Epson Announces SureLab D700 Minilab Photo Printer



Today, Epson announced their new D700 Professional Minilab printer. This compact machine is built with production speed in mind, boasting up to 430 4” x 6” prints per hour. However, you don’t have to sacrifice quality for speed with the D700. Epson’s advanced dye-based ink chemistry delivers true-to-life photographic reproduction and you can expect fade, smudge and water resistant prints from this 6-color UltraChrome D6 Ink Technology. This is an exciting and dynamic addition to the Epson lineup, empowering the event and portrait photography market.

Here are some more of the highlights:

1. Exceptional Image Quality — 6-color UltraChrome D6-S Ink Technology offers a wide color gamut designed for true-to-life, smudge, water and fade resistant prints2 

2. Built for Demanding Production — produce up to 430 4” x 6” prints, 275 5” x 7” prints, or 140 8” x 10” prints per hour 

3. Advanced Print Engine Design — features Epson’s proven, reliable MicroPiezo® AMC™ printhead and AccuPhoto™ D6-S image processing and screening technology for smooth gradations, accurate skin tones, and sharp, grain-free photos 

4. Outstanding Versatility — prints on an array of media, including glossy, luster and matte surfaces, in a variety of sizes, including 4” x 6”, 5” x 5”, 5” x 7”, 6” x 6”, 6” x 20”, 8” x 8”, 8” x 10” and 8” x 20” 

5. Industrial-Quality Performance in a Compact Footprint — offers maximum flexibility and scalability; perfect for retail, resort and event photography 

6. Simple, Easy-to-Use System — included Epson Professional Photographic Print Drivers for Windows® and Mac® allow you to print directly from popular photo printing applications or kiosk systems

7. Minimal Maintenance — replace consumables as needed and perform simple periodic cleaning

8. World-Class Service and Support — features a reliable print engine, backed by Epson’s U.S.-based support team and standard 1-year Epson PreferredSM limited warranty with whole-unit exchange

The MSRP for this printer is $2495 and you can find it on our website here. 



SGIA Color Management Boot Camp

IT Supplies has the good fortune of hosting the SGIA Color Management Boot Camp and today is day one. This two and a half day course is taught by SGIA certified instructors from Color Management Group and covers a range of topics that help those struggling with color control, having difficulty getting apporoval from customers, and wanting to produce better and more consistent color. It also prepares attendees for certification.

Subjects covered include:

Color theory and terminology
Additive vs. subtractive color space
CIE L*a*b*
Rendering intents
Viewing and measurement conditions
Delta E tolerancing methods
Industry color specifications and targets
Color Management Pyramid
Spot color management
Verification methods
Spectrophotometer capabilities
Monitor calibration
Basic printer nomenclature and upkeep
Print head technology
Print validation
Hands-on media profiling with EFI Fiery XF

This boot camp is designed to get attendees ready for the two certification levels:
  • SGIA Qualified Digital Color Professionals have passed a written exam demonstrating their knowledge of color management theory and process.
  • SGIA Certified Digital Color Professionals have achieved Qualified status and proven their abilities through a test image they successfully print at their own facilities. (SGIA staff verifies the print matches color specifications.)
These certifications are valid for two years and certified persons receive a digital badge with data about the individual who holds the badge, the requirements for attaining certification, the system that was used with their print and the expiration date. 

We’re so grateful to SGIA, Color Management Group and EFI for helping us put this event together, and to our guests for jumping in to take control of color!

Epson Has a New Technical Desktop Printer

The new technical printers from Epson are designed to be compact, speedy and easy to use. This 24-inch model can be placed on a stand, but is sleek and compact enough to be your new trusty desktop printer. These printers are ideal for printing blueprints, posters, line drawings and more. We are expecting shipping to begin in mid-September. 

To hear a little bit more about this printer, you can go to WhatTheyThink where Epson America’s product manager, Matt Kochanowski, discusses the latest models.

Click here to view the 24-inch desktop T3170

Click here to view the 36-inch T5170


Jeff Lucido on the New IT Supplies Facility

Jeff Lucido, General Manager at IT Supplies, sat down with WhatTheyThink to discuss the new facility and demo room and shares how it will help the industry.


HP’s Newest Latex R1000 is Here!

The latest and greatest R Series by HP has been impressing the industry since the HP Latex R2000 was first announced in March of this year. Today, HP added the 64-inch HP Latex R1000 Printer to the line-up, and it is here! IT Supplies had the honor of receiving the first model (that is serial number 001!) installed in our showroom! 


The R1000 is an incredible machine and here are some of highlights:


  • Printing in white without waste: HP Latex White Ink delivers the glossiest white on transparent and colored media and achieves no waste between white print jobs. The removable HP Thermal Inkjet Printheads can be stored in an offline rotating chamber and automatic maintenance makes white like any other color, including automatic recirculation and nozzle checks. 

  • High image quality and vibrant colors: HP Thermal Inkjet Printheads and redesigned HP Latex Inks achieve vibrant color gamut that is wider than most flatbeds on the market.  These latex inks preserve the media gloss and feel while printing on rigid or roll (with optional roll to roll kit). 

  • Durability and versatility: HP Latex Overcoat adds durable and flexible water-based ink for high adhesion and scratch resistance while lower curing temperatures allow for wide range of rigid and roll media versatility.  This unit supports media widths up to 64 inches.  Rigid material can run up to 2 inches thick.

  • Productivity: The belt workflow enables customers to handle print peaks in-house and meet short deadlines with up to 614 square feet per hour with up to 150 lb rolls for flexible printing. 

  • Ease of use:  This printer supports advance features that helps prevent head crashes.  Automatic maintenance and smart vacuums make this printer easy to load and operate.

  • Reduced down time: The R1000 has affordable printheads that are user replaceable.  Stock printheads right on your shelf to prevent downtime.  A printhead replacement takes minutes and does not require any tools.  
We documented the delivery and installation of the R1000, take a look at the printer that is revolutionizing the print industry:


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