Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000

The Way Solvent Printing Should Be.

Epson Professional Imaging Division
Version 3.1aE

What Defines an Epson Stylus® Pro Branded Printer?

“To develop printing technology that exceeds the expectations of Creative Professionals.”

“To allow any print to be sold.”

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What Defines an Epson Stylus® Pro Branded Printer?

“To develop signage solutions with less impact on the environment and workplace .”

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Early Beta Site Feedback
Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 External Beta Site Program

“The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 is a game changer. It’s going to change vehicle graphics as we know it.”
Peter Salaverry | CEO of SkinzWraps

“I’ve been a ne art printer and publisher for 25 years and this printer will change the face of canvas art reproduction the same way serigraphs did with Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Stella.”
Albert Marco | CEO and Founder MFA Talon Graphics

“The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 provides solutions for jobs that require high image quality and durability at commercial print speeds. Small point text and vignettes are so sharp and smooth – it’s never an issue regardless of viewing distance.”
Tim Bennett | President of Image Options

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000
Product Feature Set Highlights

NEW Epson UltraChrome® GS Ink Technology NEW 8-Color Solvent-Based Printing System [CMYK+LcLm+Or+Gr] Professional Roll Media Handling up to 64” Wide Heavy Media Roll Support up to 6.7-Inch in Diameter Professional Automatic Take-up Reel System Individually Controlled Pre, Platen, & Post Media Heaters NEW Epson Dual-Array MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology NEW Eight High-Capacity Ink Cartridges – 950 ml Each (fill volume) NEW Hot-Swappable Ink Cartridges NEW Maximum Resolution of 1440 x 1440 dpi at 3.7 picoliters Fine Art Reproduction up to 71 Ft2 / Hour
Printer includes the Stand and Automatic Take-Up Reel System. Printer ships fully loaded. Including a full featured production RIP Server by ColorBurst. Also includes all installation, maintenance kits, and eight 350 ml starter ink cartridges.

Photographic Signage up to 91 Ft2 / Hour Everyday Production Print Speeds up to 180 Ft2 / Hour Banner-Quality Print Speeds up to 340 Ft2 / Hour Standard USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet Large 2.5-Inch LCD Control Panel & Error Alert Lamp NEW myEpsonPrinter.com Compatible NEW Ships Standard with a Full-Featured RIP by ColorBurst® Fully Supported by a Wide Range of Third-party RIP’s NEW User Performed Preventative Maintenance System One-Year Epson Preferredsm Protection Plan

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 Production Edition $28,995
Contact your local reseller for the latest pricing information. (Pricing is MSRP)

Photo Walkthrough

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000
Front View

User Maintenance Bay

Front Door

Viewing Window

Platen Media Heater

Error Alert Lamp

Front Control Panel

Post Media Heater Waste Ink Tank Bottle Media Pressure Setting

Robust Print Stand

Take-up Reel Control Unit Automatic Take-up Reel System

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000
106”(W) x 41”(D) x 50”(H) | 445 lbs,

Photo Walkthrough

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000
Rear View

3-Inch Cored Media Spindles C M Y K Media Input Path Pre Media Heater Lc Lm Gr Or

Left-Rear Ink Cover Door

Right-Rear Ink Cover Door

Waste Ink Tank Drain

USB 2.0 & Gigabit Ethernet Connections

Three Separate Power Inputs – Printer, Media Heating System & Automatic Take-up Reel System

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000
106”(W) x 41”(D) x 50”(H) | 445 lbs,

Introducing Epson UltraChrome® GS Ink
A Next Generation Solvent Ink Technology

Epson UltraChrome® GS Ink Technology
Industry Defining 8-Color Solvent-Based Ink Technology

Unique Solvent-based Chemistry Developed by Epson Extremely Wide Color Gamut using Eight Colors (CMYK+Lc+Lm+Orange+Green) Professional Outdoor Permanence Ratings Prints on Virtually any Solvent-based Media Type – Coated and Uncoated Superior Scratch Resistance from Improved Solvent Chemistry Faster Dry Times Eliminates the Need for External Dryers Virtually Odorless Printing with Less Harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) No Special Ventilation or Air Puri cation Systems Required No Use of Nickel (Ni) Compounds – a Recognized Carcinogen Reduced Chemical Irritants Minimizes Special Handling Requirements Less Harmful Impact on Worker Health and the Environment
Please Note: Outdoor Permanence Ratings are Provided by 3M and Avery. Please visit their websites for more information.

Color Gamut Comparisons
Epson UltraChrome GS vs.
EFI Vutek Hard Solvent | EFI Vutek UV Curable | HP DesignJet 9000s

Printed on 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film IJ180-10

Epson Color Gamut Comparison
Printed on 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film IJ180-10

Epson UltraChrome GS EFI Vutek-UV Curable (QS2000) EFI Vutek-Hard Solvent (3360) HP Low Solvent

L* 90 L* 90

Epson Color Gamut Comparison
Printed on 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film IJ180-10

Epson UltraChrome GS EFI Vutek-UV Curable (QS2000) EFI Vutek-Hard Solvent (3360)

HP Low Solvent

L* 75 L* 75

Epson Color Gamut Comparison
Printed on 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film IJ180-10

Epson UltraChrome GS EFI Vutek-UV Curable (QS2000)

HP Low Solvent EFI Vutek-Hard Solvent (3360)

L* 50 L* 50

Epson Color Gamut Comparison
Printed on 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film IJ180-10

Epson UltraChrome GS

HP Low Solvent

L* 90 L* 90 As of 10.22.2007

Epson Color Gamut Comparison
Printed on 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film IJ180-10

Epson UltraChrome GS

HP Low Solvent

L* 75 L* 75 As of 10.22.2007

Epson Color Gamut Comparison
Printed on 3M™ Controltac™ Graphic Film IJ180-10

Epson UltraChrome GS

HP Low Solvent

L* 50 L* 50 As of 10.22.2007

Dual-Array MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology
The World’s Most Advanced Solvent Print Head Technology

Dual-Array MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology
Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000

8-Channel Print Head Technology

Ink Repelling Coating Technology
NEW

One-Inch Wide Print Head

180 Nozzles Per Inch
(360 Nozzles Per Color)

Note: Two of these print heads are used

NEW Variable Droplet Piezo | More Advanced Active Meniscus Control (AMC) | 360 Nozzles x 8 Channels | 3.7 Picoliters
All-new robust print-head designed for extreme print production

The World’s Most Advanced Solvent Print Head Technology.

Epson Media Support Strategy
Partnering with World’s Best Solvent Media Companies

Epson is partnering with the world’s best media companies
– Both the 3M and Avery media lines will be supported – Both 3M and Avery media products produce amazing results with the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 – Epson is currently working with 3M and Avery to support their various warranty programs – See 3M and Avery web sites for more specific media and warranty information

Epson will be developing various specialty media for ne art reproduction
– New decorative fine art canvas – New fine art papers for fine art reproduction

Warranty and Service Program
World Class Service and Support

Standard One-Year of Coverage under the Epson Preferredsm Protection Plan
– Toll-free telephone support Monday thru Friday with usually next-business-day on-site service – Protection plans provide limited warranty for parts and labor

Optional One- and Two-Year Extended Service Plans
– The Epson Preferred Plus Service Plans extends the one-year limited warranty that comes standard – Plans also include free maintenance supplies for increased up-time

User Performed Preventative Maintenance System
– Easy-to-perform end-user printer maintenance system includes cleaning the head wiper,
head nozzles, and pressure roller

– One-year of maintenance supplies are included with every printer – Extremely low maintenance required by operator – [estimated about 30 minutes per month] – Customer replaces ink cartridges and empties the waste tank as necessary

Professional RIP Workflow by

ColorBurst

Developed Specifically for the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000

All-New ColorBurst RIP
Complete Production-Based Workflow

“Having worked with solvent printers for over 10 years, I can honestly say that I have not seen a printer that demonstrates the level of quality and speed that the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 delivers. The performance and quality, coupled with our latest new RIP, will be unmatched in this market segment.”
Larry Spevak | CEO ColorBurst Systems Engineering

All-New ColorBurst RIP
Complete Production-Based Workflow

PANTONE® Licensed PostScript® Language Level 3™ Compatible RIP
– Main RIP Server is Windows® Vista or XP Compatible Only – Client workstations can be both Macintosh® or Windows®

Multi-Processing and Threaded RIP Supports Multiple CPU’s for Extreme Performance
– Allows for simultaneous process, RIP, job layout creation, and print without any performance loss

New Intuitive Drag-and-Drop Job Queue Interface
– Includes complete Hot Folder support

Robust Job Layout Functionality
– Includes file preview, crop, scale, step-and-repeat, nesting and tiling

Powerful Multi-Channel ICC Color Management System
– Supports virtually any file format in RGB, CMYK, Grayscale, and LAB color spaces – Complete linearization functionality supports all popular spectrophotometers – Includes ICC profiling software from X-Rite for easy creation or update of new media profiles

All-New ColorBurst RIP
Complete Production-Based Workflow

Automatic PANTONE Color Matching with Custom Spot Color Creation
– New Iterative AutoSpot Technology for highly accurate spot color matching

New 16-Bit UltraQuality Screening Technology
– Amazing color performance, tonal transitions, sharpness, and text/vector print quality – Takes full advantage of the Epson UltraChrome GS ink technology - including the Green and Orange

Ships with Media Support for most Popular 3M® and Avery® Media Lines
– Easy-to-use Media Manager allows for complete control over all your media types – Easily add virtually any compatible media to the RIP Workflow – including profiling!

Quite Possibly the Most Powerful RIP Work ow Available
– Ships standard with every Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 printer! – Fully supported by Epson under the standard Epson Preferred Limited Warranty Program

Photo Walkthrough | Main Job Manager

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000
ColorBurst RIP

Photo Walkthrough | Simple Color Density Adjustments

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000
ColorBurst RIP

Photo Walkthrough | Linearization Options

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000
ColorBurst RIP

Photo Walkthrough | Media & Environment Manager

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000
ColorBurst RIP

Photo Walkthrough | File Preview, Layout, Nesting, and Step-and-Repeat

Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000
ColorBurst RIP

PUBLIC BETA

Introducing

myEpsonPrinter.com

A Realtime Web-based Printer Information System

myEpsonPrinter.com
PUBLIC BETA – August 2008 thru March 2009

“The myEpsonPrinter.com web site, allows our customers to securely automate and track their entire line of Epson Stylus Pro printers. The days of trying to manually track printing expenses are over. The myEpsonPrinter.com website will allow print shops to use a single system to better understand and control their overall printing expenses.”
Reed Hecht | Epson America

myEpsonPrinter.com
PUBLIC BETA – August 2008 thru March 2009

Advanced Web-Based Printer Information and Management System Automatically Track Consumables Usage per Printer Regardless of Location Provides Real Time Cost-per-Print Estimates and Print-job-Run Information Create Various Custom Reports Using Actual Print Job Information Easy Access to Technical Support Information, Including Printer Firmware and Driver Updates, Real Time Warranty Information, and Much More Provides Remote Monitoring and Remote Printer Alert Capability for Superior Fleet-Wide Printer Management Highly Secure Information Management Using the Latest Encryption Technologies The myEpsonPrinter.com Service is FREE During the Public Beta Period Estimated Public Beta Period is August 2008 thru March 2009 At the Conclusion of the Public Beta Period, Additional Fees May Apply to Continue

myEpsonPrinter.com
PUBLIC BETA – August 2008 thru March 2009

Fleet-Wide Printer Management
Manage multiple Stylus Pro printers or groups of printers from this simple pull-down menu

Ink and Maintenance Tank Levels
View consumables information in virtual realtime for any printer or groups of printers

Realtime Alerts
View various printer and maintenance alerts

Easy Access to Printer Model and Warranty Status Information
View Important Printer and Warranty Status Information

Detailed Job Activity Information
Quickly View the latest print job information

myEpsonPrinter.com
PUBLIC BETA – August 2008 thru March 2009

Detailed Print Job Information
access to detailed print job information

Automatic Print Cost Estimates
Detailed financial information for cost accounting. You input your cost information for ink, media, sales tax rate, etc., and we’ll automatically estimate your total individual print job costs.

myEpsonPrinter.com
PUBLIC BETA – August 2008 thru March 2009

Powerful Reporting and Graphing Capability
Create up to 17 detailed graphs on virtually any data point including consumables usage, print jobs, billable dollars, and much more. Graph by bar, line, pie, etc.

Competitive Benchmarking
Epson versus Hewlett Packard

HEWLETT PACKARD COMPARISON

Product Feature Comparison
Solvent-based Sign-making Printers
Epson Stylus Pro GS6000
64-Inch 66 lbs 3 (Pre, Platten & Post) Standard 350 ml x 8 Cartridges Dual-Array MicroPiezo® AMC™ 180 Ft2 / Hour 360 x 8 Colors 1440 x 1440 / 3.7 pl Epson UltraChrome® GS 8-Color (CMYK LcLm OrGr) 950 ml x 8 Cartridges Visit 3M & Avery Websites $0.25 per ml No No Yes USB 2.0 & Gigabit Ethernet None ColorBurst 1-Year Printer & Heads $28,995

Printer Feature
Maximum Printer Width Maximum Input Roll Weight Built-in Printer Media Heater(s) Automatic Take-up Reel System Ink Included with Printer Print Head Technology ‘Production Quality’ Print Speeds - Vinyl Number of Print Head Nozzles Maximum Resolution / Droplet Size Ink Branding Printing Color Model Maximum Ink Cartridge Size Print Durability Cost-per-ml (Simple MSRP Comparison)* External Dryer Required for High-Speed Printing? Forced Ventilation/Puri cation Required? Hot-Swappable Ink Cartridges? Standard Connectivity Required Printer Options Front-End RIP Included with Printer Warranty MSRP

HP DesignJet 8000s
64-Inch 53 lbs 3 (Pre, Platten & Post) Standard 500 ml x 6 Ink Cartridges Piezo-electric inkjet heads x 6 89 Ft2 / Hour 256 x 6 Colors 720 x 720 / 13 pl HP 780 Low-Solvent Inks 6-Color (CMYK LcLm) 500 ml x 6 Cartridges Visit 3M & Avery Websites $0.39 per ml Yes Yes No USB 2.0 Dryer, Air Puri er, RIP None 1-Year Printer & Heads $18,995

HP DesignJet 9000s
64-Inch 53 lbs 3 (Pre, Platten & Post) Standard 500 ml x 6 Ink Cartridges Piezo-electric inkjet heads x 6 175 Ft2 / Hour 512 x 6 Colors 720 x 720 / 12 pl HP 780 Low-Solvent Inks 6-Color (CMYK LcLm) 1,000 ml x 6 Cartridges Visit 3M & Avery Websites $0.32 per ml Yes Yes Yes USB 2.0 Dryer, Air Puri er, RIP None 1-Year Printer & Heads $27,495

*See footnote on next page | This Color = Winning Feature

HEWLETT PACKARD COMPARISON

Simple MSRP Pricing Comparison
Solvent-based Sign-making Printers

MAIN UNIT HARDWARE MSRP
Main Printer Auto Take-up Reel Front-End RIP Air Puri er System High Speed Dryer TOTAL (Hardware Cost)

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 $28,995 Included Included Not Required No Required

HP DesignJet 8000s $18,995 Included $2,995 $3,750 $2,995

HP DesignJet 9000s $27,495 Included $2,995 $3,750 $2,995

$28,995

$28,735

$37,235

INK* Epson Stylus Pro GS6000
Maximum Ink Cartridge Size Ink Cartridge MSRP TOTAL (Cost-per-ml)

HP DesignJet 8000s 500 ml $195.99

HP DesignJet 9000s 1,000 ml $323.99

950 ml $240.00

$0.25 ml

$0.39 ml

$0.32 ml

*This simple MSRP per ML comparison does not necessarily reflect the actual cost of ink for a particular print, which can vary depending upon software used, image printed, print settings, media type, frequency of printer use and other factors. Pricing is Estimated as of 03.14.2008

HEWLETT PACKARD COMPARISON

Performance Benchmarking
Performance Data as of 03.14.2008

Square-Foot-Per-Hour | Longer Bars Are Better

30

Extreme Photo

NA NA
[Perfect]

71

High Quality Photo

NA NA
[Better than HP]

91 88

Standard Photo

44

[No Banding]

180 89 175 340 165 322

Everyday Production

[Slight Banding] [Slight Banding] [Slight Banding]

High Speed Draft

[Poor Banding] [Poor Banding]

0

85
Epson Stylus Pro GS6000

170
HP DesignJet 8000s

255
HP DesignJet 9000s

340

HEWLETT PACKARD COMPARISON

Print Quality Comparison
Grain Level Test

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000

Hewlett Packard Designjet 8000s

720 x 720 | 8 Pass | Bi-Directional 91 SFPH Print Mode

720 x 720 | 8 Pass | Bi-Directional 88 SFPH Print Mode

Source: Seiko Epson Engineering

HEWLETT PACKARD COMPARISON

Print Quality Comparison
Mechanical-Banding Level Test

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000

Hewlett Packard Designjet 8000s

Virtually Perfect
720 x 720 | 8 Pass | Bi-Directional 91 SFPH Print Mode

Both Vertical & Horizontal Banding
720 x 720 | 8 Pass | Bi-Directional 88 SFPH Print Mode

Source: Seiko Epson Engineering

Why Buy an Epson Stylus Pro GS6000?
Top-Line Selling Proposition

Extreme Image Quality Print Modes – Truly Photographic Signage Very Wide Color Gamut – Brilliant Color with Truly Accurate Color Matching True Production Level Print Speeds – Up to 180 Ft2 per Hour Easy-to-Use and Maintain – Simple Engine Design with User-Focused Maintenance Competitive Cost-of-Ownership – Efficient Ink Usage with Low MSRP-per-ML Lower Impact on the Environment – Epson UltraChrome® GS Ink Technology myEpsonPrinter.Com – Pro t-Focused Printer Information & Management Solution Complete Industry Support – Third-Party Media & RIP Companies Superior Epson Warranty Service & Support – World-Class Support Trusted Epson Stylus® Pro Brand Name – The Industry Leader Enters Signage The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 is Sold only by the Best Resellers in the Industry!

Key Target Applications
Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000

Traditional Indoor and Outdoor Signage
– Banners, Posters, Billboard Displays, Construction Site and Barricade Graphics, etc. – Tradeshow exhibits, taxi-top advertising, POP Displays, etc. – Photographic displays, etc.

Extreme Photographic Decorative Wraps
– Automotive and other vehicle wrap advertising, jet ski, boat, and ATV decorative graphics, etc. – Fleet graphics, etc. – Important brand color requirements with true photographic image quality

Decorative Fine Art Reproduction
– High-production Fine Art Reproduction for hotels, meeting rooms, companies, etc.

Corporate In-House Graphics Departments
– Due to ease-of-use, print quality, and environmental advantages – Places where solvent could not go before!

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use and temperature. For print quality, a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the “replace cartridge” indicator comes on. The printer(s) ships with ink cartridges and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. All stated cartridge volumes are fill volumes. See www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo for more information about cartridges. Epson, Epson Stylus, Epson UltraChrome, and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. AMC and myEpsonPrinter and Epson Preferred are service marks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights to these trademarks. © Epson America, Inc. 2008 MR/RH 07.30.2008

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