Epson has produced an entry-level A4 UV flatbed printer specifically to meet the needs and demands of small businesses in the promotional goods industry.

Described as compact and affordable, the SureColour V1000 can print onto hard surfaces, ideal for creating promotional and personalised items, suitable for a wide-range of businesses from photo-retailers and small goods manufacturers to e-commerce printers and visitor attractions, such as theme parks.

The SC-V1000 can print directly on a wide range of substrates with a thickness of up to 70mm, including acrylics, polycarbonates, PVC, aluminium, metal, polyester, foamboard, styrene, wood and stone. Featuring an integrated ink pack system with six colours (CMYK plus white and varnish), the SC-V1000 produces precise and detailed images, which can be easily customised. With a compact footprint (699 x 699mm), the printer fits easily onto most standard workbenches and desktops.

Designed to be affordable for small businesses, the SC-V1000 is also easy to operate and maintain, with an automatic cleaning system, activated through a touchscreen that eliminates the need for manual maintenance. The use of Epson’s replaceable ink pack system makes inks easy to replace. The SC-V1000 features an integrated air filtration system and odour reducing function as standard. The new printer offers USB or Wi-fi connectivity options, and comes with Epson Edge Print Rip software, connection to Epson Port and a three-year warranty.

Tom Owers, business manager at Epson UK said, ‘Epson is delighted to enter the small footprint UV flatbed signage print market with the SC-V1000.

‘Designed with the promotional goods market in mind, it’s a compact and affordable UV LED flatbed signage printer with a range of unique Epson features, and capable of high-quality printing on a wide range of media.’

The SC-V1000 will be shown at Epson’s stand at Sign and Digital UK (SDUK) on 25-27 February at the NEC, and the device will be available from Epson resellers from July 2024.