Epson SureColor S80600 - 64"

SureColor S80600 - 64

Large Format Printers

High Quality Signage Production

The SureColor Solvent 80600 is designed to produce durable images with maximum impact quickly, easily, and at reduced cost. It suits operation with flexible workflow and medium production volumes. It is compatible with wide range of media and suits applications including high-value large format photo imaging, PANTONE certified POS & signage, back-lit displays and window decorations, wallpapers, surface finishes & décor.

The SC-S80600 incorporates Epson's latest PrecisionCore printhead and UltraChrome Eco-Solvent ink technology. It produces prints that are brighter and glossier than ever before with a wider colour gamut. It produces quality product, using lower pass rates and less ink, with simpler configuration, easier operation and faster job completion. Prints dry quickly to enable same-day job turnaround and machines require minimum maintenance. Ink has a low odour to enable operation in a wide range of commercial, business and office environments.

  • Superior performance – produce output quickly with dual printheads, an extended 9 colour ink set, optional white or metal ink.
  • Superior media support – supports paper, canvas, vinyl and film stocks, in widths up to 1626 mm and thicknesses up to 1 mm, in rolls up to 45 kg & 250 mm in diameter.
  • Superior colour – 9 cartridge Epson UltraChrome GS3 ink enables prints with high gloss and a colour gamut PANTONE certified at up to 98%****. Can also be configured with additional white or metallic ink.
  • Superior print quality – latest PrecisionCore printhead, new UltraChrome GS3 ink, improved MicroWeave & LUT, self-agitating ink lines, improved paper path with upgraded feed management and a new Advanced Auto Tension Control System
  • Superior integration – compact design with flexible networking, suits installation in a wide variety of operational environments, runs off a standard 240 V power supply, and can be driven by a variety of 3rd party RIP applications.
  • Simpler and easier to use – can be loaded by a single operator with Auto Media Set-Up and skew correction, new see-through platen cover with integrated lighting, upgraded control panel and new Epson Control Dashboard management software.
  • Reduced maintenance – new self cleaning printhead and air circulation system with mist extraction
  • Reduced production costs – uses low cost 700 ml ink cartridges with reduced ink & power consumption, ships with an integrated Auto Take-Up, has an optional print drying system, supports remote management, remote auto status & error reporting.
  • Increased durability – features a strengthened chassis and a new printhead guard, backed by a comprehensive 1 year warranty with optional cover that can be extended up to a total of five years.

Superior Quality & Consistency

The SC-S80600 incorporates Epson's latest PrecisionCore printheads. The heads employ Variable Sized Dot Technology (VSDT) to enable drops as small as 4.2 pl for smooth colour gradation with optimum ink application. While competing head technologies use heat to form droplets, Epson employs a patented MicroPeizo operation that is kinder on the ink for superior colour accuracy while also enabling extended head durability. The heads are driven by Epson Precision Dot Technology with an upgraded LUT & upgraded Half Tone Module for images with higher contrast and reduced grain. A new Control Dashboard application provides access to a library of optimised settings for common media types while new print modes provide superior results with special and custom substrates.** Additional new MicroWeave patterns enable output with higher uniformity and reduced banding at lower pass rates.

The printer features a strengthened chassis that is robot assembled and laser welded for extreme parallelism. It features inbuilt levels to enable easier installation and increased adjustment to cope with uneven flooring. A new 'Closed Mushroom' paper path has been implemented in conjunction with an enhanced Media Feed System for superior tracking. The feed system features upgraded rollers and a new Advanced Auto Tension Control (ad-ATC) which intelligently and actively manages the various feed motors. The potential for media wandering and head crashes has been reduced while linearity and take-up accuracy has been improved. Print is more consistent, off-line processing is easier, and output can be produced for tiling applications.

The printer uses new Eco-Solvent UltraChrome GS3 ink. The ink features a revised formulation with significantly increased gloss levels for superior ‘punch’ and has increased pigment density for brighter prints with reduced consumption. The S80600 works with an expanded ink set that includes additional Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Black, Orange and a new Red that combine to enable prints with an unparalleled gamut, outstanding tone and colour depth. The printer can also be used with optional White ink for specialist film applications and Metal for high value POS. The 9c ink set has an un-laminated outdoor lightfastness rating of 3 years and is Nickel Free with a low VOC for minimum odour. Epson also now offers a special cartridge set for customers who which to produce material that has print durability warrantied under the 3M MCS Program#. Printers are suitable for installation and operation within a wide variety of environments including factories, shops, air-conditioned offices and design studios*.

Simpler & Faster Operation

The SC-S80600 has been designed for fast and flexible ad-hoc production. Inks adhere to vinyl, canvas, film, photographic paper and banner substrates. They dry quickly to enable continuous roll-to-roll production and outgas rapidly for same-day job turnaround complete with lamination.** The printer supports single operator media loading with an integrated easy lifter and a platen release that is accessible from the rear. Media setting can be achieved quickly with auto skew correction and downloadable profiles. In-line flow regulators re-agitate the ink before it passes to the printhead to ensure more accurate and consistent colour density in environments with low and/or intermittent production.

The printer features a new see-through platen with integrated lighting to enable direct progress monitoring. It ships complete with Edge Print software and is compatible with a wide range of 3rd party applications for customers who require advanced RIP functionality and/or workflow management. It also ships with Epson Edge Dashboard software that enables local/remote configuration and management. The software supports up to 10 printers and provides access to interactive user manuals, tutorials, firmware updates, downloadable media & print profile settings. The printer ships with an Auto Take-Up for continuous roll-to-roll production and can be configured to transmit status and error updates via e-mail**.

Easier Maintenance and Lower Running Costs

The SC-S80600 has been designed to address the increasingly competitive nature of the signage market. It provides superior and more consistent output with faster job turnaround, reduced downtime and lower production costs. It features a head guard that protects against media crashes and collects dust that may otherwise spoil prints. The guard protects against media crashes while collecting dust that may otherwise spoil prints with smudges and miscellaneous ink drops. The printer incorporates a new Automatic Head Cleaning System that periodically engages a Fabric Wiper to remove ink build up from the head and fluff build up from the guard. It also incorporates a new air circulation system that removes airborne dust and ink particles, collecting them in filters that are replaced every 3 to 6 months (along with the Fabric Wiper). Less print wastage tends to be incurred and there is a significant reduction in the amount of maintenance and labour.

The printer confirms Epson’s corporate directive for cost effective and durable operation with minimum environmental impact. It consumes less power and less ink is used to produce superior quality print. Its uses a dual set of 700 ml ink cartridges that are also cheaper to purchase. Printers purchased in Australia & New Zealand are backed with a comprehensive service and support program with flexible ‘heads-‘n all’ cover that can be extended out to a total of five years.***

*Operation within an office or studio environment requires air-conditioning with a high air flow. This print durability statement is an estimate only, based on accelerated testing by Epson in a vertical display orientation in simulated outdoor display conditions in accordance with ISO standard 18930 (see for further detail). It applies to the 9c set only with White ink rated for 1 year & Metallic Silver for 3 weeks (based on gloss level reduction). Ultra violet radiation, temperature, humidity and pollution (eg NOX) all have a significant impact on durability. Actual durability will depend on a wide variety of factors, including media type, print mode, ink level, installation location and orientation. Epson does not provide a warranty on print durability and accepts no liability for fading or any other change in a colour, quality or gloss. When selecting media, Epson recommends checking with the supplier for ink compatibility, application suitability, and print durability. Some suppliers, such as 3M® and Avery®, offer a warranty on image durability with customers directed to consult the relevant provider websites for details.

**The optional Print Drying System is recommended for customers who require regular operation with the ATU, at high speed and/or with film. The printer ships pre-loaded with generic settings for major media types. Media specific print and profile settings can also be downloaded through Epson Edge Dashboard. While the library is extensive and growing users should not expect all media types and setting variants to be covered. Due to the nature of some media types full automatic setting is not always possible and Auto Skew correction cannot be used on Film.

***Printers ship with a comprehensive twelve month on-site warranty. Parts and labour coverage can be extended using one or more Epson CoverPlus 1 and 2 year packages up to a total maximum total of 5 years (including the initial 12 months). All cover is conditional with customers directed to read our Warranty Terms and Conditions prior to Purchase.

**** Rated 98.2% Pantone® on ILFORD Nano Solvent Premium Photo Paper Gloss at 1440x1440dpi 36pass and 96.5% on Avery MPI1105 at 1440x1440dpi 36pass. Results in different print modes and on different media may vary.

# The MCS program is run by 3M. Operation with the S80600 requires a reduction in the colour set to 7 cartridges (Orange, Red & White/ Metal must be removed). Customers who wish to take advantage of this program are directed to speak with their local 3M office about media compatibility, certification and workflow requirements.