Epson has unveiled what it claims is the market’s first entry-level direct-to-garment (DTG) printer that may print immediately onto darkish, in addition to gentle, materials.
The producer mentioned the SC-F1000 will likely be of explicit curiosity to hobbyists, retailers, and small companies “that require an economical answer with the flexibleness to print on a variety of cloth sorts, both gentle or darkish”.
Utilizing Epson’s distinctive PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead know-how, coupled with NVT (Nozzle Verification Expertise), which ensures “distinctive” picture high quality and stability, the SC-F1000 is alleged to be the one printer in its class to incorporate white ink, enabling it to print immediately onto darkish clothes and direct-to-film.
Picture high quality is additional enhanced with the usage of Epson’s UltraChrome DG2 inks, which cut back bleed from yellow and black, whereas a vivid color profile emphasises richness in graphic designs.
“With each DTG and DTFilm capability, the SC-F1000 has the flexibleness to print on a variety of cloth sorts enabling clients to print on merchandise together with t-shirts, hoodies, baggage, sweatshirts, and cushions, making the printer excellent for offering in-store printing in real-time,” Epson acknowledged.
The machine is compact so will be put in in smaller workspaces, whereas the absence of a fan means it may be simply positioned in opposition to a wall.
Options embody a big opening lid, which is alleged to simplify the method of setting the garment or movie onto the platen, and platen sensors which detect uneven settings to keep away from printing errors.
The gadget, which is operated through a contact display, additionally options auto hole adjustment, which units the platen to the optimum top for printing with out guide intervention.
Providing USB or Wi-Fi connectivity choices, the SC-F1000 additionally features a vary of options which Epson mentioned minimise person upkeep and improve complete productiveness, reminiscent of auto-cleaning and UltraChrome DG2 ink pouches, that are fast and easy to switch.
Epson’s bundled GarmentCreator2 software program contains presets for quick and straightforward printing by DTG and DTF, the corporate added.
“Demand for the entry-level DTFilm has grown considerably within the final three years. This thrilling growth from Epson provides hobbyists and small companies a particularly inexpensive possibility that delivers excellent high quality, and a variety of superior productivity-boosting options,” mentioned Tom Owers, enterprise supervisor for Business and Industrial at Epson UK.
“We look ahead to showcasing the SC-F1000 at Printwear and Promotion Dwell! [at Birmingham’s NEC from 25 to 27 February] along with our associate Xpres at their stand.”
Epson mentioned business availability of the SC-F1000 is anticipated round March/April. Pricing has not but been set.