Epson's SureColor S-Series Line of 64" Solvent Roll-to-Roll Printers Is Now Shipping
LONG BEACH, Calif. — March 30, 2016 — Epson America has announced today that its new Epson SureColor S-Series 64˝ production, roll-to-roll, solvent printer line is now shipping. Poised to become the new benchmark in high-performance solvent printing, the SureColor S-Series, including the flagship SC-S80600, leverages advanced imaging technologies to provide unparalleled levels of productivity and image quality, plus improved reliability, to the signage, vehicle graphics, and fine art reproduction markets. The SC-S80600 joins the complete line of SureColor S-Series printers, including the SC-S40600 and SC-S60600, and is now available for purchase through authorized Epson Professional Imaging S-Series resellers.
"The SureColor S80600, our flagship signage printer, delivers on all the features our customers consider important when seeking a quality, production-grade solvent printing machine," says Matt McCausland, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. "Innovations in imaging technology, coupled with the latest Epson UltraChrome GS3 ink system, provide the ultimate combination of performance and photographic quality to enable print shops of any size to get the job done, on time and beyond expectations."
The SureColor S80600 redefines image quality expectations in the signage market, featuring a Dual-Array PrecisionCore TFP print head and enhanced precision media feeding system to produce high-quality, sellable output at impressive production speeds. The SC-S80600 leverages Epson UltraChrome GS3 solvent inks(1), including an all new GS3 Red ink, and optional White or Metallic Silver ink, to produce vivid output with an expansive color gamut, high gloss levels and best-in-class photographic output quality. A full copy of ONYX GamaPrint Pro is also included with the SC-S80600, providing free profile installation for the most popular signage media types.
Continuing to set the SureColor S-Series family of solvent printers apart from the competition, the UltraChrome GS3 inks utilized in the SC — 80600, SC-S60600 and SC-S40600 now allow for same-day lamination — only six hours after completing a print job. When compared with previous generation solvent inks that typically require 24-48 hours of drying time, the SureColor S-Series provides significantly increased revenue opportunities by enabling sign shop owners to complete same-day project delivery.
Several print service providers have already begun taking advantage of the benefits of the high-performance Epson SureColor S80600.
"We use the Epson SureColor S80600 to tackle a variety of applications, ranging from artist canvas and textile reproductions to wallpaper and an assortment of wall art, all at up to 75 % better production," notes John McPherson, technical director, Marco Fine Arts. "We couldn't be more thrilled with this machine. Not only does it require less maintenance than predecessor solutions, it offers the best color gamut available in any solvent printer out there, along with incredible ease-of-use, better output quality and faster print speeds."
Monica Denosta, president and COO, Picture it on Canvas, also adds, "Epson has outdone itself again! With the Epson SureColor S80600 solvent printer, we continue to provide unparalleled excellence in high quality and accurate print products on a variety of substrates — canvas, poster board, metal, plastic, and more. And now it's even faster. The ability to adjust print speeds based on required detail affords us the ability to offer different levels of service. Even at its slowest speed, it's faster than its predecessor."
Availability and Support
The SureColor S80600 is currently available for $24,995 MSRP through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers. The SureColor S-Series offers a standard Epson Preferred Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. Epson Preferred Plus service plans are available that cover both the hardware and software for up to two additional years.
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(1) Each printer is designed to use only EPSON ink cartridges and not other brands of new or refilled cartridges, or other brands of ink or bulk ink systems. Using EPSON cartridges is important for reliable performance and high image quality. Epson offers voluntary recycling of spent ink cartridges.