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A revolution in textile printing

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
By Patrick Howard

When the SureColor Fabric series was first launched it represented a revolution in textile printing. The equipment was designed from the ground up to provide a complete single-vendor solution with simpler operation, higher durability, and superior imaging.

The F2160 is Epson’s latest generation Direct To Garment (DTG) printer. It features enhanced production flexibility, higher productivity, reduced maintenance, and a lower running cost.

Optimised for customisation and value-adding on cotton based garments such as T-shirts, Polo tops, jeans and sweats, it will image onto a range of polyester sports and leisure wear, and can also be used for promotional and décor items including tote bags, tea towels and cushions. Prints can be made on pre-cut fabric or directly to finished garments with a heat press used to ‘fix’ the dye.

The printer can be ordered in a 4-colour configuration for high speed volume production as well as a 5-colour configuration for flexible CYMK + white work. Hardware is covered by a comprehensive on-site warranty with service cover extendable up to three years.

SureColor F2160 at a glance:

  • Direct to garment low-cost customisation of shirts, caps, bags, and more
  • Epson UltraChrome® DG ink delivers crisp and bright images with a low tack finish, high stretchability and good wash/UV durability
  • Improved performance and enhanced image quality with smoother gradation, an expanded gamut and Dmax
  • New platen grip pads enable faster loading and setting
  • Upgraded self-cleaning print head and new auto cap washing system for enhanced reliability, reduced maintenance and wastage
  • Supplied with enhanced Epson Garment Creator application software
  • Diethlene glycol free ensures for a safer work environment with Oeko-Tex certification so garments can be worn by adults, children and infants
  • Available in high speed 4 colour and flexible 5 colour with White configurations
  • Comprehensive warranty with service cover extendable up to 3 YEARS
  • Supports a wide range of garments with natural and man-made

Epson UltraChrome DG Ink was developed to support fabric with a 50% or greater cotton content. It adheres well and fixes easily for images with a low tack finish that have good UV/wash durability. Both the ink and Pre-Treatment liquid when applied to cotton fabrics conform to the latest Oeko-Tex Eco Passport standard with garments safe for use by adults, children and babies.

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