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Epson releases new large-format printers for photo pros

Printing giant Epson has announced the introduction of two new printer models to its professional lineup for the photography and proofing market. The Stylus Pro 7890 and 9890 are capable of extremely high-resolution printing in 22- and 42-inch formats respectively, and incorporate many of the latest technologies developed by the Japanese manufacturer.

The new printers replace the venerated Stylus Pro 880 series and are destined for the professional market; in particular, they target photographers and proofers with a combination of support for large formats and the ability to print on virtual any material—including fabric—regardless of whether it comes in sheets or rolls that need to be cut on an ad-hoc basis.

According to a company press release, the Stylus 7890 and 9890 incorporate six new technologies that Epson has developed to improve the quality and reliability of its printing process, including a high-density, eight-color ink-mixing system that enhances the rendering of blue and violet hues, a new manufacturing process that evaluates and calibrates each printer as it comes off the assembly line to ensure consistent performance, and even an optional spectrophotometer that automatically manages the fidelity of color reproduction.

Epson is pricing the Stylus 7890 at $2,995, while the suggested price for the 9890 model will be $4,995.

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