Epson India launches two new printers during Media Expo Mumbai 2020

Epson’s eco-solvent large format printers on display

Milind Chavan (left) and Pratik Mhasawade of Epson India with the Surecolor SC-S60670L. Photo IPP

Epson India launched two new wide format printers the Surecolor SC-S60670L and Surecolor SC-T5430M on the opening day of Media Expo Mumbai 2020. Along with the two newly launched printers, the company also showcased three of its existing products – the SureColor SC-F2130 direct to garment (DTG) printer, the SureColor SC-P9000 and SureColor SC-S80670. The Surecolor series is designed for various types of indoor and outdoor commercial printing applications including posters, signages, banners, backlit panels, interior decorations, exhibition panels and more.

Talking about the Surecolor SC-S60670L, Milind Chavan of Epson India said the highlight of this printer is bulk ink system which is not available in the SC-S60670, which is already there in the market. “The bulk ink system reduces running cost as compared to cartridge system,” Chavan says. The SC-60670L can print up to 64-inch width and on media up to thickness of 1-mm thickness at a speed of 95.3 square meters per hour.

The Surecolor SC-T5430M is designed for start-ups mainly in architecture design printing segment as well as in the photo printing segment. “The printer has a 36-inch printing width and is equipped with a scanner,” Chavan says.

The existing model, SureColor SC-P9000, is a 64-inch printer designed for printing professional quality photo prints. It is suitable for printing on a variety of media from canvas and luster media to soft board and wedding albums. The SureColor SC-S80670 eco-solvent signage printer is used for printing customized wall graphics and other indoor applications.

The SureColor SC-F2130 DTG is equipped with PrecisionCore printhead technology, teamed with an automated maintenance design. It can print up to 2.5 mm thick T-shirts, has advanced automated maintenance design and Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certification and has easy to use garment creator software. The printer prints directly onto fabric products with Epson UltraChrome DG ink to achieve accurate and bright colors. The ink has been specially formulated with high-dispersion ink technology that helps to reduce white ink sedimentation to give it a very natural white color.

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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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