Epson has announced a new range of high-speed, four-colour large-format SureColor SC-T printers designed for a variety of graphics, CAD and GIS applications within design, commercial print, copy shop, architecture, building, engineering, retail and education environments. The new printer will be shown for the first time in the UK next week at Sign & Digital UK 2014 (Stand H10, 29th April–1st May, Hall 2, NEC, Birmingham).
The new roll-fed SureColor SC-T range features nine models offering a choice of widths, productivity and scanning capability. Building on the success of the SureColor SC-T printers launched in 2012, the new high-speed 44-inch SureColor SC-T7200, 36-inch SC-T5200 and 24-inch SC-T3200 printers introduce a range of enhancements designed to maximise performance within busy print production environments.
Introduces large-format scanning and double paper rolls
Recognising the market’s need for maximum productivity and the flexibility to switch quickly between different media if required, the new SureColor SC-T7200D and SC-T5200D models feature double paper rolls with auto paper loading and auto switching between rolls.
Epson has further increased the versatility of the printers by integrating a 36-inch wide colour scanner with the new multi-function 44-inch and 36-inch SureColor SC-T7200MFP and SC-T5200MFP models. These are the first Epson large-format printers with a scanner that gives users the flexibility to digitise large-format hard copies and scan-to-file, scan-to-email or scan-to-share with other SC-T printers. An A1 original can be scanned and printed in about 39 seconds. These multi-function printers are also available in either single or double-roll configurations.
To further maximise performance, the new SureColor SC-T range features ultra-fast image processing, optional 320GB hard drive for significant print spooling functionality and secure networking. To ensure the printers fit seamlessly into design and print environments, PostScript support with dual 1.6Ghz CPUs is available as an option on all the new SureColor SC-T printers which enables users to print multiple file formats, including large data-rich files, quickly and directly from leading design and CAD programs.
High-quality prints are assured by the combination of Epson's four-colour UltraChrome XD pigment ink with permanent PrecisionCore™ TFP printheads to deliver precise, repeatable and long life performance. Supplied in a choice of 110, 350 and 700 ml cartridges, the ink has been developed to deliver the deep blacks and crisp, dense lines needed for detailed technical graphics, and the vibrant colours necessary for high-quality prints and posters. Plus, this water-resistant and smudge-proof ink produces prints that are suitable for short-term outdoor use as well as any indoor application.
The SureColor SC-T printers are designed to fit easily into an office environment, with sleek styling, small footprint, and front operation. Helping to reduce impact on the environment, the SureColor SC-T printers use water-based inks and are ENERGY STAR-certified for their excellent power efficiency.
“The new generation of easy-to-use SureColor SC-T printers have been designed to deliver the ultimate in flexibility and production performance into busy design and print environments,” says Duncan Ferguson, Director C&I, Pro-Graphics, Epson Europe. “The ability to print onto paper and board up to 1.5mm thick makes them ideal for a wide variety of graphics applications.”