Epson held an event on Wednesday in New York City, demonstrating bleeding-edge imaging technology for a variety of uses; from high-volume printing offices, to creating custom coloring books for kids (and adults).
Here are some highlights from the event:
Heavy-printing businesses should look at Epsonâ€™s Workforce Pro series of multi-function business printers. The WorkForce Pro WF-R859 is Epsonâ€™s fastest business color printer. It prints 24 pages per minute (ppm) in black-and-white and color. The ink can print up to 75,000 pages before running dry.
For less demanding printing needs, the WF-R5690 multi-function printer and WF-R5190 printer are also available at lower prince points. All Workforce Pro printers support wireless and remote printing and other advanced features.Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 (Image: Epson)
For Virtual Reality and Drone Enthusiasts:
Epson also demonstrated the Epson Moverio BT-300 Augmented Reality smart glasses. The technology can be used by those who operate drones, as it provides the drone pilot â€œcrystal clear, transparent, first-person views (FPV) from the drone camera, while simultaneously maintaining their line of sight with their aircraft,â€ said Michael Perry, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DJI.
Other use cases include providing museum goers additional information about an exhibit or enhancing a fitness workout. For a look at how the Moverio BT-300 works, check out the video below:Epson Moverio BT-300 (Image: Epson)
For Photographers and Fashion Designers:
Epsonâ€™s showcase included printers for textile printing and for photographersâ€”both professional and advanced hobbyists.
Textile printing is an important capability in roll-to-roll fabric production, customized promotional production, soft signage, and cut-and-sew sports apparel, fashion, and home dÃ©cor markets. Epson offers some truly cutting-edge textile printers, with its line of SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation transfer printers, including the SureColor F6200, the F7200, and the F9200.
The SureColor line also features printers for professional and advanced amateur photographers. The top-of-the-line is the SureColor P800, a printer targeted to studio photographers capable of printing 17-inch panoramas and canvas printing that is hard to differentiate from a painting, as witnessed during Epsonâ€™s demonstration. Other printers in the line include the P600 and the P400â€”aimed more at the hobbyist photographer.Image: File
For At Home Arts and Crafts:
Epsonâ€™s Expression Small-in-One wireless photo printers are stylish and compact printers that are great for home, school, and arts and crafts projects. The Expression Premium series, which includes the XP-530, XP-630, and XP-830, uses a five-ink system to deliver superior quality, borderless prints up to 8×10 inches and documents with sharp text. The Expression Photo XP-960 Small-in-One printer features six-color Claria Photo HD ink, to deliver photo enthusiasts with vivid, professional-quality, borderless photos up to 11×17 inches.
All Expression models support automatic, two-sided printing. They also include software for creating custom cards, coloring books, stationery, printing Facebook and Instagram photos in unique ways, and more.Espon PictureMate PM-400 (Image: Epson)