FastSigns, Epson Partner to Offer Franchisees New Epson SureColor S60600 Solvent Printer
ORLANDO, Fla. — April 25, 2016 — FastSigns International, a leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, and Epson America, a global leader in printing technology, have announced a partnership to offer franchisees the all-new Epson SureColor S60600 roll-to-roll solvent printer. Beginning May 1, all 600 franchisees in the FastSigns network will be able to integrate the high-speed, high-production printer into centers, which boasts substantial technological enhancements to save centers time and money while producing some of the highest quality output available today. Currently, three locations have the new printer installed, with 33 new FastSigns centers expected to open this year with the new printer.
"After undergoing an extensive selection process, we made the decision to travel to Epson's headquarters in Japan to see the design and manufacturing capabilities firsthand," says FastSigns International Director of Tech and Supply Chain Brian Boehm. "In addition to the attainable price point offered by the Epson SureColor S60600, we were incredibly impressed by the updated technology the printer offers, making it a true workhorse, which we know all of our franchisees will enjoy."
The 64˝ SureColor S60600 features newly-developed Epson UltraChrome GS3 four-color solvent ink for sharp print quality, durability, and media compatibility. When combined with an all-new precision media feeding system and a high-performance Dual-Array PrecisionCore TFP print head, the SureColor S60600 is capable of producing sellable quality banner at an astonishing 550 ft* per hour, while also producing adhesive vinyl output at up to 310 ft* per hour.
"The SureColor S60600 is one of the most productive sign printers we've ever developed," explains Matt McCausland, product manager, professional imaging, Epson America. "The partnership with FastSigns brings the advanced benefits of the S60600 to centers across the nation, and we know each location will enjoy this innovative printing solution."
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
Epson America, based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.
FastSigns International is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 600 FastSigns sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries including the U.S. (and Puerto Rico), Canada, England, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE). The largest sign franchise in North America, the independently owned and operated FastSigns centers provide comprehensive visual communications solutions to help customers of all sizes — across all industries — meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services.
The Franchise Research Institute has named FastSigns a top sign and graphics franchise and has awarded the company certification as a 2015 World-Class Franchise for four consecutive years. FastSigns was also recognized by USA Today, Military Times magazine, G.I. Jobs magazine and Franchise Business Review as one of the top franchises for military veterans.
* All print speeds shown are based on bi-directional print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon such factors as front-end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, and networking, etc.
Source: Epson America and FastSigns International.