PrintEx: Epson inkjet is for labels and more
Epson will bring a suite of inkjet solutions to stand C18 at PrintEx for applications such as labels, signage, textiles, and technical printing.
For label converters, Epson’s new SurePress L-6534VW press will be on display, superseding its successful L-6034VW which earned a Print21 Hot Pick at PacPrint 2017.
According to Craig Heckenberg, general manager at Epson, SurePress represents a “whole new approach” to profitability.
“The new Epson SurePress L-6534VW digital UV inkjet label press prints at speeds of up to 50 metres per minute for higher productivity while delivering precise quality with maximum reliability, flexibility and performance, and minimum downtime.
“The entire press, from print heads and inks to LED pinning and curing lamp units, media feeding, and control system are all developed and manufactured by Epson,” says Heckenberg.
At the other end of the scale are the ColorWorks C3500 and C7500 desktop commercial inkjet solutions which, according to Heckenberg, are ideal for high-mix label requirements.
“Featuring fast-drying, durable colour inks suitable for a range of media types and sizes, ColorWorks label solutions eliminate the need to maintain an expensive inventory of pre-printed labels so you can print the labels you need, when you need them,” he says.
In signage, Epson has announced a “significant upgrade” to its high-speed SureColor S60600 and high-colour S80600 models, says Heckenberg.
“At PrintEx this year, we plan to put some of the first samples of these exciting new models on display with Epson Edge Print software and bulk ink systems to suit the needs of high volume production,” he says.
The SureColor F-Series range for textiles will feature as well, Heckenberg adds.
“We plan to show a number of new dye sublimation models aimed at clothing, furnishing, merchandise, soft and hard signage producers,” he says. “We will also be demonstrating the popular direct-to-garment F2160 with new polyester support.”
Additionally, Epson will showcase its SureLab photo printers and its expanded SureColor T-Series range for technical printing.