Epson UK has announced a further model to the SC range of A3+ printers with the SC-P400, a printer it claims is smaller and lighter than any other A3+ pigment inkjet machine. Although no pricing has been released, the new model is said to be part of an 'affordable' package that includes the lowest cost pigment ink-set on the market.

The SC-P400 uses a 7-color ink-set of UltraChrome HiGloss 2 pigment inks, as well as a gloss optimizer that aims to create a smooth and even finish on glossy papers into which the ink doesn’t soak. Each ink cartridge holds 14ml of ink, and the optimized print resolution is claimed to be 5760x1440 dots.

The company also boasts that the SC-P400 can deliver the smallest inkjet droplet of any A3+ photo printer on the market, with droplet volume as low as 1.5 Pico litres. As well as the usual paper path the SC-P400 offers rear loading for fine art papers, two roll-paper options and the ability to work with media of up to 1.3mm in thickness.

The Epson SC-P400 measures 622x324x219mm, weighs 12.3kg and offers Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection. Epson UK states it will be available from November 1st, but there's no confirmation of a global release date. For more information see the Epson website.