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 – a 44-inch SureColor™ SC-F6070 and a 64-inch SureColor™ SC-F7070, as well as the SureColor™ SC-F2000 series, its first direct-to-garment printers.
The new SureColor™ SC-F6070/7070 printers are not only the first dye-sublimation models from Epson, but also the first in the market which every component – from ink and print-head to printer chassis and bulk in delivery system – is designed and manufactured by a single company. Although it’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 SureColor™ SC-F2000 – It is wholly designed and manufactured by Epson’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 SureColor™ SC-F6070/7070 printers are retailing at RM26,188 and RM71,500 respectively and the SureColor™ 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 you’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.