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Epson launches first latex: SC-R5000

Discussion in 'Epson' started by yannb, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. yannb

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  2. balstestrat

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    Pretty sure they also have a flatbed latex coming in this same release.... Or maybe I just thought so.
    Nevermind, probably mixed it up with the UV flatbed.
     
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  3. Christian @ 2CT Media

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    This is not Latex. They aquired an ink tech 5+ years ago called SepiaX. It's a resin-based ink that showed a ton of promise, in excited to see if they have a revolutionary ink tech to dethrone latex.

    In glad there is still innovations happening.
     
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  4. tudouqiezi

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    I am very interested, replace my 80600
     
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    If it is Sepiax old ink hopefully they changed it because you had to print so slow on it that it never made since to even use it over 10 years ago when Sepiax was going to trade-shows with rebranded wit-color chinese printers. You had to print max pass and max heat and it was painful to watch and from my understanding. Hopefully it works out but they need to have orange, green and red option in my opinion.
     
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    Fun fact, there's no latex rubber in HP latex ink either! It's just a term that means it's a water dispersed polymer.
     
  7. ProColorGraphics

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    my Epson dealer said he was told they have a flatbed in the works too.
     
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    Weird, looks a lot like the Hp latex. Nothing at all about ink stretch-ability, looks like more made for flat surfaces than wraps.
     
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    Can't do much about the heater, got to get rid of the water. Makes it look more similar altought otherwise it looks like Epson.
     
  10. balstestrat

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    But that big blue box has to be a screen right? Right? But why two screens? I can't process.
     
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    What’s the reason you would replace the 80600? Other media choices, less wait time to laminate, ...?
     
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    Yes, there are other reasons. The smell of ink, GS3 ink is not scratch resistant, R5000 if it has white ink is better. The new printhead is also what attracts me
     
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  14. yannb

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    FYI, the SC-R5000 and R5000L do not have white. There are hannels for CMYK Lc Lm, Optimizer and maintenance liquid.
     
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    Anyone got any details of speeds?
     
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    Yup read them already. Want to see if it's going to be like an HP 570 or more like Colorado in terms of speed.
     
  18. Christian @ 2CT Media

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    Being Epson, it's most likely going to be like a 570.
     
  19. yannb

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    Like the Latex 570, but better quality.
     
  20. greysquirrel

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    The flatbed does not have white ink or greyscale heads, not sure who that will be for...Im not sure why a new printhead would attract anyone. Epson has the best image quality of any printer in its class right now. The ink smells because 4 years ago they decide to try to follow HP with quicker off gassing times. Now you can laminate in the same day with the GS3 inks. Yes they smell because of that. Their inks are as scratch resistant as Roland, Mutoh and Mimaki. HP needed to address scratching with their gen 1 latex printers...again...EPSON should just be EPSON and stop trying to be HP. Your market has always been image quality...stay there.
    The flatbed will flop. Too little too late. rant over
     
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