|EPSON FOR PACKAGING PROOFING
Epson has announced the global launch of the 24" Stylus Pro WT7900 printer featuring the world's first white aqueous ink for packaging proofing and sample production. The new inkjet printer will make its global public debut at Labelexpo held at Brussels Expo, 23 - 26 September 2009
Designed specifically for packaging proof applications, the Stylus Pro WT7900 is the latest addition to Epson's large format Stylus Pro range of inkjet printers and reinforces Epson's commitment to the packaging industry. It features sophisticated colour management and control, wide gamut reproduction and precision printing on a variety of flexible film, paper and metallic media to deliver the quality results important for contract packaging proofs and accurate sample production.
The printer uses a 9-colour Epson UltraChrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) ink set to produce a wide colour gamut and accurate spot colours. To deliver the high density white tints and accurate overlays important for packaging proof applications Epson has developed a water-based white ink specifically for this printer.
The optional Epson SpectroProoferT gives Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 users automatic and precise colour management and control for reliable and consistent proof verification, colour calibration, colour certification, profile creation, spot colour matching, colour shift tracking and target measurement. Furthermore, a colour certification label, such as the Fogra wedge, can be printed to support the certification process. These features enable users to integrate the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 into their production workflows very easily, onsite and over a network of remote locations if required.
"The Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 is the latest addition to our professional graphics range and has been designed specifically for the high-end packaging market," says Martin Johns, Senior Product Manager, Professional Graphics at Epson UK. "We have implemented technologies and features to address the specific requirements of the market, backed by Epson quality, speed and reliability. Beta-test feedback has been extremely good and at Labelexpo we will demonstrate its ability to produce cost-effective, highly accurate proofs and a range of package mock-ups."