News | April 20, 2017

Epson Receives Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee For Graphics Printed With Epson Solvent Technology

Avery Dennison Digital Media Output Warranted Up to Five Years When Created with Epson SureColor S-Series and UltraChrome GS3 Solvent Ink

Las Vegas, NV /PRNewswire/ -  (ISA, Epson Booth #724) – Epson today announced that Avery Dennison North America has issued the ICS Performance Guarantee for graphics printed with Epson UltraChrome® GS3 ink on the Epson SureColor® S-Series solvent inkjet printers, including the SureColor S40600, S60600 and S80600. Graphic output printed on Avery Dennison films using Epson solvent technology qualifies for the Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee, an up to five-year warranty to provide customers with peace of mind.  

"The Epson SureColor S-Series were designed to provide outstanding quality, durability and reliability for print shops of any size; plus, unique solvent ink chemistry allows for same day turnaround, increasing overall shop productivity," said Matt McCausland, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "The Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee offers print service providers another level of assurance in their graphic output."

The Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee combines Avery Dennison films with qualified components to produce graphic output that promises to provide superior performance. Reflecting joint developmental work between Avery Dennison and Epson America, qualified output with the Epson SureColor S-Series printers and Epson UltraChrome GS3 solvent inks has withstood rigorous scientific testing and met a very stringent set of durability and physical performance specifications to achieve ICS Performance Guarantee status.

"We are happy we were able to successfully work with Epson to provide the ICS Warranty as an option for graphics printed with Epson inks on an Epson printer," said Paul Roba, OEM Relationship Manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. "When we work together on our solutions, we better serve our customers and develop products and service offerings with more accurate durability guidelines."

In addition, Avery Dennison conducted tests with Epson inks that would determine best practices for using overlaminates on printed graphics. The industry standard for solvent printers has been to allow 24 hours for solvent outgassing before laminating printed vinyl film. Avery Dennison found that the necessary outgassing period for the Epson UltraChrome GS3 inks is six hours, a 75 percent reduction in wait time for lamination when properly ventilated.

About the SureColor S-Series
The Epson SureColor S-Series redefines image quality expectations in the signage market, featuring a PrecisionCore® TFP® print head (in dual array on the SC-S60600 and SC-S80600) and enhanced precision media feeding system to produce high-quality, sellable output at impressive production speeds. Its impressive production speeds and six hour drying time allow for same-day lamination and provide sign shops with decreased production times and increased productivity. Backed by the Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee, Epson UltraChrome GS3 solvent inks and the SureColor S-Series offer outstanding print quality, durability, and media compatibility to enable print shops of any size to provide additional quality and assurance to customers.

Support and Availability 
The Epson UltraChrome GS3 ink and Epson SureColor S-Series printers are available through Epson's authorized Epson Professional Imaging S-Series resellers. For additional information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com, or visit the Avery Dennison resource center at graphics.averydennison.com.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 91 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

Note: EPSON, PrecisionCore, SureColor, TFP, and UltraChrome are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

SOURCE: Epson America, Inc.

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