New Epson SureColor® T-Series, Developed using the latest advancements in performance imaging, like our exotic EPSON PrecisionCore™ TFP® print head, EPSON REALOID image processing hardware, and our breakthrough pigment ink technology – EPSON UltraChrome® XD – the all-new SureColor T-Series could be the way you’ll print your next big idea.
About T5270 printer, PROS: The T5270 has the highest max print resolution of any wide-format printer we reviewed.CONS: Given that it can only accept up to 0.5-mm media, there are limitations to what it can print on. Not only is it one of the cheapest ways to get into wide-format printing, but the Epson SureColor T5270 is also one of the best. Limited though it may be in size and speed, it packs a quality punch.
The first thing to know about the T5270 is that it has the highest print resolution of any large-format printer in our review, an outstanding 2880 x 1440 dpi. That calculates out to almost 4.15 million tiny little dots of ink per square inch of paper, 44 percent more than the next closest machine. A higher, denser resolution means richer colors, smoother gradients and more precise details for the price.
There’s a downside to such a high print resolution, though: a proportional drop in speed. The SureColor T5270 has a maximum printing speed – at draft-quality levels – of just 740 square feet per hour, the third slowest in our comparison. While most of your prints won’t be done at draft quality, comparing draft speeds is useful because it gives you a comparative sense of about how rapidly the printer can spool output. The takeaway: Epson’s SureColor T5270 is cheap, and that means it’s slower than most of the competition.
It’s also small, only capable of handling a single roll up to 36 inches wide. That’s fine for posters, technical drawings and smaller ad jobs, but it’s a far cry from the 64 inches of our number one pick. It’s worth noting that there are other variants of the T5270 that allow for multiple rolls, wider rolls or both. Granted, they come with commensurate increases in price.