Inkjet Printer Solution Expands Map Printing Options
– REDLANDS, USA and TOKYO, Japan, January 16, 2007 –
Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") has been working with ESRI to create a means for quickly publishing large map prints and maintaining premium print quality. The result is the new ArcPress Epson Universal driver, which is released as a new feature of ArcGIS Desktop 9.2. The feature extends ArcPress Printing support to include the complete lineup of Epson Stylus Pro Large Format Inkjet Printers.
Epson Stylus Pro printers have long been supported by ArcGIS software. Now the ArcPress Epson Universal driver brings support to the highest level, by enabling the high-capacity ArcPress printer engine to print on Stylus Pro printers. This means better support for large map prints from ArcGIS 9.2, even at high output resolutions.
Epson Stylus Pro printers are known for their ability to provide outstanding print quality without sacrificing productivity or affordability. Demanding users in the GIS community, as well as those in industries such as photography, fine art, and print production, have come to expect the quality and productivity that Stylus Pro printers provide. The ESRI ArcPress Epson Universal driver supports the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800, and 9800 printers, which use Epson UltraChrome K3 ink for excellent durability and colorfastness, along with Epson’s original Micro Piezo print heads. The new ArcPress driver also supports the Epson Stylus Pro 4400, 7400, and 9400 printers, which provide a balance of high speed output and high image quality.
"This partnership between Epson and ESRI has allowed us to combine our newly developed Epson Stylus Pro printers with ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.2 software in order to address the diversifying needs of GIS users in the best possible way," comments Hiroshi Sotokawa, General Manager of Epson’s Inkjet Printer & Photo Product Design Department. "I’m confident that this new combination of technologies will set a new standard for GIS."
"ESRI’s user community has requested ArcPress support for Epson Stylus Pro printers, and we are happy to answer with the ArcPress Epson Universal driver in ArcGIS Desktop 9.2," notes Michael Grossman, ESRI Development’s Product Engineer for ArcGIS Printing. "We co-developed this new ArcPress driver with Epson, and it will allow ESRI and Epson’s mutual customers to print large maps directly from ArcMap to their Stylus Pro with maximum speed and quality."