ANAHEIM, CA (SIGGRAPH 2013) July 25 2013 - Making poster boards for a presentation? It's a multi-step process, involving making a paper print and pasting it on poster board. You may have to send it out to get it done. And wait. What if you printer could just print right onto to poster board. A one shot deal. Seems simple, right. But only Epson seems to have thought of it. Their T series printers hold poster board blanks flat, unlike most printers which roll paper over rollers. I guess the downside is the printer can't be close to the wall but that could be a small price to pay for the convenience and time saved if your company does a lot of presentations.
Epson T7000 list of advantages does not stop with poster boards. Epson uses a no-heat print head, which not only use 50% less power than competitive printers, but they never need replacing, a hidden cost of wide-format, high production printing. Their "MicroPiezo" patented technology is precise. At 0.018mm, it is a fifth the width of a human hair, says Tim. It can do 2,880 dots per inch, but Epson varies the size of the dot for a more speedy coverage where needed.
Epson takes its inks seriously. They have 80 chemical engineers devoted to the study and application of ink and ink technology. I didn't know there were that many in the world. (Inkineers? Engineerink?) Epson inks are waterproof.
The Epson T1700 sells for $4995. A print server will cost an extra $399.