EPSON LAUNCHES FIRST UV DESKTOP
Epson has launched the SureColor V1060, its first A4 UV desktop printer, which it says is aimed at customising merchandise and promotional items on demand.
The SC-V1060 enables direct printing onto an array of materials, including acrylic, metals, wood, canvas, and says Epson, with image quality, colour accuracy and detailed text. It supports substrates up to 297mm x 210mm (A4), and up to 70mm in thickness.
UV curable UltraChrome UV ink with CMYK+White+Varnish provide output on both rigid and flexible materials with Epson Precision Dot and Variable Sized Dot Technology (VSDT). Additional white ink and varnish can be applied as a layer or spot colour for enhanced image expression and finish quality.
It is designed to go into retail environments where space is limited and the printer needs to run clean, cool and safely. Additional space savings come with a built-in air filtration.
"The SureColor V1060 is an innovative printer in the world of UV printing. We are excited to see this affordable solution opening up new creative horizons for retailers, designers and small businesses.” said Shuhei Sato product manager of Professional Print Solutions Division at Epson Australia.
Designed with the user in mind, the SC-V1060 features an intuitive 4.3” touchscreen, user-friendly interface and fully automated cleaning system. The use of 140ml replaceable ink pack system simplifies operation while enhancing productivity, reducing waste and mess.
The SureColor V1060 UV desktop printer is expected to ship in Australia and New Zealand in the second half of this year, with pricing will be announced closer to launch.
An A3 version of the UV desktop printer is planned to launch late in the year.