What is an eight ink printer, and why should we care? In a nutshell, an Epson 8 ink printer uses eight different ink cartridges to produce high-quality colour prints. The eight cartridges use cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, light magenta, light black, and light light black, which allows for a wider range of colours and more precise colour reproduction than standard four ink printers.
These are not home printers. They are popular among photographers and graphic designers who require high-quality prints with accurate colour reproduction.
The exact specifications of an Epson 8 ink printer can vary depending on the model, but
common features include high print resolution, fast print speeds, borderless printing capabilities, and support for various paper types and sizes. An 8 ink printer is a high-end product designed for professional use and is capable of producing stunning, high-quality prints with vibrant colours and fine details. And some printers go beyond eight cartridges - there are nine and ten ink printers on the market.
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- Epson SureColor P800 printer
- Epson SureColor P8000 standard edition printer
- Epson 10 colour ink printers
- Epson SureColor printer ink
Epson SureColor P800 printer
The Epson SureColor P800 is a high-end inkjet printer designed for professional photographers and graphic designers. The UltraChrome HD ink system includes nine high-capacity cartridges, with three black inks - photo black, matte black, and light black. This gives a great range of colours and accurate colour reproduction, as well as deep blacks and rich tonal gradations.
The printer has a maximum print resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi, which ensures sharp and detailed prints, and can even handle canvas and thick board.
It’s a high-quality and versatile printer designed for professional use, producing stunning prints with vibrant colours, deep blacks, and fine details, making it an excellent choice for photographers and graphic designers who demand the best.
Epson SureColor P8000 standard edition printer
The Epson SureColor P8000 Standard Edition is a high-end large-format inkjet printer designed for professional use in the graphics, photography, and fine art industries.
It’s an advance on earlier models, in that it uses ten high-capacity ink cartridges, including cyan, light cyan, vivid magenta, vivid light magenta, yellow, light black, light light black, photo black, matte black, and light black. This really comes into its own with deep blacks and smooth tonal gradations.
It has very high resolution, and can handle a variety of papers (including canvas and various art papers) up to 1.2 metres wide. If you print banners, this is what you need.
Epson 10 colour ink printers
Why stop at eight? If you work with graphics you know that the greater your palette the better your end result. Epson 10 colour ink printers use ten different ink cartridges to produce top quality results.
The ten cartridges typically include cyan, light cyan, vivid magenta, vivid light magenta, yellow, light black, light light black, photo black, orange, and green. The addition of orange and green ink cartridges allows for more accurate colour reproduction and a wider colour gamut, making it possible to reproduce even more vibrant colours.
Epson SureColor P700 printer
The Epson SureColor P700 is a winner for photographers and other creative professionals. It uses Epson's UltraChrome PRO10 ink system, which includes ten high-capacity cartridges, including matte and photo black inks, and four levels of grey ink. This excels with deep blacks and rich tonal gradations.
One advantage is its compact design, making it suitable for smaller workspaces, while still allowing it to print up to 32cm wide, and over three metres long. And its resolution, at 5760 x 1440 dpi, is very high.
Epson SureColor P900 printer
This is another sure fire winner for graphics professionals looking for great prints. The Epson SureColor P900 is a professional-grade photo printer that uses a ten-colour UltraChrome HDX ink set to deliver the brightest colours with deep blacks and smooth gradations. It is particularly strong on hard-to-replicate blues and purples.
It can handle a variety of media types and sizes, including fine art paper, thick matte paper, and poster board up to 1.5 mm thick. And it is compact, making it easy to fit on a desk or workspace, while still providing excellent print quality.
Epson SureColor printer ink
Regular readers of our blogs will know that ink is one of the most expensive liquids on the market. Epson have gone all-out to ensure their ink is worth every hard-earned euro.
Epson SureColor printers use pigment-based inks, which are made up of tiny particles of coloured pigment suspended in a liquid carrier. Pigment-based inks are known for their durability and resistance to fading, making them ideal for archival-quality prints.
The inks are formulated to deliver a wide colour gamut, which means they can reproduce a larger range of colours than some other types of inks. This allows for more accurate colour reproduction. As Fr Ted might have put it, these printers can show you the difference between very very very very dark navy and true black!
This is because the inks have a high density, which means they can produce deep, rich blacks and highly saturated colours.
The inks are designed to be quick drying and smudge-resistant, making the end result durable and long-lasting.
Epson SureColor printers use individual cartridges for each colour, which means users can replace only the colours that run out, rather than having to replace an entire multi-color cartridge. This keeps the costs down.
Just click on your printer model below to see all printer ink for your Epson SureColor:
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 10000 printer ink
- Epson SureColor SC-P 20000 printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 400 printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 5000 printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 5000 STD printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 800 printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 8000 printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 8000 STD printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 8000 STD Spectro printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 700 printer ink
- Epson Surecolor SC-P 900 printer ink
If you have read through to this point, you know these printers are not for home use. You don’t need this quality for your holiday snaps. But if you are a graphic professional - photographer, digital artist, graphic designer, or anyone for whom the image is more important than the word - these eight, nine and ten ink printers could be just what you need to make your work zing.