Epson recently launched its first industrial direct-to-garment printer, SureColor F3070 at the Impressions expo in California. The SureColor F3070 is Epson’s first direct-to-garment printer to leverage dual printhead technology and a bulk ink pack system, providing remarkably low ink cost and minimised waste compared to Epson cartridge systems.
Designed to provide low total cost of ownership (TCO) and reliability for exceptional performance and savings in high-production print shop environments, the printer touts all new automatic garment height adjustment and easy user maintenance features to increase production and reduce downtime for garment print shops creating custom apparel, the company said in a press release.
Ideal for digitally printing custom garments on variety of fabric types including cotton, linen and rayon, the SureColor F3070 is designed to meet the increasing market demand for unique clothing driven by the millennial population in the US. The printer leverages a new dual 2.6-inch PrecisionCore printhead for high-quality output at production speeds with true one-pass printing for both colour and white ink. Coupled with the first bulk ink system integrated into an Epson direct-to-garment printer, it is capable of housing 1.5 litres per colour and 3.0 litres of white ink for less frequent refilling, lower operating costs, and less waste.
First ever automatic printhead height adjustment is set based on garment thickness and texture for optimal print quality without user interference, and easily switches between thin t-shirts and thick sweatshirts with less downtime between garments. Built for reliability, the SureColor F3070 features an ultra-durable linear rail system and CNC milled print carriage, designed for years of production, and features user serviceable parts, including printheads, and low maintenance time ideal for high production print on-demand service providers, fulfilment houses and in-house print on-demand production.
Delivering high image quality, productivity and reliability in an affordable, highly intuitive design, the SureColor F3070 offers advanced features for the garment printing industry. It comes with dual 10-channel printheads with 16,000 nozzles delivering industrial quality output at impressive production speeds. Epson UltraChrome DG inks are durable, vibrant and safe, with outstanding colour performance, plus equal pricing for colour and white inks.
The printer has an automatic printhead adjustment, optimised for garment thickness for improved print quality without user intervention. It also has low maintenance time and cost with dedicated cleaning solution channels and fabric head wiper system. It has an updated Epson garment creator software, available for macOS and Windows, includes cost estimator, text tools, hot folders, and automation SDK. It has an entirely purpose-built system featuring Epson’s PrecisionCore printhead, Epson UltraChrome DG ink system and robust hardware.
“The printed textile market is seeing tremendous growth, complemented by new printing technology innovation. We are committed to driving the digital textile market and excited to expand Epson's award-winning product line to deliver our first industrial direct-to-garment printer for high-production print shops. Designed for mid-to-large size garment printers looking for a high-production, cost-effective equipment, the SureColor F3070 can produce a full-size shirt in about a minute, allowing shops to print hundreds of shirts per day,” Tim Check, senior product manager, professional imaging, Epson America said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)