Epson America Inc. on Monday introduced the
Stylus Pro 4000 Professional Edition. It combines the Stylus Pro 4000 inkjet printer with a 10/100baseT Ethernet interface and a software-based Raster Image Processor (RIP) from ColorBurst. The RIP software is Mac and PC compatible and implements a full Pantone color library. The printer uses Epson UltraChrome pigment-based ink in seven individual colors and can print on any media type up to 1.5mm thick, as wide as 17-inches on either cut sheets or rolls. The Epson Stylus Pro 4000 prints at up to 2,800 x 1,440 dots per inch (DPI) and uses variable sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters. The Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Professional Edition costs US$2,195.