24 February 2020
There’s no company in the print and signage industry that has such a diverse portfolio of market leading products, as Epson.
From print solutions for wide format graphics, textiles and fashion, home and office print technology, labels and packaging, monochrome printing and image projection technology, Epson has developed market leaders in each category. Which is why events such as the ‘Productivity and Efficiency Showcase’ are well worth attending, especially for industry professionals looking to the future.
For those working with textiles, Epson displayed several machines including the newly released Epson SureColor F3060. The printer features dual printhead technology and a bulk ink system, providing low ink cost and minimised waste compared to cartridge systems. At the showcase, the Epson team noted that the F3060 is designed to provide low total cost of ownership, as well as reliability for exceptional performance and savings in high-production print shop environments.
The new printer can produce a full-sized shirt in about a minute, allowing for hundreds of shirts per day, and is being pitched at mid-to-large size garment printers looking for a high-production and cost-effective solution. It can print in full colour plus white on cotton, linen, rayon, and a variety of other fabric types, using a new dual 2.6-inch PrecisionCore printhead for one-pass printing at production speeds, and can house 1.5 litres per colour and three litres of white ink for less frequent filling, lower operating costs, and less waste.
The Showcase also highlighted the capabilities of the SureColor F9460H, the company’s fourth generation dye-sub system that combines a fast and reliable roll-to-roll production engine with a reduced running cost and fluorescent ink capability. The SC-F9460H combines Epson Precision Dot Technology, with advanced media management and UltraChrome DS HDk ink to enable outstanding image quality at high speed.
For wide-format specialists, Epson was showing the SureColor S80660L high-quality signage production system. The printer is designed to produce durable images with maximum impact and format flexibility, quickly, easily, and at minimum cost. It suits operation with a medium to high production volume and a structured workflow. Printed work dries quickly for same-day job turnaround, while the high capacity media and ink supply systems enable efficient roll-to-roll production with remote status monitoring and reporting.
Epson also leads the way with its desktop label printers, and making its debut was the ColorWorks C6010/ C6510 4’ and 8” commercial desktop label printers. The unit on displayed had only just arrived in the country. These systems have been designed for short-run print jobs and provide excellent usability for a range of applications. They are perfect for businesses that require speed, quality and reliability. The CW-C6010 can support media widths of 25.4mm to 112 mm and the CW-C6510 from 25.4mm to 215.9mm. They can print anything from tiny labels for eyedropper bottles, to large durable labels suitable for chemical drums. This media flexibility and on-demand digital four colour print (even with small label sizes) will make life easier for time-sensitive businesses with many SKUs to manage.
Other label printers on display included the ColorWorks C3500 and the ColorWorks C7500 that is aimed at customers who want durable prints and who primarily want to print onto matte media, the C7500 is the ultimate in short-run colour label printing. Manufacturers can now reliably and cost-effectively meet their in-house labelling needs with outstanding speed and quality.
There was plenty more to see from Epson, this includes their amazing projectors that deliver video quality that do (excuse the pun) have to be seen, to be believed.
There’s more to come from Epson. With Visual Impact Gold Coast coming up, the company has plenty to show and offer industry professionals looking for a competitive edge.