Epson introduced two new Stylus Pro printers and announced plans to partner with Ricoh Americas to sell the new models to the growing professional imaging market in North America yesterday.
The 24-inch Stylus Pro 7700 and 44-inch Stylus Pro 9700 printers were “specially engineered” for CAD, GIS, and corporate graphics markets looking to print high res architectural plans, engineering drawings, photographic GIS mapping, indoor signage, etc.
The new models feature Epson’s High-Precision Ten-Channel MicroPiezo TFP print head that boasts print speeds almost twice as fast as their previous generation thanks to an inch-wide head with 720 nozzles per color. The new Stylus Pro line also offers four-color Epson UltraChrome Vivid Magenta pigment-based ink with dual black technology, AccuPhoto HD screening technology, and a front loading straight-through paper path.
Epson decided to partner with Ricoh to market the new models throughout the North American region due to Ricoh’s “outstanding reputation and expertise” in the commercial printing technology.
The Stylus Pro 7700 and Stylus Pro 9700 are now available at the suggested retail price of $2995 and $4995, respectively. Both models will be showcased at