Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions introduces its next-generation 64-inch eco-solvent wide format printer designed to offer the lowest cost of ownership to print for pay and in-house print service providers. -- Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions introduces its next-generation 64-inch eco-solvent wide format printer designed to offer the lowest cost of ownership to print for pay and in-house print service providers. The printer is ideal for the production of posters, signs, banners, backlit panels, vehicle wraps, exhibition displays and more.
The Epson SureColor SC-S30670 is the first ever eco-solvent-based printer to use the proprietary Epson Micro Piezo Thin Film Piezo (TFP) print head - engineered to deliver double the nozzle density with 720 nozzles per colour - offering superb quality print output at a much faster speed.
With the new printer, Epson also launches a new set of eco-solvent inks - the cost-competitive four-ink Epson UltraChrome GS2. Combined with Epson's advanced Look-Up Table (LUT) Technology and the superior Micro Piezo TFP print head, the printer produces high resolution, high quality and vibrant prints that are ideal for outdoor signage, wallpaper or advertising posters.
"The Epson SureColor SC-S30670 is the best-in-line signage printer for businesses prioritizing total cost of ownership and performance as Epson provides a one-year warranty for all machine parts, while the new ink set enables greater flexibility on media choice thereby reducing printing cost," explains Mr. Samba Moorthy, Director - Sales & Marketing, Epson India. "The newly formulated Epson UltraChrome GS2 eco-solvent inks will have light-fastness for up to three years (1), including yellow colour which is often the weakest ink in the ink set, therefore delivering long-lasting prints" he explains.
Key Features of the Epson SureColor SC-S30670
Micro Piezo TFP Print head - The print head is re-engineered for extreme dot placement accuracy and produces high print density and true-to-life prints with variable-sized droplets as small as 4.2 picoliter and print high resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 dots-per-inch (dpi). Capable of handling 8 ink channels simultaneously with 720 nozzles for each colour, it helps the Epson SureColor SC-S30670 to achieve double print throughput compared to predecessor models using the older print head.
Fast print speed - The printer is optimized for high speed production, making it one of the fastest amongst entry-level signage printers. Using the high speed mode, the printer achieves an output of 720 x 720dpi (banner quality) at a rapid speed of 29.4m2 per hour, ideal for production of outdoor signage. For indoor posters where higher print quality is required, the printer is also able to deliver a 720 x 1440 dpi output (vinyl quality) at an efficient speed of 9.9 m2 per hour.
Epson UltraChrome GS2 Ink - The newly engineered ink set builds on the strength of the Epson UltraChrome GS ink, resulting in a new yellow formulation with light-fastness for up to three years (1), three times the durability of the previous formulation. The environmentally-friendly eco-solvent ink set is odourless, nickel-free and has significantly reduced harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC), which makes it safe to use in office / indoor environment.
Low Total Cost of Ownership - The Epson SureColor SC-S30670 achieves high quality prints affordably with its four-colour eco solvent ink set and advanced look-up-table technology (see below). With the one-year warranty, customers can also be assured that hardware repair costs will be covered within the first year. The SureColor SC-S30670 also comes with an initial ink set bundle of 700ml per colour, which is much higher than most bundled ink set that competitors offer.
Advanced LUT Technology - Using a new and sophisticated LUT (Look-up Table) technology, the printer can achieve high levels of optimization in terms of smoother colour gradation, grain reduction (especially for skin tones) and colour consistency, ensuring that the print out looks consistent under different lighting conditions.
Adobe Illustrator plug-in Software - For start up businesses, the software enables users to print from Adobe Illustrator CS5 files directly without needing to install the Rastor Image Processing (RIP) application, which results in significant cost savings. The free software (downloadable on Epson website) enables basic editing functions such as media setting and colour management.
Wide Range of Media Options - The Epson UltraChrome GS2 ink used by the printer works on virtually all standard coated or uncoated solvent media, including adhesive based vinyl, sign banner media and canvas media to produce fine art prints. This gives a lot of flexibility to users to lower their printing cost by choosing cheaper media to print on.
New, Accurate Media Loading System - The new printer design comes with an Auto Tension Control system which ensures highly accurate paper feeding automatically. It also comes with a new lift lever which allows for easy loading and unloading of heavy roll media and simplifies the process to a one-man operation.
Status notification system - A new and unique feature available in the Epson SureColor SC-S30670 is the status notification system which sends an email alert to the user to prompt print job completion, print errors and/ or ink depletion. The email alert can be configured for smart phones or tablet devices so that users need not constantly monitor the print status.
LCD screen display and control panel - With the 2.5-inch colour LCD screen display above the control panel, users can check printer settings and print status at a glance. The control panel also comes with additional shortcut buttons for maintenance check and heating/ drying. In the case of printing errors, the alert lamp will flash and buzz to prompt the users.
Energy Star certification - The Epson SureColor SC-S30670 is Energy Star certified for low power consumption during operation and standby mode, thereby reducing running cost and environmental impact.
Key Specifications of the Epson SureColor SC-S30670
Print head configuration
Micro Piezo TFP print head (720 nozzles for each color (x 4))
Maximum print resolution
720 x 1440 dpi
Maximum roll width
Single roll feeder & auto take-up reel (Standard up to 40kg)
720 x 720dpi (banner quality) at 29.4m2 per hour
720 x 1440 dpi (vinyl quality) at 9.9 m2 per hour
Epson UltraChrome GS2 ink set
Number of inks
4 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black )
Ink cartridge capacity
2.5" Color LCD
USB : USB2.0 High-Speed
Ethernet : 10Base-T/100Base-T/1000Base-T
Max. 2,620(W)x1,260(D)x1,335(H) mm (without options)
180 kg (without ink cartridges)
1 full ink set (C,M,Y,K) - 700ml per colour
4 x cleaning cartridge (350ml)
Substrate Support System
Heavy Roll Media System (up to 80kg)
Additional Print Drying System
Disclaimer: (1) Light-fastness is measured using Epson internal testing standards, using selected media from 3M and Avery Dennison Corporation. Results may vary using other brands of media.
Source: Press release distribution via India PRwire
Notes to Editor
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. 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 India
Epson India Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in the year 2000. Present in every major city in the country, Epson products address the needs of the entire computer peripheral market as also those of consumers with specialized needs. Headquartered in Bangalore, Epson India today has an enviable reputation for quality and value. The company markets and supports Epson Dot-Matrix Printers, Inkjet Printers, Inkjet All-in-Ones, Laser Printers, Point of Sale Printers & Systems, Scanners and LCD Projectors. In most of these categories Epson is either the No.1 or No.2 brand or growing fast.
For more information, please contact:Madhurima Deb (Senior Image Executive - Technology Practice) (M) 9886904200