Epson SureLab D700 - Dry-film Minilab

Epson SureLab D700 - Dry-film Minilab

The Epson® SureLab™ series is a versatile and compact range of commercial photo and photo merchandise printers. They are designed for use in retail and by businesses, in photo mini-labs and pro labs, at events, tourist destinations and entertainment venues, by professional photographers and designers. They will print photos as well as value-added material including greeting cards, invitations, awards, menus, order forms, product brochures and promotional leaflets. They employ advanced dry-film print technology which requires no special consumable handling processes, ventilation, or expensive periodic servicing. Printers run off a standard power supply and have minimal space requirements. They use cost-effective aqueous dye ink to produce output with superior colour, resolution and control. They are quick to start, can be operated with minimum training, and are easy to maintain.

The SL-D700 is designed for low-medium volume production with simple and flexible operation. It features an Epson Micro Piezo™ Thin Film Print™ (TFP) head that supports resolutions up to 1140 x 720 dpi using 6 colours and Variable Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT) for output with an outstanding Gamut range and precise, adjustable colour density. It is relatively light, requires minimal operation space and has low power consumption. It produces up to 545 prints per hour and supports print sizes up to 8” x 39” on a choice of Gloss, Lustre and Matte media. It uses an advanced Epson UltraChrome™ ink set and incorporates a media output heater for prints that exit dry with a quality gloss finish. Media rolls are easy to exchange and the printer features a simple operation with all front loaded consumables. The printer is designed for direct PC connection and ships with a powerful and easy to use Windows® and Macintosh® driver. Optional Epson Job Control software can be used to drive one or more printers complete with costing/pricing, image editing, production management and scheduling.

  • High Productivity – up to 360 6” x 4” prints per hour in production mode
  • High Precision – Epson Micro Piezo TFP with VSDT for print resolutions up to 1440x720dpi with superior half tones, precise colour & density control
  • High Quality – Epson UltraChrome D6-S ink with a media output heater for prints that exit dry with high depth, vibrant colour, and a durable finish
  • High Flexibility – choice of Gloss, Lustre and Matte media in widths from 4” to A4, print with and without borders in lengths from 3.5” to 39.4” (1m)
  • Easy to Operate – simple to maintain with no special handling processes, front loaded ink cartridges & waste ink tank, front paper cut waste container, 65m roll based media with convenient spindle loading and auto size sensing, print direct from common photo applications or use optional Epson Order Controller software for production management with job costing and image editing functionality5
  • Easy to Integrate – supports direct PC with high speed USB2.0 interface, ultra-compact and light-weight design, can be operated on a desk or in a cabinet2, very low power consumption, supplied with an advanced Win & Mac driver with integrated colour control and maintenance support
  • High Reliability & Durability – 100,000 print duty cycle backed with a comprehensive service cover that can be extended up to 3 years6

Quality Results at High Speed

The SureLab range has been designed to provide high speed photo production with superior image quality and output control. Printers feature a solid construction with convenient roll based media supply and a fast print engine. They have been designed to provide durable operation without the cost or inconvenience of periodic specialist maintenance. All models incorporate Epson's patented Thin Film Print™ (TFP) heads with self-monitoring and integrated cleaning systems. The heads feature micro-fine nozzles that enable high resolution print with consistent and predictable performance. Integrated Variable-size Droplet Technology provides enhanced clarity and half-tone performance with fine control over colour and image intensity. Prints are produced with a higher resolution, reduced grain and more adjustable precision than traditional photo technologies such as silver halide.

Epson UltraChrome D6 & D6-S ink was developed specially for the SureLab range. It features an advanced dye-based formulation with an enhanced Gamut and dMax to enable imaging with exceptional colour and brightness. Image quality is significantly superior to competing technologies such as dye sublimation and prints feature good light and ozone stability. A media output heater ensures that prints exit dry with a gloss finish that is resistant to damage through rubbing and moisture exposure.


Maximising Business Potential

The SureLab range has been designed to provide maximum production flexibility. They can be used to print standard photos in a wide range of sizes, with or without borders. They can also be used to print ID and passport photos. They can even be used to produce premium grade portrait prints, as well as specialist banner and panoramic artwork.

Production is not just limited to basic photo prints. SureLab printers will accept files from many common photo editing, graphic design and imaging applications. With appropriate software and the supplied Epson driver it is possible to produce a range of printed material including awards, invite cards, product fliers, restaurant menus, celebratory and event notices. In addition to traditional gloss and lustre paper, all models support output on matte stock with an additional A4 width specifically designed for production of photo merchandise and value-added artwork.


Easy Installation with Flexible Configuration

The SureLab range was designed to simplify the installation process and minimise the costs associated with business integration. Unlike traditional silver halide (wet-lab) equipment they do not use hazardous chemicals or require special ventilation, handling or waste disposal processes. Consumables are easy to load and the printers are simple to maintain without the need for expensive periodic overhaul. They need minimal operational space and connect to a standard power supply. They generate minimal noise and can be operated in a wide range of situations including office, retail, home, and even mobile environments. The D700 is designed for stand-alone PC operation and connects via a high speed USB 2.0 interface (multiple printers can be connected to a PC equipped with appropriate USB ports).

All consumables on the D700 are cartridge based and loaded from the front. The inexpensive ink waste tank is disposable and the front mounted paper cut waste bin is simple and easy to empty. The printer features a light and compact design that is small enough for transport to events and has reduced power requirements for operation on cruise ships, at shows and in mobile/ temporary locations. The printer can be operated on a desk and suits mounting in a kiosk enclosure2.


Easy Operation with Low Maintenance

SureLab printers have been designed for easy, flexible and cost-effective production. All models use cost-effective roll-based media with convenient spindle loading. They ship with a spindle and additional spindles can be ordered separately for simplified loading and media exchange in environments where multiple media types are being employed.

SureLab printers are quick to start up and simple to shut down. They require minimum power when operating and have automatic power saving when idle. Unlike traditional commercial photo printing technologies they do not require expensive periodic servicing. Maintenance is simple and can all be done by the operator with easy-to-follow on-screen guidance. Printers require minimal training to operate and they will work with many 3rd party workflow, graphic design and photo applications. The D700 ships with a powerful Mac/Windows driver that includes an adjustable colour space for precision premium work.

The D700 can also be driven with optional Epson Order Control software. The software features a simple and functional interface that provides facilities for image upload, editing, production control, and job costing. Adjusted images can be saved as a file or output to an optional Epson CD/DVD duplicator. The licensing is site based with a single copy able to support multiple SureLab printers. The software can even be used to drive a range of Epson Large Format printers to enable a full production environment for photos, posters and canvas work.

All Surelab printers are backed with a comprehensive service package. They come with a minimum one year warranty that covers all non-consumable components and includes print heads. On-site repair is provided at no additional charge for equipment located within metropolitan areas and cover can be extended up to a total of 3 years with addition of a Service Pack (purchasable with the printer or separately).6

2 Operation in an enclosed space may require fan assisted cooling

5 Epson Order Control Software does not the support Macintosh operating system

6 Printer duty cycle ratings do not represent a warranty against the potential for individual part failure or a break-down in the printing system. When printers are installed, maintained and operated appropriately using correct Genuine Epson UltraChrome ink and Epson approved media they are covered (including print heads) with a 1 year on-site warranty. Service cover can be extended up to a maximum total of 3 years through purchase of optional CoverPlus either at the initial time of purchase or within 365 days. On-site service outside of metro Australian &/or New Zealand locations may attract additional charges and all service is subject to conditions outlined in the Epson's SureLab Warranty terms.