Colour Corporate introduced the new Epson SureColor large format printer range at an event hosted at its Johannesburg offices on 14 February.
The following machines were displayed:
Epson SureColor SC-S50610
This super-fast signage printer maximises productivity, helping busy commercial printers and sign-makers to increase their wide-format throughput.
Designed to deliver a very high level of efficiency, the SC-S50610 uses two thin film Piezo printheads, running two sets of CMYK (or CMYK + white for the 5-colour model) ink simultaneously, to print at speeds in excess of 50sqm/hour. Reliable, Epson-engineered parts throughout the printer help minimise downtime. A built-in dryer ensures prints are ready quickly and, for high productivity applications, an additional drying system is available as an option.
Loading a new roll is a one-person job using the jack system at the rear, and the media loading lever is conveniently accessible from both the front and rear of the printer. Heavier rolls up to 80kg can be easily accommodated using the printer’s optional heavy-roll supply system.
The printer prints over 50sqm/hour, automatically optimises media handling and printhead alignment for the media type, and automatically adjusts the substrate tension to enable accurate media feeding. Feed adjustments can be made during printing without stopping and re-starting.
Epson SureColor SC-S70610
This high-quality signage printer simultaneously supports white and metallic ink, and enables companies to expand their portfolios.
High-quality prints are assured with the combination of Epson’s UltraChrome GSX Ink and proven Micro Piezo TFP printhead, which gives precise droplet formulation and a long production life. The SC-S70610 delivers clarity, fine detailing and smooth blends, and can achieve print resolutions of up to 1440 x 1440dpi.
Wide Colour Gamut
The UltraChrome GSX ink-set, featuring light magenta, light cyan, light black and orange as well as CMYK, gives the 8-colour SC-S70610 the widest colour gamut of Epson’s SureColor printer range. The 10-colour model includes white and metallic inks to increase versatility and scope for production, from simple signage to high-end displays and décor. Both models achieve ultra-smooth tonal gradations and transitions thanks to the use of light inks, including light black ink for enhanced, neutral grayscale.
Substantially faster than many competitors, the SC-S70610 prints at up to 27.3sqm/hour (high-speed mode) when using eight colours, and achieves speeds of up to 4.1sqm/hour with metallic ink enabled.
Epson Surecolor SC-S30610
This is a flexible, high-performance eco-solvent printer for production of signage and decorative finishing solutions. It is designed to work with Epson’s range of enhanced media as well as a wide variety of industry standard stock. It can be used to produce banners and posters, backlit panels and POS displays, window signs and vehicle wraps, wall and floor graphics. It features a high resolution, high speed print engine with easy loading, fast start-up and automatic media handling. It uses Epson’s most advanced ink technology, UltraChrome GS2, which provides for a safer user environment while enabling a superior colour range and enhanced print durability.
Designed from the ground up to offer efficient and environmentally-friendly production at the lowest total cost of ownership, the printer enables print firms, sign makers, digital copy shops and repro centres to expand their service offering.
The printer can produce everything from posters, signs, banners, backlit panels and POS to vehicle wraps, interior decorations and exhibition displays. With a wide range of roll media supported, users can reliably and cost-effectively print on vinyl, canvas, clear film, photographic paper and a range of popular banner substrates, at up to 162.6cm (64-inch) width.