Epson opens up market for in-house proofing

Three new Epson Design Editions deliver proofing one-stop-shop

Epson opens up market for in-house proofing

December 2011 – Epson teams up with a leading RIP provider EFI, to offer a complete package for all in-house designers, agencies and advertising departments to support their proofing needs.  With the new Epson Design Editions, covering three key products within its range – the WT7900, the SP-4900 and the SP-3880 – Epson delivers a complete one-stop-shop for all in-house proofing needs.

For busy departments or agencies who don’t have time to research, benchmark and purchase each element individually, the Design Editions represent a quick and cost-effective investment.  Simply select the Epson printer to suit and, via one of its channel partners, Epson provides the entire package of hardware, installation and RIP software from EFI – its popular Express Edition – along with a set of Epson media profiles.  Users can also add the SpectroProofer if they have the need for automatic and highly accurate colour calibration and measurement.

The printers:

  • Epson Stylus WT7900 Design Edition – the industry’s first white ink packaging proofing printer, offering an innovative and unique ink formulation which is capable of printing on various substrates including metallic at sizes of up to 24 inches (53.35cm).
  • Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Design Edition – for agencies and in-house departments who want to tap into the industry’s highest Pantone match rate of 98 per cent, providing high-quality proofs at up to 17 inches (43.2cm).
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Design Edition – for smaller design studios or freelancers who want a compact, affordable printer for their proofing needs at up to 17 inches (43.2cm).

Duncan Ferguson, head of Epson Europe’s large-format printing division, says: “We know how important it is for busy agencies, designers or departments to save time and money when it comes to proofing – this is why we put together the Design Editions, aiming to save time not only on researching and selecting each element within the package, but also to help them speed their proofing productivity.  And they will also be delighted with the cost savings, as the Design Editions are significantly more affordable than purchasing each aspect individually.”

The WT7900 and SP-4900 Design Editions are available from December and The SP-3880 Design Edition is available from January 2012.  The Design Editions will be available across EMEA.


ProductRIPPrices (Ex. TAX)
WT7900 Design EditionEFI Express, version 4.1€5,995
SP-4900 Design EditionEFI Express, version 4.5€2,295 €3,195 (with SpectroProofer)
SP-3880 Design EditionEFI Express, version 4.5€1,595

Notes to Editor

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