The Epson Stylus Pro 9800 is a 44 inch wide format printer designed specifically for artists and photographers who require the finest quality art reproduction. It is the leading wide format printer in a series designed by Epson, named the Stylus Pro. There are also other printers in the line such as the 24 inch Epson Stylus Pro 7800 which is exactly the same as the larger model only offering less width and a much more competitive price. These printers have captured extraordinary market share since their release due to its ability to deliver the highest printed image quality. Nonetheless, many other factors play into the line's popularity that are not commonly discussed.
Owners of these inkjet printers rarely mention how easy they are to use. This is because most of the owners don't have another wide format inkjet printer to compare it to - but those that do are quick to affirm the user-friendliness of the Stylus Pro Series Printers. The printer driver software is easy to use and is supported by an extremely wide base of dealers as well as users. It is easy to obtain ICC profiles and color management advice or consultation from someone relatively local. Furthermore, manufactures of fine art paper and inkjet canvas make their products very easy to use in the Epson printers.
The success of the Epson Stylus Pro Series began in the early 2000's and has catapulted the company into a far lead versus the competition regarding the fine art reproduction and photography marketplaces. Third party manufacturers of inkjet papers, canvas, inks, raster image processors (rip), and so forth have rallied behind the Epson Stylus Pro printers by making products compatible with them. As a result, people interested in purchasing an Epson Stylus Pro are much more inclined to do so, instead of buying a competing printer, when they are presented with so many options. It is easy for them to see where the momentum of the industry is, and where they should be.
Nick Friend, President of Breathing Color, Inc. , is a principle-centered entrepreneur who has many years of experience in developing and executing innovative sales and marketing strategies as well as building, training, and leading national and international sales forces. Breathing Color has analyzed the Epson Stylus Pro 9800 , as well as the Epson Stylus Pro 7800 , for the purpose of this article.