Epson has launched the 8- and 10-colour wide-format SureColor SC-S70600: the company’s first 64-inch (162.6cm) roll-fed printer to support white and metallic inks simultaneously.
The SureColor SC S70600 is designed for 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 is capable of producing 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 up to 1440 x 1440dpi enables the SC-S70600 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 - 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-S70600 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.
Richard Barrow, senior product manager at Epson Europe, comments: “The SC-S70600 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-S70600 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. A jack system at the rear of the printer makes loading a new media roll a one-person job, while the media loading lever can be reached from either the front or the back of the printer for greater convenience. Users can make feed adjustments during printing without stopping and re-starting the printer.
UltraChrome GSX ink is odourless and nickel-free, making the SC-S70600 kinder to the environment and suitable for use in an office environment. The printer’s running costs and environmental impact are reduced further through its ENERGY STAR-qualified power efficiency.