This week Epson introduced the succesor to the 17-inch Surecolor P5070 – the Surecolor P5360 (Known as the P5370 in the US)
The 'gallery quality' printer has a new printhead and inkset which includes Violet for an extensive range of blues and wider colour gamut. It also combines an advanced 10-channel MicroPiezo AMC printhead with Epson Precision Dot screening technology, which produces prints that have smooth tonal renditions and super-fine details.
The printer takes 10 tanks of Ultrachrome PRO 10 ink and when used with archival paper, the prints will have archvial properties of purportedly 200 years for colour, and 400 years in B&W (they are testing this now).
Another big benefit of this printer is the high-capacity 200ml cartridges. To give you an idea of how large they are, your average domestic printers can have as little as 4-12ml per cartridge.
There are dedicated channels for Photo and Matte Black Inks, which means there’s no ink switching, and this helps to save time and reduce ink waste. Moreover, the printer’s built-in Carbon Black Mode increases Dmax, allowing for rich blacks and exceptional contrast on glossy paper.
Media handling includes built-in roll support with an auto cutter to decrease paper waste. There is also a high capacity 17" X 22" cassette holder for single sheets. The maximum sheet size is A2+ which is 432mm wide.
The printer will be available in the first quarter of 2024 and retail at a similar price to the P5050 - which is approximately $3,000 - $3,500.
You can read more about the Surecolor P5370 / P5360 on the Epson website.