New Hybrid Printer Designed to Help Print Providers Bring Customized Apparel to Market with Minimal Waste and Environmental Impact
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Epson today announced the new hybrid SureColor® F2270 printer is now available. Purpose-built for both direct-to-garment (DTG) and digital-transfer-film (DTFilm) printing, the SureColor F2270 combines outstanding image quality, easy operation and great value in a highly intuitive design. DTFilm printing capability allows print providers to go beyond traditional garment printing and transfer to a wider variety of materials, including uniquely shaped items such as shoes, hats, mugs and more.
Paisley Jo Designs specializes in custom apparel for schools, clubs, businesses, team sports, and boutique clothing. Kim Johnson, owner of Paisley Jo Designs, has been using the SureColor F2270 in her business with great success. She touts the maintenance, crisp print quality, hybrid features, and operation as benefits to her business and customers.
“The SureColor F2270 is a huge asset to our business; we are able to offer vibrant, full color graphics with the soft feel that customers want,” said Johnson. “The hybrid features allow us to easily move from printing digital film transfers to shirts without making any adjustments on the printer, which helps with production times. Epson has gone above and beyond with this new technology and the features offered in the F2270 – it will be a game changer for a lot of businesses.”
Featuring a PrecisionCore® MicroTFP printhead and next-generation UltraChrome® DG2 Ink, the SureColor F2270 delivers vibrant colors and photographic details at impressive speeds – up to 20% faster when printing on dark garments.1 The advanced high-performance printhead technology automatically detects and adjusts performance to produce quality garments and, coupled with a cartridge-free bulk ink pack system, print shops are able to minimize waste and environmental impact.
Additional features are designed to bring a new level of productivity and efficiency, including automatic garment thickness adjustment and robust Epson Garment Creator 2 software. Easy user maintenance features that help reduce downtime include a large 4.3-inch touchscreen interface, quick-load platen and access to the Epson Cloud Solution PORT3 that provides live printer monitoring, including production rates and utilization data.
“The SureColor F2270 is a hybrid print solution built for quality, reliability and versatility. But more than that, the printer was designed with our customers in mind – helping them do it right the first time saves time, money and physical resources,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The market reception to this product has been exciting and we are eagerly anticipating the results and feedback from our customers once they start using this new printer.”
The SureColor F2270 is now available through Epson Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers for an MSRP of $18,995. The printer is designed for use exclusively with Epson ink packs2 and includes a one-year limited warranty with on-site service. Extended service plans are available. For more information on Epson’s direct-to-garment solutions, visit www.epson.com/dtg.