Epson launches SureColor SC-S70600

Epson has launched the eight and ten colour wide format SureColor SC-S70600 at drupa: 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 eight 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 ten 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.
The Epson SureColor 64-inch range now features the: four colour 29m2/hour SureColor SC-S30600, the 4/5-colour 53.2m2/hour SureColor SC-S50600 and the 8/10-colour 27m2/hour SureColor SC-S70600.

Key Features
High-quality, 10-colour printer supporting both white and metallic ink simultaneously
8-colour model without white and metallic ink also available
Epson UltraChrome GSX Ink offers widest colour gamut of Epson's SureColor printer range
Light inks provide smooth tonal gradations and transitions, including light black ink for enhanced neutral greyscales
Epson's proven Thin Film Piezo printhead for precise droplet formation and long production life
Long-lasting prints - lightfast for three years outdoors without lamination*
Print resolutions up to 1440 x 1440dpi
Prints on a wide range of coated and non-coated media up to 64 inches (162.6cm) wide
Single-operator roll media loading
Media loading lever can be accessed from both front and rear of printer
Automatic substrate tensioning
Easy substrate set-up with automatic print optimisation for various media
Speeds of up to 27.3m2/hr (high-speed mode) and 18.4m2/hr (production mode) when printing with banner materials
Enhanced UltraChrome GSX Ink requires no ventilation and is suitable for use in an office environment
ENERGY STAR-qualified power efficiency for economic running and minimised environmental impact
Optional supply system for heavy rolls up to 80kg
Optional heater to dry prints faster in high-throughput applications