Epson's new A3+ photo printer targets pro artists, designers and illustrators

We used to write a lot about inkjet printers for producing saleable and test prints, but new models are few and far between. So it's quite exciting to see a new model.

Out November 1, Epson's SC-P400 is a lower cost version of the SC-P600 - featuring seven coloured ink cartridges rather than the P600's nine. There's also a separate Gloss Optimizer cartridge that you can apply to give prints an extra shine.

Epson claims that the P400 produces the smallest droplet size of any A3+ inkjet printer (1.5pl), allowing it to print more detailed images.

The company also says that the P400's inks are the "most affordable pigment ink-set on the market" - though no price for the inks or the printer have been announced.

Epson SC-P400 specs

  • Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 inks
  • Seven colours plus Gloss Optimiser
  • Minimum ink droplet size of 1.5 pl
  • 14ml ink cartridges
  • Compatible with a wide range of media including fine art, glossy and matte papers
  • Roll paper holders allow users to print on 2-inch core media.
  • Rear-loading fine art paper path for loading of fine art media
  • Rigid media support up to 1.3 mm
  • Wi-Fi for wireless printing from tablets, PCs and smartphones
  • Built-in Ethernet
  • 622 x 324 x 219mm
  • 12.3kg
  • Borderless printing
  • 5760x1440 optimized resolution
  • CD/DVD printing in case you think it's still 2005.

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