The Epson 17" printers have been out there for quite a while now. I've been thinking of upgrading my 2200. I hate to do it just before Epson releases a new printer! Has anyone heard any rumors about an updated printer coming out any time soon? And what's with this Epson Ultrachrome HDR ink?
No new Epson models in that segment on the Photokina 2008.
Epson had the ecosolvent wide format GS6000, the 11880, the 7900, the 9900 and the 3800 on their booth and some less recent models. In fact nothing new since the Drupa in May.
They are busy in other segments of the industry, little of that was shown on the Photokina but the dry mini labs of Fuji and Norita and Epson pro inkjet office models with huge carts that print cheaper pages than laser printers, etc.
Next to the Z3200 24"and 44" Hp had no 17"model (yet). Canon's program isn't changed much either so the 17" iPF5100 was still there + a new 24" iPF6200 that only differs in having a harddisc aboard if compared to the iPF6100.
Little news on inkjets in the wide formats. A lot of news on photobook production with all kinds of printing and binding technologies. Web interfaces, dry minilabs, production software.
On Epson 7900/9900 Dmax, I have yet to see prints that beat the Z3100/Z3200 significantly on Dmax in B&W printing.
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