LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Oct. 13, 2021 – Epson today announced it earned three coveted PRINTING United Alliance 2021 Pinnacle Product Awards, with the SureColor® F-Series dye-sublimation printer line receiving the award for the seventh consecutive year. This year’s award winners include the SureColor V7000 in the “UV/Latex Flatbed (Under $100K)” category, the SureColor F10070 in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Textile ($50K-$100K)” category, and the SureColor F6370 in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Metal” category.
“All of our winning SureColor printers are designed specifically to address customer needs – quality, productivity and price,” said Reed Hecht, group product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Receiving recognition year-after-year by one of the largest and most important award competitions in the printing industry underscores Epson’s industry leadership and commitment to its customers.”
Open to all PRINTING United Alliance supplier members, the Pinnacle Product Award competition evaluates products that are, or will be, available for sale in 2021. A highly qualified panel of judges from across the printing industry evaluated the annual contest’s 160+ entries in more than 58 categories spanning analog, digital, output and non-output technologies. Output devices are judged based on reports generated by measuring color charts and then comparing to industry specifications.
“This is the only competition I know of that reports on the percentage of Adobe RGB a printer can hit,” said Ray Weiss, director of Digital Print Programs, PRINTING United Alliance. “Some of the categories were decided by tenths of a point so fierce was the competition this year. The Pinnacle Product Award competition represents the best of the best among commercial hardware. Congratulations to Epson on its three wins.”
About the Epson Winning Products
- SureColor V7000 – Featuring 10-color UltraChrome® UV Ink, including vivid Red Ink, Gray, opaque White Ink and eye-catching varnish, the SureColor V7000 is Epson’s first UV flatbed printer designed for printing outstanding-quality outdoor signage, promotional goods and more. Delivering bright, colorful, tactile prints with low graininess and smooth gradation, the ultra-productive SureColor V7000 4’x8’ printer brings a new level of image quality, productivity and convenience to print service providers. Capable of printing on a variety of rigid substrates up to 3-inches thick, the SureColor V7000 is a flexible, reliable, entry-level flatbed solution.
- SureColor F10070 – Winning for the second year in a row, the SureColor F10070 76-inch industrial-dye sublimation printer was designed to offer reliability, versatility and round-the-clock productivity at a low total cost of ownership and meet the evolving needs of today’s textile industry. Featuring four 4.7-inch PrecisionCore® printheads and a new hot-swappable ink system, the printer delivers continuous roll-to-roll performance at production speeds up to 2,700 sqft/hr.1 An ideal solution for print shops looking to fulfill large orders, it consistently produces high-quality, bright textiles for fashion, sports apparel, home décor, soft signage, and more.
- SureColor F6370 – Winning for the third year in a row, the SureColor F6370 44-inch dye-sublimation printer offers print speeds up to 680 square feet per hour2 to produce high-quality images quickly and efficiently for promotional products, cut-and-sew fabrics and more. Designed with ease of use in mind, the SureColor F6370 comes equipped with Epson Edge® workflow software, featuring an Adobe® engine. It also includes an easily accessible maintenance bay, a built-in cutter for roll-to-sheet convenience and an included take-up reel system for unattended printing.
For additional information on Epson’s award-winning large format printers, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson’s goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.
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1 Print speeds are based on the print engine speed only. Total throughput time for any print depends on various factors including workstation configuration, file size, print resolution, ink coverage and networking. Actual print speeds will vary.
2 Print times are based upon print engine speeds only. Total throughput depends upon front-end driver/RIP, file size, printing resolution, ink coverage, network speed, etc.
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