Epson unveils its first wide-format UV flatbed printer

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Epson’s new SureColor V7000 is the OEM’s first wide-format flatbed printer.

Epson (Los Alamitos, California) has introduced the new 10-colour SureColor V7000 – its first wide-format UV flatbed printer designed for producing high quality outdoor signage, promotional goods and more. Delivering colourful and tactile prints with low graininess and smooth gradations, the high-production SureColor V7000 4’ x 8’ printer “brings a new level of image quality, productivity and convenience to print service providers,” said the OEM. Capable of printing on a variety of rigid substrates up to 3” thick, the new Epson UV flatbed printer is “an ideal entry-level flatbed solution.” The SureColor V7000 is designed to work exclusively with Epson inks and will be available in January of 2021.

Matt McCausland.

“The SureColor V7000 was specifically designed to address common pain points of flatbed printer customers – quality, productivity and price – and allow print service providers to expand their business offerings with an affordable solution,” said Matt McCausland, Senior Product Manager of Professional Imaging at Epson America. “The new UV flatbed printer offers high-end printing technologies, with a unique red ink never before seen in an entry-level flatbed printer, and provides an easy and cost-effective option for print shops looking to expand from roll-to-roll to flatbed printing.”

Featuring 10-colour UltraChrome UV Ink, including vivid red ink, gray, opaque white ink and varnish, the SureColor V7000 achieves “stunning prints on a variety of media.” Designed to exceed flatbed printer expectations, the SureColor V7000 can produce colour or 3-layer prints with little difference in production speeds by leveraging its eight MicroPiezo printheads. The printhead alignment has been engineered to deliver variable droplets and accurate placement for bright, colourful, tactile prints with low graininess and smooth gradations, as previously mentioned. The printhead also includes a new circulation system for white ink to limit sedimentation and preserve nozzle integrity. The new flatbed offers several features that improve usability – including a pin-registration system for quick loading and easy media alignment, a multi-zone vacuum system to keep substrates securely in place, and automatic thickness adjustment to instantly accommodate media up to 3 inches thick. The SureColor V7000 will include new Epson Edge Print workflow software featuring an Adobe PostScript 3 engine for layout and print management, colour management and seamless workflow integration. Access to the Epson Edge Dashboard provides users with remote monitoring and control of their Epson printer fleet.

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