Seiko Epson will release a new compact inkjet dry minilab in its SureLab series, the SureLab SLD700. This entry model was showcased at the PhotoNEXT 2014. The compact dry lab has an output of 455 sheets of L-size prints per minute in the standard mode of 720×720 dpi or 225 prints per minute in the high resolution mode (1440×720 dpi). The printer requires only 0.2 square metres for installation. It measures 460x430mm and is 354mm high. With an optional spindle, multiple sizes of roll photo paper can be installed. A 65 metre roll paper comes in five models in 4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch and A4 sizes. Glossy, lustre and matt types of paper are available. Six colours of Epson Ultra-Chrome D6-S are available in a large tank of 200ml.
The company will offer the dry minilab system, SureLab SL-D733C including the printer SLD700, a PC, a monitor and operation soft ware SureLab Order Controller at around 1 million Yen. The minilab SL-D700S alone will be sold at 370,000 Yen. The company expects to sell 300 systems per year. Epson is conducting a sales campaign until September 12, 2014.