Epson is adding a free three-year Preferred Warranty to its Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 solvent printer
Epson is aggressively building on the success of its Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 solvent printer in the sign and display market, by including its three-year onsite vendor supported premium warranty and maintenance program in the price of the printer. Launched last year, the GS6000 is Epson’s first entry into the solvent market, the company is best known, of course, for being market leader in the indoor / proofing wide format sector.
Epson’s Business Solutions manager, Craig Heckenberg, says the Pro GS6000, Epson UltraChrome GS ink, and the inclusion of the Epson Preferred Warranty, makes a strong statement about Epson’s intention to set new quality and performance standards for the sign and display market, and provides an exclusive offering to these customers.
Heckenberg says, “Our confidence in the Pro GS6000 as a reliable, cost effective, operator-friendly and high quality printer for sign and display work is confirmed by our decision to include our Epson Preferred Warranty in the price of the printer.”
The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 is a 64-inch photo-quality printer equipped with Epson UltraChrome GS eight colour inkset, a new solvent-based ink that is nickel-free and, says Epson, has fewer harmful VOC (volatile organic compounds) than other solvent based inks. According to Epson, prints made with UltraChrome GS ink are virtually odourless, eliminating the need for expensive ventilation and air purification systems to protect the operators.
With a maximum print resolution of 1440 x 1440 dpi along with an advanced Epson MicroPiezo Dual Array printhead and variable-sized droplet technology capable of generating ink droplets as small as 3.7pico litres, Epson says the Pro GS6000 delivers the same high quality photo and display graphics as Epson aqueous printer technologies.
The Pro GS6000 has fast throughput and high print quality in vinyl production mode with print speeds up to 9.2sqm per hour, and in banner production mode, the speed is up to an impressive 25.2sqm per hour.
Durable graphics created by the Pro GS6000 with UltraChrome GS ink on Avery Dennison Graphics (Avery Graphics) substrates also receive the Avery Graphics Integrated Component System (ICS) three year Performance Guarantee.
Heckenberg says, “This is an exciting development for our customers because they now have peace of mind knowing that durable graphics produced with Avery Graphics materials and the Pro GS6000 will last up to three years in outdoor locations such as on vehicles and seven years indoors, under specified conditions.”
According to Epson the ICS Performance Guarantee combines Avery Graphics films with other qualified components to form a system that is guaranteed to be compatible and provide superior performance. Heckenberg says, “With this system from Avery Graphics, print professionals know exactly what to expect from their finished graphics because the combination of selected Avery Graphics materials with Epson UltraChrome GS ink has already withstood rigorous scientific testing and met a very stringent set of durability and physical performance specifications.”
The Epson Preferred Warranty offers peace of mind by providing a range of benefits above those of the 12 month Standard Express Warranty, such as parts and labour, onsite scheduled preventative maintenance, priority job placement and telephone support, and direct assistance by a senior technician.
Heckenberg says, “Epson’s close involvement with its customers across a range of industries means we understand their special needs and, as a result, we develop products and services that meet and exceed their expectations.
“The Epson Preferred Warranty is an example of Epson staying ahead of our customer needs. Our aim is to provide as close as we can get to 100 per cent up time for our customers so that they can maximise productivity and the return on their investment.”
The Epson Preferred Warranty is validated through the Epson Service Record book that is updated at each scheduled preventative maintenance service at six monthly intervals. The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000, including the three-year Epson Preferred Warranty, has a RRP of $28,995 +GST.