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Epson unveils PrecisionCore technology

Epson unveils PrecisionCore technology

Epson has recently unveiled its PrecisionCore technology, a next-generation inkjet printing technology, which, it claims, is poised to transform the printing business, providing companies with an unparalleled level of manufacturing efficiency to expand into high-potential new global markets.

PrecisionCore builds on Epson’s longstanding reputation for output quality, at the speeds required for industrial and commercial printing and will also be extended into the company’s office printing range too.

At a press conference at the Labelexpo exhibition, Epson’s Global President, Minoru Usui explained how the company combined years of technical expertise with recent breakthroughs in piezo material and high-precision MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) manufacturing to create an innovative new print chip.

The new PrecisionCore chip delivers commercial-grade performance in a compact, modular form, thus enabling Epson to scale the technology from single-pass industrial presses to workgroup and desktop printers.

PrecisionCore is the only volume-produced printing technology that spans such a wide range of inks and marking materials and extends Epson’s high-performance thin-film piezo (TFP) print technology, currently used in its market-leading commercial large-format printers, to deliver flexible industrial and business printing solutions with superior colour, print quality, and output durability on the widest range of media for everything from business documents, photography and signage, to commercial labels, packaging, and textiles.

Minoru Ursui explained: “PrecisionCore represents a leap forward in printing performance. We continue to deliver outstanding quality thanks to superior dot control, and have introduced an original new system to ensure reliability. At the same time, scalability allows us to fully leverage our historical strengths of ink flexibility and print head durability.”

Epson’s unique integrated production cycle, from the piezo print head to the finished printing device, provides a highly efficient manufacturing process to address a full range of digital printing opportunities with the scale, quality and cost effectiveness only possible through MEMS chip production.

In conjunction with the PrecisionCore announcement today, Epson is currently demonstrating several new products incorporating the technology at Labelexpo from September 24th – 27th. The products tap into PrecisionCore’s ability to power innovations and include a number of firsts: the SurePress L-6034V and L-6034VW are Epson’s first digital label presses that use UV-cure ink and that have a linehead print array, while the SureColor F2000 is Epson’s first direct-to-garment printer.


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