Monday, 25 Sep 2017 09:44 GMT

Epson set for major launch at The Print Show

Global digital print heavyweight Epson has revealed plans to demonstrate its brand new SureColor SC-F9300 dye sublimation textile printer on its stand at The Print Show this year.

Designed primarily for fast, high-volume printing for clothing, textiles and soft signage, as well as other printed merchandise the new flagship model replaces the existing SC-F9200, which has proved a very popular choice with customers around the world.

The latest machine can run at speeds of up to 108.6sq m/hr and features the new Epson Precision Dot technology for dye sublimation, which includes a half-tone module, look-up tables and micro-weave. Epson says that this feature will make an “instantly noticeable difference to print quality”.

Phil McMullin, sales manager, professional printing solutions at Epson UK, adds: “It’s a challenge to top a product that is already incredibly reliable, very fast and produces extremely high quality prints.  

“It’s faster, with improved handling of even very thin substrates, and all but eradicating cockling and other common feeding problems.” 

Epson offers a complete solution – printer, inks, substrates, software and support—so everything is designed to work perfectly together

The new SC-F9300 also boasts ‘Oeko-Tex Eco Passport’ certification and has passed Japan’s AZO test for household products, which means that all clothing and textiles produced on the machine using UltraChrome DS inks are deemed safe for adults, children and babies.

In addition, the model can achieve a high output quality of 720 x 1440dpi, offers support for third-party RIP software, boasts improved reel accuracy and has a wide gamut CMYK input profile.

McMullin adds: “Epson offers a complete solution – printer, inks, substrates, software and support—so everything is designed to work perfectly together. 

“Combine that with straightforward setup and operation, and it’s the ideal solution for print companies looking to move into dye sublimation, or those who want to update an earlier model.”

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