Could Epson's new solvent printer, the S70670 be considered a true Fine Art printer?
Does it have the color gamut and fade resistance?
Absolutely. We used to laugh at the early inkjet printers in the 1990s but the technology improved to an incredible extent. In a similar fashion the quality and price of both Eco-Solvent and UV Curable printers is improving today and we'll see more and more work done on these machines in the coming years.
The 64-inch 11880 has not been upgraded in over 6-years. Instead, Epson comes out with this 64-inch solvent printer. Could the S70670 replace the 11880 for fine art printing on canvas? If anyone has experience with that I'd love to hear about it.
Right, they know the market and high volume canvas printing shops want eco-solvent printers for their speed, durability and the ability to exhibit without varnishing. All the high volume shops are keeping an eye on these new printers very closely. One of my clients is a beta site for Epson and we're loving what we're seeing from them so far.
The Epson GS6000 was Epson's first attempt at an Eco-solvent printer but it was a bit of a disaster on several levels. Nonetheless, lots of shops still use lots of GS6000 printers because of their advantages over aqueous printers. We're all hoping that the new SureColor printers solve the challenges we saw with the GS6000.