Epson Stylus Pro 7900 Computer To Plate Professional Imaging System Specifications Stylus Pro 7900 CTP Imaging System Detailed Specs

Base Printing Technology

Advanced MicroPiezo TFP print head with ink repelling coating technology
10-channel, drop-on-demand, ink jet print head
11-cartridge configured as:
O, G, C, Lc, VM, VLm, Y, Lk, LLk + PK or MK
Auto head alignment and cleaning technology
Auto sharing black ink channel
Professional-level pigment-based ink technology

Printer Nozzle Configuration

Color and Monochrome 360 nozzles x 10

Droplet Technology

Smallest droplet size 3.5 picoliters
Variable Droplet Technology produces up to three different droplet sizes per print line


2880 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 1440 dpi; 1440 x 720 dpi;
720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi

Print Engine Speeds (Banners and Proofs)A

16" x 20" prints from 2:53 to 7:14 Normal is 3:47
20" x 30" prints from 5:03 to 12:52 Normal is 6:39

Print Engine Speeds (Plates)A

13" x 19" plates from 7 to 12 plates per hour

Acoustic Noise Level

Approximately 50 dB(A) according to ISO 7779

Operating Systems Supported

Macintosh Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6,
or Lion 10.7 (Intel based)
Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)

Printer Interfaces

Includes as standard one Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) and one Ethernet port (10/100Base-T)

EFI Server System Requirements

Processor 2 GHz Intel® Core 2 Duo or better
Memory 4GB
Hard Disk 500 GB (a fast 1TB drive recommended)
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 (32- bit)

EFI Client System Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (32-bit)
Macintosh Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6,
or Lion 10.7 (Intel based)


SP7900 54" (W) x 27" (D) x 48" (H) Weight: 187 lb
Plate Curing Unit 33" (W) x 16" (D) x 10.5" (H) Weight: 40 lb
Dimensions and weight include printer stand. A table is recommended for the Plate Curing Unit

Printable Area

Maximum paper width  
SP7900 24"
Maximum printable width  
SP7900 24.16"
Left and right margins 0 to 3 mm each (0.24" total)
Maximum printable length Limited by application, OS, and driver/RIP used
Minimum paper width 210 mm (8.27")

Media Handling

Media input  
SP7900 Single roll up to 24" wide
Cut-sheet size  
SP7900 Cut-sheet up to 24" wide (auto-loading)
Media core compatibility User-adjustable roll media adapters accept either 2" or 3" media cores
Max. roll media diameter 6" (when using a 3" core)
Media weight 12 lb bond up to 1.5 mm posterboard
Minimum sheet size 8.27" x 11"
Built-in media cutter Rotary cutting, automatic and manual

Epson Intelligent Pressurized Ink CartridgesB

Starter cartridge fill volume 110 ml x 11 total colors (used for initial fill at setup)
Replacement cartridge fill volume 150 ml, 350 ml or 700 ml, each color x 11 colors total
Ink cartridge shelf life (recommended) 2 years from printed production date or 6 months after open

Lightfastness RatingsC

Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink
Color Up to 200 years
Black-and-White Over 200 years

Epson PreciseColor™ Manufacturing

In order to ensure consistent printing between multiple Epson Stylus Pro printers of the same model, Epson has refined the manufacturing process to include colorimetric calibration. This process evaluates and adjusts each printer's performance at the manufacturing stage, ensuring consistent color output from printer-to-printer and print-to-print.

Whats in the Box?

Epson Stylus Pro 7900 Printer, Plate Curing Unit (PCU), Plate Guide, EFI eXpress CTP RIP for Epson, Set of 110 ml ink cartridges, 10 sample plates, power cables and printer documentation.

Products and Accessory Part Numbers

Product Description Part Numbers
Epson Stylus Pro Printer SP7900CTP
Large Plate Accessory Kit CTPGUIDEXL
Additional Roll Media Adapters C12C811241
Replacement Printer
Cutter Blade
Replacement Ink
Maintenance Tank
Additional One-year Epson Preferred Plus Service EPPCTPB1
Additional Two-year Epson Preferred Plus Service EPPCTPB2

Epson UltraChrome HDR Ink

Ink Cartridge (150 ml) (350 ml) (700 ml)
Photo Black T642100 T596100 T636100
Cyan T642200 T596200 T636200
Vivid Magenta T642300 T596300 T636300
Yellow T642400 T596400 T636400
Light Cyan T642500 T596500 T636500
Vivid Light Magenta T642600 T596600 T636600
Light Black T642700 T596700 T636700
Matte Black T642800 T596800 T636800
Light Light Black T642900 T596900 T636900
Orange T642A00 T596A00 T636A00
Green T642B00 T596B00 T636B00

Epson DirectPlate - AluminumD

(in) (mm) Thickness Part Numbers
13 3/16 x 19 3/32 335 x 485 6 mil S045194
12 3/4 x 18 1/2 324 x 470 6 mil S045195
13 3/8 x 19 7/8 340 x 505 6 mil S045196
14 9/16 x 17 3/4 370 x 451 6 mil S045197
15 3/4 x 20 1/8 400 x 511 6 mil S045198
22 x 26 1/2 559 x 673 8 mil S045199
18 1/16 x 20 11/16 459 x 525 8 mil S045200
12 x 18 305 x 457 6 mil S045201
11 3/4 x 18 298 x 457 6 mil S045202
15 3/4 x 18 1/2 400 x 470 6 mil S045203
23 13/16 x 29 1/8 605 x 740 8 mil S045204
15 x 18 381 x 457 6 mil S045205
11 x 18 279 x 457 6 mil S045206
11 x 18 1/2 279 x 470 6 mil S045207
13 x 19 3/8 330 x 492 6 mil S045208
11 1/4 x 181/2 286 x 470 6 mil S045209
A Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc. Normal Mode based on SuperFine - 1440 dpi. Plate Speeds are based upon a 13" x 19" plate size at 1440 x 1440 unidirectional printing. Plates sizes vary drastically depending on the content of the plate.
B Cartridge yields vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. A variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replace cartridge" signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. Ink is used for both printing and print head maintenance. All inks are used for both black and color printing. For more information about cartridges see
C 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 for the latest information.
D Additional plate sizes may be available. Contact you dealer if your plate size is not listed.