Epson has announced a new A3+ pro-photo printer, the SC-P400. It’s a small, lightweight printer that’s aimed at the amateur and semi-pro photography markets.
It uses a seven-colour pigment UltraChrome HiGloss 2 ink-set with gloss optimizer, which should enhance the colours as well as giving a uniform smooth gloss finish. The inks come in 14ml cartridges.
The printhead delivers a tiny 1.5 picolitre droplet that should allow for very fine resolution. Epson quotes optimized resolution of 5760x1440dpi.
It will take a wide range of media including fine art, glossy and matte papers. It includes a fine art paper path with a rear-loading tray that should be easy to load though will make it difficult to leave the printer out of the way against a wall. It will take 1.3mm rigid media, and there are also two roll paper holders that take two-inch cores. It can also print to CDs and DVDs.
It allows for printing via WiFi – there’s an iPrint app that can be downloaded to print from a smartphone or tablet. It also allows for Ethernet connections.