EPSON, our household name for digital imaging and printing for as long as I can remember, is now entering into the realm of fashion and textile printing industry with the launch of three F-Series large format printers. EPSON Malaysia recently introduces two rolled-fed dye sublimation fabric printers â€“ a 44-inch SureColorâ„¢ SC-F6070 and a 64-inch SureColorâ„¢ SC-F7070, as well as the SureColorâ„¢ SC-F2000 series, its first direct-to-garment printers.
The new SureColorâ„¢ SC-F6070/7070 printers are not only the first dye-sublimation models from Epson, but also the first in the market which every component â€“ from ink and print-head to printer chassis and bulk in delivery system â€“ is designed and manufactured by a single company. Although itâ€™s still a print transfer technology, however the result is a higher in performance and specifically designed for exceptional reliability and industrial-level production with high quality output up to 1,440 x 720 dpi on all leading transfer paper.
Also setting new benchmarks in digital t-shirt printing is the SureColorâ„¢ SC-F2000 – It is wholly designed and manufactured by Epsonâ€™s proprietary technology, and is designed specifically for high performance direct-to-garment imaging. It produces outstanding print quality, yet with low maintenance and running costs. It enables businesses to offer a new t-shirt design and print service with a faster return-on-investment (ROI).
While it may sound rather fascinating and exciting, these printers do come with heavy price tags. The SureColorâ„¢ SC-F6070/7070 printers are retailing at RM26,188 and RM71,500 respectively and the SureColorâ„¢ SC-F2000 is also retailing at RM71,500.
Although these printers are targeted towards SME and home-based businesses, Epson is aware that these heavy price tags may turn away many potential clients. For that, they engage in partnership and help these businesses grow together. If youâ€™re interested in getting into the garment printing business, you can always give them a call or visit their official website at www.epson.com.my.