Epson, a global leader in printing, recently introduced its new SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation transfer printers Tuesday, which are helping further the transition from analog to digital textile printing.
The 44-inch Epson SureColor F6200 and 64-inch Epson SureColor F7200 and F9200 use Epson’s UltraChrome DS ink with a new high density black ink, which the company says delivers improved ink efficiency and black density with better tonal transitions and grayscale for high-quality results in the roll-to-roll fabric production, customized promotional production, soft signage and cut-and-sew sports apparel, fashion and home décor markets.
The range’s leading, SureColor F9200 printer uses dual Epson PrecisionCore TFP printheads to offer high-speed, industrial-level roll-to-roll productivity with dot control and repeatable performance.
Each printer contains capabilities for continuous productivity and less downtime with an easily refillable, high-capacity bulk ink system and an improved post-platen heater for smooth media handling and faster drying times.
“Since Epson launched its first true dye-sublimation printers in 2013, we have been diligently working to enhance the technology to meet the demands of industrial manufacturers,” said Tim Check, product manager of Professional Imaging at Epson America. “Now with the flagship SureColor F9200 providing double the speed and a high-capacity three liter per color ink supply system, users can print much more efficiently, and with far fewer interruptions.”
The SureColor F-Series printers are equipped with a highly accurate take up reel, which allows for maximum uninterrupted production runs. The printers also come with a Wasatch SoftRIP workflow that allows users to print sellable products immediately out of the box using exclusive features for textile printing.
The new series is compatible with Epson’s line of dye-sublimation transfer papers and are designed to work exclusively with the company’s UltraChrome DS Ink to ensure optimal quality.
Epson’s SureColor F-Series will be available in September 2015 and offer a standard Epson Preferred Limited Warranty for a year that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and on-site service, usually within the next business-day, in the event of any hardware issues.
The range’s features and prices are as follows: