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Epson SureColor P800 A2 Inkjet Printer

[IS sku: HEP_SCP800]
$1,695 RRP $1,995   (Save $300!) (N.B. price might change once available for purchase).

The benchmark A2 fine art printer today, and our default recommendation for anyone wanting to make big, beautiful, archival prints in-house.

Sorry, this product is not available.
The Epson P800 is no longer available. We recommend the new generation Epson P906 which is now available for pre-order.
We recommend you look at Epson SureColor P906 A2 Inkjet Printer as an alternative.

Description

An affordable, compact innovative A2 printer for creative professionals - the replacement to the venerable Epson Stylus 3880 which has been our recommended printer for over 5 years.

In short, when looking for an inkjet printer for high quality work, this should be the first one you consider. It's very well built, print quality is second to none for both colour and black and white, and it is inexpensive and simple to run. Once you get over the initial price, it will be a high quality printing tool for you for many years, with the on-going cost of ink some 30%+ cheaper than the smaller models.

Note: Epson PRO Graphics printers do not come with a connecting USB cable. You can connect this printer via a standard USB printer cable, by ethernet to your switch/router or via your WiFi network.

Epson Sure Color P800 Key Features:

  • A2 sized printer
  • Optional roll holder allows use of 17" rolls as well
  • Wifi, USB and ethernet connection options. Apple iPrint and Google CloudPrint support.
  • Comes with starter cartrdges - about 65ml in each (normally they have 80mls). This is enough to charge the print head and do a fair bit of test printing but do factor in a replacement set before too long.
  • Unrivalled black density and print quality
  • Economical 80ml tanks (means each and every print is cheaper than with the smaller printers)
  • All 9 inks are loaded simultaneously (no changing cartridges when you change media) - 8 are used at any one time and there is a small switchover process between photo and matte black
  • 3 Levels of black ink - for fantastic, easy, neutral black and white prints
  • Advanced LUT technology for smoother gradations
  • Fantastic, very well tested, Epson UltraChrome HD ink print quality
  • 1 year Epson Pro Graphics express warranty. More info on this here.
Inkset Type, # Inks - Pigment, 9 inks

Inkset Type, # Inks

Pigment, 9 inks

Carriage Width - A2 (17", 432mm)

Carriage Width

A2 (17", 432mm)

High Quality Black & White? - Yes

High Quality Black & White?

Roll Printing Support? - Yes (With Optional Accessory)

Roll Printing Support?


(With Optional Accessory)

Specifications

Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.

We try very hard to keep these up to date and correct, but if a particular specification is really critical to you, then please double check the specification directly with the manufacturer. Some features may of course have caveats not fully described here.

To get more information about a particular specification, use the arrow to get a 'Specxplanation'.

  • Inkset Name
    Ultrachrome HD
  • Inkset Type, # Inks
    Pigment, 9 inks
  • Carriage Width
    A2 (17", 432mm)

    The Carriage Width is the maximum width of paper (on the short side) that can be used in the printer.

    Colloquially printers are more commonly referred to as 'A4, 'A3+' or 'A2' printers in Australia but of course not every country in the world uses the A paper system.

    Typically, A4 printers have a 9" carriage, A3+ printers are 13" carriage, and A2 printers a 17" carriage.

  • High Quality Black and White?

    Does the printer have a dedicated, high quality black and white mode for photographic printing?

    Almost all ink printers have a 'black only' type mode, but that is quite different to what we're talking about here.

    In this mode, called by Epson 'Advanced Black and White' mode or simply ABW, the printer uses multiple grey inks (AKA light black, light light black inks) to produce smooth black and white tones with little to no colour interference.

  • Maximum Print Resolution
    2880 x 1440

    This is the maximum dot resolution of the print head. The higher the number, the smaller the dots of ink the printer can place.

    Note that this has nothing to do with image resolution of course. The printer uses several ink dots to form the colour of one pixel. However the dots are so fine and closely mixed together you can only really see this screening pattern with a magnifying glass.

  • Dimensions
    68cm (W) x 37cm (D) x 25cm (H) (closed)
    68cm (W) x 96cm (D) x 55cm (H) (open)
  • Connections
    USB
    Ethernet

    What physical connections are possible? Wireless support is listed separately below.

    Options include USB, Firewire, Thunderbolt, and Ethernet.

  • Included Cables
    None
  • Wireless Support
    802.11b
    802.11g
    802.11n

    Does the printer support wireless, and if so what speeds and standards.

    Most modern routers will offer at least G, which is fast enough to run a printer. N and AC are quicker and good to have but they won't make your printer faster unfortunately!

  • Direct Device Printing Support
    Google Cloud Print
    Apple AirPrint
    Epson Connect

    If you use Apple devices like the iPad or iPhone, you'll want Apple Print support, allowing you to print directly from your device to the printer.

    For Android devices, Google Cloud Print is the equivalent system.

    Epson Connect offers a further option but generally you'll use one of the two main options above with modern devices.

  • Disc Printing Support?

    Does the printer support printing to printable CDs and DVDs?

  • Sheet Sizes Supported
    5 by 3.5"
    6 by 4"
    7 by 5"
    8 by 7"
    10 by 8"
    14 by 11"
    17 by 11"
    A5
    A4
    A3
    A3+
    A2

    The sheet sizes supported by the printer out of the box. You can also generally define your own custom sheet sizes in the driver if you want to use unusually sized materials.

    (Note, though, that you can't typically print borderless to custom sheet sizes - the standard workaround is to use sheets slightly larger than you need, and then simply guillotine to the printed edge after printing).

  • Borderless Sheet Sizes Supported
    5 by 3.5"
    6 by 4"
    7 by 5"
    10 by 8"
    14 by 11"
    17 by 11"
    A4
    A3
    A3+
    A2
  • Roll Printing Support?

    (With Optional Accessory)

    Does the printer support roll media, and do you need an accessory device for this?

    Even if the printer doesn't support roll media, you can still buy rolls, cut sheets from the roll, and use those. Just leave them to flatten for a few days as paper curl can be a painful issue with printers.

  • Roll Width Support
    Rolls up to 17" Wide
  • Borderless Printing On Rolls?

    Can the printer print right to the edge when using roll media?

  • Full Specifications

In The Box

Please Note:
We keep these details up to date to the best of our knowledge.

However if a particular item is of special importance to you please also check the manufacturer's listing for the product.

You will get:

  • SureColor P800 Printer
  • 9 High-capacity 64 ml initial ink cartridges
  • Power Cord
  • Start Here Guide
  • Printer Basics with Warranty Statement

Accessories

Selected by Image Science, tested as compatible.

Epson SureColor P800 17 Inch Roll Holder
The optional 17 inch Roll Holder for the Epson SureColor P800 Printer
Please note this product is available by special order only with a lead time of 8-12 weeks.
$249
More info
Epson SureColor P800 Inks
Fantastic, very well tested, original Epson UltraChrome HD inks and maintenance tanks for the SureColor P800.
More info

Also In This Range

Epson SureColor P600 A3+ Inkjet Printer
A great A3+ inkjet photographic printer with significantly improved black densities.
  • Carriage WidthA3+ (13", 330mm)
  • Inkset Type (# Inks)Pigment (9)
  • High Quality Black & White?
  • Roll Paper Support?Yes
More info