Proof Positive: How the Epson T5000 Helps Ensure Perfect Package Printing

Epson T5000 at Printed Specialties

Printed Specialties prints packaging for some of the most prominent brands in the world. Given that, and the complexities of the printing process, every step that brings package design to printed reality must be spot-on.

One of those steps is the positioning proof, which ensures that what goes to press is properly placed. This is the final step before the design goes to the plate for printing.

Printed Specialties recently added an Epson SureColor T5000 technical printer to bring additional speed and accuracy to this crucial step.

“We use the T5000 for position proofs (digital bluelines) because we do not want to find mistakes when we go to plate. We’ve already made a color contract proof on our Epson 9900, and this verifies what will be on the press,” explains Adam Van Horn, pre-media manager for Printed Specialties. “It’s fantastic. It’s super-fast and that’s the main goal. It’s far superior to the other inkjet printers we had. We can view small type and part numbers on the proof to verify one more time the gang of different items are accurate, and that’s critical for us. We use LexJet 46# Simple Bond WR paper and let it fly.”

For a video overview of Epson’s next-generation SureColor T-Series wide format inkjet printers, click here.

Epson’s New SureColor T Series and Setup Videos

Setting up Epson inkjet printers for technical and GIS printingEpson America recently introduced a new line of large-format color plotters designed to meet the specific requirements of today’s engineering and scientific professionals – the Epson SureColor T3000 (24″ wide), T5000 (36″ wide) and T7000 (44″ wide).

The T Series marks Epson’s entry into the technical printing market, giving architects, engineers and GIS professionals a powerful combination of precision, performance and value.

Built from the ground up using all-Epson engineering, and incorporating the latest in printing technology, the Epson SureColor T-Series delivers extreme line accuracy with resolutions up to 2880 x 1440 dpi at some of the fastest speeds in its class – producing a presentation quality D-size plot in as little as 25 seconds and up to 110 per hour.

For added performance, the SureColor T-Series plotters feature a convenient output stacking basket that organizes up to 20 A1/D- or A0/E-sized plain paper plots for quick retrieval and to reduce sorting time.

 The SureColor T-Series also features Epson’s latest ink technology, Epson UltraChrome XD pigment ink, delivering crisp lines, brilliant color and photographic quality on virtually any paper type for accurate prints that are truly archival and extremely smudge and water-resistant.

For added flexibility, the T-Series Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Black and Matte Black ink cartridges are available in 110 ml, 350 ml, as well as a high-capacity 700 ml size to lower overall printing costs and to accommodate a range of printing tasks.

Like any other printer, a little bit of help with printer setup can go a long way in getting your new printer up and running in a short amount of time. While the setup guide and quick reference guide that accompany the Epson SureColor T-Series printers are invaluable, sometimes seeing how everything comes together can be even better.

Embedded below, in the order shown, are the Epson SureColor T-Series Printer Setup Videos: Printer Stand Assembly, Paper Basket Assembly and Installing Ink Cartridges.

Check back next week to learn how to load roll paper in this printer and to get a peek at the various options on the printer’s front panel (printer LCD).