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 Epson’s Workforce Pro series of multi-function business printers. The WorkForce Pro WF-R859 is Epson’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 “crystal clear, transparent, first-person views (FPV) from the drone camera, while simultaneously maintaining their line of sight with their aircraft,” 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:
Epson’s showcase included printers for textile printing and for photographers–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 Epson’s demonstration. Other printers in the line include the P600 and the P400–aimed more at the hobbyist photographer.Image: File
For At Home Arts and Crafts:
Epson’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)