New Epson MetallicProof Film & Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Proofing Printer
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:29AM
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Epson MetallicProof Film is a unique professional media designed for color critical label and package proofing applications. Epson Metallic Proof was developed by Seiko Epson Chemists, this all-new silver film technology is capable of high ink capacity for extreme color gamut while also fast drying for higher productivity. Designed specifically for Epson UltraChrome HDR White Ink Technology and the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900.

The Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Proofing Printer doesn’t ship with any specific RIP. At this point, the following RIP’s are either working on or are ready to ship with drivers for the Epson WT7900 Proofing Edition Printer: CGS, ColorBurst, EFI, ESKO, GMG, Kodak & Serendipity.

All RIP’s have different tools and functionality included or as optional add-ons. Please make sure that your RIP can do what you expect it to do. You’ll find that some RIP’s work seamlessly with your current workflow.

IT Supplies usually recommends starting with the RIP that you currently use to drive you other inkjet printers. This way, the learning curve will be the lowest. You will most likely need to upgrade to the latest version of your RIP to allow it to connect to the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 printer. Some people will not need Dot Proofs, others need Pantone spot colors, overprints, transparency, etc. Some need all the aforementioned and more. Again, check with your RIP manufacturer to see if they drive the printer and to what extent.

If you don’t have a RIP of choice in mind, we would be glad to help steer you in the right direction based on your needs.

Although this cool new proofing media from Epson is Shipping in Mid-August we got our hands on some and took the media to our lab right away. As soon as we ran some test prints on our Epson WT7900 we were really excited with the results. The Epson MetallicProof Film itself is ‘mirror-like’ reflective metallic, which allows the white ink technology to really shine through on this metallic proofing media. This metallic proofing media allows users to create custom mock-ups, proofs and color accurate prototype packaging with full true metallic effects.

Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Test Print Gallery (Click on images below for a larger view)

Epson MetallicProof Print coming off our Epson WT7900 Proofing Edition Printer

Proofing Print on Epson MetallicProof Film

Product prototype proofing applications using Epson Carolina Cover C1S, another benefit of the Epson WT7900’s capabilities

IDEAlliance Measurement Target Printed on Epson ClearProof Film Printed using our lab’s WT7900 Proofing Printer

The high ink absorption layer of Epson MetallicProof Film allows users to achieve a higher color gamut. When printing on MetallicProof Film without using white ink base, metallic colors such as gold and bronze, as well as an assortment of blues, greens and reds can be achieved. For more information on Epson White Ink Technology Click Here.

Purchase an Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 at IT Supplies and get a Free Roll of 24” Epson ClearProof Film and Epson MetallicProof Film Free. This offer won’t last long so purchase your Epson WT7900 Proofing Printer today and get this exciting new media free!

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