Epson has released local details of its new flagship A2 desktop printer, which has now gone on sale in Australia as the SureColor P5070.


 The new Epson SureColor P5070  printer. (Source: Epson.)

We have already published preliminary details of this printer, which is known as the SureColor P5000 in most overseas markets. Whereas three versions of the new printer are being offered in other parts of the world, in Australia the printer will only be offered with two different ink configurations, one using Light Light Black  and another that uses Violet ink. The Light Light Black configuration delivers smooth  and  neutral tonal transitions and support of the Epson Advanced Black and  White print mode, which is ideal for photography, fine art and graphic design applications and delivers 98% PANTONE  coverage. The version configured with Violet ink in place of Light Light Black is designed for commercial, graphic and proofing applications and achieves an  expanded colour gamut to  deliver an industry-best 99% PANTONE coverage.

Both models use the new UltraChrome HDX 10-colour ink set, with the inks supplied in 200 ml cartridges. The inks use newly developed core pigments and black inks that are 1.5  times  denser than the previous generation to deliver a wider contrast  ratio with improved resin encapsulation technology for superior gloss  uniformity and sharper images. A new 10-channel  PrecisionCore TFP printhead  includes  a new ink-repellent surface coating, along with improved dust and static  control for reduced nozzle clogging and maintenance. It supports printless  nozzle checks for time, production and resource efficiency.  
 The  SureColor P5070  also offers versatile media handling capabilities with auto-switching between the  high-capacity front paper cassette and roll media feeder. Its power-driven roll  media spindle is ideal for producing panoramas and roll  printing up to 100 feet, and the printer includes an internal high-speed single pass rotary  cutter. The high-capacity cassette can hold up to 100 sheets of premium  photo paper  at up to A2+ size. A front feed straight path is available for fine art sheet  media, including poster board, up  to 1.5mm thick. Auto-switching between roll  and cassette sheet feeding allow both sources to be loaded at the same time.

The SureColor P5070 is  available  now  through the Epson Australia website from RRP AU$2,695 and  authorised Epson dealers in a variety of bundles, which include an optional SpectroProofer  and CoverPlus service packs up to five years for business reliability.  The  5-year onsite CoverPlus service pack option retails for AU$3,895 (incl. GST). Visit for more information.