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Epson Stylus Pro 4900 17" Designer Edition (SP4900DES)
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Epson Stylus Pro 4900 17" Designer Edition (SP4900DES)

This product has been discontinued. Please see the all new Epson SureColor P5000 Designer Edition 17" Wide-Format Inkjet Printer (SCP5000DES)

Weight 145.00 lbs
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This product has been discontinued. Please see the all new 
Epson SureColor P5000 Standard Edition 17" Wide-Format Inkjet Printer (SCP5000DES)

Designed as a heavy duty, high use production printer, the Epson 4900 delivers huge results in a small footprint.  This 11-ink, 17” roll and sheet fed printer can do it all, from 8 x10 luster photos to 17” x 60” banners, to everything in between.  Utilizing an orange and a green ink gives the Epson 4900 one of the widest color gamuts available, and the Piezo printhead allows for incredibly precise dot placement.

With all the same features and benefits of the Epson Stylus Pro 4900, the Designer Edition Bundle includes an EFI eXpress RIP.

  • True Adobe® Postscript 3 and PDF Print Engine 2.0 compatible
  • Complete Pantone and custom spot color support
  • Fully compatible with latest Adobe Creative Suites
  • The perfect printing workflow for contract-quality color proofing and designer comps
  • Being certified by the IDEAlliance for GRACol Coated #1, SWOP Coated #3, and SWOP Coated #5
  • Both Apple Macintosh OS X and Microsoft Windows 7 Compatible


  • Epson high-precision ten-channel MicroPiezo TFP print head for extreme print performance
  • Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink, now utilizing ten colors — including an all-new orange and green
  • SpectroProofer 17, developed jointly with X-Rite, can automate virtually any color management process in your workflow
  • Automatic black ink mode switching can quickly and efficiently optimize the black ink density for your print
  • Automatic roll and cut sheet feeding, the ideal system when you require automated prints across two different paper types and or sizes.
  • Advanced black and white printing technology produces professional black-and-white prints from color or grayscale image files
  • AccuPhoto HDR screening redefines photographic accuracy, color, and clarity
  • Commercial and flexographic proofing for quite possibly the highest quality proofing system available today

High-Precision Ten-Channel Epson MicroPiezo TFP Print Head

  • Thin Film Piezo (TFP) print head design capable of handling ten separate ink channels
  • One-inch wide, high performance print head with 360 nozzles per channel
  • Auto-sharing black ink channel technology
  • Low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placement
  • Ink-repelling coating for dramatically reduced nozzle clogging
  • Produces variable-sized droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters to greatly decrease print times while optimizing photographic quality

Epson AccuPhoto HDR Screening

  • Advanced ten-color screening algorithm resulting in prints with superior color and clarity
  • Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi for incredibly sharp text and line art
  • Produces extremely fine blends and photographic transitions
  • Extremely accurate highlight-to-shadow details
  • No visible photographic graininess due to the printing process
  • Ensures consistent color balance regardless of the viewing light source
  • When combined with the precise dot placement accuracy of the Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head, overall photographic print quality is dramatically improved

PreciseColor™ Manufacturing
In order to ensure consistent printing between multiple Epson Stylus Pro printers of the same model, Epson has refined the manufacturing process to include colorimetric calibration. Eliminating the need for internal calibration devices, this system evaluates and adjusts each printer’s performance at the manufacturing stage, ensuring consistent color output from printer to printer and print to print.

Automatic Print Head Alignment

  • Built-in sensor performs highly precise alignments of all color channels
  • Automatically aligns both single- and bi-directional print modes

Automatic Nozzle Verification and Cleaning

  • Embedded sensors quickly verify nozzle status without using media and automatically cleans the print head if required
  • User configurable to meet your specific nozzle verification requirements Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink Technology

Next Generation Ten-Color Pigment-Based Ink System

  • Unique High Dynamic Range (HDR) pigments for an extremely wide color gamut
  • Ten-color printing system including all-new Orange and Green inks
  • Certified by PANTONE® to cover 98% of the Solid Color Formula Guide2
  • Designed to work with Epson AccuPhoto HDR screening technology
  • Professional print permanence ratings
  • Outstanding short-term color stability for mission-critical proofing applications
  • Improved Microcrystal Encapsulation™ technology for reduced gloss differential
  • Improved black density up to 2.6 with an L* value ~3.03 2When printing on Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte at 2880 x 1440 dpi 3Dmax and L* values are based on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260)

Three-Level Black Ink Technology

  • Simultaneously uses Black, Light Black, and Light Light Black inks
  • Significantly improves the gray balance while eliminating color casts
  • Outstanding highlight-to-shadow grayscale accuracy for a smoother tonal range
  • Extremely reduced color inconstancy ensuring uniform color under any lighting condition
  • Virtually eliminates any bronzing of basic pigment chemistry
  • Enhances the ICC profiling process for ColorSync™ and ICM™ workflows

Automatic Black Ink Mode Switching

  • Both Photo and Matte Black ink cartridges are installed simultaneously
  • Depending upon your media type or driver setting, the printer will automatically switch
  • Switching can occur automatically or provide a warning before proceeding
  • Highly-efficient print head design ensures fast switching with minimal ink usage
  • Automatically ensures optimum black ink density, regardless of media type used

Professional Media Handling

  • Compatible with virtually any media type, in roll or cut sheets, from letter up to 17 inches wide
  • Built-in high-capacity paper tray handling up to 250 sheets of plain paper, or up to 100 sheets of premium paper as large as 17” x 24”
  • Automatic switching between front high-capacity paper tray and roll media feeder
  • Four built-in media paths including roll feed, front paper tray, front-top manual feeder, and a straight-through, front manual feeder that handles cut sheets up to 1.5 mm thick
  • Printer and driver based media identification and synchronization system for virtually error-free media use

ePlaten™ Roll Media Loading Technology

  • Accurate media loading, movement, skew adjustment, and tracking
  • User-adjustable, dual-tension, roll media spindle accepts either 2- or 3-inch media cores
  • Electronically controlled roll media back tension
  • Automatic roll media rewind upon media release

Roll Media Length Tracking and Identification System

  • Realtime automatic remaining roll media length counter
  • Auto barcode tagging of remaining roll media information for faster reloading
  • Very useful for tracking partially used media rolls

High Performance Rotary Cutting System

  • Durable rotary cutter, designed to be virtually maintenance free
  • High performance cutting speeds — cuts 17 inches wide rolls in seconds
  • Off-carriage cutting system eliminates media dust within critical components
  • Capable of cutting virtually any roll media type, including most canvas and fine art papers

True Roll-Based BorderFree® Printing

  • Capable of printing both left and right edges of roll-based media, while automatically cutting the top and bottom edges to create a full-bleed print
  • Fully trims your photographic prints faster and safer than by hand

High Performance Print Engine Speeds
Utilizing our latest print head technology, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is the fastest professional desktop printer Epson has ever produced. Check out these numbers:

Epson Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System

  • Newly-designed ink cartridge technology ensures reliable ink delivery at all print speeds, while dramatically reducing the physical size of the ink cartridges
  • Eleven individual ink cartridges available in 200 ml fill capacities
  • On-the-fly ink cartridge replacement for increased productivity

Easy-to-Use Front Control Panel

  • High-resolution, 2.5-inch color LCD for improved viewing of printer status
  • Simple button layout for all navigation and basic printer functions
  • All-new ‘Ink’ button to quickly access key actions such as Cleaning or Nozzle Verification
  • Built-in printer warning lamp for easy identification across a large space

SpectroProofer 17

  • Optional 17-inch wide spectrophotometer developed jointly with X-Rite
  • Simple installation — fits cleanly into the front of the Epson Stylus Pro 4900
  • Supports color measurements printed on either roll or cut-sheet media
  • Incorporates a high performance X-Rite ILS20 spectrophotometer for extreme measurement repeatability, max 0.2 dE cmc
  • UV-cut and non-UV-cut versions available at the time of purchase • Both black and white interchangeable backing plates included
  • Built-in print dryer to accelerate the dry-down and reading process • Built-in temperature sensors for internal mechanism and surrounding environment
  • When driven by the latest front-end RIP software, the Epson SpectroProofer can automate virtually any color management process in your workflow

Superior Connectivity

  • Standard connectivity includes one USB 2.0 and one 10/100 BaseT Ethernet port
  • Professional Epson Photographic Drivers for Macintosh® and Windows®
  • Fully supported by most leading third-party software RIPs and workflows

New Quiet and More Power-Efficient Design

  • Significantly reduced noise while printing, making it ideal for home office or studio use
  • Virtually silent when powered ‘On’ and idle – less than 6.1 dB(A)
  • ENERGY STAR® compliant – uses only about 8.5 watts while in Sleep Mode
  • User controlled sleep and power management system for maximum efficiency

World-Class Service and Support

  • Includes one year of limited coverage under the Epson PreferredSM Protection Plan with toll-free telephone support available Monday through Friday and usually next-business- day whole unit exchange
  • Optional one- or two-year Epson Preferred Plus service plans available

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  • Dimension: 34in (W) x 30in (D) x 16in (H)
  • Weight: 115 lbs