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 grow to be scorching matters for companies of all sizes. However to get the required high quality and productiveness for a profitable small enterprise, these printers have been usually 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 worth level.

Epson right this moment 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 Might 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 trying to begin or broaden their garment ornament enterprise, or add it into the combination for different makes use of, together with paintings and different cloth purposes.

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 putting a laptop computer there. It may possibly 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 straightforward importing of recordsdata through thumb drive. It makes use of Epson’s PrecisionCore printhead expertise, purpose-built for Epson’s UltraChrome DG2 DTG textile inks in CMYK+White, with Variable-Sized Ink Droplet Know-how with a decision as much as 2,400 dpi.

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

Epson signifies that the whole 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 may prove a variety of shirts in a day! Darkish clothes and DTFilm take longer, at 4:25 and 4:22* respectively—nonetheless first rate throughput for an entry-level printer. Epson signifies that High quality mode is satisfactory for many purposes, however Pace and Excessive-High quality modes are additionally obtainable.

This printer is an effective instance of Epson’s Sho-Sho-Sei philosophy, that means Environment friendly, Compact, Exact. The corporate notes, “Designing for low vitality consumption, minimized waste, small footprints, excessive reliability, and minimal transferring components leads to excellent options for our prospects. And likewise helps our Environmental Imaginative and prescient 2050.”

DTG printing delivers premium mushy hand really feel, high quality, and breathability, in keeping with Epson. And DTFilm printing can be utilized for artificial cloth and strange formed gadgets, resembling hats, sneakers, baggage, and extra.

It ought to be famous that for DTFilm printing, supplementary {hardware} is required, together with a shaker system and a warmth press. This video, which really options the Epson SureColor F2100, explains the DTFilm printing course of. The warmth press can 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 probably 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 stepping into the ambient air, and people customers would seemingly favor to make use of an enclosed powder applicator resembling this one. Different choices can be found as nicely. Once more, potential purchasers ought to depend on their supplier for probably the most applicable suggestions for his or her wants.

In case you are 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 nicely price trying into!


*Print instances measured mirror 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 “accomplished” for the garment elimination. Pc processing, community transmission, loading and unloading of clothes are usually not included in these instances. Precise print instances could range. Testing performed by Epson America, Inc. as of November 2023.

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