Epson has expanded its textile printing line-up, introducing the 1.9m SureColor F10070H dye-sublimation printer.

Designed to meet demand for domestically made products and to allow textile and apparel print shops to fulfill large, custom orders in shorter lead times, Epson says the SureColor F10070H delivers ’round-the-clock productivity at unmatched speeds and at a lower price than comparable solutions.’

‘As textile and apparel manufacturers expand production strategies to meet faster lead times, the SureColor F10070H enables shops to create high-quality customised clothing, unique sportswear, individualised novelty products, custom socks, décor pillows, and more in the amount needed,’ said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. ‘The industrial-level SureColor F10070H enables producers to support just in time digital production, eliminating the need for stockpiling garments and allowing shops to easily replenish weekly demand. Moreover, the SureColor F10070H is one of the fastest in its price point and costs about half the price of competitive solutions available today.’

‘With the introduction of the SC-F10000 last year, we set new standards for the dye-sublimation sector,’ said Neil Greenhalgh, product manager at Epson Europe. ‘Our customers demand fast turnaround times, consistent performance, high-quality output and reliability. With the new SC-F10000H, customers can now expand their product offering into the lucrative sportswear/high fashion apparel or home furnishings and soft-signage markets.’

The SureColor F10070H is able to print at speeds of up to 245sqm/hr and in two different ink configurations. The first is CMYK with fluorescent pink and fluorescent yellow ink, ideal for high fashion sportwear and apparel that demands vivid colour reproduction. The second is CMYK with light cyan and light magenta inks, which reduce graininess and harsh halftone, so the quality of print is greatly improved. 

Described by its manufacturer as ‘a true turnkey solution for seamless workflow,’ the SureColor F10070H also comes equipped with Epson Edge workflow software featuring an Adobe PostScript 3 engine for colour management, smart nesting, pattern repeats, and more. The printer also comes with Epson Cloud Solution Port, providing a live view of the printer fleet, including production rates and printer utilisation, to optimise workflow.