Epson expands dye-sub printer range

The SC-F10000H will be available in two different configurations
The SC-F10000H will be available in two different configurations

Epson is set to enhance its dye-sub range with the addition of a new printer with different available inksets.

Following the launch last year of the manufacturer’s first 76-inch (1.93m) industrial grade textiles printer, the SC-F10000, in July it will commercialise the SC-F10000H.

This machine is said to raise productivity standards with the option of two different inksets to enable high quality output for applications ranging from clothing to home furnishings, promotional goods and soft signage.

The first configuration is CMYK with genuine fluorescent pink and fluorescent yellow ink, which is suitable for high fashion sportwear and apparel that requires vivid colour reproduction.

A second configuration option is CMYK with Light Cyan and Light Magenta inks, which reduce graininess and harsh halftone to improve print quality. Epson said this is especially noticeable in the photographic appearance of blue skies and some flesh tones.

The two different inksets are not interchangeable.

Epson Europe product manager Neil Greenhalgh said: “With the introduction of the SC-F10000 last year, we set new standards for the dye-sublimation sector. Our customers demand fast turnaround times, consistent performance, high-quality output and reliability.

“With the new SC-F10000H, customers can now expand their product offering into the lucrative sportswear/high fashion apparel or home furnishings and soft-signage markets.”

The SC-F10000H can print at up to 245sqm/hr and features six PrecisionCore Micro TFP printheads. All of the machine’s components, including printheads, ink, firmware and software are manufactured by Epson.

Pricing had yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.