Printer Review: Epson Solvent S-Series One Year Later

Last year I wrote a review describing my initial experience with the newest Epson Solvent SureColor S-Series printer, the S60600. You may recall that I could not find anything negative to write about it.

Well, I figured one year and hundreds of prints later is a good time to give everyone an update on these solvent printers. On our tech support floor, we run more than 25 different wide format machines. We typically use them to run profiles for each printer/product combination. There are times when we print on both the Epson S60600 and the Epson S80600 continuously five days straight. But the next month, we’ll only use the once or twice a week.

As a testing facility, we are a very odd user since we will have spells of not using a machine for some time, but that makes our situation prime for a review that is ideal to satisfy both types of users.

The All New Epson P-Series Printers. Be One of the First.

We’re now processing orders for shipping the new Epson SureColor P10000 and Epson SureColor P20000 photo printers. These new machines offer state-of-the-art ink technology, printheads and media handling for extremely accurate colors at high-production volume.

Be one of the first to experience the latest technology produced by Epson:

Epson SureColor P10000: This 44-inch printer incorporates a new PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead with 8,000 nozzles and Epson UltraChrome PRO archival ink technology for faster-than-ever prints that can last up to 200 years. Plus, the 700mL ink cartridges are more efficient, so you have lower operating costs while keeping production running.

Epson SureColor P20000: The replacement for the Epson Stylus Pro 11880, this 64-inch model has the newly developed UltraChrome PRO nine-color ink set, with four levels of grey for less grain noise as well as excellent transitions. The added greys also reduce bronzing while the 1.5 times denser black pigments deliver exceptional black-and-white printing. Plus, the new, advanced media handling system can handle a variety of substrates, like 1.5mm thick poster board. An automatic take-up reel is also available.

Call LexJet at 800-453-9538 to learn more about these new printers, so we can get one headed to your shop now.

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The P20000: Epson’s Newest Photographic Printer

Early this year, Epson announced the all-new SureColor P20000, which replaced the Epson Stylus Pro 11880. The new printer, designed for high-volume photo and fine-art production, is the latest in the SureColor line.

The aqueous printer is equipped with newly developed inks — the Epson UltraChrome PRO nine-color ink set, with four levels of grey for less grain noise as well as excellent transitions and blends at high production speed printing. The added greys reduce bronzing and deliver exceptional black-and-white printing. Also, the black pigments are 1.5 times denser than previous inks and the set includes the newest generation of yellow pigment technology.

In addition to the new inks, the P20000 has the all-new 2.6-inch wide Epson PrecisionCore MicroTFP print head, with extreme dot placement accuracy and the capability to print up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi resolution.

The advanced media handling system allows the P20000 to handle both roll media with 2- or 3-inch cores as well as cut sheet media, making it the ideal photo printer for media from 17-inches to 64-inches wide. The P20000 can even handle poster board substrates up to 1.5mm thick. You can also purchase an option automatic take-up reel system for unattended printing.

Check our Rebates page for possible instant and mail-in savings on the P-series and other Epson models.