Epson Australia diversifies play with two new company firsts

Epson Australia has diversified its areas of play with the launch of two new printers – its first UV flatbed printer, the SureColor V7000, and its first industrial direct-to-garment printer, the Epson SureColor F3000.

For sign makers looking to produce UV output, the SureColor V7000 builds on the success of its SureColor S-Series range of signage printers, delivering flexible production with image quality and a reduced running cost.

Some of the key features of the SC-V7000 include: media support up to 80 mm thick, 1.25 x 2.5 m bed with multi-zone vacuum, integrated ioniser and media height sensor, an eight colour + white + varnish UltraChrome UV ink set, and production speeds of up to 15 m2/hr with up to three ink layers in a single pass.

According to the company, the SC-V7000 has been designed to meet the needs of today’s signage businesses with flexible, high quality production and a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).

It prints on a wide range of substrates including paper, film, Coreflute, vinyl, canvas, aluminium and acrylic and produces image quality to suit the most exacting applications including signage, POS/POP, premium packaging, décor, custom cabinetry and even fine art.

“This robust and versatile printer incorporates eight Epson MicroPiezo printheads. Each head features 1,440 microfine nozzles with variable size dots as small as 4 pl. Working in conjunction with a new 10 colour Ultrachrome UV ink set, it will produce images with a very wide gamut and surprisingly fine gradation, sufficient to satisfy the most demanding customers. White and Varnish can even be applied as spot colours for enhanced detail and finish,” the company said.

The SureColor V7000 is supplied complete with Epson Edge Print RIP software and Flatbed Controller software. It can be managed from the desktop using Epson Edge Dashboard and supports Epson’s new Cloud Solution PORT service.

Installation is included in the purchase price and it ships with on-site CoverPlus that can be extended out to five years.

The SureColor V7000 will be available in Australia from November with RRPs expected to start from $129,995 excluding GST in Australia and from NZD $146,995 excluding GST in New Zealand. The company is also offering a finance option for a five-year deal for the press.

The SureColor F3000

Epson Australia has also launched its first industrial direct-to-garment printer, the Epson SureColor F3000, which aims to bring new levels of customisation to the growing digital textile market.

“Designed to provide low total cost of ownership (TCO) and reliability for exceptional performance and savings in high-production print shop environments, the SureColor F3000 is Epson’s first direct-to-garment printer to leverage dual printhead technology and a bulk ink pack system, providing remarkably low ink cost and minimised waste compared to Epson cartridge systems,” the company said.

“It touts all new automatic garment height adjustment and easy user maintenance features to increase production and reduce downtime for garment print shops creating custom apparel.”

Designed for mid-to-large size garment printers looking for a high-production, cost-effective equipment, the SureColor F3000 can produce a full-size shirt in about a minute, allowing shops to print hundreds of shirts per day.

It is ideal for digitally printing custom garments on variety of fabric types including cotton, linen and rayon.

The printer leverages a new dual 2.6-inch PrecisionCore printhead at production speeds with true one-pass printing for both colour and white ink. Coupled with the first bulk ink system integrated into an Epson direct-to-garment printer, it is capable of housing 1.5 litres per colour and 3.0 litres of white ink.

“First ever automatic printhead height adjustment is set based on garment thickness and texture for optimal print quality without user interference, and easily switches between thin t-shirts and thick sweatshirts with less downtime between garments,” the company added.

The SureColor F3000 also features an ultra-durable linear rail system and CNC milled print carriage, designed for years of production, and features user serviceable parts, including printheads, and low maintenance times.




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