Epson Shipping SureColor F7170 Dye-Sub Wide-Format Textile Printer
Epson America reports that it’s now shipping its SureColor F7170, a 64″ production-level dye-sublimation wide-format textile printer. The SureColor F7170 joins Epson’s line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the F6070 and F7070, and provides roll-to-roll media support. The SureColor F7170 is designed for the fabric-printing and soft-signage-printing markets, and is available through authorized Epson Professional Imaging F-Series resellers.
According to Epson, the SureColor F7170 leverages Epson’s PrecisionCore TFP print head, and uses Epson’s UltraChrome DS ink system, which the firm says provides high-quality printing, superior dot control, precise and repeatable performance, and excellent longevity for a range of dye-sublimation applications.
In addition, Epson says a new, highly accurate take up reel and substrate system delivers winding accuracy between zero and 0.19″ on transfer paper rolls for digital textile applications, including soft-signage products such as decorative table tops and runners, as well as point-of-purchase (POP) banners and exhibit displays. Other roll-to-roll fabric applications that customers can create include home furnishings, fabric patterns, apparel manufacturing, and more. Built for increased productivity, the SureColor F7170 also features a high-capacity ink tank system with refillable tanks to allow continuous printing through a full roll of media, as well as a new post-platen heater for faster drying times.
The printer also comes with a Wasatch SoftRIP TX that enables users to start printing output immediately out of the box with specialty features for textile printing. The F7170 is fully compatible with Epson’s line of dye-sublimation transfer papers, including DS Transfer Production paper, DS Transfer Adhesive Textile, and DS Transfer Multipurpose. The SureColor F7170 is designed to work exclusively with Epson UltraChrome DS Ink and not with other brands of inks or cartridges.
“We have been using the SureColor F7170 to create samples for a wide range of apparel manufacturers and converters, as well as for printing handbags and makeup bags, and printing for costume houses and the entertainment industry,” said Steven Moreno, co-owner of MY Prints. “Our customers want more and more colorful prints beyond the limited scope of colors and repeat sizes provided with screen printing. The SureColor F7170 allows us to produce full color, watercolor graduated images without having to compromise image quality by cutting colors.”
“Whether its featured collections from top designers on the runway, trendy patterns and designs for home décor, or the latest high-performance sportswear, the SureColor F7170 combines the advanced technology of Epson’s PrecisionCore TFP printhead with new features to deliver high-quality dye-sublimation printing,“ said Catalina Frank, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “We are excited to be shipping the F7170 into the hands of digital textile producers, allowing them to increase productivity, minimize downtime and maximize profitability, and look forward to the new applications and innovative designs enabled by the technology.”
For more information on Epson’s SureColor F-Series, visit Epson here.