Epson SC-P8500D (44 inch/1118mm) B0 Large Format Printer

The Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series are high-quality commercial printers for photo and poster production.  With a compact, contemporary design and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series dual roll and PostScript enabled are the  ideal fit for photo studios, retail outlets and photo labs.  A fully integrated solution that offers productive printing, smart features and easy operation, the  6-colour, 44-inch/610mm SC-P8500 Series is  available in two configurations: the dual roll and  PostScript enabled  SC-P8500D,  and the 1.6 L high capacity ink packs, dual roll and PostScript enabled SC-P8500DL .

Description

The Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series are high-quality commercial printers for photo and poster production.  With a compact, contemporary design and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series dual roll and PostScript enabled are the  ideal fit for photo studios, retail outlets and photo labs.  A fully integrated solution that offers productive printing, smart features and easy operation, the  6-colour, 44-inch/610mm SC-P8500 Series is  available in two configurations: the dual roll and  PostScript enabled  SC-P8500D,  and the 1.6 L high capacity ink packs, dual roll and PostScript enabled SC-P8500DL .

At Design Supply, an Epson ProGraphics Gold Partner, we work closely with Epson to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities. With over 32 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.

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KEY FEATURES

The Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series are commercial photo and poster printers designed for photo studios, retail outlets and photo labs.  Dual roll, Adobe PostScript 3 enabled, the SC-P8500D is fast and feature-rich with a versatile design and a compact footprint.   Highly detailed printing make the SC-P8500D ideal for various applications including bright colour and high speed production for POS posters in retail and precison, colour replication.

The SC-P8500D is a complete solution with enhanced IT and security features. Workloads can be managed more efficiently with Epson Cloud Solutions PORT and Epson Device Admin.

The SC-P8500D design is both contemporary and compact.  The Epson SureColor SC-P8500D printer is ideal for most working environments with its sleek styling, compact footprint, flat and unobtrusive design, low noise levels and front operation. Space saving and practical, the SC-P8500D fits against a wall, back-to-back with another printer, and even in a corner.

The Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series is compatible with a variety of media  and our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.

Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from Epson and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series printers feature a 24-month on site service warranty. Epson CoverPlus are post warranty extended 3, 4 and 5-year support services 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series has a versatile design which makes this printer an ideal fit for most work environments.  Compact, its ideal for small spaces, and its flat top surface is ideal for editing and as a proofing bench.  Front operation means the printer can be placed up against a wall, maximising floor space. Front access to the  roll holders, ink cartridges, maintenance box and integrated print catch basket aid in operation and make it easy to use in a variety of environments. The Integrated Print Catch Basket is simple and effective, and folds away completely saving space when not in use. The Epson SureColor SC-P8500D features a durable built-in rotary paper cutter which cuts prints quickly and cleanly. The SC-P8500D features a tilting 4.3 inch/11 cm touch screen user interface .

The 6-colour UltraChrome Pro6 pigment ink set, including a new grey ink, broadens the colour gamut and provides smooth gradation and less graininess. The Epson UltraChrome Pro6 ink set delivers superior image quality, equivalent to other 8-colour printers.  The 6-colour ink system (photo black, matte black, cyan, yellow, magenta and grey) produces durable prints with crisp lines and vibrant colours. UltraChrome Pro6 durable inks are water, smudge and fade-resistant. Photo and Matte blacks deliver deep blacks and crisp, dense lines, ideal for technical graphics, and the vibrant colours necessary for high quality prints and posters, on coated and non-coated media including board up to 1.5mm thick. Available in both 700 and 350 ml size cartridges, UltraChrome Pro6 inks are easily replaceable accessed at the front of the SC-P8500D.

The Epson SureColor SC-P8500D printer is the ideal production solution. Maximise productivity and flexibility  with versatile dual rolls enabling longer print runs without user interface, using two of the same size or different sized rolls. Untrained users can easily load cutsheet and posterboard from the front.  The autoswitch feature reduces frequent roll changes during busy times without user interaction.  Automatic roll feeding saves time loading new media or switching between different size rolls.  Automatic roll feeding aligns and adjusts paper for optimal tension during loading, and paper switching. The Take-up reel enables roll to roll printing, for easy storage and transportation, and ideal if using offline cutting. The SC-P8500D accepts rolls of media from 17- 44 inches and accepts cut sheet media via the sheet friction feed.

The SC-P8500D achieves high productive output speeds with the Epson PrecisionCore Micro TIP printhead, Variable Sized Droplet Technology and Nozzle Verification Technology. The Epson SureColor SC-P8500D printer features the new PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead, state of the art technology resulting in fast, highly productive and reliable results. Complex jobs are printed with ease with unparalleled precision. The PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead is 2.64 inches (compared to the previous 1-inch version)and 1600 nozzles per colour resulting in increased productivity and high speed continuous printing.  The permanent PrecisionCore printhead provides long-life performance and combined with 700 ml  ink cartridges maximize productivity. The Epson SureColour SC-P8500D printer produces up to 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and has a maximum print speed of up to  18m²/hour in photo quality.   Variable Sized Droplet Technology ensures superb image quality with a minimum droplet size of 3.5 picolitres coupled with Nozzle Verification Technology, an auto nozzle check system can be performed before every job or can be set to run automatically between jobs during unattended printing. It also includes Wi-Fi for connection flexibility.

The Epson SureColor SC-P8500D printer features reliable PostScript 3 support and 4 GB memory.  PostScript 3 support enables faster, more accurate data processing and driverless printing from mobile devices.  Adobe PostScript 3 reproduces complicated PDF files accurately.   Print multiple formats including data-rich files quickly and directly from leading design and CAD programs.

The SC-P8500D includes enhanced security and IT tools to ensure peace of mind when working with confidential documents.  With over 28 IT security features to assist with data protection and communication security, the SC-P8500D can be configured with an optional encrypted SSD , NFC Card support and support for Epson Print Admin. Improved collaboration and workload management deliver more efficiency with Epson’s central management tracking applications: Epson Cloud Solutions PORT and Epson Device Admin for IT managers. Epson Cloud Support PORT platform enables remote monitoring of equipment across sites, or multiple printers at one site, anytime and anywhere.  The Production Monitor is one of the apps on the Epson Cloud Support PORT and provides clear, easy-to-understand graphics to see at a glance how each printer in your fleet are performing.  Detailed data can be used to easily analyse productivity and receive daily operation updates form anywhere.  Maintenance tracking and remote troubleshooting services improve productivity and efficiency. The Epson SureColor SC-P8500D printer is powerful and secure, featuring SNMP, IPSec, AES-128, AES-256, Data storage Encryption, Data Encryption, WPA3, NFC – Card Authentication Reader, TMP (Trusted Platform Module), PIN code Release, Image Overwrite, User Authorisation, LDAP, IEEE802, and  SSL/TLS which keeps data confidential by preventing unauthorised access.  Features include Secure Print release via NFC/Pin/Password as well as supporting a wide range of security features.

The Epson SureColor SC-P8500 Series is compatible with a variety of media including: matte paper (archival, double sided, doubleweight, enhanced, heavy weight, enhanced posterboard, singleweight, presentation),  commercial proofing paper,  synthetic paper (enhanced adhesive, enhanced), fine art cotton (smooth bright, smooth natural, textured bright, textured natural ), fine art paper (Somerset velvet, ultrasmooth, velvet), matte backlit film, photo paper (gloss, premium glossy, premium luster, premium semigloss, premium semimatte, production glossy,  traditional), ink jet paper (photo quality), canvas (premium satin, production, waterresistant), proofing paper (white semimatte, standard), watercolor paper (radiant white), and rigid poster board up to 1.5mm for presentation or architectural models.

Optional accessories for the SC-P8500D include a 1 TB SDD and additional 44-inch roll feed spindles, and a 44 inch production stacker.  Reduce print times in a busy workgroup environment with powerful processing using the optional 1 TB SSD, offering a large amount of storage space and faster data processing for job caching and recall.  The industry leading encrypted  high capacity 960GB SSD saves jobs directly to the printer.  Workflow is quicker, releasing the PC faster and reprinting from the SSD, and the encrypted SSD enables secure, fast data processing and storage.  Passwords can be applied to each folder.  Additional roll feed spindles allow you to easily use, store, and manage multiple types of printing media.  The production stacker is ideal for high volume unattended printing.

 

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Epson SureColor SC-P8500D 44 inch/1118 cm B0 Printer: C11CJ50301A1

Spindle Unit(s)

Wi-Fi network setup guide

Driver

Ink Set 110ml

Setup guide

Maintenance boxes

User manual (CD)

Warranty Documents

Installation/safety manual

24-month On-site service

Optional Software and Solutions:

Epson Print Automate, Epson Edge, Epson Cloud Solution PORT, Epson Print Layout, Epson LFP Accounting Tool, Epson Device Admin, Epson Edge Dashboard, Epson Print Admin Serverless

Security:

SNMP, IPSec,  AES-128, AES-256,  Data storage Encryption, WPA3, NFC – Card Authentication Reader, TMP (Trusted Platform Module), PIN code Release, Image Overwrite, User Authorisation, LDAP, IEEE802, SSL/TLS,

Options:

Epson 1 TB SSD: C12C936671

44-inch Spindle: C12C936171

Production Stacker (44 inch): C12C937131

NFC card readers and cards: available from 3rd party vendors

Extended Warranties:

3 years CoverPlus Onsite service including Print Heads for SureColor SC-P8500: CP03OSSECJ50

4 years CoverPlus Onsite service including Print Heads for SureColor SC-P8500: CP04OSSECJ50

5 years CoverPlus Onsite service including Print Heads for SureColor SC-P8500: CP05OSSECJ50

Consumables:

Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Cyan T48M2 (700ml): C13T48M200
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Cyan T48U2 (350ml): C13T48U200
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Gray T48ME (700ml): C13T48ME00
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Gray T48UE (350ml): C13T48UE00
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Magenta T48M3 (700ml): C13T48M300
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Magenta T48U3 (350ml): C13T48U300
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Matte Black T48M8 (700ml): C13T48M800
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Matte Black T48U8 (350ml): C13T48U800
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Photo Black T48M1 (700ml): C13T48M100
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Photo Black T48U1 (350ml): C13T48U100
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Yellow T48M4 (700ml): C13T48M400
Singlepack UltraChrome Pro 6 Yellow T48U4 (350ml): C13T48U400

Cleaning Stick S090013 (50 pcs): C13S090013
Auto Cutter Blade: C13S210117
Borderless Maintenance Box (Tx700/Px500): C13S210116
Maintenance Box (Tx700/Px500): C13S210115

Media:

Archival Matte Paper, DIN A3+, 189g/m², 50 Sheets: C13S041340
Archival Matte Paper, DIN A3, 189g/m², 50 Sheets: C13S041344
Archival Matte Paper – A4 – 50 Sheets: C13S041342

Double Sided Matte Paper – A4 – 50 Sheets: C13S041569
Doubleweight Matte Paper Roll, 24″ x 25 m, 180g/m²: C13S041385

Doubleweight Matte Paper Roll, 44″ x 25 m, 180g/m²: C13S041387

Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic Paper Roll, 24″ x 30,5 m, 135g/m2: C13S041617

Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic Paper Roll, 44″ x 30,5 m, 135g/m2: C13S041619

Enhanced Matte Paper Roll, 17″ x 30,5 m, 189g/m²: C13S041725
Enhanced Matte Paper, 24″ x 30,5 m, 189g/m²: C13S041595

Enhanced Matte Paper, 44″ x 30,5 m, 189g/m²: C13S041597
Enhanced Matte Paper, DIN A2, 192g/m², 50 Sheets: C13S042095
Enhanced Matte Paper, DIN A3+, 192g/m², 100 Sheets: C13S041719
Enhanced Matte Paper, DIN A4, 192g/m², 250 Sheets: C13S041718
Enhanced Matte Posterboard, 24″ x 30″, 1130g/m²: C13S041598

Enhanced Matte Posterboard, 30″ x 40″, 1130g/m² 5 sheets: C13S041599
Enhanced Matte Posterboard, DIN A2, 800g/m², 20 Sheets: C13S042111
Enhanced Matte Posterboard, DIN A3+, 800g/m², 20 Sheets: C13S042110
Enhanced Synthetic Paper Roll, 24″ x 40 m, 84g/m²: C13S041614

Enhanced Synthetic Paper Roll, 44″ x 40 m, 84g/m²: C13S041616

Fine Art Cotton Smooth Bright 17″ x 15m: C13S450270
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Bright 24″ x 15m: C13S450271

Fine Art Cotton Smooth Bright 44″ x 15m: C13S450272
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Bright A2 25 Sheets: C13S450276
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Bright A3+ 25 Sheets: C13S450275
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Bright A4 25 Sheets: C13S450274

Fine Art Cotton Smooth Natural 44″ x 15m: C13S450265
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Natural 17″ x 15m: C13S450263
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Natural 24″ x 15m: C13S450264
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Natural A2 25 Sheets: C13S450269
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Natural A3+ 25 Sheets: C13S450268
Fine Art Cotton Smooth Natural A4 25 Sheets: C13S450267

Fine Art Cotton Textured Bright 44″ x 15m: C13S450286
Fine Art Cotton Textured Bright 17″ x 15m: C13S450284
Fine Art Cotton Textured Bright 24″ x 15m: C13S450285
Fine Art Cotton Textured Bright A2 25 Sheets: C13S450290
Fine Art Cotton Textured Bright A3+ 25 Sheets: C13S450289
Fine Art Cotton Textured Bright A4 25 Sheets: C13S450288

Fine Art Cotton Textured Natural 44″ x 15m: C13S450279
Fine Art Cotton Textured Natural 17″ x 15m: C13S450277
Fine Art Cotton Textured Natural 24″ x 15m: C13S450278
Fine Art Cotton Textured Natural A2 25 Sheets: C13S450283
Fine Art Cotton Textured Natural A3+ 25 Sheets: C13S450282
Fine Art Cotton Textured Natural A4 25 Sheets: C13S450281

Matte Backlit Film, 44″ x 30,5 m, 280g/m²: C13S045084
Matte Backlit Film, 24″ x 30,5 m, 280g/m²: C13S045083

Matte Paper Heavy Weight, DIN A3+, 167g/m², 50 Sheets: C13S041264
Matte Paper Heavy Weight, DIN A3, 167g/m², 50 Sheets: C13S041261
Matte Paper Heavy Weight, DIN A4, 167g/m², 50 Sheets: C13S041256

Photo Paper Gloss, 17″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S041892
Photo Paper Gloss, 24″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S041893
Photo Paper Gloss, 44″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S041895

Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, DIN A2, 102g/m², 30 Sheets: C13S041079

Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, DIN A3+, 102g/m², 100 Sheets: C13S041069
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, DIN A3, 102g/m², 100 Sheets: C13S041068
Photo Quality Inkjet Paper – A4 – 100 Sheets: C13S041061

Premium Canvas Satin, 13″ x 6,1 m, 350g/m²: C13S041845
Premium Canvas Satin, 17″ x 12.2m, 350g/m²: C13S041846
Premium Canvas Satin, 24″ x 12,2 m, 350g/m²: C13S041847

Premium Canvas Satin, 44″ x 12,2 m, 350g/m²: C13S041848

Premium Glossy Photo Paper Roll, 16″ x 30,5 m, 170g/m²: C13S042076
Premium Glossy Photo Paper Roll, 16″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S041742
Premium Glossy Photo Paper Roll, 24″ x 30,5 m, 170g/m²: C13S041390
Premium Glossy Photo Paper Roll, 24″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S041638

Premium Glossy Photo Paper Roll, 44″ x 30,5 m, 170g/m²: C13S041392
Premium Glossy Photo Paper Roll, 44″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S041640

Premium Glossy Photo Paper Roll, 329 mm x 10 m, 255g/m²: C13S041379
Premium Glossy Photo Paper, DIN A2, 255g/m2, 25 Sheets: C13S042091
Premium Glossy Photo Paper, DIN A3+, 255g/m2, 20 Sheets: C13S041316

Premium Luster Photo Paper, 16″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S042079
Premium Luster Photo Paper, 20″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S042080
Premium Luster Photo Paper, 24″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S042081
Premium Luster Photo Paper, 30 cm x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S042078

Premium Luster Photo Paper, 44 ” x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S042083
Premium Luster Photo Paper, DIN A2, 250g/m², 25 Sheets: C13S042123
Premium Luster Photo Paper, DIN A3+, 250g/m², 100 Sheets: C13S041785
Premium Luster Photo Paper, DIN A4, 250g/m², 250 Sheets: C13S041784

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Roll, 16″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S041743
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Roll, 24″ x 30,5 m, 170g/m²: C13S041393
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Roll, 24″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S041641
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Roll, 44″ x 30,5 m, 170g/m²: C13S041395
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Roll, 44″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S041643

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, 16,5″ x 30,5 m, 170g/m²: C13S042075
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, DIN A2, 250g/m2, 25 Sheets: C13S042093
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, DIN A3, 250g/m2, 20 Sheets: C13S041334

Premium Semimatte Photo Paper Roll, 16″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S042149
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper Roll, 24″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S042150

Premium Semimatte Photo Paper Roll, 44″ x 30,5 m, 260g/m²: C13S042152
Presentation Matte Paper Roll, 24″ x 25 m, 172g/m²: C13S041295
Presentation Matte Paper Roll, 44″ x 25 m, 172g/m²: C13S041220

Production Photo Paper Glossy 200 36″ x 30m: C13S450372

Proofing Paper White Semimatte, 13″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S042002
Proofing Paper White Semimatte, 17″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S042003
Proofing Paper White Semimatte, 24″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S042004
Proofing Paper White Semimatte, 44″ x 30,5 m, 250g/m²: C13S042006

Proofing Paper White Semimatte, DIN A3+, 100 Sheets: C13S042118

Singleweight Matte Paper Roll, 17″ x 40 m, 120g/m²: C13S041746

Singleweight Matte Paper Roll, 24″ x 40 m, 120g/m² :C13S041853
Singleweight Matte Paper Roll, 44″ x 40 m, 120g/m² :C13S041855

Somerset Velvet Fine Art Paper Roll, 24″ x 15 m, 255g/m²: C13S041702
Somerset Velvet Fine Art Paper Roll, 44″ x 15 m, 255g/m²: C13S041703

Standard Proofing Paper 240, 17″ x 30,5 m: C13S045111
Standard Proofing Paper 240, 24″ x 30,5 m: C13S045112
Standard Proofing Paper 240, 44″ x 30,5 m: C13S045114

Standard Proofing Paper, DIN A3+, 100 Sheets: C13S045115
Standard Proofing Paper, 17″ x 50m, 205g/m²: C13S045007
Standard Proofing Paper, 24″ x 50m, 205g/m²: C13S045008
Standard Proofing Paper, 44″ x 50m, 205g/m²: C13S045009

Standard Proofing Paper, DIN A2, 205g/m², 50 Sheets: C13S045006
Standard Proofing Paper, DIN A3+, 205g/m², 100 Sheets: C13S045005
Traditional Photo Paper, 17″x 15m: C13S045054
Traditional Photo Paper, 24″ x 15 m: C13S045055
Traditional Photo Paper, DIN A2, 325g/m², 25 Sheets: C13S045052
Traditional Photo Paper, DIN A3+, 325g/m², 25 Sheets: C13S045051
Traditional Photo Paper, DIN A4, 325g/m², 25 Sheets: C13S045050

Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper Roll, 17″ x 15,2 m, 250g/m²: C13S042074
Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper Roll, 24″ x 15,2 m, 250g/m²: C13S041782
Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper Roll, 44″ x 15,2 m, 250g/m²: C13S041783

Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper, A3+, 325g/m², 25 Blatt: C13S041896
Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper, DIN A2, 325g/m², 25 Sheets: C13S042105

Velvet Fine Art Paper, A3+, 260g/m², 20 Sheet: C13S041637
Velvet Fine Art Paper, DIN A2, 260g/m², 25 Sheets: C13S042096

Water Color Paper – Radiant White Roll, 44″ x 18 m, 190g/m²: C13S041398
Water Color Paper – Radiant White Roll, 24″ x 18 m, 190g/m²: C13S041396
WaterColor Paper – Radiant White, DIN A3+, 190g/m², 20 Sheets: C13S041352
WaterResistant Matte Canvas Roll, 17″ x 12,2 m, 375g/m²: C13S042013
WaterResistant Matte Canvas Roll, 24″ x 12,2 m, 375g/m²: C13S042014

WaterResistant Matte Canvas Roll, 44″ x 12,2 m, 375g/m²: C13S042016

 

 

DATA SHEETS

Epson SureColor SC-P8500D Datasheet

Epson SureColor SC-P8500DL Datasheet 

Epson SureColor SC-PX500 Series 

 

 

MANUFACTURER INFORMATION

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 continues to develop breakthroughs in technology and applications as print, projection and display needs evolve, building on more than 60 years of innovation of Seiko Epson, which began as a watchmaker.

Epson SureColor SC-T 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 and UltraChrome Inks. Epson SureColor T Series (technical) printers are the latest generation of printers from Epson, building on the success of the Stylus Pro Series.

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 delivers 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 SureColor printers can achieve variable sized ink droplets as small as 3.5 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. 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 SureColor SC-T7700 Series features the new Epson Micro Piezo TFP printhead, which includes Epson variable size ink drop technology, delivering superb quality prints with smooth gradations and grain reduction at high speed with a print resolution of up to 2400 dpi. The advanced Micro Piezo TFP printhead features higher performance and greater durability with 1600 nozzles for each colour (cyan, magenta, and yellow) and 1600 nozzles for black.

The award-winning Epson UltraChrome XD3 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 inks are available in XD3, XD, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Hi-Gloss, Hi-Gloss 2, K3, K3 with Vivid Magenta, and GS. Epson UltraChrome XD3 Inks include a new Red ink and have superb short term stability and can be used on a wide variety of media. Epson UltraChrome XD3 features two-level black ink technology. The two tones of black, photo or matte are automatically selected depending on the media to optimise density of ink on different medias, resulting in the highest quality in both black-and-white and colour.  Epson UltraChrome XD3 aqueous pigment ink colours include cyan, yellow, magenta and red. UltraChrome XD3 uses specially formulated resin-encapsulated pigments which stabilise quickly and are extremely water resistant.

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