3 November 2023| 3 November 2023
Epson SureColor Series SC-F2260 direct-to garment inkjet printing system won a Good Design Award. These awards are given to products which enrich the lives of people and society as a whole.
These garment printers allow you to directly print on t-shirts or other clothes. Epson says that these printers are easier to transport, install and expand because of their compact design.
Epson has also made changes to the operating unit design, which will reduce downtime and improve productivity. Epson hopes the product will contribute to digitalisation in the textile printing industry.
Epson has redesigned the previous garment printer in response feedback from users. They made the unit smaller by reducing its depth and making the space for installation more compact. The SC-F2260 has become the standard model for the series of garment printers.
The judges said that the “high performance and roundness give a sense of intelligence combined with the beautifully arranged details to produce an attractive appearance”. They said that as the controls, movable parts, and top transparent cover are uniformly black on a white-tone background, “this fully expresses a brand identity rooted in usability and gives the impression of reliability and advanced technology over the entire series. In addition, we also appreciated that the software is provided with well-organised graphics that are easy to use, with no PC knowledge required”.
According to Epson, the SC-F2260, the third generation of the printer, combines a “proven” production platform with upgraded componentry, enhanced ergonomics and new ink. The printer features a PrecisionCore Printhead that’s 33 percent bigger for faster performance. The printer comes with an upgraded Garment Creator 2 that provides additional functionality for users. Epson also claims it can produce more efficiently with finer image detail.
There have been many refinements made to the case that make it easier to install and operate. The case features a “more ergonomic” design with a squarer side, a flat top, transparent plate cover and integrated interior lighting. There is an enlarged 4.3” touch panel display, and a cleaner loading bay with repositioned controls. Macro-height is now easier to adjust, and the printer also features automatic fine-height for optimal quality and maximum speed.
New ink is also used on the new model. Epson claims that UltraChrome DG2 is designed to work with a larger range of fabrics, and has better colour with less bleeding. The new inks are compatible with DTF workflows.
The SC-F2260 is equipped with a variety of features designed to reduce waste. It uses 800 ml ink pouches that are 33 per cent larger, and incorporate “a lot less” plastic than the cartridges used by the previous model. The printer also does not have a fan, which makes it run more quietly and doesn’t require regular filter replacement.