This is an excerpt from a Technology Focus on wide format and signage which featured in the August 2021 issue of ProPrint magazine. To read the full story, please click here.
Epson entered the UV flatbed realm last year with the release of the SureColor V7000 which marketing communications manager Nathan Fulcher says represents a culmination of the company’s core strengths in imaging – the PrecisionCore micro Piezo printhead, advanced ink formulation and precision manufacturing.
“It is an advanced print system with a large 1.25m x 2.5m bed with multi-zone vacuum that uses 10 UV inks to produce durable images on a wide range of substrates with superior colour and print quality,” Fulcher explains.
“The SureColor V7000 will print on many types of media including paper, film, board, corflute, vinyl, canvas, aluminium, timber and acrylic. It suits applications including signage, POS/POP, packaging, décor, custom cabinetry and fine art.”
The model incorporates eight Epson PrecisionCore printheads, each featuring 1,440 microfine nozzles with variable dots as small as four picolitres. Working in conjunction with a new 10 colour UltraChrome UV ink set, the V7000 can produce images with a very wide gamut and fine gradation. White and Varnish can also be applied as spot colours for enhanced detail.
The SC-V7000 supports media up to 80mm thick and 50 kg/m2.
It also features integrated layout pins and a head carriage height sensor which enables easy media setting while an ioniser ensures reliable and consistent output. The printheads are mounted in a staggered array which means up to three layers can be applied in a single pass (White + Colour + Varnish) for fast and efficient production.
Installation is included in the purchase price and it ships with on-site CoverPlus that can be extended to five years complete with periodic maintenance at no additional cost.
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