Canon PRO-2000 vs Epson SC-P7000
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 vs. Epson SureColor SC-P7000
Canon Europe commissioned a report to be produced by Buyers Lab to look at the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 versus Epson’s SureColor SC-P7000. Specific tests were conducted to compare image quality, productivity, ink consumption, device feature sets, cleaning routines and more. The results are below and demonstrated that the Canon PRO-2000 outperformed the Epson P7000 in the majority of test categories.
All testing was performed in Buyers Lab’s European test facility in Wokingham, UK.
- Colour Image Quality
- Black Image Quality
- Print Productivity
- Ink Consumption
- Device Feature Set
- Print Driver Feature Set
- Printhead Reliability/Cleaning Routines
The Canon PRO-2000 delivered superior productivity, better overall image quality, lower ink consumption and a richer device feature set over the Epson P7000 large format printer. The Canon device has a hot-swap ink tank design which gives a significant boost to productivity. This feature allows users to replace ink cartridges while the machine itself is still actively printing and is not something that is available on the Epson device.
Both the Canon and Epson printers delivered image quality expected of machines targeting the Graphic Arts market. The PRO-2000 had the edge overall with brighter colours, more natural skin tones, sharper detailing and crisper text. When printing 50 page runs of three different test documents the Canon PRO-2000 performed better in terms of ink consumption, using significantly less ink in terms of net weight.
In summary, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 offers superior productivity, more efficient ink usage and better overall image quality than the Epson SC-P7000 and is judged as the stronger performer in BLI’s evaluation.