New commercial printers make good business sense
Epson expands its new SureColor wide-format printer range for signage and POS applications with two game-changing new products
The SureColor SC-S50610 sets new performance standards in the highly competitive indoor and outdoor signage sector with its 64-inch (162.6cm) width, 4- or 5-colour (CMYK /CMYK + white) roll-fed printer. Its speed is complemented by support for a wide range of media, ease-of-use, low cost of ownership and environmental credentials, making the SC-S50610 a compelling package for companies with high throughput requirements.
With twin Thin Film Piezo (TFP) Epson printheads and dual ink-sets for maximum productivity, the SC-S50610 provides class-leading, super-fast printing at 51.2m2/hour. This means that busy commercial printers, POS printers, high-production professional signmakers, digital copy shops, screen printers and photo labs can increase their wide-format throughput.
Designed throughout to offer a very high level of efficiency, the SC-S50610 incorporates reliable Epson-engineered components to minimise downtime, while a built-in dryer ensures that prints are ready quickly for subsequent production stages. An additional drying system is included as standard for very high throughput applications. The printer’s ergonomic design and time-saving features ensure that sustained workloads are easily managed.
“Another new addition to our award-winning SureColor range, the SC-S50610 has been designed for busy companies who need a printer that can produce quality work at speed. It is a very flexible printer and can very quickly produce everything from posters, signs, banners, backlit panels, window displays and POS materials to vehicle wraps, decor, labels and exhibition displays,” says Kelvin Reynolds, general manager for Epson South Africa.
“Users can print reliably and cost-effectively on vinyl, PVC and clear film, photographic paper and a range of popular banner substrates. The 5-colour model allows them to add value to their portfolio of services by producing high-quality white prints on both dark and transparent substrates, such as window displays,” he adds.
The SC-S50610 uses Epson UltraChrome GS2 Ink, which is specifically designed to work with Epson’s new generation of TFP printheads, and is lightfast for up to three years outdoors without lamination.*
The SureColour SC-S70610 offers big print business punch
The SureColor SC-S70610 is designed for print companies that need maximum quality and application flexibility. It combines ultra high-quality, versatile wide colour gamut capability, flexibility and productivity in a printer that can produce everything from simple signage to high-end displays and décor.
Print quality is assured through the combination of Epson’s UltraChrome GSX Ink and the proven Thin Film Piezo printhead, which gives precise droplet formation and long production life. Support for resolutions of up to 1440 x 1440dpi enables the SC-S70610 to deliver print with outstanding clarity, fine detailing and smooth blends. Productivity is ensured at up to 27.3m2/hour in 8-colour high-speed mode, and up to 4.1m2/hour with metallic ink enabled – making it substantially faster than most competitors.
The UltraChrome GSX ink-set includes light magenta, light cyan, light black and orange in addition to standard CMYK, giving the SureColor SC-S70610 the widest colour gamut in the SureColor range. The 10-colour version of the printer adds both white and metallic inks, increasing versatility and scope for production. Both models achieve ultra-smooth tonal gradations and transitions through the use of light inks, including light black for enhanced neutral greyscales. The advanced ink formula means that prints are lightfast for up to three years outdoors without lamination*.
Reynolds comments: “A new addition to our award-winning SureColor range, the SC-S70610 allows users with demanding high-quality applications to reliably and cost-effectively print vivid colours, solid whites and a range of special metallic effects on clear film, vinyl, canvas, photographic paper and other popular substrates. It dramatically expands the user’s creative options and therefore market appeal, without compromising productivity.”
The SC-S70610 can produce everything from exhibition displays, posters, banners, textiles, backlit panels and POS materials to vehicle wraps, wallpaper and labels. Its productivity is further boosted by its ergonomic design, which minimises both downtime and materials wastage. Users can also make feed adjustments during printing without stopping and re-starting the printer. UltraChrome GSX ink is odourless and nickel-free, making the SC-S70610 kind to the environment and suitable for use in offices.
Running costs and environmental impact of the SC-S50610 and the SC-S70610 are reduced further through the printer’s ENERGY STAR-qualified power efficiency – and both printers include Epson’s new jack system at the rear of the device, which makes loading new media a one-person job, saving on man-hours and labour too.
*Based on Epson test standards: ISO 18930. Does not constitute a guarantee or warranty to the longevity of printed images, which may vary on substrate, application and environmental conditions.