Slick New Desktop Printer from Epson Offers a Classy Entry-Level Direct-to-Garment, Direct-to-Film Solution

Direct-to-Garment and Direct-to-Movie printing have develop into sizzling subjects for companies of all sizes. However to get the mandatory high quality and productiveness for a profitable small enterprise, these printers have been usually out of attain from a value perspective. The brand new Epson SureColor F1070 guarantees to alter that—that includes CMYK+W, ease of use, and a sub-$10K value level.

Epson right this moment introduced a brand new printer in its SureColor line-up, the SureColor F1070, a hybrid Direct-to-Garment (DTG)/Direct-to-Movie (DTFilm) entry degree desktop printer. The printer, a prototype of which was proven at PRINTING United, will debut at Impressions Expo, scheduled for January 19 in Lengthy Seaside, California. Shipments are anticipated to start in Might 2024.

The SureColor F1070 rounds out Epson’s SureColor F-Collection DTG printing techniques, with seamless switch between DTG and DTFilm printing. Epson’s different DTG printing options are the SureColor F2270, that weighs in at an MSRP of $18,995, and the SureColor F3070 at an MSRP of $59,995. The brand new printer is positioned as an ease of entry machine with an MSRP of $7,495, reasonably priced for nearly anybody trying to begin or develop their garment ornament enterprise, or add it into the combo for different makes use of, together with paintings and different material functions.

The SureColor F1070 options clear viewing home windows with inside LED lights to allow monitoring of what’s going on within the printing course of from a wide range of angles. The highest of the printer can be utilized as a workspace, together with inserting a laptop computer there. It could actually print on supplies as much as one inch in thickness and makes use of 250 mL ink packs. It additionally has a 4.3-in. touchscreen menu panel offering quick access to working controls. The printer can join by way of Ethernet, WiFi, or USB and likewise has a USB flash drive port to permit simple importing of recordsdata by way of thumb drive. It makes use of Epson’s PrecisionCore printhead know-how, purpose-built for Epson’s UltraChrome DG2 DTG textile inks in CMYK+White, with Variable-Sized Ink Droplet Expertise with a decision as much as 2,400 dpi.

Even at its low value level, this printer consists of a lot of the identical know-how and options as its dearer brethren. It consists of an automatic upkeep system, essential for brand new customers of DTG/DTFilm know-how, minimizing person upkeep time and actions.

Epson signifies that the overall print time for a full-size 10 x 12-in. print in high quality mode for a lightweight garment is one minute, 42 seconds,* so even a newbie might end up plenty of shirts in a day! Darkish clothes and DTFilm take longer, at 4:25 and 4:22* respectively—nonetheless first rate throughput for an entry-level printer. Epson signifies that High quality mode is sufficient for many functions, however Velocity and Excessive-High quality modes are additionally accessible.

This printer is an effective instance of Epson’s Sho-Sho-Sei philosophy, that means Environment friendly, Compact, Exact. The corporate notes, “Designing for low vitality consumption, minimized waste, small footprints, excessive reliability, and minimal shifting components ends in excellent options for our prospects. And in addition helps our Environmental Imaginative and prescient 2050.”

DTG printing delivers premium tender hand really feel, high quality, and breathability, in line with Epson. And DTFilm printing can be utilized for artificial material and weird formed gadgets, similar to hats, footwear, baggage, and extra.

It must be famous that for DTFilm printing, supplementary {hardware} is required, together with a shaker system and a warmth press. This video, which really options the Epson SureColor F2100, explains the DTFilm printing course of. The warmth press can be used with different garment adorning applied sciences, together with DTG and dye sublimation printing the place the picture is printed onto switch paper and utilized to the goal merchandise with warmth. Since these printers and the supplemental {hardware} are offered by sellers, patrons can depend on their supplier to advocate probably the most related {hardware} configuration for his or her wants.

One query we had was associated to the shaker system, or powder applicator. Some customers are involved about powder stepping into the ambient air, and people customers would possible desire to make use of an enclosed powder applicator similar to this one. Different choices can be found as effectively. Once more, potential purchasers ought to depend on their supplier for probably the most applicable suggestions for his or her wants.

In case you are trying into beginning a garment adorning enterprise or including this functionality to an present enterprise—whether or not you’re a storage startup, a franchise store, or small business printer, this printer—and the remainder of the Epson DTG household, are effectively value trying into!


*Print occasions measured mirror the continual interval starting when the printer begin button is pushed, consists of auto top adjustment, ink utilized to the garment, and ends when the menu signifies “carried out” for the garment elimination. Pc processing, community transmission, loading and unloading of clothes are usually not included in these occasions. Precise print occasions might range. Testing carried out by Epson America, Inc. as of November 2023.

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