The company has introduced the new super-fast 50sqm/hour signage printer, the SC-S50610, and the SC-S70610, the company’s first 162.6cm (64 inch) printer to support white and metallic ink simultaneously, at drupa. It also showcased the new 62.6cm (64-inch) Surecolorâ„¢ SC-S30610 with Epson’s new Ultrachrome GS2 ink.

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.

The SC-S50610 can produce everything from posters, signs, banners, textiles, backlit panels, window displays and POS to vehicle wraps, interior decorations, labels and exhibition displays. It reliably and cost-effectively prints on vinyl, canvas, clear film, photographic paper and a range of popular banner substrates, at up to 162.6cm (64-inch) width. The 5-colour model can produce high-quality white prints on both dark and transparent substrates.

As Epson’s UltraChrome GS2 Ink is odourless and nickel-free, the SC-S50610 is kinder to the environment, and can be used in an office as special ventilation is not required. To further reduce environmental impact, plus energy bills, the printer is power efficient and ENERGY STAR-qualified.

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.

Ergonomic features

Further boosting productivity, the SC-S70610’s ergonomic design minimises downtime and reduces wastage. Thanks to a jack system at the rear, loading a new roll is a one-person job. The media loading lever can be accessed from both the front and back of the printer, and users can make feed adjustments during printing without stopping and re-starting.

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.

Thanks to a jack at the rear, loading a new roll is a one-person job, and media tensioning can be controlled easily from front or back of the printer, reducing set-up time and maximising productivity.

High-volume workloads are handled with ease thanks to Epson-engineered performance, reliability and ergonomic set-up. The SC-S30610 prints at speeds of 7.3sqm/hour up to 29.4sqm/hour, depending on mode.