Epson has given its first worldwide preview of the SureColor L series printers at Fespa, the first in its production printer range to adopt to pouch-based inks instead of its usual cartridge system.
It also revealed that it is opening up its PrecisionCore printheads to other manufacturers, and is open to be working directly with them in collaboration.
The SC-S60600L and the SC-S80600L are both 64-inch devices, feature Epson PrecisionCore TFP printheads and will be supplied with Epson Edge RIP software and the LFP Accounting Tool, which the company says will provide accurate job costing data.
Richard Burrow, senior product manager, Production LFP, Europe, Epson, “We are doubling the capacity of the ink from the cartridge models. It reduces the total cost of ownership by lowering the ink price per unit. It is a 1.5L foil pouch, which is vacuum sealed.
“The ink is held underneath the printer, designed so that it does not expand the footprint of the devices for small print shops.
“It uses a pump system to drive the ink through the print, while also conditioning the ink, maintaining the right temperature through fans, which also ensure no dust enters the device. You get a consistent ink feed and quality throughout the entire pouch.”
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