Epson introduced the new SureColor P5370 photo printer, a 17-inch professional-level inkjet printer that promises an improved printhead, new ink set with an extended color gamut in dark blue hues, and an advanced print engine.
The new SureColor P5370 is designed to replace the current SureColor P5000. Photo printers don’t get updated often but Epson feels like it’s making the upgrade worth it with a group of new features and the promise of better quality prints.
For starters, the SureColor P5370 combines an improved advanced MicroPiezo AMC printhead with the company’s Precision Dot Screening Technology to consistently produce prints with smooth tonal renditions and capability to reproduce the details captured with today’s high-resolution cameras, Epson claims.
The P5370 also uses a new 10-color UltraChrome Pro10 ink set in high-capacity 200 mL catridges, which includes violet ink, to deliver an extended range of blue hues and, therefore, a wider color gamut versus the previous-generation UltraChrome HD ink.
Epson says that thanks to dedicated channels for Photo and Matte Black inks, there is no ink switching which it claims helps to save time and reduce ink waste. The printer’s built-in “Carbon Black Mode” allows for what the company says are rich blacks and exceptional contrast on glossy paper.
The printer includes a built-in roll feeder, auto cutter, and a high-capacity cassette that accommodates up to 100 cut sheets from 8.5 by 11 inches to 17 by 22 inches.
“In addition, to further support today’s workflows that leverage both Epson and third-party media, the SureColor P5370 includes Epson Media Installer, a software application designed to help control parameters for successful printing with a variety of media, including thick fine art papers,” Epson adds.
Beyond these features, Epson says that the new SureColor P5370 has a new larger 4.3-inch color LCD touchscreen and interface that is easier to set up, control, and maintain. It also supports an Ethernet connection, USB, or WiFi. Epson also notes that it is compatible with its Cloud Solution PORT and Print layout software for fleet management and simple print production, respectively.
The Epson SureColor P5370 will be available in the first quarter of 2024 for $2,095 — the same price as the printer it is replacing.