Monday
Oct162017

Epson SureColor S-Series Win Top Accolades from Keypoint Intelligence

Epson Solvent Printers Recognized with Three BLI 2017 Pick Awards

NEW ORLEANS (SGIA, Epson Booth #1301) – Epson today announced Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services, has recognized Epson’s innovation and remarkable color accuracy for its Epson SureColor® S-Series roll-to-roll solvent printers. All three solvent models – the SC-S40600, SC-S60600 and SC-S80600 – were honored with BLI Pick Awards at SGIA:

“Keypoint Intelligence worked very closely with Epson during the testing process, and all three Epson SureColor S-Series solvent printers delivered the lowest Delta E measurements of all the devices tested,” said David Sweetnam, director of research and lab services, EMEA/Asia, Keypoint Intelligence. “These awards give special recognition to manufacturers and products that perform above their peers in our exhaustive lab tests, and all three S-Series models did extremely well in our tests – providing accuracy that any color-critical print shop would appreciate.”

Since launching its eco-solvent/latex test program in 2016, BLI has tested a host of devices in Europe and the US, and these are the inaugural Pick awards for the best performing products in these categories. The BLI “Pick” awards occur twice a year, in Summer and Winter, giving special recognition to the hardware and software products that are reviewed by BLI’s team of expert technicians and analysts at the BLI laboratory. All laboratory test data is then compiled to select the top products that have been evaluated within the past six months. The products and solutions that stand out from the competition, providing the most outstanding performance with the highest evaluation scores, are then awarded a Pick award within their respective industry category.

“Epson professional imaging solutions are designed with advanced precision performance technology and our SureColor S-Series printers are an ideal example of that,” said Matt McCausland, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “With a precision media feeding system and same-day lamination, Epson’s SureColor S-Series solvent printers are among the fastest in their price class, and offer high quality and value for our customers. We are honored to be recognized by BLI with these esteemed awards.”

Thursday
Sep282017

Introducing HP Latex 115 and Latex 115 Print & Cut

HP Latex 115 is a 54-inch wide format printer designed to achieve high-quality results on indoor and outdoor signage across a wide range of applications. Design easily with HP Signage Suite and produce amazing prints with vivid colors and smooth transitions. The HP Latex 115 will replace the previous generation Latex 110.

Also available, the HP Latex 115 Print & Cut comes with a cutter solution for full work flows and the ability to print and cut stickers.

Thursday
Sep212017

Epson SureColor F9370 Printer

Epson America today introduced its latest wide-format textile printer designed to deliver high-speed, reliable productivity for digital dye-sublimation transfers for a range of polyester textile and apparel applications. The new 64” Epson SureColor F9370 delivers industrial-level production with speeds up to 1,169 square feet/hour (1) and features an integrated new fabric wiping system coupled with a highly accurate roll-to-roll media support system to handle economical lightweight transfer papers. Designed to support high-speed, economical, medium- to large-volume dye-sublimation transfer printing, the SureColor F9370 replaces the SureColor F9200 to join Epson’s complete line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the SureColor F6200 and SureColor F7200.

“The dye-sublimation printing industry is rapidly expanding into new verticals and Epson is dedicated to being at the forefront of our client’s production needs,” said Tim Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “When developing the SureColor F9370, our engineers aimed to increase performance, efficiency and reliability, which resulted in production print speed increasing up to 75 percent (2), making it one of the fastest printers on the market in this category.”

Winner of the 2017 SGIA Product of the Year Award in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile” category, the SureColor F9370 leverages dual PrecisionCore TFP printheads, and Epson’s latest dye-sublimation ink technology – Epson UltraChrome DS with High-Density Black (3) – to produce output with exceptional color saturation and high contrast. A true turnkey solution, the printer features a new fabric wiping system that cleans the printhead to ensure reliable output quality and continuous production. In addition, its highly accurate roll-to-roll media support system features advanced auto paper-tension control to ensure consistent paper feed movement, regardless of paper weight and core shape or diameter. The new media feed system also provides support for heavier media rolls and transfer paper as thin as 40 gsm to support a range of production needs – from fabric production and customized promotional production to soft signage, cut-and-sew sports apparel and home décor applications.

More About the SureColor F9370 Printer

The new SureColor F9370 is built to improve print performance and increase reliability for the production dye-sublimation transfer market with a range of productivity features, including:

Breakthrough Productivity – Dual printheads deliver industrial-level, roll-to-roll performance at speeds up to 1,169 square feet/hour(1) 

Brilliant Image Quality – UltraChrome DS Ink Technology with High-Density Black ink produces exceptional color saturation and high contrast 

True Roll-to-Roll Support – High-accuracy take-up reel supports efficient calendar heat press transfer 

Turnkey Solution, Fully Supported by Epson – Includes Wasatch SoftRIP TX and ICC profiles, for use with optimized Epson DS Transfer Papers 

Predictable, Reliable Performance – Advanced auto paper-tension control and the fabric head wiper enable simple, continuous production

More Ink; Less downtime – High-capacity ink tanks hold up to 3L of ink per color to ensure longer print runs without user intervention

Epson Control Dashboard – Remotely run cleanings, check ink levels, update firmware, and download new media profiles from your computer

Exclusive Epson Rewards – Accumulate points with every consumable purchase for trade-in options 
Affordable, Scalable Solution – Offers an excellent performance-to-price ratio; easily add printers to meet your business needs

Support and Availability

The Epson SureColor F9370 is now available through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers. The SureColor F9370 offers a standard Epson Preferred Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure.

(1) Print times are based upon print engine speeds only. Total throughput depends upon front-end driver/RIP, file size, printing resolution, ink coverage, network speed, etc.
(2) Compared to the previous generation SureColor F9200
(3) This product uses only genuine Epson-brand cartridges. Other brands of ink cartridges and ink supplies are not compatible, and even if described as compatible, may not function properly.

 

Click here for more information on the new Epson SureColor F9370 Printer.

Tuesday
Sep122017

ISS Fort Worth Free Expo Passes

For free passes to ISS Fort Worth click here. Stop by our booth and say hello to the team while checking out the newest in printing technologies.

Thursday
Jul202017

Announcement of the New Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 60" Large-Format Printer

A Note from IT Supplies:

We are happy to see Canon rounding out its Pro Series line with the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6000. We have had many requests for a 60” printer that has all the benefits of the PRO-4000 and PRO-2000. Customers have been requesting larger prints for their works. They also appreciate the incredible print quality of the Pro Series as well as the cost savings due to no head clogging and zero loss of ink with the sub system reservoir. We will begin accepting orders immediately. Orders will ship by the end of August.

Press Release - MELVILLE, N.Y., July 20, 2017

The Large Format Solutions Division is excited to announce the latest addition to the imagePROGRAF PRO Series product line, the 11- color plus Chroma Optimizer 60-inch PRO-6000 Large-format printer. This printer is unique in that it is the only 60-inch, high-end, high-quality ink jet printer in the market today.

Ideal for professional photography and fine art reproductions, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer is designed to exceed expectations for image quality, color consistency and productivity. Empowered by a unique Canon-to-Canon workflow that links images captured with an EOS Digital Camera and printed with an imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer, known as Crystal-fidelity, this printer can produce spectacular large-format output that maintains all of the color, texture, contrast and emotion captured in the original image.

Expanding the PRO Series line-up, the new 60-inch 11- color plus Chroma Optimizer imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 model features the same print head, LUCIA PRO ink, L-COA PRO image processor, and sleek sturdy design as the rest of the PRO Series models. Highlights that set this printer apart from the crowd include its 60-inch print width, 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink set, that offers spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets, as well as feeding from a standard Multifunction Roll System.  

The standard Multifunction Roll System is a versatile media handling system that enables either two rolls of media to be loaded at the same time, or for the unit to be configured as a bi-directional media take-up unit. When used as a second media roll, the Multifunction Roll System can be used to load glossy media on one roll and fine art media on the other and seamlessly print to both without the user ever needing to manually switch the media. The Multifunction Roll System, with Canon’s innovative media handling system, enables a roll of media to be loaded into the printer without directly touching the media with your hands. Simply set the media in the roll holder and lightly rotate the flange to enable the leading edge of the media to be automatically fed. This avoids potential damage or creasing of the media upon loading. 

Notable Features:
•    Color Calibration
•    Multifunction Roll System 
•    Effortless Media Loading
•    High-precision mechanical platform
•    Versatile Connectivity
•    Workflow and Utility Software   

Color output is optimized by Canon’s built-in Color Density Sensor and calibration system. This capability is vitally important to professional photographers and artists because it means these printers can reproduce colors reliably and consistently over time and across multiple PRO Series devices. Canon’s color calibration system is simpler and easier to use than the competition. Unlike Epson and HP models, that requires a spectrophotometer and repeat calibrations for each type of media or print mode, Canon’s built-in Color Density Sensor only requires one calibration from one media type to make adjustments. Plus a user can calibrate Canon genuine and non-Canon branded media. 

This new model, which has little competition in its class, has a completely redesigned chassis which provides for a significant improvement in droplet accuracy over its predecessor. Other enhancements include being up to 20% faster and having 13% smaller footprint than previous Canon models.  The printer like the other members of the PRO Series family features a color touch panel, embedded WiFi, USB thumb drive printing, Sub-Ink Tank System and both black inks online for no ink waste when changing from glossy to matte media.

User-Friendly Software 
Further enhancing the user experience with this new imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer is the intuitive software solution, Print Studio Pro. With a focus on quality and ease of use, Print Studio Pro is a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom®, Adobe Photoshop Elements®2 and Canon Digital Photo Professional.  This software will help to dramatically improve fine details and gradations for a highly accurate reproduction of the original captured image and easily exports files directly to the printer.  Workflow and utilities solutions that come standard with the printer include:

•    Media Configuration Tool: Helps manage print settings and media information 
•    Quick Utility Tool Box: Provides quick access to printer management tools 
•    Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office: Print files easily from Microsoft Office applications 
•    Accounting Manager: Tracks ink and media costs- Now available for MAC
•    Device Management Console:  Manage up to 50 imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers 

To give users more flexibility in their consumable purchases, the ink tanks are the same ones the PRO-4000 and PRO-2000 use and are available in three sizes, 700 ml, 330 ml and 160 ml.  This PRO Series printer keeps the hot swap ink tanks functionality utilized in previous models, allowing for uninterrupted printing during ink tank replacement.  If an ink tank runs out of ink, the printer uses the ink in the reserve sub-ink tanks. Not only does this prevent downtime in continuous printing, it makes it easy to use all ink in the tanks, which help to cut costs.  

Pricing for the new imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 model is as follows:

Item Number  
Description MSRP
2400C006AA  
imagePROGRAF PRO-6000  $11,995