Epson Expands SureColor Wide-Format Color Inkjet Lineup with Three New Models

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Epson today rolled out what it’s calling its most advanced SureColor S-Series roll-to-roll, solvent-ink printers to date: the 64″ production-level S40600, S60600, and S80600. Developed over a four-year period, Epson says its engineers incorporated the latest imaging technologies – including fourth-generation Epson UltraChrome GS3 solvent-ink chemistry, a new precision media-feeding system, and a Dual-Array PrecisionCore TFP inkjet print head in order to provide “unparalleled levels of productivity and image quality, plus improved reliability.”

Designed and manufactured by Epson for the signage, vehicle graphics, and fine-art-reproduction printing markets, Epson says the SureColor S-Series provides “outstanding print quality, durability, and media compatibility, plus improved drying times to drive productivity.” When combined with the new precision media-feeding system and Dual-Array PrecisionCore TFP print head, Epson says the SureColor S-Series “redefines the price-performance equation, producing high-quality, sellable output at impressive production speeds.”

Epson says its new SureColor S-Series 64-inch solvent-ink printers include these new features:

Epson UltraChrome GS3 Solvent Ink: Newly formulated fast-drying UltraChrome GS3 Ink which “delivers outstanding print quality, durability, and superior media compatibility than previous SureColor S-Series printers.” The SureColor S80600 also incorporates a new red solvent ink for an expanded color gamut, plus optional white or silver ink for photographic output quality. Individual 700 ml ink cartridges minimize downtime.

New Epson Dual-Array PrecisionCore TFP Print Head: Provides variable-size ink-droplet technology for photographic print quality. New hardware enhancements also provide greater resistance to head strikes, and a new Epson Precision Dot screening technology provides “output with less visible banding, even at the fastest of production-print speeds.”

New Precision Media Feeding System: Motorized roll-to-roll media handling with Automatic Tension Control technology is said to provide extremely accurate media feed and take-up. Forty individual media rollers with five independent pinch rollers offer “superior media skew control, drastically reducing print head strikes.” A media path optimized for consistent media feed enables unattended roll-to-roll printing.

Simple Operation and Maintenance: Automatic media-alignment and setup allows for faster switching between media types. Automatic print head cleaning – including a newly developed fabric print-head wiper system – is said to significantly reduce the need for manual print-head maintenance. An air-circulation system keeps the print head cleaner for extended performance in high-volume production environments. For a complete workflow solution, Epson includes a full copy of ONYX GamaPrint Pro software with free profile installation for popular signage-media types.

The Epson SureColor S40600 and S60600 will be available in the first quarter of 2016, and the SureColor S80600 will be available in April 2016, all through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers.

Product

UltraChrome GS3

Ink Colors

Print Speeds

Estimated Price

SureColor S40600

CMYK

Banner Production Speed: 215 Sq.ft/hour

Vinyl Production Speed: 170 Sq.ft/hour

$15,995

SureColor S60600

Dual CMYK

Banner Production Speed: 550 Sq.ft/hour

Vinyl Production Speed: 310 Sq.ft/hour

$22,995

SureColor S80600

CMYK, Lc, Lm, Lk, O, R + Optional W or S

Outdoor Production Speed: 290 Sq.ft/hour (estimated)

Indoor Production Speed: 195 Sq.ft/hour (estimated)

$24,995

For more information and complete specifications on the SureColor S40600, visit Epson here, here for the SureColor S60600, and here for the SureColor S80600.

More Resources

 September 2015: Epson Expands SureColor Wide-Format Color Printer Family with P-Series, Starts at $2,995

August 2015: New Epson SureColor F-Series Dye-Sub Large-Format Printers Feature New High-Density Black Ink

April 2015: Epson’s New SureColor Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer Prints on 17″ Wide Media

October 2014: New Nine-Color Epson SureColor P600 for Advanced Photo Printing

July 2014: Epson Shipping SureColor F7170 Dye-Sub Wide-Format Textile Printer

July 2014: Epson Rolls Out Next-Generation SureColor T-Series Printers with PrecisionCore TFP Inkjet Print Head

January 2014: Epson Unveils Latest Dye-Sub Printer for Fabric Printing, the SureColor F7170

August 2013: Epson Introduces First Dye-Sublimation Printers, the SureColor SC-F7000 and SC-F6000

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