Why the Epson Stylus Pro 9860?

The Epson Stylus Pro 9860 is the perfect solution for cost effective large format printing for all kinds of commercial, retail and graphics applications. Its Micro Piezo™ print head and all-new dye-ink system are ideally matched for delivering exceptional output on a wide range of media.


UNRIVALLED IMAGE QUALITY

Micro Piezo™ Thin Film Piezo (TFP)

 

Epson’s new solid-state Mirco Piezo™ TFP print head is the key to outstanding image quality. It features micro-fine nozzles that precisely place uniformly shaped ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliter onto print media without misting or satellites for incredibly sharp, grain-free results. It also offers blazing fast throughput with 360 nozzles per colour, while a special ink-repellent coating reduces the occurrence of clogging.

 

Stunning 2880 x 1440 dpi Resolution

With a maximum printing resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi, the Epson Stylus Pro 9860 produces incredibly sharp text and line art, extremely fine colour blends and photographic transitions. This is achieved via Epson’s Variable Sized Drop Technology, which achieves droplets as small as 3.5 picolitres, and Advanced Meniscus Control, which enables the delivery of sharp, precisely placed spherical ink drops.

 

All-New Epson Dye-Ink System

True to Epson’s exceptional printing quality, the new Dye-Ink system includes Light Cyan and Light Magenta in addition to the four main colours of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black to bring out beautiful hues and smooth colour transitions for scenery, portraits, architecture, graphics or other subject matter in printouts. The printing efficiency of the new Dye-Ink system helps to greatly reduce production costs, while its excellent colour stability means your printouts dry and stabilise quickly in seconds.

 

Advanced Look-Up-Table (LUT) Technology

Utilising a new and sophisticated LUT technology, the Epson Stylus Pro 9860 achieves high levels of optimisation in key image quality areas of:

  • Smoother Gradation
    Combined with the 6-colour Dye-Ink system, the new LUT technology produces printouts with noticeably smoother colour gradations and transitions.
  • Grain Reduction
    By improving the ink combination selection process, the new LUT technology dramatically reduces instances of image grain that is prevalent in skin tones.
  • Colour Consistency
    With a colour constancy of less than DeltaE 1.0, print colours remain visually consistent when viewed under different lights and lighting conditions.
 
 

 

DESIGNED FOR HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY

High-Capacity Ink Cartridges

Epson’s intelligently designed high-capacity ink cartridges ensure reliable ink delivery at all print speeds while dramatically reducing their physical size. The 700ml high-capacity cartridges effectively reduce the frequency of changeovers, thereby improving productivity and reducing operational costs.

 Professional Media Support

 

Adding significantly to its versatility is the ability of the Epson Stylus Pro 9860 to handle media up to 1.50 mm in thickness. This enables the production of high quality output that is ready for immediate framing, eliminating the need for mounting. Besides photo paper, the Epson Stylus Pro 9860 can also handle papers with different qualities, including coated paper, acid-free paper, coated polypropylene paper, and more.

 

High-Speed Rotary Cutter

The Epson Stylus Pro 9860 is equipped with a four-second automatic rotary-type cutter that supports all media types, including adhesive, cloth and canvas. This helps to streamline the production and post-production processes by accurately and cleanly cutting roll media printouts to size.

 

  • Durable rotary cutter, designed to be virtually maintenance-free
  • High-speed cutting for 44”-wide rolls in under 2 seconds
  • Off-carriage cutting system eliminates media dust within critical components
  • Cuts through virtually any media type

 

 

 

Roll Media Length Tracking and Identification System

Stay on top of your inventory with the real-time automatic tracking of remaining roll media length. Automatic bar-code tagging of remaining roll media information ensures faster reloading and efficient tracking of partially-used media rolls.

 

GREATER EASE OF USE

2.5 Inch Colour LCD Control Panel

 

 

Operators enjoy greater ease-of-use with the integrated colour LCD control panel. Featuring one-touch buttons for the most common job commands such as pause/cancel, paper cut, paper feed release/close and ink cartridge holder cover control, the panel greatly simplifies printer operations to allow greater productivity.

 

Innovative Spindle-Free Media Handling

The Epson Stylus Pro 9860 also includes Epson ePlaten™ Technology to provide highly accurate, automatic media loading and handling with fast, spindle-free roll media support. With its adjustable dual-tension media collars, not only will you lessen the chance of media damage or misalignment, you also need very little space or effort to change from 2” to 3” rolls.

 

  • User-adjustable roll media adapters accepts either 2-or 3-inch media cores
  • Simple tension lever ensures quick and secure media core loading
  • Designed with Epson ePlaten technology for highly-accurate roll media usage
  • Additional media adapter pairs are available for efficient roll media switching