Epson Stylus Pro 4900: Sheet Or Roll, For Fine Art, Commercial, And Studio Photographers
27 June 2014
Excerpt: I took on this review assignment because I’ve had considerable history with printing, both silver and digital, and printing with Epson printers. Over the past few years this interest has led me on an odyssey through various printers, profiling, and a considerable amount of (early) frustration.
Excerpt: If you're a professional photographer or print-maker, you no longer need be dependent on third-party labs and equipment, even if your requirements are as exacting as they are ambitious. The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is massive by the standards of any printer we’ve ever reviewed before, at 430x840x770mm.
Conclusion: You need to ask yourself the question, Is it worth spending over $4000 on a printer? If you print large amounts of images it is worth investing in the 4900 over the little brother, the Epson Pro 3880, and if you want the best it usually means you have to pay a little more
Pros: Fast printing, Fantastic quality on photo paper and fine-art paper, Paper roll does reduce the cost of your printing
Cons: Large and heavy, Manually loading from top feeder could be easier