|Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding professionals, the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 incorporates a unique 17" wide printer design with all of Epson's latest ink, print head, and printer engine technologies, ensuring your creative vision will be produced without compromise. Using Epson UltraChrome Ink technology, you'll produce archival prints with amazing color fidelity, while providing consistently stable colors that significantly outperform standard dye ink technologies. In order to maximize the use of this remarkable ink technology, Epson has developed a unique 8-channel print head capable of handling eight separate ink cartridges simultaneously. This allows the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 to handle both Photo Black and Matte Black inks at the same time in order to maximize the black density on virtually any media type.|
|Model||Stylus Pro 4000|
|Printer Type||Digital Photo Printer|
|Family Line||Epson Stylus Pro|
|Black print speed up to||50 sec/page|
|Max Resolution (BW)||2880 x 1440 dpi|
|Color print speed up to||0.8 sec/page|
|Max Resolution (Color)||2880 x 1440 dpi|
|Extend Printer Technology||Micro Piezo|
|Computer Operating System||Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows NT|
|Interface||Ethernet (RJ-45), FireWire, USB 1.0/1.1, USB 2.0, Wireless|
|Printers Special Features||Autocutter, Borderless Printing|
|Media Type||Matte Paper, Photo Paper|
|Max Media Size||ANSI C (432 x 559 mm)|
|Media Capacity||250 Sheets|
|Networking Type||10/100BaseTx, Network Adapter (Optional)|
|Data Link Protocol||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet|
|Release Date||January, 2004|
Average review score based on 3 user reviews
I have a photo studio and do all my own printing. I use the Kodak dye sub products but was missing the "over 8x10" prints. I read up on inkjet and found the Epson Stylus Pro line to be the most recommended. After purchasing the Stylus Pro 4000, I can see why. It's 8 color ink system delivers AWSOME results. The UltraChrome inks are very true! Combine the inks with Kodak Professional Luster paper and the Kodak ICC profile for the Epson 4000, and trust me, you have a print that would rival ANY lab!! Using the 4000 in combination with Kodak's new 5000 series inkjets and inks I can get some VERY professional results from 4 x 6 upt to 16 x 20! (The Kodak printers have earned their own review!!) So being a "die hard - dye sub" person, I can tell you that BOTH these products have swayed me toward inkjet! It cost about $900.00 to completely re-ink the Epson 4000 at retail prices, but I have found many great prices on the ink right here on Ebay. You don't have to replace them all at once either....another beauty of the 8 ink system. Just to note too, you see lots of deals on "3rd party" inks, but i have been told by MANY professionals in the field, DO NOT put 3rd party inks in this printer! The Epson inks were designed for the Epson print head. Some are "probably OK", but I would not want to take the chance that I would purchase the one that would mess up my print head! Usually you use more of the "light" colors first...light cyan, light magenta. But the 220ml cartridge will pay for itself in the beauty of the prints alone! Don't buy one to print 5 or 10 prints a year. The printer must be used to keep the heads clean! I would rate this product excellent for professionals and "advanced consumer" photographers who want some real stunning prints!
The Epson 4000 is still- by far- one of the finest printers available today.
One important aspect is: you can set this up as a DUAL cmyk printer and also use refuillable cartridges- Epson didnt make programming changes until the 4800 series which made it much more difficult to use aftermarket cartridges/inks. Weve run 5 Epson 4000s every day- 6 hours a day- for 3+ years and you know what- NEVER a problem.
We primarily use dye sub ink and our page count is through the roof- and these printers NEVER miss a beat.
I wanted a good wide format printer for me photo buisness and as discribed this was one but it seems like it might not have been used for some time it was probably working good the last time it was used but when i got it one of the print heads was badly cloged and is going to have to be profetionaly cleened at my expence