Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the Right EPSON S-Series Printer | LexJet Blog

Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the Right EPSON S-Series Printer

Last year, printer maven Michael Clementi discussed the things he learned while working with the EPSON S-Series printers since their release; however, one question is still commonly asked: “Which one is right for me?” The answer depends upon what you want to get out of your printer, so we’ve put together a quick summary of how each of these printers fit into a typical workflow.

Need: General Purpose – The SureColor S40600, with its 4-color system (CMYK), is perfect for mid volume, quick signage. The ink durability has improved over previous EPSON solvent printers and can provide quality banner graphics at 215 ft2/hour or adhesive vinyl turnaround at 170 ft2/hour. Clients who need crisp, clear images, but don’t require color critical graphics will be pleased with the results from the S40600.

Need: High Volume and Speed – The SureColor S60600 is a dual channel 4-color system (CMYK x 2) that excels at speed. With production banner graphics created at a lightning fast 550 ft2/hour and production banner at 310 ft2/hour, the S60600 is the workhorse of the trio.

Need: Photographic Image Quality – The SureColor S80600 offers a 9-color system with an option of White or Metallic Silver. It boasts one of the largest color gamuts offered for photographic images in the solvent printer market, and with 98.2% Pantone coverage, you will be able to meet the needs of clients who have color critical needs. It is important to note that with the quality capability of the S80600, the output is slower than that of the S60600.

Each of the EPSON S-Series printers allow for same-day lamination, which means you save production time because there is no need to wait for the inks to outgas, as is typical of most solvent printers.

If you still have questions, call one of our LexJet specialists at 800-453-9538, and they will help you find the right printer for your business needs.

A Georgia native, Jen moved to the Sarasota area and started with LexJet in 2008. She's had the opportunity to work in several facets of the company including sales, product management and supply chain. Combining years of experience and knowledge, she writes about new and trending products, customer success stories and innovative industry applications.


  1. bob Luckin

    What is the price of the S80600 Will it print on reflective vinyl?

    • Jennifer Corn

      Hi Bob, as for the pricing of the printer, many of the rebates end on the last day of the month, therefore the price of the S80600 is subject to change tomorrow. As for the ability to print on reflective vinyl, it would depend on the brand and series of vinyl you are using. Many of those reflective products are to be used as cut vinyl or with a flat-bed printer. If you would like, I can have one of our specialists reach out to you to give you additional information.

  2. daniel balducci

    I am a long time Roland VersaCamm user. I am going to be replacing my printer and am looking at Epson. I make vehicle graphics and signs.
    I use corel draw and I am wondering how compatible it is with Epson. Especially when I send it over to the printer and have to rip it.
    Corel works great on Roland. Will it on Epson ss40600?

    Thank You


    • Jennifer Corn

      Hi Dan, yes, Corel will work as a RIP with the Epson printer, however, ONYX comes with any of the S-Series models (Production editions or Print and Cut editions) and is one of the best RIPs available. If you’d like, we can have someone reach out to address your questions in detail. Thank you for your interest in LexJet and EPSON.

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