Epson launches new SureLab D560 minilab for kiosks, studios, retail and events
Compact, lightweight photo printer designed for fast, cost-effective production

SYDNEY, 22 November 2022 – Epson has launched the latest in its SureLab minilab range, the small and powerful SureLab D560. This new DryLab printer has been designed and built for a variety of environments including kiosk, studio, retail and events.

The SureLab D560 in-situ

The SureLab D560 is ideal for portable use weighing in at only 7kg and with its compact size at just 299 x 350 x 154 cm.

Size is clearly no measure of strength though as the D560 outputs 4”x6” and 3.5”x5” photo sizes in gloss or lustre whilst also supporting double-sided printing. The D560 also holds 100 sheets of media, is particularly easy to use and is fast to print with 250pph for 4”x6” images.

Part of the reason for this speed and efficiency is that the D560 is equipped with and leverages the same, enhanced 6-channel MicroPiezo® printhead and vivid UltraChrome® D6r-S dye-based ink technology as the SureLab D1060. This means the printer can accurately reproduce subtle tones in portrait photos with smooth transitions and crisp, sharp details. When coupled with compatible Epson genuine photo media, prints are water, smudge and fade resistant. Ultimately, the SureLab D560 enjoys the same high print quality as the SureLab D1060.

The SureLab D560 in a photo studio

For improved productivity and sustainability, the SureLab D560’s ink system uses 70ml bottles that are cost-effective to purchase and compact to store.

Then, for greater efficiencies, the D560 supports Epson Cloud Solution PORT. With Epson Cloud Solution PORT, D560 users have access to historic and real-time data for better decision making. With quality data users can control costs more closely while ensuring optimal asset utilisation. Performance data is summarised in a simple and easy to understand interface. You can even drill into production groups and right down to individual printers to understand what is happening, what issues are occurring and where opportunities lie for improvement and optimisation.

Another clever option that can be requested for the D560 is the SureLab OrderController, Epson’s clever software used for managing and controlling print orders. It gives users system flexibility and the ability to efficiently manage orders and printers from over the counter or coming from associated Kiosks via automated order management and production. OrderController also allows the quick and easy production of sets of photos from digital image files via pre-sets and includes advanced image correction features including red eye removal

The D560 printer is versatile and reliable with a 100,000 print life cycle and the fact that it can be stacked three units high when required. It also features all-front access for easy ink refill, media loading and maintenance tank change.

SureLab D560 stacked three high with Epson PORT in use

As with the D1060, one of the key design features of the D560 is its reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). It has been designed to offer worry-free operation with minimum maintenance whilst enjoying a long print life.

In short, the D560 offers a compact footprint, is portable with versatile installation as well as a range of new features to suit retail and in-house photo production.

The SureLab D560 comes with a comprehensive ‘heads-and-all’ on-site warranty that can be extended with CoverPlus for up to five years.

Key features of the SureLab D560 include:
Clever Ink System – UltraChrome D6r-S ink in 70ml bottles deliver better prints with finer gradation and a wider colour gamut, while reducing cost and waste.
Flexible Operation – Integrated output tray. Integrated LCD panel for direct control, as well as an upgraded driver for desktop management (Windows & Mac OS compatible). Supports Epson’s new Cloud Solution PORT service for remote monitoring and analysis. This allows access from a web-based interface in the office, from home, and from a mobile device when on the move. The optional SureLab OrderController software offers additional flexibility for efficient management and control of print orders.
Reduced Cost – Supplied complete with 2 sets of inks, 800 sheets of Single-sided Gloss and 400 sheets of Single-sided Lustre media. Features a 100,000 print life and backed with a comprehensive on-site warranty, with a CoverPlus solution for coverage up to 5 years.
Flexible Integration – Low 18W power consumption, and only 1.4W when in sleep. Connect easily to printer over Wi-Fi®, Ethernet or USB using redesigned printer driver for Windows® and Mac®
Small Footprint – Portable and compact in size (299 x 350 x 154 cm)
Versatile Output – Designed to use Epson media that is available in single/double-sided sheet configurations, with gloss or lustre finishes. Supports production of prints with a border and borderless.
Built for Reliable Operation – Requires minimum maintenance and features new ink-less nozzle detection and alignment technology.

Pricing and availability
The SureLab D560 is expected to be available from December 2022 in Australia and Q1 2023 in New Zealand with the following RRP (excluding GST):

SLD5601Y – Printer with 1-year warranty – AUD$1,695 and NZD$1,895
SLD5603Y – Printer with 3-year warranty – AUD$1,895 and NZD$2,095
SLD5605Y – Printer with 5-year warranty – AUD$2,045 and NZD$2,245

Each printer bundle will include two 6 x 70ml bottle ink sets, and 1200 sheets of media consisting of 800 sheets 4×6” gloss and 400 sheets 4×6” Lustre paper sets.

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Epson’s new SureLab D560 in-situ
Epson’s new SureLab D560
Epson’s new SureLab D560 in a photo studio
Epson’s new SureLab D560 stacked three high with OrderController