CalumetPhoto.com Ratings and Reviews

Product Reviews

Epson Stylus Pro 9900, 44" Photo Printer

For more than a decade, Epson has set the standard by which all other photographic printing technologies are judged. The Epson Stylus Pro 9900 (44-Inch) represents the next generation in photographic inkjet technology. By combining the precision of the MicroPiezo TFP print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome HDR inks, the new generation of Epson 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, when combined with the Epson AccuPhoto HDR screening technology, Epson has once again raised the level of print quality, while setting a new benchmark standard for photographic reproduction.The advanced Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head is capable of producing higher quality prints, at speeds almost twice as fast as our previous generation. And, with the latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle verification technologies, clogged nozzles are virtually eliminated.For the first time on an Epson Stylus Pro series printer, Epson has developed, in partnership with X-Rite, a high performance, in-line spectrophotometer for commercial proofing applications. When driven by the latest front-end RIPs, the Epson SpectroProofer can automate virtually any color management process in your workflow.Capable of handling virtually any media type, in roll or cut sheet, up to 24 or 44 inches wide, Epson sets the standard for professional media use. Whether producing sellable color or black-and-white photography, fine art reproduction, or producing 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.High-Precision Ten-Channel Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print HeadThin Film Piezo (TFP) print head design capable of handling ten separate ink channelsOne-inch wide high-performance print head with 360 nozzles per channelAuto-sharing black ink channel technologyLow vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placementAll-new ink repelling coating to dramatically reduce nozzle cloggingProduces variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliter to greatly decrease print times while optimizing photographic qualityEpson AccuPhoto HDR ScreeningAdvanced ten-color screening algorithm resulting in prints with superior color and clarityMaximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi for incredibly sharp text and line artProduces extremely fine blends and photographic transitionsExtremely accurate highlight-to-shadow detailsNo visible photographic graininess due to the printing processEnsures consistent color balance regardless of the viewing light sourceWhen combined with the precise dot placement accuracy of the Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head, overall photographic print quality is dramatically improvedAutomatic Print Head AlignmentBuilt-in sensor performs highly precise alignments of all color channelsAligns both single and bi-directional print modesNext Generation Ten-Color Pigment-Based Ink SystemUnique High Dynamic Range (HDR) pigments for an extremely wide color gamutTen-color printing system including all-new orange and green inksDesigned to work with Epson AccuPhoto HDR screening technologyProfessional print permanence ratingsOutstanding short-term color stability for mission critical proofing applicationsImproved Microcrystal Encapsulation Technology for reduced gloss differentialImproved black density up to 2.6 with an L value ~3.0Three-Level Black Ink TechnologySimultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inksSignificantly improves the gray balance while eliminating colorcastsOutstanding highlight-to-shadow grayscale accuracy for a smoother tonal rangeVirtually eliminates any bronzing of basic pigment chemistryProfessional Media HandlingCompatible with virtually any media type, in roll or cut sheet, up to 24-inch wideAccurate loading of cut-sheet media up to 1.5mm thick posterboardAll media is front-loaded via a unique straight-through media pathPrinter and driver based media identification and synchronization system for virtually error-free media useMedia bin safely captures multiple prints up to 24" x 36"Epson ePlaten Media Loading TechnologyAccurate automatic media loading, movement, and trackingElectronically controlled roll media rewind and take-upAutomatic roll media rewind upon media releaseSpindle-Free Roll Media LoadingUser-adjustable roll media adapters accepts either 2- or 3-inch media coresSimple tension lever ensures quick and secure media core loadingDesigned with Epson ePlaten Technology for highly-accurate roll media usageAdditional media adapter pairs available as an accessory for efficient roll media switchingHigh Performance Rotary Cutting SystemDurable rotary cutter, designed to be virtually maintenance freeHigh performance cutting speeds – cuts 24" to 44" wide rolls in under two secondsOff-carriage cutting system eliminates media dust within critical componentsCapable of cutting virtually any media type, including most canvas and fine art papersEpson Intelligent High-Capacity Ink SystemPressurized ink cartridge technology ensures reliable ink delivery at all print speeds, while dramatically reducing the physical size of the ink cartridgesEleven individual ink cartridges; available in 150ml, 350ml, and 700ml fill capacitiesOn-the-fly ink cartridge replacement for increased productivityMix and match across all three ink cartridge sizesEasy-to-Use Front Control PanelHigh-resolution 2.5" color LCD for improved viewing of printer statusSimple button layout for all navigation and basic printer functionsEpson SpectroProofer 24"Optional 24-inch wide spectrophotometer developed jointly with X-Rite Simple installation fits cleanly into the front of the Epson Stylus Pro 7900Incorporates a high-performance X-Rite ILS20 spectrophotometer for extreme measurement accuracy below 0.2 dE94UV-cut and non-UV-cut versions available at time of purchaseBoth black or white interchangeable backing plates includedBuilt-in print dryer to accelerate the dry-down and reading processWhen driven by the latest software RIP front-ends, Epson SpectroProofer can automate virtually any color management process in your workflowSuperior ConnectivityStandard connectivity includes one USB 2.0 and one 10/100 BaseT Ethernet portProfessional Epson Photographic Drivers for Macintosh and WindowsFully supported by most leading third party RIPs and workflows
Customer Reviews for Epson Stylus Pro 9900, 44" Photo Printer
This product has not yet been reviewed. Click here to continue to the product details page.