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Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Standard Edition 17" Printer

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Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Standard Edition 17" Printer

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Standard Printer: SP4900HDR
Maximum Printer Width: 17" Wide
Ink Technology: Epson UltraChrome HDR

Our Next Generation.

 It was only a matter of time before our engineers found a way to push ink jet technology to the next level.  By incorporating the most advanced technologies Epson has to offer, this could possibly be the most advanced photographic printer ever developed.

Introducing the New Epson Stylus Pro 4900

Designed to redefine the standard for photographic print quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 incorporates our latest achievements in professional-level ink jet technology. By combining the precision of our MicroPiezo® TFP® print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome® HDR Ink, our newest 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 our new Epson AccuPhoto™ HDR screening technology, Epson has once again raised the level of print quality, while setting a new benchmark standard for photographic reproduction.

Our advanced Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head is capable of producing higher quality prints, at speeds up to twice as fast as our previous generation. And, with our latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle verification technologies, clogged nozzles are virtually eliminated.

Handling virtually any media type, in both roll or cut-sheet up to 17-inch 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.

In partnership with X-Rite®, Epson has developed a high performance, in-line spectrophotometer for commercial proofing applications. When driven by the latest front-end RIPs, the SpectroProofer® can automate virtually any color management process in your workflow, making the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 the perfect solution for the most demanding local and even remote proofing applications.

Whether you're 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.

Base Printing Technology

Advanced MicroPiezo TFP print head with ink repelling coating technology
10-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head
11-cartrides configured as:
  O, G, C, LC, VM, VLM, Y, LK, LLK, PK or MK
Auto Head Alignment and Cleaning technology
Epson UltraChrome HDR ink technology
  Professional-level pigment-based ink technology

Nozzle Configuration

Color and Monochrome 360 nozzles x10

Droplet Technology

Smallest droplet size 3.5 picoliters
Variable Droplet Technology can produce up to three different droplet sizes per print line


2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 1440 dpi, 1440 x 720 dpi;
720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi; Draft 360 dpi

Print Engine SpeedsA

8" x 10" prints from 0:59 sec to 2:26 Normal is 1:28
11"x 14" prints from 1:42 to 4:04 Normal is 2:31
16"x 20" prints from 2:46 to 6:48 Normal is 4:11

Acoustic Noise Level

Approximately 45 dB(A) according to ISO 7779

Printer Language/Drivers

Epson ESC/P®2 raster photographic drivers standard
Optional PANTONE licensed and SWOP certified Adobe PostScript RIP by EFI® (EFI eXpress included only with Designer Edition bundle)
Supported by most leading third-party RIPs

Operating Systems Supported

Macintosh Leopard 10.5,  or higher (16-bit)
Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)

Printer Interfaces

Includes as standard one hi-speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) and one Ethernet port (10/100Base-T)


34"(W) x 16"(H) x 30"(D)
Printer weight: 115 lb

BorderFree® Roll-Based Printing

Complete borderless printing on the following roll media sizes: 8", 10", 11", 13", 14", 16", 16.5", 17"
Top and bottom edges can be automatically cut to any length when printing on roll media

Safety Approval

Safety standards UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.60950-1, Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC - EN60950-1
EMC FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class B, AS/NZS CISPR Class B, EMC Directive 2004/108/EC - EN 55022 Class B, EN 55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3

Printable Area

Maximum paper width 17"
Left and right margins 0 to 3 mm each (0.24" total)
Maximum printable width 17.23" (full bleed 17" width)
Maximum printable length Limited by application, OS, and driver/RIP used

Media Handling

Roll media size Single roll up to 17" width
Roll media length Up to 132' (limited by core dia.)
Cut-sheet size 8" x 10" up to 17" x 24" media
Auto-loading Cassette 0.08 to 0.27mm thick media, 20 to 100 sheet capacity based on media type and thickness
Media core compatibility Handles both 2" and 3" cored media
Max. roll media diameter 4" (2"core) or 6" (3"core)
Weight 12 lb bond up to 1.5 mm
Built-in media cutter Rotary cutting, Automatic and manual single pass cut on up to 17" wide roll media

Optional SpectroProoferD

Carriage mechanism 17" wide
Spectrophotometer X-Rite ILS20EP/EPUV
Measurement accuracy Below 0.2 dECMC
Minimum patch size 7 mm x 15 mm
Measurement time 15 patches per second
UV handling UV and UV-cut version available (at time of order)
Backing color White and black backing plates included
Media Thickness Up to 18 point (0.45 mm)
Temperature Sensor Both internal / external temperature readings
Workflow integration Most leading third-party RIPs and workflows.

Epson Intelligent Ink CartridgesB

Starter Cartridge fill volume 80 ml each color x 11 cartridges total
Replacement Cartridge fill volume 200 ml each color x 11 cartridges total
Ink cartridge shelf life (recommended) 2 years from production date or 6 months after open

Line Accuracy

+ or - 0.2% of specified page length

Display Permanence RatingsC

Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink
Color Up to 200 years
Black-and-White Over 200 years

Environmental Characteristics

Operating 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
Storage -4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)
Relative Humidity 20 to 80%
Operating 40 to 50%
Recommended storage 5 to 85% (no condensation)

Electrical Requirements

Voltage AC 110-240 V
Frequency 50-60 Hz
Current 1.0 A /110-120 V
Power Consumption
Operating Approx. 52 W or less
Standby Less than 8.5 W
Power Off Less than 0.5 W
ENERGY STAR compliant

Products and Accessory Part Numbers

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Printer SP4900HDR
Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition
(Includes EFI eXpress RIP)
SpectroProofer 17" SPECTRO17
SpectroProofer 17" with UV-cut Filter SPECTRO17UV
Additional One-year Epson Preferred Plus Service EPP49B1
Additional Two-year Epson Preferred Plus Service EPP49B2
Additional One-year Epson Preferred Plus Service SpectroProofer only EPPSPB1
Additional 2"/3" Roll Media Spindle C12C811251
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade C12C815351
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank T619000
Replacement Borderfree Maintenance Tank T619100

Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink

Ink Cartridge (200 ml)
Photo Black T653100
Cyan T653200
Vivid Magenta T653300
Yellow T653400
Light Cyan T653500
Vivid Light Magenta T653600
Light Black T653700
Matte Black T653800
Light Light Black T653900
Orange T653A00
Green T653B00
ABased upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. Normal Mode based on SuperFine - 1440 dpi HS.
B Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominately with one ink color. A variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replace cartridge" signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. Ink is used for both printing and print head maintenance. All inks are used for both black and color printing. For more information about cartridges, see www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo
CDisplay permanence rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them.
DAdding SpectroProofer imparts three functional changes: Borderless printing and the front straight through thick-cut paper path are not available, minimum roll media cut length increases to 8.25 inches.

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