Epson maps out opportunities for large-format growth
Rob Fletcher speaks to Epson about its two new entry-level printing machines, the SureColor SC-T3400 and the SureColor SC-T5400.
Epson has this week added two entry-level printing machines to its portfolio in a move that will enable companies to expand into a range of large-format markets and grow their business as a result.
The SureColor SC-T3400 desktop and floor-standing printer and SureColor SC-T5400 floor-standing printer are both technical plotters, designed to help users take on a whole range of new work.
Epson said the new machines “perfectly complement” its lower cost SC-T3100 and SC-T5100 models and will allow customers to produce applications such as architectural plans, CAD drawings, GIS and posters, thus opening the door to a host of opportunities.
Each machine has a 4.3-inch colour touchscreen and a suite of applications that will allow users to print even if they are away from their desktop, as well as the ability to print direct from a USB flash drive and other storage devices.
Other key features on the new models include a maximum media roll diameter of 170mm, full-bleed, borderless printing on roll and Epson’s Nozzle Verification Technology to help prevent misprints.
Phil McMullin, sales manager for professional graphics at Epson UK, said that the new plotters will “fit seamlessly into most workplaces”, making them a flexible and suitable solution for companies looking to diversify their service offering.
“It’s simple; the technology is focused on making you more productive,” McMullin said. “Whether you’re producing highly-detailed CAD drawings, stunning advertising posters or eye-catching POS, these printers always impress.
“Productivity is further enhanced by high capacity ink cartridges (110ml and 350ml) and four-colour UltraChrome XD2 ink that’s smudge and water-resistant.
“The SureColor SC-T3400 and SC-T5400 are designed for businesses that value precision and reliability. Offering impressive total cost of ownership, the printers are designed for professionals looking to increase their productivity and creativity.
Printing companies and sign-makers are being encouraged to expand outside of their usual remit in order to help themselves stand out from the competition, in what are very busy markets. McMullin said that by investing in kit such as the new Epson machines, companies will have the ability to offer new and existing customers an expanded range of services, and boos their turnover as a result.
McMullin added: “We’re delighted to have built on Epson’s rich heritage in this area and enhance an already impressive range of technical plotters. Building on Epson’s technology to deliver class-leading print performance, they fit seamlessly into most workplaces and allow users to print wirelessly from tablets and smartphones.”
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