Epson has announced that its large format printers, R5000/R5000L (known in South Africa as the SureColor SC-R5010 and the SC-5010L) and SCR5070/SCR5070L, among the company’s other innovations, have been honoured with iF Design Awards.
These are Epson’s first resin-ink printers for large sign vendors. Equipped with precision media handling developed for earlier models and technology for exceptional print quality, they provide improved environmental performance and productivity.
For outstanding environmental performance, Epson used aqueous resin ink containing a low volatile organic compound (VOC) and reduced waste by about 80% by using high-capacity ink packs instead of ink cartridges. For higher productivity, resin ink not only enables excellent print quality with a wide colour gamut, but dries quickly to deliver output in a short time.
This ink also boasts excellent media compatibility and supports a wide range of media other than PVC. The use of two sets of high-capacity ink packs enables hot swaps and continuous operation.
A wide transparent window and LED lighting allow users to quickly check prints. A resin exterior is used for safe operation of the parts operated manually, and a front full-open cover is used for ease of maintenance. By reducing the replacement frequency and using two sets of high-capacity ink packs, Epson allows ink to be hot-swapped, thereby avoiding interruptions to operations and reducing operators’ workloads.