Epson, a leader in digital imaging and printing solutions, last week showcased its full range of commercial and industrial printers that are designed to deliver efficiency, versatility and capability for today’s diverse professional imaging needs.
The company says the commercial printers, built around its compact, energy-saving and high-precision Micro Piezo and PrecisionCore printhead technologies, provide some of the most cost-effective, fast and flexible printing solutions for multiple applications including indoor and outdoor signage, interior decoration, textile and garment printing, photography as well as CAD and technical drawing.
“Epson aims to address the challenges of today’s fragmented print market and the demand for customisation. This showcase demonstrates how our solutions can help partners and customers reduce operating costs by cutting down on processes, increase productivity and expand service offerings to generate new revenue streams,” said Shimizu Tomoya, country manager of Epson Malaysia.
The full range of Epson’s Digital Lab commercial and industrial printers includes the SureColor S-Series, SureColor B-Series, SureColor F-Series, SureColor T-Series and SureLab Series.
The Epson SureColor S-Series is the world’s first large format sign printers to utilise Epson’s innovative PrecisionCore printhead technology. Designed to be the company’s most versatile line of signage printers, the high-capacity solvent inkjet printers deliver on low cost, high speed and high print quality.
Utilising Epson’s solvent-based inks that dry faster and last longer (triple print durability of up to three years) while being more environmentally friendly, the Epson SureColor S-Series can print on a wide range of coated and uncoated substrates such as adhesive-based vinyl, canvas and clear film. This flexibility allows for multiple applications from simple indoor signage to high-end displays, window graphic applications and vehicle wraps.
The Epson SureColor B-Series, on the other hand, is developed to meet the demands of short term, high volume applications such as banners, posters, ad materials, backlit panels and more. Employing high-capacity 1.5 litre ink tanks, the B-Series models enable uninterrupted printing as ink tanks can be refilled even while the printers are in operation to offer faster, more reliable and high quality printing with very low cost of ownership.
Ideal for print-loving fashion designers, Epson’s SureColor F-Series comprises a range of approachable textile and direct-to-garment printers that support an expansive array of applications including soft signage, sportswear and apparel as well as customised items such as mouse pads and ceramic mugs.
Integrating large 1.5 litre capacity ink tanks that enable up to 17 hours of non-stop operation, the F-Series dye-sublimation printers are engineered for exceptional reliability and industrial-level production with high-quality output on all leading transfer papers. Meanwhile, Epson’s direct-to-garment printer offers print speeds of 27 to 111 seconds for a single T-shirt, while delivering low maintenance and running costs.
Also on display was the Epson SureColor T-Series, created to meet the print requirements of today’s engineering, architecture and scientific professionals. Designed for precision printing, these printers ensure accurate large-format prints well-suited for applications such as architectural plans, maps, 3D rendering graphics, indoor signage and GIS maps. Offering the fastest speeds in its class, the SureColor T-Series range delivers durable prints that are not only water resistant but also lightfast, rub resistant and smudge resistant.
Last but not least is Epson’s PhotoLab SureLab Series, which is ideally suited for photo production businesses, photo shops, event photographers, minilabs and copy shops. The SureLab series gives users the flexibility to produce a wide variety of printed materials ranging from four to 12 inches in width at high speeds while ensuring vibrant, high-quality colour output reliably and cost-effectively.
“We’ve incorporated years of printing technology experience and scaled them to bring this extensive range of commercial and industrial printers to the Malaysian market. We are excited to provide profitable printing solutions that meet the needs of our commercial customers. With the exceptionable reliability and industrial-level production quality, we hope to help enable creative industry talents to transform their ideas into any possibilities they can imagine,” said Epson Malaysia general manager for sales and marketing Danny Lee .
To demonstrate the capabilities of its SC-F series printers, Epson collaborated with artist/designer Nini Marini to feature some of her artwork as part of the Epson Digital Lab showcase. This collaboration saw Nini’s work being digitised and printed on various mediums such as mugs, drapes, scarves as well as tote bags and is truly a testament to the unlimited potential of print.
Also on display were large reproductions of creations from celebrated fashion photographer Vincent Paul Yong, all of which were printed on Epson’s range of commercial and industrial printers.