Built for serious photo printing, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 inkjet printer has a high price tag, but it can handle media up to 17 inches wide, and provides some of the sharpest photo quality in its class. It includes an ethernet port for sharing, but replacing 10 different colors of Epson 4900 printer ink may be daunting for some buyers.
The unit's high price tag is easier to understand when you consider it is built for professional use. As such, it also requires a fair amount of space, measuring 16x34x30 inches, and it weighs 115 pounds, which does include the weight of the Stylus Pro 4900 printer ink supplies. For such a large machine, the LCD screen on its front seems a bit small, at only 2.5 inches, it is mainly for checking the status of the paper supply or Epson 4900 ink supplies than for previewing images.
The 4900 includes an automatic rotary cutting system so that it can handle both roll and sheet media. The output tray holds up to 50 sheets, so users shouldn't expect to do large volumes of printing at one time. Several common sizes are supported for borderless printing as well.
The main drawback of the machine is the fact that users need to replace 10 different Epson 4900 ink cartridges. The upside, of course, is its wide color gamut, but the cost of replacing Stylus Pro 4900 ink cartridges will really add up over time, and third-party compatible supplies are somewhat difficult to find.
The 4900 will be too expensive for the vast majority of buyers, but for the professional print shop or serious photographer, it could be worth the investment. Its print quality is stellar, and its ability to handle larger widths and a variety of cut sheet and roll media make a versatile choice for serious photo printing.
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