Epson has unveiled a range of new wide-format printers aimed at businesses serving the signage and display graphics markets.

The SureColor SC-S series comprises three 64in (1.62m)-wide printers which the manufacturer said are designed to deliver increased quality, productivity and durability and lower running costs.

The SC-S series printers are said to be energy efficient and deliver fast drying graphics with high abrasion resistance and prints that are durable outdoors for up to three years without lamination.  The SureColor SC-S80600 features dual PrecisionCore TFP printheads and nine or 10 colours: CMYK, light cyan, light magenta, light black, red, for producing brand spot colours, and orange, and can also be configured to use white or metallic silver. Epson said users can easily switch between white and metallic ink to suit job requirements.

The device can print at up to 95.1sqm/hr in single-pass banner mode and at up to 12.5sqm/hr in eight-pass film mode.

The SC-S60600, which is suitable for fast-turnaround, high print-volume environments, features dual PrecisionCore TFP printheads (double CMYK).According to the manufacturer, the machinea print high-quality vinyl at 29.4sqm/hr, banners at 52.3sqm/hr and can print at up to 95.3sqm/hr for single-pass applications.

The entry-level SC-S40600 is suitable for high-quality POS graphics and signage. The four-colour device features a single PrecisionCore printhead and can print at up to 58.4sqm/hr. The SC-S series printers can be used for applications including exhibition displays, posters and backlit panels, POS materials, vehicle wraps, wallpaper and photo canvases and on a variety of coated and uncoated substrates. Epson said all three devices produce 1,440x1,440dpi output and  its new Precision Dot screening technology helps to deliver high-quality output on difficult media, even at fast print speeds.