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(May 2013) posted on Fri May 03, 2013

The venerable rollfed printer remains a critical output tool.

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It utilizes a roll-to-roll vacuum platen drive system and can handle flexible substrates up to 10.5-ft wide and 0.04-in. thick. An EFI Fiery XF RIP is standard. Applications for the R3225 include P-O-P, banners, signage, fleet graphics, exhibition graphics, and more.
Other EFI rollfeds include the 5-meter Vutek GS5000r as well as the 3.2-meter Vutek QS3250r and QS3220 models.

The 64-in. rollfed SureColor S50670 from Epson ( is available in 4- or 5-color versions (CMYK and CMYK + white) and features twin Thin Film Piezo Epson printheads, and dual inksets, as well as a built-in dryer (an optional drying system is also available) and a new system for easier one-person media loading. The printer uses Epson UltraChrome GS2 eco-solvent inks, which are odorless and nickel-free; the SC50600 requires no special ventilation. Top speed is 573 sq ft/hr in high-speed mode (193 sq ft/hr in production mode); maximum resolution is 1440 dpi.

The 8- and 10-color SureColor S70670 models are 64-inch rollfed printers that simultaneously support white and metallic inks. Both the 8-color model (CMYKcmk + orange) and the 10-color version (adds white + metallic) offer resolutions up to 1440 dpi and 294 sq ft/hr in 8-color, high-speed mode (198 sq ft/hr in production mode; 44 sq ft/hr with metallic ink enabled). The S70600 also utilizes Epson’s thin Film Piezo printhead, in conjunction with Epson GSX eco-solvent inks (also odorless and nickel-free). Other features include: automatic print optimization for various media and automatic substrate tensioning.