For smart solutions and great results, Phil Jones chooses the Epson SureColor SC-T5200


For smart solutions and great results, Phil Jones chooses the Epson SureColor SC-T5200

There’s always a warm welcome from Oswald, Phil, and Alex at 3@1 Seapoint.

Just one block away from the famous, picturesque Sea Point promenade is Sea Point Main Road. Situated in an area that boasts an eclectic mix of residents from multiple cultures and countries, this 4km thoroughfare between Cape Town CBD and Camps Bay bustles with business activity from retail outlets,restaurants, bakeries, hardware stores, tobacconists and much more.

With constant foot traffic all year round, what better place to establish a new 3@1 franchise and printing services business? That’s exactly what long-time print professional, Phil Jones has done, and he’s using his expert sales and marketing knowledge to establish a quick footing in the marketplace.

Established in November 2020, and situated in the Equinox Building, 156 Main Rd, 3@1 Sea Point is an eye catching, colourful store kitted out with the latest technologies required for a modern communications retail franchise.

Phil and his friendly and professional team offer a broad range of printing, copying, laminating and binding services, as well as worldwide and local courier and internet café services. Providing quality materials, printing and finishing is at the core of the business operation and, when it comes to delivering precise architectural and engineering plans and designs, or top-quality full colour finishes, Phil utilises the latest Epson SureColor SC-T5200 professional digital print technology.

Performance-driven print

Designed to produce a wide range of high-quality graphics, CAD and GIS applications in design, commercial print, copy shop, architecture, building, engineering, retail, and education environments, the SureColor SC-T5200 features Epson’s patented PrecisionCore TFP printhead and UltraChrome XD inks for quality, vibrant, smudge- and water-resistant images, plus large capacity ink cartridges.  There’s also 1GB of RAM for ultra-fast image processing (with optional 320GB HDD for job caching and recall) and PostScript support with dual 1.6GHz CPUs that enable printing of large data-rich files quickly and directly from leading design and CAD programs. It’s also fast – an A1 print takes just 28 seconds to complete!

‘I’ve worked with Epson printing systems for years, and I choose the technology specifically for its output quality and exact performance,’ states Phil. ‘The SureColor SC-T5200 is the ideal solution for technical graphics and vibrant high-quality prints and posters, and it’s exceptionally durable, compact and easy to run and maintain.

In a busy shop like ours, where people pop-in for quick, quality results, I know I can count on Epson to deliver. But it’s not just about the technology, we also receive excellent supply and support from our local authorised Epson reseller as and when we need it, allowing us to run our business day-by-day with minimum disruption.’

We wish Phil and the team the best of luck and look forward to more print success stories from 3@1 Sea Point in the near future! *For more information on the Epson SC-T5200 digital printing technology, visit, or contact Aziza Mahomed (email: to find a reseller near you.