Epson Rolling Out New Inkjet Printing Technology
LONG BEACH, CA—Epson announced PrecisionCore, a next-generation inkjet printing technology, providing the company with manufacturing efficiency to expand into new global markets. PrecisionCore builds on Epson’s output quality, at the speeds required for industrial and commercial printing. The technology will also be extended into the company’s office printing range.
At a press conference at Labelexpo, Epson Global President Minoru Usui explained how Epson combined years of technical expertise with recent breakthroughs in piezo material and high-precision MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) manufacturing to create a new print chip. The new PrecisionCore chip delivers commercial-grade performance in a compact, modular form, and enables Epson to scale the technology from single-pass industrial presses to workgroup and desktop printers.
PrecisionCore is a volume-produced printing technology that spans a wide range of inks and marking materials. It extends Epson’s thin-film piezo print technology, currently used in its commercial large-format printers, to deliver customers flexible industrial and business printing solutions with superior color, print quality and output durability on the widest range of media for everything from business documents, photography and signage, to commercial labels, packaging and textiles.
“PrecisionCore represents a leap forward in printing performance,” said Usui. “We continue to deliver outstanding quality thanks to superior dot control, and have introduced a new system to ensure reliability. At the same time, scalability allows us to fully leverage our historical strengths of ink flexibility and printhead durability.”