Epson meets demand for ultra-high-quality 64-inch printer

SureColor SC-S70610 is company’s first signage printer with simultaneous orange, light black, white and metallic ink support

Epson meets demand for ultra-high-quality 64-inch printer

August 2012– Epson expands its wide format printer range with the 8- and 10-colour SureColor SC-S70610: the company’s first 64-inch (162.6cm) roll-fed printer to support orange, light black, white and metallic inks simultaneously.

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 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 26.8m2/hour in 8-colour high-speed mode, and up to 4.0m2/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-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*.

Richard Barrow, senior product manager at Epson Europe, 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. 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-S70610 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 SC-S70610 will be available from September.

Key Features

High-quality, 10-colour printer supporting orange, light black, 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 system

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 26.8m2/hr (high-speed mode) and 18.2m2/hr (production mode) when printing with banner materials

Enhanced UltraChrome GSX Ink meets the requirements of Nordic Swan Ecolabel, is odourless, needs no ventilation, and can be used 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

Additional drying system to dry prints faster in high-throughput applications or when using white and metallic inks

*Based on Epson test standards: ISO 18930. Does not constitute a guarantee or warranty to the longevity of printed images, which may vary depending on substrate, application and environmental conditions.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precisiontechnologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 75,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

About Epson Europe

Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe,

Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,594 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2010 were 1,583million Euros.

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