Photofinishing and Book Creation : Epson Enters High-Volume Photo Print Market with SureLab D3000 Pro Dry LabDecember 4, 2012
“The vivid print quality, speed and job flexibility offered by the SureLab D3000 is truly spectacular,” said Larry Kaufman, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “We’ve incorporated years of printing technology experience featured in Epson’s professional line of imaging printers and scaled it to bring the SureLab D3000 to the market. This new solution is capable of delivering high volumes of prints with the photo quality Epson is known for, in a compact unit designed to fit the needs of a range of photo studios.”
The SureLab D3000 is said to provide speeds of 260 8x10-inch prints per hour and 650 4x6-inch prints per hour, and it can accommodate a variety of roll widths. Its all-new printer uses Epson’s MicroPiezo printhead technology to deliver variable droplet sizes as small as 1.5 picoliters. Designed for use only with the six-color Epson UltraChrome D6 ink cartridges, specs state the SureLab delivers water-resistant prints that will “last for generations.”
The single-roll configuration of the SureLab accommodates 4-, 5-, 6-, 8-, 10- or 12-inch paper roll widths; the dual-roll configuration adds additional 4-, 5-, 6- and 8-inch paper roll widths. The dry lab supports Epson Professional glossy and luster media as well as panoramic printing up to 12x48 inches and a backside watermark that includes copyright language and two customizable 40-character lines of black text per print without slowing printing.
The unit is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP/7 and with any third-party workflow software, including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and Darkroom software.
Epson’s SureLab D3000 single-roll and dual-roll versions come with a controller PC and are available at a list price of $19,995 and $22,995 respectively. The optional 10-job sorter is $4,995. The SureLab D3000 offers a standard Epson Preferred Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes usually-next-business-day on-site service and free phone support. proimaging.epson.com