Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
The Epson SureColor SC-P6000 Series includes the SC-P6000 STD Spectro, a 24-inch/A1, 8-colour large format printer with the award-winning improved UltraChrome HD ink technology ideal for the all-around high-quality graphic arts printing solution for Commercial Photography, Fine Arts, Graphics and Proofing markets. It replaces the Epson Stylus Pro 7890S, with superior lightfastness, improved high density black ink, and an Advanced Black and White mode and bundled with the SpectroProofer solution.
Ideal for large format printing in multiple applications, the Epson SureColor SC-P6000 Series printers create high-quality prints and concept proofs with accurate and consistent colours. The other SC-P6000 Series printer is the SC-P6000 STD, which is not bundled with the SpectroProofer solution.
At Design Supply, an Authorised Epson Partner, we work closely with Epson to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With over 25 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the Epson SureColor SC-P6000 STD Spectro printer
The Epson SureColor SC-P6000 STD Spectro printer creates true-to-life prints at high speed with exceptional colour and smooth gradations. Featuring the award-winning Epson UltraChrome® HD Ink and Epson Micro Piezo TFP printhead, the SC-P6000 STD Spectro results in darker blacks and enhanced dot quality and crisp, clear images for better-than-lab quality prints. The SC-P6000 STD Spectro seamlessly integrates with industry leading workflow software solutions to meet the needs of the proofing and graphic arts community.
The Epson SpectroProofer provides automated colour management and verification-related tasks for a range of proofing applications. Developed jointly with X-rite, the high performance off-carriage, in-line SpectroProofer features the ILS30 colorimeter and provides automated colour measurement directly on supported SC- P-Series printers. It features software selectable illuminates between M0, M1, and M2 and conforms to the new ISO lighting and measurement standards. The Epson SpectroProofer solution also enables printer calibration performed with Epson’s new Color Calibration Utility, an easy-to-use fast calibration tool that ensures consistent colour across a fleet of printers. Calibration data is stored on the printer, simplifying support for multiple users and the calibrated data can be used for all media types including third party. The SpectroProofer solution provides industry-standard accurate printer-to-printer colour matching, as well as advanced measurement and certification, ensuring consistent, repeatable colour accuracy when using different media, rapidly measuring control strips and colour charts when creating ICC profiles and print verification results. Programming colour management workflows are automated resulting in faster speed, higher colour accuracy and lower costs. Different configurations are available, and our sales specialists at Design Supply will advise on the best solution.
Epson UltraChrome® HD Ink is an eight-colour pigment-based ink system, including three-level black ink technology. The full ink set includes nine ink cartridges: photo black, matte black, light black, light light black, cyan, light cyan, yellow, vivid magenta and vivid light magenta. The improved black density is 1.5 times denser than previous ink formulations, providing significant improvement to overall contrast ratio and optical clarity. The three tones of black deliver dramatic photographic prints in black-and-white and colour with the widest colour gamut available. Standard photo or matte black is automatically selected or user-prompted, depending on the media. The Advanced Black and White mode (ABW) produces neutral black and white prints that remain crisp and clear, using light black and light light black, creating significantly advanced grey balance, impressive mid-tones and highlights for smoother tonal ranges. Lightfastness is improved with UltraChrome® HD inks, with up to 60 years on Premium Glossy Photo paper.
The SureColor SC-P6000 STD Spectro boosts productivity including paper skew checking and automatic alignment. New robust media handling offers user selectable 3mm top and bottom margins and improved guide rollers for reduced media surface impression for roll media. Scannable bar codes on media rolls are stored and remembered by the SC-P6000 STD Spectro. Usage data for each roll is monitored, so the printer indicates if there is enough paper on the roll for the current print job. Automatic Timer and Control (ATC) function for automated cleaning is available enabling user-scheduled cleaning cycles to improve printhead health.
Specifications and specifications
The Epson SC-P6000 STD Spectro printer produces up to 2880 x 1440 dpi resolution and features 1 GB printer memory and is compatible with Mac OS (10.6.8 or later) and Windows (7, 8,Vista, XP, and Server 2003/2008). Network configuration with 64MB is also available and EpsonNet Config software is included.
Front access for media and cartridges and the 6.8 cm colour LCD panel make the SC-P6000 STD Spectro easy to use. Media can be fed via the sheet friction feed or roll feed and accepts cut sheets from A4 – 24 inches and paper rolls from 10 – 24 inches. Thick media support (up to 1.5mm) and a fine art paper path are standard. Easy to use ink cartridges are available in both 350ml and 700ml. The Micro Piezo printhead configuration uses 360 nozzles for black and 360 nozzles per colour with a minimum droplet size of 3.5 picoliters.
The SC-P6000 STD Spectro includes built-in features such as Epson’s Automatic Droplet Detection System, which fixes blocked nozzles automatically. The Epson SC-P6000 STD Spectro features a high speed durable rotary cutter which cuts through all media including canvas and adhesive paper, smoothly, cleanly, and quickly. Epson’s auto nozzle check system can be performed before every job or can be set to run automatically between jobs during unattended printing. The spindle-less flange makes paper roll loading easy and comes with an automatic paper adapter, easily switchable to support both 2-inch and 3-inch core paper rolls and is suitable for most media types.
Epson’s Windows Layout Manager enables efficient printing of images created in various applications and sizes. Layout options enable editing and arranging artwork freely and creatively, including options to multiply a single image within the same printout maximising paper usage and cutting down costs.
The Epson SC-P6000 STD Spectro is compatible with over 25 Epson media including: fine art papers (ultra smooth, velvet, Somerset velvet); matte papers (single and double weight, enhanced, archival); hot press and cold press (bright, natural); watercolour paper (radiant white); synthetic papers (enhanced, enhanced adhesive); canvas (water resistant matte, premium satin, production matte) and backlit film (matte). Additionally, Epson specialist media compatible with the Epson SC-P6000 STD include: premium photo paper (luster); poster board (enhanced matte); bond papers (white, bright, satin); presentation paper (HiRes); coated paper and Japanese kozo paper. Our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
Optional accessories for the Epson SC-P6000 STD Spectro include an internal 320GB print server for boosting workgroup productivity by quickly transferring print jobs to free-up workstations. The print server includes print queue management and print job save and reprint functionality. Additional Roll Media Adapters are user adjustable, compatible with 2” or 3” core media, and available for multiple media users.
Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from Epson and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, Epson SureColor SC-P Series printers feature a 12-month on site service warranty. Epson CoverPlus is a post warranty extended 3-,4-, and 5-year support service available to help you enhance your printing and imaging environment, protect your IT investment and grow your business. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.
In 1993, Epson entered the inkjet printing market with the innovative Epson Stylus 800, and introduced its market changing printhead with Epson Micro Piezo technology, making a permanent technological advancement which remains at the forefront today. In 1994, Epson introduced the Stylus Pro, the world’s first 720 dpi colour inkjet printer. In 1998, the Epson Stylus Pro 800 was selected by NASA for the STS-95 mission and Epson introduced the first colour inkjet printer with built-in USB connectivity. Epson is a global leader dedicated to driving innovations based on compact, energy-saving, and high precision technologies. Epson continues to develop breakthroughs in technology and applications including industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems, as well as print, projection and display, building on more than 60 years of innovation of Seiko Epson, which began as a watchmaker.
Epson SureColor SC-P printers incorporate a number of Epson proprietary technologies including Micro Piezo, PrecisionCore, Variable Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT), Exotic Thin Film Piezo (TFP), Low Vibration Meniscus Control, UltraChrome® Inks and Look-Up Table (LUT).
Epson introduced the award-winning proprietary piezo-electric technology, called Micro Piezo in 1993, and Micro Piezo has made Epson inkjet printers renowned for their high quality output, reliability, and low running costs. Today, Epson is the only company that uses the piezo-electric printhead throughout its inkjet printing device range, from the smallest personal photo printer to the largest industrial system. Epson Micro Piezo technology fires ink droplets onto a surface by applying an electric charge to piezo-electric elements, which bend when an electrical charge is passed through them. Using piezo-electric technology, the amount of ink pulled into and expelled out of the nozzles can be very accurately controlled by varying the electrical charge given to the piezo-electric elements. This enables the printhead to eject ink droplets in a range of precisely controlled sizes. Ink droplets are propelled instead of heating the ink, which results in a wider range of printing applications and media compatibility, including paper, and industrial applications, fabric printing, indoor filter fabrication and applying patterns to electronic circuit boards. Epson Micro Piezo technology minimises impact on the environment because it uses ink very efficiently and places ink droplets accurately, to prevent wasted paper. The printheads last the lifetime of the printer.
Epson PrecisionCore printhead technology features new enhancements including a new wave form, improving dot placement and accuracy, delivering Epson’s renowned industry-leading output quality at high speed. Inch for inch, the high-resolution Epson print chips are one of the fastest inkjet printing technologies in the world. PrecisionCore piezo elements each fire nearly 50,000 times per second. PrecisionCore has up to triple the nozzle density of conventional Epson piezo printheads. The nozzles are roughly 20 microns in diameter and deliver small, round, repeatable dots about 40 microns across. This dot precision creates sharp text and fine lines. PrecisionCore uses the power of the piezo crystal to increase reliability. The piezo element generates a voltage that can detect in milliseconds, whether its firing normally and self diagnose its health. The automatic nozzle check system uses advanced ink droplet detection to eliminate misprinting caused by nozzle clogging. Ink drops with an electrical charge are read by a sensor which takes less than 15 seconds, requires no media and consumes only a miniscule amount of ink. PrecisionCore’s micro-mechanical firing elements avoid material limitations faced by heat-based systems. More colourful and durable ink formulations with higher concentrations of colorants and binders can be used compared to heat-based systems, allowing for printing on a much wider range of substrates. PrecisionCore Scalable Technology is designed for products ranging from industrial systems such as large-scale label presses to desktop printers. Its modularity allows PrecisionCore print chips to be arrayed in both moving serial and fixed line printhead configurations.
Epson Variable Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT) refers to the capability of Epson’s Micro Piezo printhead technology to eject ink droplets of different sizes by varying the electrical charge give to the piezo-electric elements. Epson’s printers can achieve up to five variable sized ink droplets as small as 1.5 picoliters. Such superior precision results in sharp, rich, and virtually grain-free text and images, key qualities strongly associated through the years with Epson’s renowned photo-quality prints. The low temperature of operation makes Epson Micro Piezo printheads compatible with a wide range of inks, including dye and pigment types, solvent inks, and ultraviolet cure inks. Epson Micro Piezo printheads run much cooler than thermal inkjet ones and can provide reliable operation for the life span of the printer. Epson ink cartridges do not require a printhead attached, making the ink cartridges more affordable, and environmentally friendly. Epson Micro Piezo printheads use less power than thermal inkjet printheads because the piezo-electric method of ink ejection is far more efficient.
The Epson Exotic Thin Film Piezo (TFP) printhead and Low Vibration Meniscus Control technologies deliver a superior level of ink placement accuracy and extraordinary photographic quality. The Epson TFP is the highest resolution 1-inch wide high performance inkjet printhead with 360 nozzles per channel. It is capable of using up to 8 separate ink channels simultaneously. Epson Low Vibration Meniscus Control technology delivers highly accurate dot shape and high precision impact point control for extreme dot placement accuracy by precisely controlling the curvature of every ink droplet within each nozzle before releasing it onto the media. There is an ink repelling coating which dramatically reduces nozzle clogging. Variable size droplets, as small as 3.5 picoliters in the SC-P printer series decrease the print times and optimise the photographic quality.
The award-winning Epson UltraChrome® Ink developed for the latest generation of inkjet professional printers is a significant advancement in print technology. Epson has developed several variations of UltraChrome® Ink, for different needs and applications. Epson UltraChrome® HD/HDX Ink sets are pigment inks with high pigment density and Resin Encapsulation technology delivers superior gloss uniformity for more stability and even surface and gloss, and high stability on a wide variety of media including fine art, speciality and plain paper. Epson UltraChrome® HD/HDX Inks can be used on a wide variety of media while maintaining outstanding light fastness and made for professional display and sales applications. Epson UltraChrome® HD/HDX Inks deliver two times the density of conventional pigment inks, a larger colour gamut, deeper blacks, and superb water resistance. Epson UltraChrome® HD/HDX inks are ideal for fine art, photography and proofing.
Epson Look-up Table (LUT) Technology optimises colour quality and assures maximum colour fidelity across the spectrum. With the expanded colour gamut of the Epson UltraChrome® HD/HDX ink, achieving precise colour accuracy requires a significantly more complex conversion programme. Epson LUT Technology maximises use of the colour gamut and improving ink utilisation by seamlessly integrating high-fidelity ink primaries. Developed through fundamental research conducted jointly with the Munsell Colour Science Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Epson LUT Technology reduces colour fidelity, reduces graininess in skin tones, improves colour inconstancy, and ensures smooth gradations between colours. To print a given colour on an inkjet printer, colour information (either CMYK or RGB) must be converted so that the printer knows which ink colours to blend, and in what amount. To perform the extremely complex calculations required for image data to ink conversion, a massive reference table of colour data called a LUT is used. Image quality is to a large extent determined by the choice of which ink colours to blend, and how much of each should be used. Epson LUT Technology automatically selects the optimum combination to accurately express the desired colour with the 8-colour SureColor SC-P6000 and SC-P8000 Series printers.
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