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Epson America is expanding its Stylus Pro line of printing solutions with a wider selection of Designer Edition bundles that combine Epson Stylus Pro printers with the EFI eXpress for Epson Software RIP. Specifically, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition is now joined by the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, 7890 and 9890 Designer Editions. All four Epson Stylus Pro Designer Edition bundles are now available through authorised Epson Professional Graphics resellers at prices ranging from $1,195 to $5,495. Additionally, Epson is currently offering customers mail-in rebates of up to $750 on these bundles. Note that the products must be purchased from an Epson Authorised Professional Imaging Reseller before 31 May 2011, and claims must be postmarked within 30 days from the purchase date..
Epson America Expands Line of Designer Edition Stylus Pro Printer-and-RIP Bundles for Creative Professionals
Designer Editions Combine Epson Stylus Pro 3880, 4900, 7890 and 9890 Printers with EFI Express for Epson Software RIP
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 29, 2011 – The Epson Stylus® Pro line of printing solutions is expanding once again with a wider selection of Designer Edition bundles that combine award-winning Epson Stylus Pro printers with an industry-leading EFI™ eXpress for Epson Software RIP. These bundles are engineered to deliver powerful yet easy-to-use solutions for professional graphic designers and photographers, enabling them to print their creative visions as they see them. The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition is now joined by the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, 7890 and 9890 Designer Editions.
The combination of these printers and the EFI eXpress for Epson RIP gives users the unique ability to create color accurate CMYK comps, proofs, and mockups, alongside RGB photographs. The software includes sophisticated yet simple to use spot color support with embedded libraries for DIC, HKS, PANTONE, and Toyo, ensuring accurate color production out of the box. True Adobe interpreters allow for complete compatibility with the latest design suites on a Mac or PC.
In addition, users can work the way that suits them best by printing directly from the application, importing or dragging and dropping on to the RIP interface, or by sending files from a single PC or in a networked group to hot folders. Full support is included for all Epson proofing, packaging, photographic, and fine art media, with the ability for the user to add new CMYK or RGB profiles for additional media types.
“For more than a decade, the world’s most successful graphic designers have relied on Epson to print their creative visions, and these solutions allow them to take their vision and passion for design to the next level,” said Larry Kauffman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The new Epson Designer Editions leverage the underlying professional software technology of EFI Colorproof™ XF and bring to the design studio a solution that’s easy to use, yet powerful and affordable.”
Pricing and Availability
All four Epson Stylus Pro Designer Edition bundles are now available through authorized Epson Professional Graphics resellers at the following prices (MSRP) with additional mail-in rebate offers:
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 (17-inch) Designer Edition — $1,495 ($1,195 after $300 mail-in rebate)
Epson Stylus Pro 4900 (17-inch) Designer Edition — $2,995 ($2,495 after $500 mail-in rebate)
Epson Stylus Pro 7890 (24-inch) Designer Edition — $3,495 ($2,745 after $750 mail-in rebate)
Epson Stylus Pro 9890 (44-inch) Designer Edition — $5,495 ($4,745 after $750 mail-in rebate)
Each Epson Stylus Pro Printer is supported with a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. Epson Preferred Plus service plans are available that cover both the hardware and software for up to two additional years. For additional information, visit http://www.proimaging.epson.com.
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 countries around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: http://www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).