At Fespa Epson launched two new SureColor SC-S signage printers, the SC-S60600L and the SCS80600L, which come with bulk ink systems for high volume printing.
Epson also surprised at the show by announcing it is actively pursuing OEM partnerships for its Precision Core printhead technology with third party vendors, including manufacturers and collaborators. It is looking into new applications and industries in particular for OEMs, and is willing to open up to third party inks.
Epson says that collaboration is key to the development of the industrial print industry, not just for itself but across the board.
The new 64-inch SureColor printers launched at Fespa are an extension of the award-winning SureColor SC-S Series printer range and will, says Epson, offer high productivity customers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The new L series SureColors have the bulk ink system on the floor with a pump action sending the ink to the printheads. Richard Barrow, product manager at Epson said, “The new printers are aimed to provide print service providers who have a high throughput with less operator activity. This means a longer running period, resulting in less user intervention and reduced downtime.
“We opted for pump action as it provides consistency of ink into the printer. It is also better for the operator.”
The pouches are complemented by Epson’s established UltraChrome GS3 eco-solvent inks which have key environmental certifications, including GreenGuard Gold and AgBB.