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Epson Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Standard Inkjet Printer

Designed to redefine the standard for photographic print quality, the Stylus Pro 4900 incorporates Epson’s latest achievements in professional-level ink jet technology. By combining the precision of their MicroPiezo TFP print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink, Epson's newest generation of 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, by combining it with the new AccuPhoto half-toning HDR screening technology, Epson has once again raised the level of print quality, while setting a new benchmark standard for photographic reproduction.Epson's advanced Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head is capable of producing higher quality prints, at speeds up to twice as fast as the previous generation. And, with Epson’s latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle verification technologies, clogged nozzles are virtually eliminated.Handling virtually any media type, in both roll or cut sheets up to 17 inches 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.Whether producing sellable color or black-and-white photography, fine art reproductions, or 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.Features/BenefitsEpson high-precision ten-channel MicroPiezo TFP print head for extreme print performanceEpson UltraChrome HDR Ink, now utilizing ten colors — including an all-new orange and greenSpectroProofer 17, developed jointly with X-Rite, can automate virtually any color management process in your workflow (sold separately)Automatic black ink mode switching can quickly and efficiently optimize the black ink density for your printAutomatic roll and cut sheet feeding, the ideal system when you require automated prints across two different paper types and or sizes.Advanced black and white printing technology produces professional black-and-white prints from color or grayscale image filesAccuPhoto HDR screening redefines photographic accuracy, color, and clarityCommercial and flexographic proofing for quite possibly the highest quality proofing system available today
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Epson Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Standard Inkjet Printer
Review 1 for Epson Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Standard Inkjet Printer
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great printer but with difficulties
PostedOctober 19, 2012
Henry
from Alameda, CA
Age: Over 65
Gender: male
Features
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
3 / 5
Price/Value
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
5 / 5
Satisfaction
1 / 5
1 / 5
Calumet chages 300 for shipping, not shown, but I will get a rebate from Epson, not related.
I bought this printer as a replacement for my Epson 4800. With the 4900 you getting a completely new machine, way more than an evolved 4800. It's solid, well made and prints very fast. The paper cutter is a much better design too.
If you with are using a Mac System 10.8 or above do not load the software from the enclosed disk. I did and as a result the driver did not download the correct set of drivers for the 4900. After much help from Epson support it finally works. We had to remove the 4900 driver, remove the 4800 driver. And then reload both drivers from the web versions. Now I have the correct drivers for the paper I use.
In printing I am having problems with the lower values using Epson Fine art UltraSmooth paper with the Epson profiles and these values are depressed with the 4900. All the low values are way muddy. Prints with the same paper on the 4800 have clean separation between complete black and zones 2 - 4. Not with this printer right now. I am experimenting with different profiles and some of the Moab profiles seem to work better than the Epson profile for this paper. I am also trying all combination of print settings and switching between Matte black and Photo Black ink. Basically I have tried every variable. I am convinced this is a software issue but I don't have the answer yet.
I really wish Epson would spend less time coming out with new printers and more time refining the software and printers they have. This should not be so difficult and time consuming.
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Review 2 for Epson Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Standard Inkjet Printer
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid reliable equipment
PostedSeptember 28, 2012
Eggy
from Massachusetts
Features
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
4 / 5
Price/Value
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
4 / 5
Satisfaction
4 / 5
4 / 5
We use two 4900's fed from a single EFI Fiery Rip. These are production machines for us and during our peak season they are both printing about 6 hours per day. Our prints are of original paintings from Photoshop.
Our prints are sandwiched between glass, not matted, and prints on matte paper work well without out-gassing problems. However, solid black details tend to bleed as does black type, and reverse fields with knock-out white type. Glossy paper would probobly resolve this issue, but we don't want to take a chance with out-gassing.
Overall I am pleased with the units as they are highly reliable and are very consistent on color, as well as matching exactly between the two units.
Pros: Sharp Tone/Color, Beautiful Colors/Contrast
Cons: bleeding blacks on matte paper
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