly verify nozzle status without using media
and automatically clean the print head if required
The standard Photo Black ink mode can be used for any media type
with professional results. However, for certain Epson media types such
as Velvet Fine Art, Enhanced Matte and UltraSmooth® Fine Art, using
the Matte Black ink mode will dramatically increase your black optical
density for even better print quality.
Advanced Black-and-White Printing Technology
Unique driver technology takes full advantage of our three-level black system to
produce professional black-and-white prints from color or grayscale image files
Advanced Epson screening technology developed specifically for black-and-white printing
Produces a truly consistent image with no color crossovers or color casts
Capable of fine-color adjustment for truly customized black-and-white prints
Some of the world’s greatest black-and-white prints are being produced with
this technology
Photograph by Lois Greenfield
Next-Generation Print Engine Technology
Off-carriage cutting system eliminates media dust within
critical components
Professional Media Handling
Capable of cutting virtually any media type, including most
canvas and fine art papers
Compatible with virtually any media type, in roll or cut sheet,
up to 24 or 44 inches wide
Accurate loading of cut-sheet media up to 1.5 mm thick posterboard
All media is front-loaded via a unique straight-through media path
Printer and driver based media identification and synchronization
system for virtually error-free media use
Media bin safely captures multiple prints up to 24 x 36 or 44 x 36
Optional Automatic Take-up Reel System for unattended production
of large print runs (available on the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 only)
Epson ePlaten Media Loading Technology
Epson Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System
Pressurized 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 150 ml, 350 ml, and
700 ml fill capacities
On-the-fly ink cartridge replacement for increased productivity
Mix and match across all three ink cartridge sizes
Easy-to-Use Front Control Panel
Accurate automatic media loading, movement, skew adjustment
and tracking
High resolution, 2.5-inch color LCD for improved viewing of printer status
Simple button layout for all navigation and basic printer functions
Electronically controlled roll media back tension
Automatic roll media rewind upon media release
Superior Connectivity
Simplifies the overall roll and cut-sheet media loading process
Standard connectivity includes one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and one
10/100Base-T Ethernet port
Professional Epson photographic drivers for Macintosh® and Windows®
Fully supported by most leading third-party software RIPs and workflows
Spindle-Free Roll Media Loading
User-adjustable roll media adapters accept either 2- or 3-inch
media cores
Simple tension lever ensures quick and secure media core loading
myEpsonPrinter.comSM 3
Designed with Epson ePlaten technology for highly accurate
roll media usage
Advanced web-based printer information and management system
Automatically tracks consumables usage and print job information,
regardless of location
Provides real-time cost-per-print estimates and print-job-run information
Creates various reports using actual print job information
Additional media adapter pairs available as accessories for
efficient roll media switching
Roll Media Length Tracking and Identification System
Real-time automatic remaining roll media length counter
Auto bar code tagging of remaining roll media information
for faster reloading
Provides remote printer monitoring and alert capability
Secure information management using the latest encryption technologies
True web-based, fleet-wide printer management via secure,
web-based account
Very useful for tracking partially used media rolls
World-Class Service and Support
High Performance Rotary Cutting System
Durable rotary cutter, designed to be virtually maintenance free
High performance cutting speeds — cuts 24" to 44"
wide rolls in under two seconds
Includes one year of limited coverage under the Epson PreferredSM
Protection Plan with toll-free telephone support available Monday
through Friday and usually next-business-day, on-site service
Optional one- or two-year Epson Preferred Plus service plans available
Photographic graininess could still be visible if present in the actual file being printed.
Dmax and L* values are based on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper.
Fees may apply. Visit for details.
High Performance Print Engine Speeds
Utilizing our latest print head technology, the Epson Stylus Pro
900 series printers are among the fastest in the industry.
Print Mode A
16" x 20"
20" x 30"
40" x 60"
Fine – 720 dpi HS
SuperFine – 1440 dpi HS
SuperPhoto – 2880 dpi HS
HS = High-speed Print Mode (Bi-directional Print Mode) | Print speeds are shown in min:sec.
Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 Print Engine Specifications
Printing Technology
Advanced MicroPiezo TFP print head
with ink repelling coating technology
10-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head
11-cartridge (O, G, C, Lc, VM, VLm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK)
Auto head alignment and cleaning technology
Auto sharing black ink channel
Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink technology
Professional-level pigment-based ink technology
Nozzle Configuration
Color and Monochrome
360 nozzles x 10
Droplet Technology
Smallest droplet size
3.5 picoliters
Variable Droplet Technology produces up to three different
droplet sizes per print line
2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi;
720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi
Print Engine SpeedA
16" x 20" prints from 2:53 to 7:14
20" x 30" prints from 5:03 to 12:52
40" x 60" prints from 15:26 to 40:05
Normal is 3:47
Normal is 6:39
Normal is 24:20
Acoustic Noise Level
Approximately 50 dB(A) according to ISO 7779
Operating Systems Supported
Tiger 10.4.9 or higher (universal binary)
Leopard 10.5 or higher
(16-bit image file support)
Vista and XP (both 32- and 64-bit supported)
Printer Interfaces
Includes as standard one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible)
and one Ethernet port (10/100Base-T)
54" (W) x 27" (D) x 48" (H)
Weight: 187 lb
74" (W) x 27" (D) x 48" (H)
Weight: 256 lb
Dimensions and weight include printer stand
BorderFree® Printing
Left and right borderless “bleed” printing for the following
roll media widths:
10", 13", 16", 17", 24"
10", 13", 16", 17", 24", 36", 44"
Top and bottom edges can be automatically cut to any
length when printing on roll media.
Optional SpectroProofer (24/44)
Carriage mechanism
24" or 44" wide
X-Rite ILS20ED
Measurement accuracy
Below 0.2 dE94
Minimum patch size
7.9 mm x 7.9 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
Workflow integration
Most leading third-party RIPs
and workflows
Printable Area
Maximum paper width
Maximum printable width
Left and right margins
Maximum printable length
Minimum paper width
Media Handling
Media input
Cut-sheet size
Media input
Cut-sheet size
Roll media take-up reel
(SP9900 only)
Media core compatibility
Max. roll media diameter
Media weight
Minimum sheet size
Built-in media cutter
SP7900 – 24"
SP9900 – 44"
SP7900 – 24.16" SP9900 – 44.16"
0 to 3 mm each (0.24" total)
Limited by application, OS, and
driver/RIP used
210 mm (8.27")
Single roll up to 24" width
Up to 24" wide media
Single roll up to 44" width
Up to 44" wide media
Auto forward and backward;
Light-based media tension sensor
User-adjustable roll media adapters
accept either 2" or 3" media cores
6" (when using a 3" core)
12 lb bond (0.8 mm),
up to 1.5 mm posterboard
210 mm x 279 mm / 8.27" x 11"
Rotary cutting, automatic and manual
Epson Intelligent Pressurized Ink CartridgesB
Starter cartridge fill volume
110 ml x 11 total colors
(used for initial fill at setup)
Replacement cartridge
150 ml, 350 ml or 700 ml,
fill volume
each color x 11 colors total
Ink cartridge shelf life
2 years from printed production
date or 6 months after open
Lightfastness RatingsC
Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink
Color: Up to 200 years
B&W: Over 200 years
Epson PreciseColor ™ Manufacturing
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. This process evaluates and
adjusts each printer’s performance at the manufacturing stage, ensuring
consistent color output from printer to printer and print to print.
Epson Stylus Pro Printer
Part Numbers
Epson SpectroProofer
UV-cut filter version
Automatic Take-up
Reel System
Not Available
Replacement 44"
Take-up Reel Core
Not Available
Additional Roll Media
Replacement Printer
Cutter Blade
Ink Maintenance Tank
Extended Service Programs
Additional One-year Epson
Preferred Plus service
Additional Two-year Epson
Preferred Plus service
Additional One-year Epson
Preferred Plus service
SpectroProofer only
Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink
Photo Black ink cartridge
Cyan ink cartridge
Vivid Magenta ink cartridge
Yellow ink cartridge
Light Cyan ink cartridge
Vivid Light Magenta ink cartridge
Light Black ink cartridge
Matte Black ink cartridge
Light Light Black ink cartridge
Orange ink cartridge
Green ink cartridge
(150 ml)
(350 ml)
(700 ml)
A Based 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.
B Cartridge yields vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings,
temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or
predominantly 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 info
C Ink lightfastness 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.
Visit for the latest information.
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Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Epson, Epson Stylus and Epson UltraChrome are registered
trademarks, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and MicroPiezo TFP, SpectroProofer, Microcrystal Encapsulation
and Better Products for a Better Future are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. BorderFree and UltraSmooth are registered
trademarks, PreciseColor, ePlaten and AccuPhoto are trademarks and Epson Preferred and are service marks
of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective
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