The Epson Stylus Pro 4000 represents the highest level of Epson printer technology to date. From photographic quality and high-performance print speeds to breakthrough ink technology and media handling, the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 combines innovative technology with extraordinary performance and value, allowing you to work faster while giving you the ultimate creative edge.
Printer Type: Color Inkjet Printer
Interface Connection: USB Yes
System Type: PC, Mac
Product Title: Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Printer
Power Score: 4.4 | 3 Reviews
Color Print Speed: 0.5 ppm
Paper Handling Support: Photo Paper, Matte Paper, Roll Paper, Plain Paper
Media Size: 17", 17" x 22", Letter - 8.50" x 11"
Category: Ink Jet
Height: 14.0 in
Width: 33.4 in
Depth: 30.0 in
Weight: 83.70 lbs
Warranty Information: 1 Year
URL: Manufacturer Link
Black & White Horizontal Resolution: 2880 dpi
Black & White Vertical Resolution: 1440 dpi
Color Horizontal Resolution: 2880 dpi
Color Vertical Resolution: 1440 dpi
Media Sizes Accepted: Sheet - US Executive (7.25" x 10.5"), Sheet - US Ledger/Tabloid (11" x 17"), Sheet - US Legal (8.5" x 14"), Sheet - US Letter (8.5" x 11"), Sheet US Tabloid (12.6"X18.3")
Max Sheet Capacity: 250
Printer Language(s) Supported: ESC/P2
Voltage Supported: 120 V
Dimensions: 14" Height x 33.40" Width x 30" Depth
Print Resolution: 2880 x 1440 dpi
Product Reviews (3)
Strengths: wide color gamut, amazing prints
Weakness: subject to clogging, potential firmware issues
This printer has it's quirks, but overall is pretty amazing. The color gamut nearly matches dye-based printers, the ethernet card works flawlessly, and the print quality is truly amazing. An additional perk is that the color profiles available from Epson are really good right "out of the box". This is especially helpful when printing B&W. If there is any color cast, I can't see it. I noticed that...
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This printer has it's quirks, but overall is pretty amazing. The color gamut nearly matches dye-based printers, the ethernet card works flawlessly, and the print quality is truly amazing.
An additional perk is that the color profiles available from Epson are really good right "out of the box". This is especially helpful when printing B&W. If there is any color cast, I can't see it.
I noticed that non-Epson media didn't perform as well as Epson paper. For the most part, that's not a problem for me. It's also relatively slow. I have a Canon s9000 and it's much faster; however, the Epson 4000 give much better results. (But I also print in only one direction, so that limits the speed to half what it might be.)
I have had 2 serious issues that are a little annoying.
1) Clogging. If I don't use the printer every day or so, I get clogging (every week was too long of an interval). My solution was that I created a picture of 7 small blocks -- one for each ink cartridge -- that I print just about every day. The blocks are small enough that you can use the same piece of paper many days, but it's still a bit of a pain. And with the small blocks I don't waste that much ink either.
2) Early on, after the printer would sit for a while, I'd go to print and notice the colors were off so I'd run a nozzle check that would show clogging. So I would run the head-clean function to clear the problem.
After a few passes of trying to clear the head, the printer would indicate that I needed to reseat the magenta ink cartridge. When I did, the printer would tell me I had an invalid cartridge. (When that happens, the printer's firmware writes a message to the cartridge's control hardware that turns the cartrdige off.)
I had this happen 3 times and evetually got a replacement printer from Epson. In all but the first case, the cartridge was virtually unused. The first time it happened, I was using the cartridges that came with the printer and it was nearing the end but should have been good for several more prints.
I never got a good answer from Epson on why it was happening, but my guess is that since the printer couldn't clear the clogs, it assumed the cartridge was non-Epson.
Since I've gotten the new printer, I haven't had issues, but I also haven't had any clogging because of #1 above.
By tim_boggess - Sep 1, 2005
Strengths: lower ink cost than smaller printers
Weakness: takes lots of space
Had trouble printing on some papers. Stick with Epson papers you will be fine. Very heavy printer - hard to move. Cleaning the heads used up lots of ink (as usual).
By hi_lily - May 13, 2005
Epson Stylus Pro 4000
In its never-ending quest to stay ahead of Hewlett-Packard and Canon in the photo- printer market, Epson has released the Stylus Pro 4000, a large-format ink-jet printer that improves upon a tradition of excellence most recently found in the Stylus Photo 2200 and the Stylus Pro 7600.
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By Macworld.com - May 25, 2004