Slick New Desktop Printer from Epson Offers a Classy Entry-Level Direct-to-Garment, Direct-to-Film Solution

Direct-to-Garment and Direct-to-Movie printing have develop into scorching matters for companies of all sizes. However to get the mandatory high quality and productiveness for a profitable small enterprise, these printers have been typically out of attain from a price perspective. The brand new Epson SureColor F1070 guarantees to vary that—that includes CMYK+W, ease of use, and a sub-$10K value level.

Epson immediately introduced a brand new printer in its SureColor line-up, the SureColor F1070, a hybrid Direct-to-Garment (DTG)/Direct-to-Movie (DTFilm) entry degree desktop printer. The printer, a prototype of which was proven at PRINTING United, will debut at Impressions Expo, scheduled for January 19 in Lengthy Seashore, California. Shipments are anticipated to start in Could 2024.

The SureColor F1070 rounds out Epson’s SureColor F-Collection DTG printing programs, with seamless switch between DTG and DTFilm printing. Epson’s different DTG printing options are the SureColor F2270, that weighs in at an MSRP of $18,995, and the SureColor F3070 at an MSRP of $59,995. The brand new printer is positioned as an ease of entry system with an MSRP of $7,495, reasonably priced for nearly anybody seeking to begin or increase their garment ornament enterprise, or add it into the combo for different makes use of, together with art work and different material functions.

The SureColor F1070 options clear viewing home windows with inner LED lights to allow monitoring of what’s going on within the printing course of from quite a lot of angles. The highest of the printer can be utilized as a workspace, together with inserting a laptop computer there. It might probably print on supplies as much as one inch in thickness and makes use of 250 mL ink packs. It additionally has a 4.3-in. touchscreen menu panel offering quick access to working controls. The printer can join through Ethernet, WiFi, or USB and in addition has a USB flash drive port to permit simple importing of recordsdata through thumb drive. It makes use of Epson’s PrecisionCore printhead know-how, purpose-built for Epson’s UltraChrome DG2 DTG textile inks in CMYK+White, with Variable-Sized Ink Droplet Expertise with a decision as much as 2,400 dpi.

Even at its low value level, this printer contains a lot of the identical know-how and options as its dearer brethren. It contains an automatic upkeep system, essential for brand spanking new customers of DTG/DTFilm know-how, minimizing person upkeep time and actions.

Epson signifies that the entire print time for a full-size 10 x 12-in. print in high quality mode for a lightweight garment is one minute, 42 seconds,* so even a newbie might end up lots of shirts in a day! Darkish clothes and DTFilm take longer, at 4:25 and 4:22* respectively—nonetheless respectable throughput for an entry-level printer. Epson signifies that High quality mode is ample for many functions, however Pace and Excessive-High quality modes are additionally accessible.

This printer is an efficient instance of Epson’s Sho-Sho-Sei philosophy, which means Environment friendly, Compact, Exact. The corporate notes, “Designing for low power consumption, minimized waste, small footprints, excessive reliability, and minimal transferring elements leads to excellent options for our clients. And in addition helps our Environmental Imaginative and prescient 2050.”

DTG printing delivers premium tender hand really feel, high quality, and breathability, in keeping with Epson. And DTFilm printing can be utilized for artificial material and strange formed objects, equivalent to hats, sneakers, baggage, and extra.

It must be famous that for DTFilm printing, supplementary {hardware} is required, together with a shaker system and a warmth press. This video, which truly options the Epson SureColor F2100, explains the DTFilm printing course of. The warmth press will also be used with different garment adorning applied sciences, together with DTG and dye sublimation printing the place the picture is printed onto switch paper and utilized to the goal merchandise with warmth. Since these printers and the supplemental {hardware} are offered by way of sellers, patrons can depend on their supplier to advocate essentially the most related {hardware} configuration for his or her wants.

One query we had was associated to the shaker system, or powder applicator. Some customers are involved about powder moving into the ambient air, and people customers would seemingly want to make use of an enclosed powder applicator equivalent to this one. Different choices can be found as effectively. Once more, potential purchasers ought to depend on their supplier for essentially the most applicable suggestions for his or her wants.

If you’re trying into beginning a garment adorning enterprise or including this functionality to an current enterprise—whether or not you’re a storage startup, a franchise store, or small business printer, this printer—and the remainder of the Epson DTG household, are effectively price trying into!


*Print occasions measured replicate the continual interval starting when the printer begin button is pushed, contains auto peak adjustment, ink utilized to the garment, and ends when the menu signifies “carried out” for the garment removing. Laptop processing, community transmission, loading and unloading of clothes usually are not included in these occasions. Precise print occasions might fluctuate. Testing performed by Epson America, Inc. as of November 2023.

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