Epson announce the SureColor SC-R5000 series its first printer with resin inks

September 22, 2020
The Epson SureColor SC-R5000 / SC-R5000L use an odorless water-based resin ink The Epson SureColor SC-R5000 / SC-R5000L use an odorless water-based resin ink

With the launch of the SureColor SC-R5000 Series, Epson has expanded its signage printer line up to include a resin ink solution, offering print service providers and creative design agencies the ability to produce a wide range of signage and high value applications with environmentally friendly, quality results. The printer is available from December 2020.

The new R Series addresses the existing industry challenges of working with resin-based inks, and draws from Epson’s years of innovation in imaging, color management and substrate control, delivering an ideal solution.

The new 64-inch printer offers quality print performance and color control thanks to the PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead. Precise temperature control, which is monitored by four temperature sensors, ensures that the color is consistent from edge to edge and top to bottom. Three independent heating stations (preheat / platen heat / post-cure heat) ensure color uniformity and adept media handling.

The efficient drying and curing process is claimed to enable lamination and same-day delivery so users can reduce turnaround times.

Solutions for additional printing applications with the SureColor SC-R5000 and SC-R5000L printers

The long-life PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead can deliver accurate and repeatable color from first print to the very last. As Piezo printheads are not subjected to thermal degradations, droplet placement and dot sizes remain consistent throughout the life of the printhead. When the printhead does need replacing, it can be carried out by the operator1, boosting uptime and productivity.

Class leading Advanced Auto Tension Control (Ad-ATC) is reported by the company to offer highly accurate dimensional stability required for tiled work such as window displays and wall coverings. This consistent repeatability is said to save material wastage, installation time and provides seamless results for the customer.

The new 6-color UltraChrome RS ink set is an odorless, water-based resin ink and is suitable for use in any environment such as schools, hospitals, hotels and indoor facilities. The bulk ink solution has the option of 1.5-liter ink pouches for medium print volume outputs and a hot-swappable two set of inks for high print volumes, which is available on the SC-R5000L.

We have listened to our customers and understood the demand for quality, productivity, reliability and stable color performance within the resin ink market. With the introduction of the SC-R5000, we are now able to meet all of these demands. With our line-up of eco-solvent, UV and now resin ink sets, Epson is the one-stop-shop for all signage, POS and interior décor requirements.’

Tom Owers, Pro Graphics product manager at Epson UK

Key features of the SC-R5000 include Epson UltraChrome RS ink - resin ink with wide color gamut; scratch resistance, GreenGuard Gold, AgBB and French-VOC certification; accurate feeding and take-up roll system - provides roll to roll print for productivity; advanced Auto Tension Control (Ad-ATC) for accurate and stable media feeding.

It has operator-replaceable parts (user replaceable printhead), newly designed three station heater (preheat / platen heat / post-cure heat), Bulk Ink Solution - 1.5-liter ink pouches for medium print volume users and two 1.5-liter ink pouches for high print volume users, supported by hot swap function. The printer comes with a 4.3-inch touch panel for intuitive operation and Epson Edge Print RIP software for easy setup.

Important product features of the Epson SureColor SC-R5000 / SC-R5000L:

  • Epson UltraChrome RS ink set - resin ink with a large color space in the colors cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan and light magenta. An additional optimizer ensures high print quality.
  • Additional compartment for the maintenance liquid
  • Scratch Resistant Prints
  • GreenGuard Gold, AgBB and French VOC certification
  • Precise media handling in the supply and winding system - enables roll-to-roll printing for high productivity
  • Advanced auto voltage control (Ad-ATC) for accurate and reliable media delivery
  • Self-maintenance concept, the print head can be replaced by the user
  • Newly designed heating system (pre-heating / plate heating / post-heating)
  • Bulk Ink Solution - 1.5 liter ink bags for users with medium print volumes (SC-R5000) and 2 x 1.5 liter ink bags for users with higher print volumes (SC-R5000L)
  • Hot-swap function with the SC-R5000L, the printer continues to work when the ink bag is empty by automatically switching to the second bag. The empty ink bag is changed while printing is in progress.
  • 4.3-inch touch panel for intuitive operation
  • Epson Edge Print RIP software for easy setup

The SC-R5000 will be available from December 2020.

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