Epson 7000 Printers
Rumours & Facts
April 28, 2000
There have been rumours of a new wide-carriage Epson printer for a number of months, the model 7000. Information in Japanese has been up on Epson's domestic web site for some time and recently English language details have appeared on Epson's UK. web site.
As appealing as this printer is ( model 1270 quality in 24" wide unit for under $4,000 U.S. ) the real excitement is that there will be a second model that will utilize pigment-based ultra-archival inks. Apparently Epson will rate these as having a fade-resistant life of 100+ years!
Apparently these were shown and announced this week at the Gutenberg Festival, which took place at the Long Beach Convention Center. The word is that this printer (exact model number unknown ‹ possibly 7500) will ship in the U.S. some time later this summer.
More information will appear here as it becomes available.
June 17, 2000
Here is a link to Epson's U.S. site with additional information.