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Epson Achieves 98% PANTONE Color Coverage on Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 Wide Format Inkjet Printer Series


TOKYO, Japan - Seiko Epson Corporation (“Epson”, TSE: 6724) today announced that its wide format inkjet printer Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and 9900 series have achieved 98%*1 coverage of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, as evaluated and certified by Pantone, LLC. Epson’s award-winning wide format inkjet printers have long been received as the industry standard in various graphics applications, and the attainment of this exceptionally high PANTONE® coverage provides further proof of Epson’s leadership in this field.

PANTONE is the definitive international reference for selecting, specifying, matching and controlling ink colours. With the ability to achieve 98% coverage of PANTONE Colors, industry professionals using Epson printers have a great deal of freedom when producing designs, proofs, and final images. It also enables designers to accurately reproduce corporate and brand colours and use a wide variety of PANTONE spot colors for eye catching packaging.

The combination of Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP™ inkjet technology with Epson’s 10-color UltraChrome™ HDR (high dynamic range) inkset provides the outstanding performance required by graphic designers and print professionals. In addition to Black, Cyan, Light Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Yellow, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Black Matte and Light Light Black, Epson UltraChrome™ HDR ink includes Orange and Green ink which significantly increases the range of colors that can be achieved, especially bright green to yellow, and yellow to red.

The Stylus Pro printers’ ability to achieve the widest color gamut produces high-quality images featuring great subtlety and exceptionally smooth gradations. A unique three-level black ink technology significantly improves the overall gray balance while enhancing the mid-tone and highlight detail, which in turn gives a smoother tonal range. The high-density pigments ensure strong vibrant colors and accurate neutral and dark tones.

“This PANTONE certification reinforces the superb accuracy of the Epson Stylus Pro printer range and gives the design and print industry the highest level of confidence when working on projects that demand accurate color representation,” says Munenori Ando, General Manager of Large Format Printers at Epson.

“The ability to accurately reproduce PANTONE Colors is a critical element of the design process,” said, Andy Hatkoff, vice president of electronic licensing at Pantone. “Epson has long been a Pantone partner, committed to ensuring accurate representation of PANTONE Colors, including the newly announced PANTONE PLUS SERIES, in its Stylus Pro Inkjet printers.”

The 24-inch Stylus Pro 7900 and 44-inch Stylus Pro 9900 series are available from Epson certified dealers worldwide. For more details, please locate and contact your local Epson sales representative from the following website.

*1 98% coverage of PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE® solid coated palette based on Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte printed with Epson printer driver at 2880x1440dpi.
PANTONE® coverage may vary when printed with a third-party RIP.

PANTONE® and other Pantone LLC trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for 45 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises over 70,000 employees in 106 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.


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