Epson launches high-speed sub-$5K desktop photo printer

Epson will debut its new desktop inkjet photo printer, the SureLab D700, in September at the Digital Playground event at Sydney’s Luna Park (September 12 – 14).

d7001In Australia and New Zealand it will be offered with a USB cable, a full inkset and a 3-year warranty for $4795 ex tax ($NZ5295). The printer ships with both a Macintosh and Windows driver.

It will begin shipping in Australia from late September and in New Zealand late October/ early November.

In addition to the base configuration, the new printer will be offered with a ‘Photo Pack’ kit that includes an additional 5 rolls of media, two spindles, a media storage box, output tray, Epson Order Controller and 3 year warranty for $A6795 ($NZ7495). The software provides job costing, print scheduling and image editing functionality.

The SureLab D700 will attract interest from professional photography studios and event photographers, and photo labs seeking a lower-cost alternative to a high-volume dry lab such as the D3000. It can produce high-res photographic prints (up to 720x1440dpi) along with ID and passport photos, menus, awards, cards and fliers. Paper widths run from 4 inches to A4, and print sizes up to 210mm x 1000mm panoramas. Epson says speed is up to 360 4×6-inch prints per hour or 180 8x6inch prints an hour (resolution unspecified).

It can print in colour and monochrome on gloss, lustre and matte media. Users are able to print direct from common photo applications or via the optional Epson Order Control software that has integrated job costing, scheduling, image editing and (ICC) colour control.

Epson will also have a ‘Print & Share;’ kiosk on show at The Digital Playground, , integrated with the D700 in addition to the Epson Stylus Photo R3000, Stylus Pro 3880 and Stylus Pro 7900 printers.

For more on the D700, click here.

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