Epson has unveiled the latest addition to its SureColor SC-P series, the 1.62m-wide (64in) SC-P20000, which will be shown at FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam.
Combining new super-fast printing speeds with the same superior photo quality already seen on current SC-P models, it is ideal for high-volume production print environments who do not wish to compromise quality for productivity.
As you would expect from a production device, the SC-P20000 is very robust while incorporating a range of innovative technologies and features that make it very easy to operate.
Designed for commercial print firms, copy shops, photo labs, high street photo outlets, the SC-P20000 is ideal for any organisation looking for a cost effective in-house production solution. The SC-P20000 can create high-quality, large-format POS, short-term outdoor & interior signage, exhibition & display graphics, promotional graphics and photographs.
The printer comes with a permanent PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead that produces print up to a 2,400 x 1,200dpi resolution. This is coupled with high-precision media feed technology, including a newly developed camera-based paper feed stabiliser and media inductive roller system, to ensure the printer operates smoothly even when unattended.
The SC-P range, which was launched last September, also includes the SC-P6000, SC-P7000, SC-P8000 and SC-P9000 inkjet printers, which are available in 61cm (24in) and 1.12m (44in) widths.
Martin Johns, product manager at Epson UK, said: "We understand that the market has been waiting a long time for the next generation of our highly popular Epson Stylus Pro 11880 and, with the SC-P20000, we have created a significantly superior successor."
"This printer combines new rapid printing speeds with the same high output quality that Epson customers have come to expect while delivering a range of new features and enhanced usability."
In order to deliver the high quality expected by the marketplace, the SC-P20000 includes a number of features to help ensure the most accurate, precise, productive and reliable results. For excellent colour reproduction, a new Epson UltraChrome Pro 10-colour inkset consistently delivers fantastic looking prints.
According to the company, blacks will be deep and rich thanks to new high-density Photo and Matte Black inks while better gradation with reduced graininess can be achieved thanks to the inkset containing four shades of black ink, and Multi Size Droplet Technology (MSDT).
Additionally, a new printhead structure means fewer vibrations and more accurate ink droplets and dot placement. The Epson Colour Calibration utility allows users to easily manage their colour reproduction and ensure consistency.
The SC-P20000 not only produces great results, but it makes operation and maintenance clear and simple, allowing users to enjoy hassle-free production printing. Getting started is easy with a clearly illustrated user guide and colour LCD Panel.
During printing, a transparent printer cover window and roll cover window allows users to check the status of printing and remaining media. After printing has finished, the position of the printhead means that it can be cleaned by the user, along with the ink cap, to help save on maintenance costs.
User efficiency and workflow can be improved further with an optional Adobe post script module; while an optional HDD allows jobs to be reprinted directly from the printer panel, without the need for a PC.
The new SureColor SC-P20000 will be shown at FESPA Digital 2016
in Amsterdam from 8 to 11 March and will be commercially available the same month. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.