LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Oct. 20, 2022 – Epson today announced it earned three coveted PRINTING United Alliance 2022 Pinnacle Product Awards, with the new SureColor® P8570D and SureColor F6470H earning recognitions in “Roll-to-Roll Aqueous (Under 80 inches),” and “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Metal,” categories, respectfully. Additionally, the SureColor F10070 received recognition for the third year in a row in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Textile ($50K-$100K)” category. This is the SureColor F-Series line’s eighth consecutive year earning the industry award.
The winning products can be found online at the Pinnacle Product Awards Gallery and at Epson’s booth, C7730 at PRINTING United in Las Vegas from Oct. 19-21.
“At Epson, we pride ourselves on manufacturing purpose-built solutions designed to address customer needs and create outstanding, sellable output. By implementing customer feedback directly into new models, we are able to engineer reliable, quality output equipment that meets customer and industry needs,” said Reed Hecht, group product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “It’s an honor to continue to receive the recognition as it underscores the hard work and dedication of our entire team – from design to engineering and distribution, to ensure the best products are available to our 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 2022. 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 Dawn Nye, program manager, Pinnacle Awards, 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 P8570D – Featuring a completely reimaged, space saving design, the SureColor P8570D 44-inch production printer seamlessly integrates into a roll-to-roll workflow to produce stunning prints at true production speeds. Touting a large 2.34-inch PrecisionCore® MicroTFP® printhead and six-color UltraChrome® PRO6 pigment ink with Gray ink, it produces rich, colorful prints with graduations and neutral black-and-white images. Capable of printing on a variety of media including photo, fine art, canvas, and rigid poster board up to 1.5 mm thick it’s an ideal solution for photo fulfillment, retail photo labs, and poster and graphic art production.
- SureColor F6470H – The SureColor F6470H 44-inch dye-sublimation printer produces exceptional output quickly and efficiently at speeds up to 400 sq ft/hr.1 Touting a 1.33-inch PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead with Nozzle Verification Technology (NVT) and an integrated ink pack system utilizing 1.6-liter UltraChrome DS Ink packs it produces exceptional output with rich color saturation and contrast. It allows for multiple ink configurations, including CMYK plus either Light Cyan/Light Magenta, Fluorescent Pink/Fluorescent Yellow, or Orange/Violet to meet various color and branding needs.
- SureColor F10070 – Winning for the third 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.
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 whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. 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.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.
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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.
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