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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2024, 08:06:38 am »

My solvent 64" (s80600) is outstanding. My only worries as a small one man shop are can I afford to fix it if and when it breaks down.
Epson service is now $175 an hour plus the $250 dispatch fee with no other options.

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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2024, 05:25:01 pm »

paper handling was decent on the p20000, this is pretty exciting-- love the bigger ink bags-- should make it cheaper per ml without all that extra plastic.  If they've iterated their capping system and cleaning programs to the point of being able to really keep the nozzles clean this could be a killer machine.  Never really agreed with their decision to go with 5 total black inks before, OGV is much more interesting to me.  Now if they make a 10570 (44" version) this should put that awful sounding 9570 (or whatever it's called, can't keep these models straight-- the newest one with the same large 2-row head) to bed.  I was seriously considering getting a 64' HP Z9+ Pro for a minute, but this would make me seriously think twice if I ever do end up needing that extra 4" over my 60" Canons (ipf9400, never letting those go if I can help it)
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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2024, 12:50:39 pm »

Current P20000 owner from new. Mine's been pretty great, tbh. All heads cleaned up well after long pandemic shut down.
But - interested in this - can someone explain what it means, and why they specify high gloss?

"Higher black density than SureColor P20000
on high gloss papers
Increases contrast with smoother tonal
gradations on glossy papers
Mode built directly into the print driver
No special ink overcoat needed
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(I do smaller ultra-gloss prints on 8550 - wonderful for that. Pigment printers don't do ultra-gloss well imho)

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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2024, 01:21:11 pm »

The Carbon Black mode (Black enhance overcoat) I believe is now available on the P700, P900, P5370, P7570 and P9570 and the new (Not yet confirmed P20570)version.  Someone please chime in if you have heard otherwise. Have also heard they are dropping the usage of carbon black mode naming in the place of black enhance overcoat also not confirmed.   No special ink overcoat means no gloss optimizer but it does have the light light black overcoat. It works ok on my new P5370 but does not come close to my ET-8550 dye on white film prints. For special hi-gloss prints they are the best.
                                                                                         https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&opi=89978449&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DHIQzbK7thRY&ved=2ahUKEwjw0ZK7pdGFAxVkFVkFHT0gDowQwqsBegQIExAG&usg=AOvVaw3xE1EiykcsQW4NvsQP_CsH
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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2024, 11:09:48 am »

Thanks. Good to know.
Like to see an actual output of this black myself. Hopefully will find that somewhere.

Is the USA price known?
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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2024, 06:12:26 am »

The Carbon Black mode (Black enhance overcoat) I believe is now available on the P700, P900, P5370, P7570 and P9570 and the new (Not yet confirmed P20570)version.  Someone please chime in if you have heard otherwise. Have also heard they are dropping the usage of carbon black mode in the place of black enhance overcoat also not confirmed.   No special ink overcoat means no gloss optimizer but it does have the light light black overcoat. It works ok on my new P5370 but does not come close to my ET-8550 dye on white film prints. For special hi-gloss prints they are the best.
                                                                                         https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&opi=89978449&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DHIQzbK7thRY&ved=2ahUKEwjw0ZK7pdGFAxVkFVkFHT0gDowQwqsBegQIExAG&usg=AOvVaw3xE1EiykcsQW4NvsQP_CsH

That is interesting Dan. What is the media you use with the ET-8550?

Many thanks.
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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2024, 02:02:04 pm »

Graphicia White Film (Half the cost of Mitsubishi)
Canon Pro Platinum
Pictorico Pro Hi-Gloss White Film from Mitsubishi
Epson Premium Ultra High Glossy also works
If you can find the discontinued Ilford Smooth High Gloss it is the best of the bunch.
A great looking product, no idea why they stopped making it.

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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2024, 12:16:47 pm »

This is OT at this point, but I recently converted a 9900 to use all dye-based ink to do the same high gloss work--

I'm using this stuff which is identical to the Ilford to my eyes, and comes in 44" rolls: https://www.dotworks.com/premium-white-film.html

Honestly Ilford probably stopped making it because it was around the same time as all the large format printers started using pigment based inks which really dull the crap out of the surface...

The cool thing about converting the 9900 is that I can use a much bigger ink-set-- in this case I'm doing CcMmYKk + Red.  I was given this printer from another lab after the yellow channel started failing, so i'm using Ergosoft to remap all the channels to the remaining good 8 channels (the direct companion to yellow also died shortly after, which doesn't bode well for long term on this head, but for now I get to play around and make some beautiful weirdness)
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Re: New Epson 64"?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2024, 10:23:01 am »

Keith Cooper (Northlighht Images) posted a video that includes some info of this printer.  Mentions that he'll be reviewing it later this year.

1.6L ink pouches .. ships with no inks  :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot1uHJsQHmg

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