Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Printer

Color - 0.5 ppm Color - USB, FireWire - PC, Mac - MPN: C511001UCM
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Description
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.
Quick Glance
Functions Printer
Printer Type Color Inkjet Printer
Interface Connection USB Yes
System Type PC, Mac
Expert Reviews
Epson Stylus Pro 4000
4.5 Star Review  Macworld.com - May 25, 2004

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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User Reviews
Great printer
4 Star Review   By member tim_boggess - Sep 1, 2005   

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 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.

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4 Star Review   By member hi_lily - May 13, 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).

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Product Details
Description
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.
Quick Glance
Functions Printer
Printer Type Color Inkjet Printer
Interface Connection USB Yes
System Type PC, Mac
Summary
Product Title Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Printer
Manufacturer Epson
Lowest Price $2,199.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.4 | 3 Reviews
Printing
Color Print Speed: 0.5 ppm
Maximum Print Resolution: 2880 x 1440 dpi
Media Handling
Media Size: 17", 17" x 22", Letter - 8.50" x 11"
Paper Handling Support: Photo Paper, Matte Paper, Roll Paper, Plain Paper
General
Category: Ink Jet
Class: Printer
Dimensions
Height: 14.0 in
Weight: 83.70 lbs
Width: 33.4 in
Depth: 30.0 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
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URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Black & White Horizontal Resolution: 2880 dpi
Product Line: Stylus Pro
Voltage Supported: 120 V
Dimensions: 14" Height x 33.40" Width x 30" Depth
Printer Language(s) Supported: ESC/P2
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm): 0.5
Max Sheet Capacity: 250
Product Model: 4000
Brand Name: Epson
Operating Power Consumption: 59 W
Print Resolution: 2880 x 1440 dpi
Language Emulation: Epson ESC/P2
Media Handling: 250 Sheet
Recommended Use: Photo Print
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")
Off-Mode Power Consumption: 700 mW
Frequency Band: Epson Ink Technology: Epson UltraChrome InkNozzle Configuration: Color and Monochrome heads: 180 nozzles x 8Media Cutter: Built-in media cutter: Automatic and manual cuttingInk Shelf Life: Ink cartridge shelf life 2 years from printed production date or 6 months after openPrinting Method:8 Channel Print Head Technology Using: 7 color (CcMmYk + PK or Mk) or 4 color (CCMMYYMkMk)Variable Droplet Micro Piezo DX3 drop-on demand ink jet technologyDroplet Technology:Smallest droplet size: 3.5 picoliterVariable Droplet Technology can produce various droplet sizes per print lineBorderless Printing:Left and right borderless "bleed" printing for the following media widths: 8", 8.5", 10", 12", 13", 14", 16", 17"Top and bottom edges can be automatically cut to any length three different ways during printing on roll mediaPrintable Area:Maximum paper width: 17"Left and right margins: 0 or 3mm each (0.24" total)Top and bottom margins: 0 or 3mm or 14mm eachMaximum printable width: 17.16"Maximum printable length: Up to 100' (limited by roll length and software application)Media Handling:Media Input:Roll media size: Single roll up to 17" widthRoll media length: Up to 132' (limited by core dia.)Cut sheet input tray size: Up to 17"x 22"Cut sheet media input: Up to 250 sheet tray, top and rear manual feed slotsMedia Core Compatibility:Media core compatibility: Handles both 2" and 3" cored mediaMax. roll media diameter: 4" (2" core) or 6" (3" core)Epson Intelligent Ink Cartridge:Ink Cartridge Capacity:110ml or 220ml each color x 8 colors totalOn cartridge I.C. chip automatically tracks several ink usage data points for use in very accurate production cost estimations and reportingReliability:Print Head Life: 8.4 billion shots per nozzleTotal Print Volume: ~20000 A2 pages at 360 x 360 dpiCutter Life: ~2000 times (coated media)
Black & White Vertical Resolution: 1440 dpi
Color Horizontal Resolution: 2880 dpi
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Expert Reviews
Epson Stylus Pro 4000
4.5 Star Review  Macworld.com - May 25, 2004

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.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great printer
4 Star Review   By member tim_boggess - Sep 1, 2005   

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 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.

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Not bad
4 Star Review   By member hi_lily - May 13, 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).

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