Epson® SureColor® P5000 Designer Edition 17" Wide-format Inkjet Printer
Designer Edition — offers all the features of the Standard Edition, plus it includes EFI® Fiery® eXpress for Epson, an industry-leading software RIP with true Adobe® PostScript® 3™ for accurate CMYK and spot color printing.PLEASE NOTE: Optional Spectroproofer is NOT compatible with SureColor P5000 Designer Edition.
Designed to set the benchmark for professional imaging excellence, the 17" Epson® SureColor P5000
Series offers a refined design for enhanced performance and reliability. Ideal for professional
photographic, fine art, graphic design and proofing applications, it features our advanced PrecisionCore®
TFP® printhead and Epson Precision Dot screening technologies, developed to work exclusively with 200
mL UltraChrome HDX® pigment ink cartridges. This next-generation 10-color extended-gamut ink set
includes higher-density Blacks and delivers up to twice the print permanence than the previous
. Plus, get versatile media handling with automatic switching between the high-capacity
front paper cassette and the roll media feeder.
Designed for professional printing, the 17" SureColor P5000 Series offers enhanced reliability,
exceptional color gamut and print permanence on roll and sheet-fed media with UltraChrome HDX
- Refined printer design — improved dust and static control for reduced printhead nozzle maintenance
- Improved Black density — higher-density Black pigments for a wider contrast ratio and
enhanced clarity for both color and black-and-white prints
- Exceptional print permanence — offers next-generation pigment ink technology for up to twice
the overall print permanence than our previous generation of ink1
- Remarkable detail — Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead delivers high print speeds with 360
nozzles per color channel, with variable-size ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliters
- Versatile, productive media handling — automatically switch between the high-capacity front
paper cassette and the roll media feeder
- Standard Edition — 10-color UltraChrome HDX Ink set features Orange and Green and threelevel
Black inks supporting advanced black-and-white photographic printing
- Commercial Edition — includes an all-new Violet ink (in place of Light Light Black) to deliver an
industry-best 99 percent PANTONE® PLUS FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated color matching2
for commercial and flexographic proofing applications
- Designer Edition — offers all the features of the Standard Edition, plus it includes EFI® Fiery®
eXpress for Epson, an industry-leading software RIP with true Adobe® PostScript® 3™ for
accurate CMYK and spot color printing
- Epson Precision Dot screening algorithm — ensures incredibly accurate control of the sizing and
mixing of ink droplets for beautiful prints
- Easy to use — 2.7" LCD panel allows for easy setup, control and maintenance of the printer
Designed for use exclusively with Epson cartridges*.
- Refined printer design — reduced nozzle maintenance
- 10-color UltraChrome HDX inks with higher-density Blacks
- Up to 2x print permanence than previous generation1
- Remarkable detail — PrecisionCore TFP printhead
- Auto switching between front cassette and roll media
Refined printer design.
Combining unique hardware refinements with our most advanced printing technology to date, the
SureColor P5000 was designed to achieve the highest standards for performance and reliability. This
refined design offers improved dust and static control for reduced printhead nozzle maintenance. And,
our new Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead features ink-repellent surface coating for reduced nozzle
Epson UltraChrome HDX pigment ink technology.
Representing our latest generation of photographic ink technology, the 10-color UltraChrome HDX Ink
set redefines the standard for photographic imaging excellence and print permanence. Utilizing newly
developed core pigments — including Black inks 1.5 times denser than our previous generation — the
level of photographic clarity, optical density and vibrancy sets a new benchmark for Epson. And, with
our latest generation of color pigment technology, we’ve achieved a breakthrough in print permanence,
resulting in prints of exceptional quality that will define your legacy.
Improved black density.
Higher-density Black pigments anchor the darkest possible tone in the print, producing a wider contrast
ratio, and resulting in optically clearer and sharper images — for both color and black-and-white prints
Three-Level Black inks.
Available on the Standard and Designer Editions, this combination of Photo Black, Light Black and Light
Light Black inks creates smooth, neutral tonal transitions, while bringing out even the most subtle details
— for both color and black-and-white prints.
Advanced Black-and-White Photo Mode
Available on the Standard and Designer Editions, this advanced driver mode offers professional control
to provide incredible neutral or toned black-and-white prints. Choose from one of four presets —
neutral, warm, cool or sepia — or fine-tune your photo even further with density slider bars and the
color toning wheel for a higher level of precision.
Increased print performance.
Based upon print permanence testing conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research Inc., our latest pigment
ink technology results in prints lasting up to twice as long as our previous generation of ink1
Advanced PrecisionCore printhead technology.
Developed to work exclusively with our unique Epson UltraChrome HDX Ink, the PrecisionCore TFP
printhead is our most advanced printhead to date, achieving exceptional ink efficiency and a higher level
of printhead reliability.
Versatile media handling.
Epson’s only 17" printer available with auto-switching media sources, the SureColor P5000 offers on demand
printing from both the high-capacity front paper cassette and roll media feeder. Featuring a
high-speed rotary cutter, the top-loading roll path supports BorderFree® printing at popular widths,
including 8", 10", 11", 13", 14", 16", 16.5" and 17". The printer also offers a variety of sheet media paths,
including the front cassette for multiple sheets, or single-sheet top loading and straight-through path for
media up to 1.5 mm thick.
Designer Edition featuring EFI Fiery eXpress for Epson RIP.
Powered by a customized software RIP from EFI, the SureColor P5000 Designer Edition offers graphic
designers and photographers the ultimate way to print their creative work.
- EFI Fiery eXpress RIP software with CMYK, Spot, RGB and PostScript support — for accurate
- Compatible with virtually any design file — Adobe PDF and PostScript 3 print engine
- Easy-to-use interface — provides a streamlined workflow and thorough print job information
- Powerful layout tools to maximize paper use
- Supports multiple print methods — use hot folders to easily drag and drop files to print across
Commercial Edition featuring UltraChrome HDX Violet ink.
The Epson UltraChrome HDX 10-color expanded-gamut pigment ink set continues our tradition of
meeting high-performance standards for color accuracy and stability — proofs are ready within minutes.
Featuring Orange, Green and the addition of Violet ink, the ink set delivers an incredible 99 percent
PANTONE PLUS FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated color match2
. These are just some of the reasons why
Epson printers have been the number one choice of prepress professionals for the last decade.
Optional Epson SpectroProofer® UVS.
Available for the Commercial and Standard Edition, the optional Epson SpectroProofer UVS automates
media calibrations and re-linearization using your advanced proofing workflow software. Powered by an
X-Rite ILS30EP, this offers the latest industry illuminate standards of M0, M1 and M2.
Superior color and detail.
The all-new Epson Precision Dot screening algorithm works behind the scenes to ensure incredibly
accurate control of the sizing and mixing of ink droplets — resulting in beautiful prints.
Auto Black ink type switching.
With both Matte Black and Photo Black inks delivered through a single channel, Black ink type is
selected automatically based on the chosen media.
Standard 1-year Epson PreferredSM Service.
Epson’s standard 1-year Epson Preferred Service is included with your purchase. Free technical support
is available Monday through Friday; if additional support is required, usually next-day onsite service is
available. For more information, visit www.epson.com/support
Optional 1- or 2-year Epson Preferred Plus Service extensions.
Extend your Epson coverage when the standard 1-year in-box warranty ends. A 1- or 2-year Epson
Preferred Plus Service extension can be purchased while under the standard program, providing up to 3
years of complete coverage from Epson. For more information on your product, see
1. ENERGY STAR 2.0 qualified
2. Easy-to-use 2.7" LCD panel
Better Products for a Better Future™
- RoHS compliant
- ENERGY STAR® 2.0 qualified
- Recyclable product3
- Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay® Transport Partner4
*This product uses only genuine Epson-brand cartridges. Other brands of ink cartridges and ink supplies
are not compatible and, even if described as compatible, may not function properly.
1 Ink lightfastness rating based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors,
under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light
intensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For
maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them. Visit
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2 99% coverage of PANTONE PLUS FORMULA GUIDE solid-coated palette based on Epson Proofing Paper
White Semimatte printed with the Epson Driver at 2880 x 1440 dpi. PANTONE coverage may vary when
printed under other conditions.
3 For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit www.epson.com/recycle
4 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces
greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.
10.0 - Trademark Attributions (footnotes)
EPSON, PrecisionCore, SpectroProofer, SureColor, TFP and UltraChrome HDX are registered trademarks,
EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Better Products for a Better Future is a
trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. BorderFree is a registered trademark and Epson Preferred is a
service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
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