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Epson has added new features to its SureColor SC-T series of large-format printers to improve functionality and productivity.  New features on its multifunctional 914mm and 1.12m-wide aqueous SureColor SC-T series printers with integrated scanners will be demonstrated for the first time at Drupa, which will take place in Düsseldorf from 31 May to 10 June.

The high-speed, four-colour, wide-format SureColor SC-T7200MFP and SC-T5200MFP printers are designed for graphics, commercial print, copy shop and CAD/GIS applications.

The technology is said to give users the flexibility to digitise hard copies and scan-to-file, scan-to-email or scan-to-share with other SC-T Series printers. The models were first launched two years ago. Epson is targeting the kit at busy print-production environments and said an A1 original can be scanned and printed in under 40 seconds on media up to 1.5mm thick.

Epson sales manager for professional graphics Phil McMullin said the changes were made in February but Drupa would be the ‘shop window’ and first big opportunity for people to see the new models.

“The big change is improved productivity: previously if you printed a 24x33in (610x838mm) print for posters or POS material using the full width of the entry-level machine it would take 37 seconds to print.

“Now you can do it in 29 seconds, which may not sound a great deal for one print but for multiple images those productivity gains soon add up.”

Speaking of the SureColor range, McMullin said: “It’s a very successful volume model for use in corporate, education and general-use markets.