Epson launches SureLab D700 photo production printer

Epson announces the launch of the SureLab D700, its first compact six-colour photo production printer, offering a wide range of media and format options. Combining vibrant, high-quality colour output with reliability and cost-efficiency, this stand-alone printer is ideally suited to photo production businesses, photo shops, event photographers, minilabs and copyshops. In fact anyone who needs to print high-quality mixed sized photos on demand.

The SureLab D700 printer will be shown for the first time in the UK at The Photography Show 1-4th March 2014, NEC.
Unlike the other models in the market that are limited in the choice of print size and media, the SureLab D700 uses Epson’s highly flexible inkjet technology to print multiple sizes (from four inches up to A4 wide and from 3.5- 39 inches long) on a wide range of media including glossy, lustre and paper-based matte media. In addition to providing a high level of size/media flexibility the productive SureLab D700 can deliver up to 360 6x4inch prints and 180 8x6inch prints an hour. Therefore, in addition to professional quality photos, it can effortlessly print cards, invitations, flyers and promotional leaflets. This makes it suitable for copy shops and photographers who want to expand their existing business by offering associated products and services to drive new revenue streams, while further benefitting from its low cost per print.

Martin Johns, market development manager, Epson UK, says: “After the successful introduction of the SureLab D3000 for high-volume photo production, the compact SureLab D700 for small to medium production runs or kiosk printing is a logical next step for Epson. It combines high quality, lots of flexibility, speed and impressive reliability with overall low cost of ownership in a very flexible mobile lab solution that can be used to print on-site at all sorts of events and for school photography with no compromise on print quality and media.”

Enhancing the SureLab D700’s cost-effectiveness, are its long service intervals and low maintenance requirements. A durable, long-lasting cutter blade reduces downtime and maintenance costs, boosting productivity and ensuring users can offer their customers a consistent and reliable service.

Building on Epson’s success in professional photo printing, crisp and vivid image quality is assured by its proven Micro Piezo printhead technology. When used in conjunction with Epson’s UltraChrome D6-S ink, the SureLab D700 boasts a wide colour gamut. The printed images are sharp and defined thanks to its high 1440dpi x 720dpi (max) resolution, variable sized ink droplets and precise droplet placement.

The SureLab D700 is available from June 2014.