New eco-friendly Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 to transform commercial sign making industry

Epson has recently entered the outdoor commercial printing industry with the introduction of the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000, offering technical advancements poised to dramatically impact the professional sign making market. This printer is the fastest 64-inch wide roll-to-roll printer in its class, with print speeds of up to 340 sq ft per hour for banner-quality printing, up to 180 sq ft per hour for everyday production and up to 91 sq ft for photographic signage output.

Featuring Epson UltraChrome GS ink – a new solvent-based ink technology with eight individual colours, including an all new orange and green – the Stylus Pro GS6000 produces the industry ’s widest colour gamut for unparalleled output quality on nearly any solvent-based media for a vast array of commercial printing applications, including outdoor banners, billboards, automotive and bus wraps, construction and barricade signs, and photographic tradeshow graphics, where high quality images and precise, accurate colour is essential. Epson UltraChrome GS delivers virtually odourless printing without the need for special ventilation or air purification systems. In addition, the ink does not contain Nickel (Ni) compounds, minimizing the harmful impact on the environment and employees. The ColorBurst professional production RIP – an entirely new, full-featured postscript language level 3 compatible RIP and print server – has been included with every Stylus Pro GS6000.

Additional features and benefits includeindustry- leading print quality: eight-channel, high-performance, Dual-Array MicroPiezo AMC printhead which produces a maximum resolution of 1440 x 1440 dpi with a droplet size as small as 3.7-picoliter and features a new ink repelling coating technology to dramatically reduce nozzle clogging; broad industry support and media flexibility providing support for multiple solvent media suppliers and compatibility with a wide range of thirdparty RIP manufacturers and workflows; intelligent preventative maintenance system with four-mode automatic cleaning system maintaining optimum print quality and integrating simple user-focused maintenance process; high performance media heating system; high-capacity ink system with eight individual 950 ml “hot-swappable” ink cartridges enabling sign makers to avoid production downtimes and maximising profitability; and superior connectivity.

As per Reed Hecht, product manager, Epson Professional Imaging, “This printer represents a significant turning point for the solvent-based printing market. We worked very closely with the industry for guidance to ensure that it exceeds the needs of today’s commercial outdoor printers. The result is a printer that helps sign makers maximize profits while gaining competitive advantages with superior quality, performance and reliability, with lower impact on the environment and worker health.”

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