Epson has launched two ‘low-cost’ Surecolor multi-function large-format printers, designed to fit into small workspaces.
The CAD-focused 3-in-1 devices, which offer print, copy and scan capabilities, come in two sizes: the 24-inch (A1) SureColor SC-T3100M and 36-inch (A0) SureColor SC-T5100M. Prices start at £1,346 without the optional stand.
The new Surecolor printer series features a top loading 600dpi scanner that can accurately replicate documents in various formats – PDF (standard and encrypted), JPEG or TIFF – and then send them to a USB drive, mail server or network folder, as well as scaling original copies (25-400%).
A tray supports scanned documents to avoid valuable originals being damaged on the floor.
The range has been designed to be dust free as standard – print quality and internal components are protected.
According to Epson, this makes them ideal for environments such as construction site offices and high footfall areas.
There is support for both roll feed and cut sheet, with automatic switching between the two without human intervention. Both printers feature a 4.3″ Touch Panel LCD, and connectivity is via built in Wi-Fi, Apple AirPrint or USB/LAN.
Epson offers two main sizes of ink cartridge (26ml or 50ml) plus an 80ml black, to support both low volume, occasional users, or those who require regular prints.
According to Epson, the series benefits from pigment-based inks that provide colour stability, water resistance and light-fastness, which is useful for technical drawings and documents that need to be archived for long periods.
Both the SC-T3100M and SC-T5100M are supported by the Epson Cloud Solution PORT platform, which enables users to update and monitor equipment across several sites, from the production floor to remote locations.