Designed to redefine the standard for photographic print quality, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 incorporates the latest achievements in professional-level ink jet technology. By combining the precision of the MicroPiezo TFP print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink, the newest generation of Epson Stylus Pro printers continue to represent a level of technology unprecedented in Epson's history.
Epson UltraChrome HDR represents the latest generation of pigment ink technology. Now utilizing ten colors - including an all-new Orange and Green - Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink produces the widest color gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer. Even more remarkable, when combined with the new Epson AccuPhoto HDR screening technology, Epson has once again raised the level of print quality, while setting a new benchmark standard for photographic reproduction.
The advanced Epson MicroPiezo TFP print head is capable of producing higher quality prints, at speeds up to twice as fast as the previous generation. And, with the latest ink-repelling coating and auto nozzle verification technologies, clogged nozzles are virtually eliminated.
Handling virtually any media type, in both roll or cut-sheet up to 17-inch wide, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 continues to set the standard for professional media use. And for the first time, you can have both the front paper tray and roll feeder loaded with different media types and automatically switch between them as you print.
In partnership with X-Rite, Epson has developed a high performance, in-line spectrophotometer for commercial proofing applications. When driven by the latest front-end RIPs, the SpectroProofer can automate virtually any color management process in your workflow, making the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 the perfect solution for the most demanding local and even remote proofing applications.
Whether you're producing sellable color or black-and-white photography, fine art reproduction, or producing color accurate commercial and flexographic proofs for client approvals, never before have Creative Professionals had such powerful tools, allowing them to produce their vision without compromise.
The Epson 4900 is commonly used for Photos and more.The Epson 4900 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Frequent user among others.The Epson 4900 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Epson 4900: Easy to set up, Easy to use, Fast print time and Reliable
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Is the Printer Robust? Time will tell. This is an important question to those who intend to make heavy use of it over a long time period. All I can say from looking at whatever little of its movements I can see, the overall build quality looks to be very robust. It prints quietly with a minimum of vibration as the head moves back and forth across the paper, and there is nothing I can see or use on this printer which looks flimsy If you own a printer as recent as the 3800/3880, upgrading to t...View full Review
Is the Printer Robust? Time will tell. This is an important question to those who intend to make heavy use of it over a long time period. All I can say from looking at whatever little of its movements I can see, the overall build quality looks to be very robust. It prints quietly with a minimum of vibration as the head moves back and forth across the paper, and there is nothing I can see or use on this printer which looks flimsy If you own a printer as recent as the 3800/3880, upgrading to the 4900 may not seem necessary for print quality improvement alone. However, if you want that extra 20% of gamut, a roll-holder, the higher print speeds, more ink economy, a desktop solution and a 17 inch width, this printer should fill the bill and then some. MDS
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Google: Epson 4900 clogs (or extreme clogging) Epson 4900 premature printhead failures Epson 4900 replacing the printhead wiper The last one is a gem. The service manual for this machine says the wiper assembly should be replaced every year. It is a $13 part. But only a service technician can reset the counter on the machine after it is replaced. Expect a $300 service call annually even if your machine does NOT clog! And a new printhead (which you will need when the inevitable unclearable clo...View full Review
Google: Epson 4900 clogs (or extreme clogging) Epson 4900 premature printhead failures Epson 4900 replacing the printhead wiper The last one is a gem. The service manual for this machine says the wiper assembly should be replaced every year. It is a $13 part. But only a service technician can reset the counter on the machine after it is replaced. Expect a $300 service call annually even if your machine does NOT clog! And a new printhead (which you will need when the inevitable unclearable clog comes) costs more than this machine minus the value of the inks. That's BEFORE you pay someone to install it. Once you have finished reading everyone else's experience with this machine you will decide either: That you have enough money to but one of these machines every year or two. (Or three years if you can get an extended warranty). Buy a different printer.
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Don't waste your money. The print heads clog pretty much where they feel like it. You will waste ink like Epson planned it that way. You can spend days trying to clean the heads. Support will give you a few things to do that don't work very well. You can get them on the phone at least. If it prints, the prints look great.
The head clogs, although it prints beautiful and awesome prints, the Epson inks are apparently the problem. Don't buy it! It wouldn't be worth it free.
This printer clogs steady and Epsons support is awful once off warranty throw it in the garbage. First one lasted one week and printer head died. They sent another out. Currently trying to unclog 5 of 10 heads that are 100% jammed. Epsons answer is buy another head for $1800. Stay away from the 900 series Epsons.
The print heads clog on this printer if it isn't used frequently. If you call Epson with a clogged print head, they will set up a service call for you. The cost of the call and a replacement print head (which they say is probable) is over $1500. I've seen postings suggesting a need to use the printer at least every third day to avoid the clogs. I've had the heads clog in less than a week, so I'd go with the every third day. I've also read a suggestion for installing a humidifier in the room. The best solution I've found is to put a damp paper towel under the print head and move it back and forth when a clog occurs (a lot cheaper than $1500). If you buy this printer, you won't own it. It will own you. I wouldn't recommend this printer to a friend, but I would recommend it to some of my worst enemies. I highly recommend it to all the fine folks at Epson.
This is a great printer when it works, but when it fails, and it will fail, you'll either be in for a struggle to pack it up and send it back to Epson at your expense even if you shelled out for the $500+ extended warranty or you'll be stuck with a massive paper weight. If you decide to have it repaired on your own, it will cost you almost as much as the printer's original price to get it fixed, and you will still have to either send it back to Epson or haul it to one of their repair centers (that are few and far between)at your cost.
This printer takes just about any media. Great Quality prints. It is very large. Had no idea how big it actually was, so make sure you have lots of room:)
Adorama is a great company but Epson is another story.This printer has a defective print head and permanent, nozzle clogging issues, which Epson knows about, yet,..refuses to acknowledge and address. If they were a reputable company they would, at no charge, repair or replace these printers @ no charge, to there loyal, or in my case, formerly loyal customers.Save your self a lot of grief and avoid this printer
Confusing at first to setup the software but is working now.
The printer was easy to set up and I started using it immediately. I am very pleased with my purchase, this is my third printer made by Epson. I print High Volume and never had any problem with my printers.
I been taken photo for over 60 years now & I been using Epson printers for over 20 years now & this one is by far the best one I ever own. The Prints are excellent. They take your breath away, they are unbelievable amazing. It hard to believe that a printer could print pictures this great. I only been using Epson color printers since I started printing pictures 20 years ago. When I capture a very special short I would take it to a photo shop and have it develop. I stop taking my negative to photo dealers for over ten years now and I never seen anything like the quality of these prints from this Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Printer. This is also the most expansive printer I ever own, I am very glad I brought this from Adorama, it the best printer by far I ever own. I have friends that have Canon & Hewlett Packard printers & we compare print with each other & mine just blows their prints away.