Epson will host its first Large Format Product Expo in Melbourne next week, with the company hoping to expand the concept across the region.

The expo will take place at Melbourne’s Eleven40 Studio on October 26-27 and it will feature the company’s range of products in signage, photography, proofing, production, dye sublimation, direct to garment and technical printing.

Thecompany has set aside a demonstration area specifically for the Epson SureColor Signage range. visitors will see live demonstrations of the flagship SureColor SC-S80600 that uses a nine or 10-colour ink set. It has recently achieved Pantone certification, producing a guaranteed 96 per cent to 98 per cent Pantone coverage.

The SureColor SC-S80600 can be used with a range of media and prints to many applications including durable signage and POS displays, wall finishes, vehicle wraps, labels and decals.

Another demo area will show Epson’s SureColor Fabric range with demonstrations of the SC-F2000 direct to garment printer and the SC-F9200 dual head roll to roll dye sublimation printer, which can reach output speeds of 57 metres per hour. Epson’s solutions for premium photo, fine art, poster and graphics production and proofing and packaging design applications will take centre stage at the third demo site.

The company says the SureColor SC-P7070 and SC-P9070 proofing and packaging printers support a range of standard and specialist media in roll and sheet formats and use the latest UltraChrome HDX all-pigment aqueous ink for accurate colour with an enhanced gamut, Dmax and image durability. The printers have a 10-colour ink configuration with two levels of black, a choice of a third black or alternative violet ink for outstanding colour and B&W prints with up to 99 per cent Pantone coverage.

Epson will also promote its SureColor Production range for the production poster and graphics segment, represented by the new SureColor SC-P10070 which the company markets as a high speed, cost effective and flexible solution for printing both colour and black-and-white images in a wide format. It has a nine-colour ink set including four levels of black, integrated high-speed auto cutter and options including automatic take-up unit (ATU), 320GB HDD and high-speed postscript module.The comapny says this range will suit users who need to produce impactful POS/POP or low cost poster material.”

Also displayed, the SureLab SL-D700 commercial photo and photo merchandise printer, which suits low to medium volume production and features a TFP head that supports resolutions up to 1140 by 720 dpi using six colours and VSDT, which Epson promises to provide an output with a broad gamut range and precise, adjustable colour density.

The final demo area is dedicated to the Epson SureColor Technical range designed to meet the needs of retail and business graphic printing. According to Epson, the key feature of the range is the five-colour aqueous UltraChrome ink set which is fast drying and durable against abrasion and moisture damage.

Epson plans to expand the expo to other cities in the near future. 

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