Epson unveils first roll-to-roll resin signage printers
November 3, 2020 By PrintAction Staff
Epson has expanded its presence in the signage market with the introduction of the SureColor R5070 and SureColor R5070L, 64-inch roll-to-roll resin signage printers that use six-colour resin ink on a variety of substrates with consistent, repeatable colour.
The new printers deliver output ready for immediate lamination at true production speeds up to 290 square feet per hour. Both printers feature 1.5L ink packs, and the SureColor R5070L includes 3L per colour with hot swap technology for uninterrupted printing.
“The new SureColor R-Series printers further expand Epson’s presence in the roll-to-roll wide-format signage market by offering customers industry-leading Epson print head technology coupled with the benefits of resin ink,” said Matt McCausland, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America Inc.
The printers are the first of their kind to feature multi-purpose resin ink technology to be used on wallpapers, fabrics, uncoated papers and traditional signage.
UltraChrome RS Resin ink delivers instant-dry scratch-resistant output, ready for immediate lamination, at a lower cost per mL. Featuring a new 2.6-inch user-replaceable PrecisionCore Micro TFP print head, the new printers are able to ensure projects with multiple panels have consistent, repeatable color. A new Quality Print Mode separates delivery of optimizer and colour ink to create a stable base layer for output. The SureColor R5070L also includes a hot-swappable ink system that automatically switches from an empty ink pack to a new ink pack mid-print for uninterrupted printing.
The SureColor R5070 and SureColor R5070L incorporate a three-heater system to promote even drying with pre, platen and post heating. A 4.3-inch touchscreen control panel provides easy access to print functions including quick start heaters, media selection, colour mode, and estimated print completion time. The replaceable fabric wiper system cleans the printhead and removes dust prior to printing, resulting in manual maintenance only being needed monthly.
The SureColor R5070 and SureColor R5070L include the 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 oversite and control of their Epson printer fleet.
The signage printers also include features such as reliable colour consistency, immediate lamination, low ink costs, user-replaceable printheads, a range of supported applications, high print speeds and an enterprise software suite.
The SureColor R5070 and R5070L (US$23,995 and US$26,995 MSRP, respectively) will be available in January 2021 through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers.
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