This article will review the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 wide format solvent printer. The GS6000 is a 64 inch wide solvent printer that can produce images on a wide variety of substrates for any number of applications produced by exhibit houses, décor printers, in-house and government print shops, and sign shops.
The Epson GS6000 provides users with a very wide color gamut using a total of eight colors. This ink can be used in combination with almost any solvent-based media with fast dry times and great scratch resistance. Unlike many solvent printers on the market, the ink used in the GS6000 is virtually odorless and no special ventilation or air purification systems are required. Although depending on the environment in which the printer will be operated, users may want to consider one of those options.
Supported Media, Roll Sizes, and Print Speed
Virtually all coated and non-coated solvent media can be used with the Epson GS6000. Users can print to photo and fine art paper (limited selection available), canvas, vinyl, tyvek and other films like polypropylene and polyester.
Sheets of media as small as 17×22 inches can be used, although roll media is typically used. Rolls up to 64 inches in width can be used with a maximum print width of 63.60 inches.
The GS6000 performs well when it comes to print speeds. In its highest quality mode, 1440×1440 dpi, 16-pass, the GS6000 produces prints at a speed of 32 square feet per hour. In its highest speed mode, 720×360 dpi, 2-pass, the printer produces prints at a speed of 340 square feet per hour. Most users can expect print speeds to vary between 91 and 122 square feet per hour for the quality modes used for typical applications. One thing to keep in mind is that total throughput varies from user to user and can vary based on RIP, file size, networking, and other factors.
The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 can be used for any number of wide format print applications with up to two-year outdoor print durability. While some other solvent printers have inks that can last longer outdoors, most graphics buyers replace their graphics far sooner than two years.
This printer allows users to print traditional indoor and outdoor signage including banners, wall murals, posters and construction site and barricade graphics. Tradeshow exhibits, point-of-purchase displays and other high quality photographic print displays can also be produced. Users can also produce other in-demand applications like vehicle wraps and fine art décor prints found in corporate offices, hotels, and other commercial locations.
The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 is a high quality, wide format solvent printer. This printer would be a great addition to any business needing to produce high quality graphics that can be printed on a wide variety of media for a vast array of applications. Printing businesses that can benefit from this printer include exhibit houses, décor printers, in-house and government print shops and sign shops.