Epson Canada Limited, a world leader in advanced
digital imaging technology, announced it has entered the outdoor
commercial printing industry with the introduction of the Epson Stylus(R) Pro
GS6000 printer, offering technical advancements poised to dramatically impact
the professional sign making market.

Featuring Epson UltraChrome(R) GS ink, a new solvent-based ink technology
with eight individual colours, including an all new orange and green, the
Stylus Pro GS6000 produces the industry’s widest colour gamut for unparalleled
output quality on nearly any solvent-based media. The printer’s new
Dual-Array MicroPiezo(R) AMC(TM) print head has been uniquely engineered for
the demands of high-production solvent printing. The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000
is also the fastest 64-inch wide roll-to-roll printer in its class, with print
speeds of up to 340 sq. ft. per hour for banner-quality printing, up to 180
sq. ft. per hour for everyday production and up to 91 sq. ft. for photographic
signage output.

“The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 represents a significant turning point for
the solvent-based printing market,” said Andrew Patrick, Manager, Professional
Imaging, Epson Canada Limited. “We worked very closely with the industry for
guidance to ensure that it exceeds the needs of today’s commercial outdoor
printers. The result is a printer that helps sign makers maximize profits
while gaining competitive advantages with superior quality, performance and
reliability, with lower impact on the environment and worker health.”

Developed exclusively by Epson, UltraChrome GS ink achieves an extremely
wide colour gamut, resulting in signs that feature entirely new degrees of
colour fidelity and accuracy that are otherwise unattainable with any other
solvent technologies on the market. Furthermore, prints from this solution
offer superior resistance to scratching and dry extremely fast, eliminating
the need for special dryers. The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 with Epson
UltraChrome GS ink also accommodates a wide range of leading solvent media for
a vast array of commercial printing applications, including outdoor banners,
billboards, automotive and bus wraps, construction and barricade signs, and
photographic tradeshow graphics, where high quality images and precise,
accurate colour is essential.

Epson UltraChrome GS ink is a new generation of solvent-based chemistry
that allows commercial sign makers to integrate safer signage printing
technology without sacrificing output quality. Unlike competitive solvent
technologies, Epson UltraChrome GS delivers virtually odourless printing
without the need for special ventilation or air purification systems. In
addition, the ink does not contain Nickel (Ni) compounds, minimizing the
harmful impact on the environment and employees.

The Stylus Pro GS6000 is easy to use and maintain, integrating features
that enable sign makers to reduce total cost of ownership for greater
profitability. Another new feature introduced in conjunction with this printer
and ink technology is This unique Web-based printer
information and management system enables commercial printing professionals to
monitor print jobs and consumables virtually in real time, including tracking
ink and media consumption, managing printers at remote locations, robust
reporting, and intelligent support, allowing Stylus Pro GS6000 printer owners
to manage their Epson printer investment.

Included with every Stylus Pro GS6000 is the ColorBurst Professional
Production RIP, an entirely new, full-featured Postscript Language Level 3(TM)
compatible RIP and Print server. In addition to robust layout functionality,
the RIP is Pantone(R) licensed for accurate spot colour matching, offers
support for ICC output profiles and incorporates a new
multi-threaded/multi-processing architecture for extremely fast job

“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,” said Larry Spevak, CEO of
ColorBurst(R) Systems Engineering. “Its performance and quality coupled, with
ColorBurst’s new robust RIP, will be unmatched in this market segment.”

The Stylus Pro GS6000 is a powerful tool for any size printing company.
Additional features and benefits include:

Industry-Leading Print Quality: Eight-channel, high-performance,
Dual-Array MicroPiezo AMC print head produces a maximum resolution of
1440 x 1440 dpi with a droplet size as small as 3.7-picoliter and
features a new ink repelling coating technology to dramatically
reduce nozzle clogging;

Broad Industry Support and Media Flexibility: Support for multiple
solvent media suppliers and compatibility with a wide range of third-
party RIP manufacturers and workflows;

Robust Automatic Take-Up Reel System: Efficient take-up reel for
unattended production of large print runs;

Intelligent Preventative Maintenance System: Four-mode automatic
cleaning system maintains optimum print quality and integrates simple
user-focused maintenance process for less downtime;

High Performance Media Heating System: Individually controlled pre,
platen and post heaters for optimum media support in which
temperatures are controlled via a front control panel or front-end
RIP software;

Intelligent High-Capacity Ink System: Eight individual 950 ml “hot-
swappable” ink cartridges enable sign makers to avoid production
downtimes and maximize profitability; and

Superior Connectivity: Standard connectivity includes USB 2.0 and
Gigabit Ethernet port.

Availability, Service and Support

The Stylus Pro GS6000 will be available in July 2008 through
Mondrian-Hall, Inc. at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $28,995. It
is supported by a standard Epson Preferred(SM) Limited Warranty. This one-year
program includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and
usually next-business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any
hardware failure. Optional Epson Preferred Plus Service Plans are also
available, offering one or two additional years of protection.