Epson’s SureColor V7000, SureColor F10070 and SureColor F6370 printers have each won coveted Printing United Alliance 2021 Pinnacle Product Awards that recognise the best in innovative printing industry technology.
This year’s award winners include the SureColor V7000 (pictured above) in the “UV/Latex Flatbed (Under $100K)” category, the SureColor F10070 in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Textile ($50K-$100K)” category, and the SureColor F6370 in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Metal” category.
“All of our winning SureColor printers are designed specifically to address customer needs – quality, productivity and price,” said Reed Hecht, group product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Receiving recognition year-after-year by one of the largest and most important award competitions in the printing industry underscores Epson’s industry leadership and commitment to its customers.”
Open to all Printing United Alliance supplier members, the Pinnacle Product Award competition evaluates products that are, or will be, available for sale in 2021. A highly qualified panel of judges from across the printing industry evaluated the annual contest’s 160+ entries in more than 58 categories spanning analogue, digital, output and non-output technologies. Output devices are judged based on reports generated by measuring colour charts and then comparing to industry specifications.
“This is the only competition I know of that reports on the percentage of Adobe RGB a printer can hit,” said Ray Weiss, director of Digital Print Programs, Printing United Alliance. “Some of the categories were decided by tenths of a point so fierce was the competition this year. The Pinnacle Product Award competition represents the best of the best among commercial hardware. Congratulations to Epson on its three wins.”
Epson’s Winning Products
SureColor V7000 – Featuring 10-color UltraChrome UV Ink, including vivid Red Ink, Gray, opaque White Ink and eye-catching varnish, the SureColor V7000 is Epson’s first UV flatbed printer designed for printing outstanding-quality outdoor signage, promotional goods and more. Delivering bright, colourful, tactile prints with low graininess and smooth gradation, the ultra-productive SureColor V7000 4’x8’ printer brings a new level of image quality, productivity and convenience to print service providers. Capable of printing on a variety of rigid substrates up to 3-inches thick, the SureColor V7000 is a flexible, reliable, entry-level flatbed solution.
SureColor F10070 – Winning for the second year in a row, the SureColor F10070 76-inch industrial-dye sublimation printer was designed to offer reliability, versatility and round-the-clock productivity at a low total cost of ownership and meet the evolving needs of today’s textile industry. Featuring four 4.7-inch PrecisionCore printheads and a new hot-swappable ink system, the printer delivers continuous roll-to-roll performance at production speeds up to 2,700 sqft/hr.1 An ideal solution for print shops looking to fulfill large orders, it consistently produces high-quality, bright textiles for fashion, sports apparel, home décor, soft signage, and more.
SureColor F6370 – Winning for the third year in a row, the SureColor F6370 44-inch dye-sublimation printer offers print speeds up to 680 square feet per hour2 to produce high-quality images quickly and efficiently for promotional products, cut-and-sew fabrics and more. Designed with ease of use in mind, the SureColor F6370 comes equipped with Epson Edge® workflow software, featuring an Adobe® engine. It also includes an easily accessible maintenance bay, a built-in cutter for roll-to-sheet convenience and an included take-up reel system for unattended printing.