Epson has released details of its new A3+ SureColor P706 and A2+ SureColor P906 desktop photo printers, which will be available in Australia from July.

Front view of the new Epson P906 printer. (Source: Epson.)

Replacing the current SureColor P600 and SureColor P800, the new printers feature a sleek, compact design plus a new 10-channel MicroPiezo printhead to increase productivity. Dedicated channels for both Photo and Matte Black ink types make ink switching unnecessary. Both models use the new UltraChrome PRO10 pigment ink with Violet, which delivers an extremely wide colour gamut and supports a revised Advanced Black and White Mode for creating professional black and white photographs. A new print driver mode – Carbon Black – dramatically increases Dmax by up to 5 percent, for best-in-class black density and reduced bronzing and gloss differential on glossy papers.

The new Epson P706 printer. (Source: Epson.)

An updated mobile version of Epson Print Layout software provides full support and colour management tools for iPhone and iPad printing, enabling direct printing from iOS devices for the first time. The SureColor P706 can accommodate both roll and cut sheet media, while the SureColor P906 if for cut sheet media only. An optional fully enclosed roll media adapter is available to support both 2-inch and 3-inch rolls and roll printing up to -18m long.

Additional features include a 4.3-inch customisable touchscreen, upgraded wireless connectivity including 5GHz and an interior LED light to watch the progress of a print. The new models are 30 percent smaller than the previous generation and the UltraChrome PRO10 ink is expected to create prints that last up to 200 years for colour and 400 years for black-and-white. (Testing is in progress at Wilhelm Imaging Research, the world’s leading independent print permanence testing laboratory.)

The SureColor P706 will be offered at RRP AU$1,295 while RRP for the SureColor P906 is AU$1,995. Both printers will be available from July onwards on Epson’s online store and through Epson Authorised Resellers across Australia.