Epson makes T-shirt printing easy
With the garment printing market expected to be worth over €200 million by 2014, Epson has added to its textile printer line up with its first direct-to-garment T-shirt printer, the SureColor SC-F2000, which combines high performance with low maintenance and running costs, to provide businesses with the opportunity to offer a new T-shirt design and print service.
Users will appreciate the SC-F2000’s, crack resistant ink, which is soft against skin and the fact that they can configure the system to suit their specific requirements by choosing from two sets of ink, CMYK for use on white garments or CMYK with up to four white inks for use on coloured garments.
Garment Creator software by Epson’s Garment Creator software is bundled with the package, which includes a cost calculation function, enabling users to estimate the print cost by calculating the amount of ink used for each print job. The software also enables designers to unleash their creativity and produce customised, eye-catching designs on T-shirts, caps and bags up to 25mm thick.
Featuring Epson’s durable TFP printhead, the SC-F2000 is capable of printing a single white T-shirt in 27 seconds when using dual colour mode and a dark coloured T-shirt in 111 seconds, using white and coloured ink, thus facilitating speedy production without sacrificing print quality.
When used in conjunction with Epson’s UltraChrome DG Ink, which is available in 250 or 600ml cartridges, the SureColor SC-F2000 excels on dark fabric, because the highly durable white ink is circulated within the system and has been designed to reduce clogging, enabling deadlines to be consistently met.
The SC-F2000 offers a resolution of up to 1440x1440dpi for accurate dot shape and placement, while its wide colour gamut produces vibrant colours, sharp contours and smooth gradations.
The SureColor SC-F2000 is available from November 2013.
For further information visit: www.global.epson.com