Epson Raises Industry Standard for Solvent Printing with New SureColor S50670 and S70670 Next-Generation 64-Inch Printers

SureColor S50670 Delivers Astounding Speed and SureColor S70670 Offers Unparalleled Print Quality for a Range of Signage and Fine Art Applications

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Epson America today introduced the all new EPSON® SureColor® S50670 and S70670, rounding out its line of industry-changing 64-inch solvent printers. Joining the SureColor S30670, these new printers incorporate Epson's latest technological breakthroughs and use the EPSON MicroPiezo® TFP® print head to bring previously unseen levels of quality, performance and value to the signage, vehicle graphics and fine art markets.

"These new solvent-based printers will redefine what is possible with a solvent printer," said Reed Hecht, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "The SureColor S50670 and S70670 will introduce new levels of speed never before seen in this class of products, and a level of image quality that far surpasses any solvent printer available today. Together with the SureColor S30670, the three revolutionary SureColor S-Series products are poised to drastically raise customers' expectations for solvent printing, allowing new applications and higher quality printing at dramatically faster speeds."

These new products utilize Epson's dual array EPSON MicroPiezo TFP print heads to deliver extremely small droplet sizes and four times the nozzles of Epson's previous solvent printer for extremely fast print speeds. Under development for over 20 years, this is the first time this revolutionary dual array print head is being used with a solvent ink technology. To match the capabilities of this new print head, Epson developed two revolutionary solvent-based ink technology breakthroughs which enable a level of image quality and color capability previously unseen. Featured on the SureColor S50670, EPSON UltraChrome® GS2 ink delivers up to five colors with a radical new high density White ink to accommodate a broad range of indoor and outdoor signage applications. The all-new EPSON UltraChrome GSX ink featured on the SureColor S70670 delivers up to ten colors (a technology first for solvent printers), including an optional White and Silver Metallic, as well as a first ever standard Light Black for improved grayscale and reduced metamerism to deliver a level of image quality and color gamut previously unattainable in a solvent printer.

The SureColor S-Series is built on an all new print engine and is comprised of three models offering varying performance and feature sets to accommodate a range of signage, vehicle graphics and fine art solvent printing needs:

Product

Ink

Colors

Print Speeds

 

SureColor S30670

UltraChrome GS2

CMYK

Draft Speed(1): 620 Sq. ft/hour

 

SureColor S50670

UltraChrome GS2

Dual CMYK, Optional White

Draft Speed(1): 980 Sq. ft/hour

 

SureColor S70670

UltraChrome GSX

CMYK, Lc, Lm, Lk, Or, Optional White and Metallic

Production Speed(1): 225 Sq. ft/hour

More About the SureColor S-Series

Boasting groundbreaking all-Epson engineering, each model in the SureColor S-Series integrates an entirely new print engine and introduces new convenience features that help automate previously time-consuming processes such as nozzles checks, media feed adjustments and tensioning, and complicated media and print head alignments. Additional features include:

  • MicroPiezo TFP Print Head: One-inch wide, high performance print head with 360 nozzles per channel capable of handling ten separate ink channels; low vibration meniscus control for highly accurate dot shape and placement and ink repelling coating for reduced nozzle clogging; both the SureColor S50670 and S70670 leverage two print heads for maximum performance.
  • UltraChrome GS2 and UltraChrome GSX: Epson exclusive ink technologies deliver virtually odorless printing without the need for special ventilation or air purification systems(2) and do not contain Nickel (Ni) compounds, reducing the impact on the environment.
  • Take-Up Reel System: Efficient take-up reel for unattended production of large print runs supporting both wind-in or wind-out; standard heavy roll support in rear for up to 90 pound roll with motorized take-in; optional high-capacity roll support for rolls up to 150 pounds.
  • Roll Media Loading: All new spindle-less design with manual Epson LiftAssist allows for easy loading and unloading of heavy roll media.
  • High-Capacity Ink System: Individual ink cartridges up to 700 ml enable users to avoid production downtimes and maximize profitability; the S50670 offers 1400 ml of installed ink per color for maximum productivity.  Each printer in the series is designed exclusively for use with EPSON ink cartridges(3) for greater reliability.
  • Control Panel: Full color LCD panel provides easy access to menu items and controls.
  • Included ONYX RIP Software: Epson has partnered with Onyx Graphics, the leading manufacturer of signage RIP software, to include a customized, fully functional version of Onyx's standard layout RIP including the full Pantone® color library with each S-Series printer. This powerful layout RIP will also include over 100 media profiles for standard 3M, Avery, Epson, Ultraflex, and Neschen media, enabling customers to make high quality prints right out of the box.
  • Media Heater and High-Speed Dryer: Individually controlled pre, platen and post heaters for optimum media support all controlled via a front control panel or front-end RIP software; additional high-speed dryer (standard on the SureColor S50670 and optional on the S30670 and S70670) provides additional drying for fast print speeds.

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