LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 10, 2007 – Epson America Inc. today announced its first 64-inch wide format printer for creative professionals, commercial print shops and photographic labs with the Epson Stylus Pro 11880. Not only is this printer designed to produce levels of image quality that exceed our previous best, but it does so with print speeds that are up to two times faster than any other Stylus Pro model to date.
The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 achieves this combination of image quality and speed by way of a new and extremely advanced print head technology called MicroPiezo TFP™ (Thin Film Piezo). This breakthrough technology represents Epson’s most advanced ink jet print head throughout the company’s long history of engineering milestones, and is being featured exclusively in the Epson Stylus Pro 11880.
“The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 represents our ultimate expression of the Stylus Pro brand,” said Mark Radogna, group product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “This Stylus Pro 11880 was developed by a special team within Seiko Epson’s renowned engineering department and what they’ve accomplished with this new technology will result in establishing yet another new industry benchmark for professional-level photographic printing.”
All-New MicroPiezo TFP Print Head Technology
In addition to achieving the highest level of ink droplet accuracy, Epson’s new MicroPiezo TFP print head features a wide array of engineering firsts and unique end-user benefits such as:
- New ink repelling coating technology that contributes to dramatically reducing nozzle clogs
- World’s highest resolution piezo print head ever developed with 360 smart nozzles per inch, each of which produces a variety of droplet sizes as small as 3.5 picoliters achieving print resolution levels as high as 2,880 x 1,440 dpi
- 9-channel ink system that allows for simultaneous use of all inks without having to manually swap cartridges
- New Epson AccuPhoto™ HD screening technology to achieve even higher degrees of print image quality
Only Eight Colors Needed to Achieve Superior Image Quality
Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink technology is the industry standard by which all other professional-level ink technologies are judged. Enhanced even further now by Epson’s new breakthrough Vivid Magenta pigments, this new generation ink technology requires only eight colors – Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow, Black, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Black, and Light Light Black – to significantly raise the quality levels for professional color and black-and-white prints.
Availability, Service & Support
The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 will begin shipping to authorized Epson dealers in October 2007. A ColorBurst Edition will also be available in December 2007 which includes a professional PostScript Language Level 3™ compatible RIP by ColorBurst. The following are estimated street prices:
Epson Stylus Pro 11880
Epson Stylus Pro 11880 ColorBurst Edition
Epson Stylus Pro 11880 ColorBurst Edition
Epson Professional Service & Support
The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 is supported by a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty. This one-year program includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next-business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. Optional Epson Preferred Plus Service Plans are also available, offering one or two additional years of protection. For more information on Epson warranties, service programs and products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit our Web site at www.epson.com.
About Epson America Inc.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.
Note: Specifications and terms are subject to change. Epson and Epson Stylus are registered trademarks and Epson UltraChrome K3 and MicroPiezo TFP are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks.