In an effort to continue expansion in to the package proofing market, the Epson SureColor S80600 163cm (64”) roll-to-roll solvent printer has been certified by GMG Americas, a subsidiary of GMG Color for use with software GMG ColorProof 5.10 and GMG OpenColor 2.1.5.
GMG Americas selected the Epson SureColor S80600 as part of the recommended package proofing solution to boost substantial technological enhancements designed to deliver precise, repeatable performance with high accuracy and an exceptional colour gamut to the package proofing market.
‘We are committed to providing the finest software and recommendations that deliver precise, repeatable and re-creatable prototypes for our clients,’ said Paulo Monteiro, vice president, sales, GMG Americas. ‘The Epson SureColor S80600 delivers the printing technology our team’s been looking for – an expansive colour gamut, reliable print head technology, reduced maintenance time and it can deliver legible text as small as 3-point font, which is a game changer in the package prototyping industry.’
GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof work together to deliver a complete printing press simulator and enable accurate proof simulation of the overprinting effects of spot colours using special multicolour profiles. After extensive internal and external testing, GMG Americas selected the Epson SureColor S80600 as the final output component of its packaging solution due to its high-performance white ink printing capabilities, advanced print head technology, and ultra-wide colour gamut with light black, red, and orange inks. In addition, the reduced maintenance time required to operate the Epson SureColor S80600 made it a desirable solution that would easily fit into a variety of commercial environments.
‘We are excited to be working with GMG Americas to expand our leadership position in the proofing market by adding package proofing capabilities with the Epson SureColor S-Series,’ said Matt McCausland, Epson product manager, ‘The Epson SureColor S80600 allows for incredibly colour accurate short run package proofs quickly and with details precisely as the client requested. With 98.2 percent Pantone matching, reliability and high quality white ink, PSPs have the potential to reduce project turnaround time and increase overall production and profit.’
Leveraging Epson UltraChrome GS3 9-colour ink featuring Red and Orange ink and optional White or Metallic Silver, the Epson SureColor S80600 delivers the highest Pantone coverage in its class, making it an ideal selection for the packaging industry. In addition, the Epson SureColor S80600 touts an all-new precision media feeding system, and a high performance Dual-Array PrecisionCore TFP print head and an enhanced media feeding system to provide unmatched levels reliability and impressive production speeds.