Epson today announced two new graphics solutions targeting screen printers, the 17-inch SureColor P800 Screen Print Edition and the 24-inch SureColor T3270 Screen Print Edition. Building on award-winning technology featured in the current Epson SureColor P800 desktop photo printer and SureColor T3270 large-format color printer, the new screen print editions come bundled with AccuRIP Black Pearl SE software and Epson Screen Positive Film to produce high-quality film positives used to burn screens for the traditional screen printing process.
“Epson is committed to bringing the most advanced printing solutions to market for proofing, graphic arts, photography and screen printing professionals,” said Matt Kochanowski, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The new SureColor P800 and T3270 Screen Print Editions combine our most sophisticated graphics printing technologies available with the powerful, intuitive AccuRIP Black Pearl SE software, resulting in amazing proofs, as well as exceptional quality screen positives at incredibly fast speeds.”
Leveraging genuine Epson UltraChrome HD Ink and UltraChrome XD pigment inks respectively, the Epson SureColor P800SP and T3270SP provide a complete film positive printing solution. The new printers produce high-quality solid and halftone films up to 65 lines-per-inch (lpi) with high UV opacity and an exceptional black density up to 4.0 Dmax – all at best in class speeds, up to 24 films per hour with the SC-T3270SP1. And, because these printers use a full color ink set, screen printers are able to produce high quality comps and even graphics with the same printer used to produce screen positive films.
“AccuRIP Black Pearl SE coupled with Epson printing performance, film, and ink, deliver a quality, easy-to-use output solution to the screen print industry,” said Charlie Facini, CEO, Freehand Graphics, Inc., New York-based screen printing business delivering software and pre-press products for more than three decades. “The team at Freehand is excited to be an integral part of delivering these special edition screen printers to users that appreciate the value of a fast, professional turnkey solution.”
More About the SureColor P800 Screen Print Edition
Designed for professional use, the SureColor P800 Screen Print Edition is a full 17-inch wide borderless printer capable of high-volume printing with minimal downtime for maintenance. Leveraging unique Epson MicroPiezo AMC printhead technology with Precision ink drop control, and all-new Epson UltraChrome HD eight-color pigment ink set, the SureColor P800SP delivers output with resolutions up to 2,880 x 1,440 dpi for outstanding clarity and sharpness.
More About the SureColor T3270 Screen Print Edition
Equipped with Epson’s latest PrecisionCore TFP printhead and specially formulated Epson UltraChrome XD pigment ink, the SureColor T3270 Screen Print Edition delivers brilliant color and crisp lines on virtually any paper type. The SureColor T3270SP provides a five-color ink configuration, available in a multitude of sizes, allowing customers the flexibility to mix-and-match to meet specific business needs. The Epson SureColor T3270SP printers are designed to be used exclusively with these specially-formulated inks, and not with other brands of cartridges or inks.3
Pricing, Support and Availability
The Epson SureColor P800SP and SureColor T3270SP will be available in February 2016 through a dedicated channel of authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers. The SureColor P800SP and SureColor T3270SP offer a standard Epson Preferred™ Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. Epson Preferred Plus extended service plans are available to provide coverage for up to two additional years.