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Epson Extends the Colour Potential of Durable Signage

September 2016

Epson SC-S80600 now PANTONE® licensed with coverage up to 98.2%

SYDNEY, 23 September 2016 – Epson’s flagship 64" roll-to-roll signage printer, the SureColor SC-S80600, has just become PANTONE® licensed. It joins the industry leading SureColor Prographics range with coverage exceeding 98%.

General Manager, Business Division, Epson Australia Craig Heckenberg said, “This is a very significant development for the durable signage market. Outdoor material can finally be produced digitally with true and accurate colour. With the SureColor Signage range prints can be produced with brighter imaging and a wider colour gamut than previously possible with either solvent or competing ink technologies. We are extremely proud of this achievement and it is great to see the PANTONE® label on another one of our printers.”

The SC-S80600 has been designed for high colour reproduction on a wide range of substrates including vinyl, canvas, film and paper. It is part of a range of three models that also includes the cost effective SC-S40600 and the high speed SC-S60600. All feature superior quality imaging with simpler, faster and more efficient operation. Prints can be produced using less ink and less power, at faster production speeds, and with significantly faster drying times. Jobs can be turned around in the same day at reduced cost and higher quality.

All models in the SureColor Solvent range feature the latest PrecisionCore print heads and use UltraChrome GS3 Eco-Solvent ink. They support resolutions up to 1440x1440dpi and are driven with Epson Precision Dot Technology for precise and predictable output. The heads are self-cleaning and unlike some competing technologies do not require regular replacement. The ink produces prints with an exceptional level of brightness and outstanding gamut range. For those who require maximum colour, the newly PANTONE® certified SC-S80600 provides unparalleled performance.

Precision assembled using robots and laser welding, the SC-S80600 and its sister models feature a strengthened construction for increased stability and parallelism. An upgraded media feed system with advanced auto tension control (Ad-ATC) operates in conjunction with new print modes and MicroWeave patterns to enable output with reduced banding at faster speeds. High linear accuracy enables support for tiling applications while a precision auto-take-up enables efficient roll-to-roll production with off-line processing.

The SC-S80600 supports rolls up to 45kg which can be loaded by a single operator complete with auto skew correction. Auto media set-up enables faster and more accurate configuration with spot jobs completed up to 45% faster. A new Epson Control Dashboard application enables easier control while providing access to downloadable media settings, user guides and operator tutorials.

All models in the SureColor Solvent range been designed to provide consistent and reliable operation with reduced maintenance. To that end a printhead guard provides protection against head crashes while collecting any dust and fluff that may be carried by media. There is also an air circulation system which reduces static build-up while removing airborne dust and ink droplets. A fabric wiper automatically engages as required to ensure that printheads and the headguard are kept clean and operating at maximum performance. All in all these technologies combine to enable better print quality, reduced wastage, and a 50% reduction in maintenance and cleaning.

With the constant search to lower running costs very much at the forefront of the industry, the SC-S80600 delivers here too. It uses less power than its predecessors and considerably less than competing signage printers. The SC-S80600 also uses up to 15% less ink than previous models, 25% less than competing solvent models and 50% less than competing ink technologies. The ink is also cheaper than its predecessor.

The SureColor SC-S80600 is backed with a ‘head-n-all’ one-year on-site warranty. Cover can be extended using flexible, comprehensive and cost-effective Epson CoverPlus packages up to as long as five years. It sells in Australia with prices starting at $24,995 Ex-GST.

For more information on the SureColor SC-S80600 go to:

Rated 98.2% PANTONE® colour capable on ILFORD Nano Solvent Premium Photo Paper Gloss at 1440x1440dpi 36pass and 96.5% on Avery MPI1105 at 1440x1440dpi 36pass.

PANTONE® is the property of Pantone LLC.

About Epson and Epson Australia
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 more than 67,000 employees in 90 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 Australia offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the commercial, industrial, consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. Epson is the market leader in Australia and worldwide in sales of projectors for the home, office and education. Established in 1983 Epson Australia is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.

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