Epson’s Demonstrates SureColor F-Series’ Textile-Printing Power at NYC Fashion Week

EPSON_Fashion-blog-visual-1024x537February 12, 2015 – While it’s usually the fashion designers who are the stars at the annual New York Fashion Week held in New York City in February, Epson America was on hand to showcase its latest star that it says helps make designers’ work easier, the Epson SureColor F-Series of wide-format dye-sublimation printers that can print on textiles.

Epson showcased the work of 11 fashion designers from the Americas that were created using Epson’s dye-sublimation SureColor F-Series. (With dye-sublimation printing, heat is used to transfer cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dyes onto materials such as a plastic, card, paper, or fabric.)

Typically, converting a fashion’s designer’s concepts into reality can be a long process. After coming up their design, the designer typically must send the design to a warehouse to choose a fabric that best matches their ideas, but must work with existing textiles.

Epson says however that with the digital dye-sublimation printing used by its SureColor F-Series, designers have much more flexibility: they can alter textile designs, make color selections with the click of a mouse, hone in on the fine details of their creations, print on a variety of fabrics, including cotton and synthetic fibers, and bring designs to life quicker.

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Epson SureColor F Series wide-format dye-sublimation printer here shown printing on a T-shirt.

Epson’s New York Fashion Week Digital Couture event was attended with fashion designers from North and South America who showed fashion designs using the SureColor F-Series, including Pilar Briceño from Colombia, Dual from Costa Rica, Ay Not Dead from Argentina, Moah Saldaña from Peru, Marco Antonio Farías from Chile, Ma. Elisa Guillén from Ecuador, Pineda Covalin from Mexico, ESOSA from the United States, Mariana Morrell from Brazil, Leonor Silva from the Caribbean region, and Maggie Barry from United States. Epson also tapped noted fashion stylist Sofia Karvela to curate the event.

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