Epson Launches Direct-to-Garment Printer for 100-Percent Polyester Printing

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Epson America today announced a new Direct-to-Garment (DTG) pre-treatment solution for printing on polyester garments and available for Epson’s direct-to-garment (DTG) solutions, the SureColor F2000 and F2100. The solution is said to keeps with the traditional DTG workflow, while helping to expand business opportunities to include industries that primarily feature 100-percent polyester garments, such as team sports apparel, active wear, imitation silk and leather, and accessories.

“To date, the direct-to-garment industry has been limited to printing on 100 percent cotton or cotton-polyester blends,” said Timothy Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “This new polyester pretreatment solution will open opportunities for direct-to-garment printing and customization for new industries, as well as open doors to on-site garment customization at sporting events – everything from neighborhood runs to national triathlons.”

Epson polyester pre-treatment has been optimized for use with Epson UltraChrome® DG inks to produce vivid prints with excellent wash-fastness on both light and dark-colored polyester garments. The pretreatment solution is OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT certified for product safety to the end consumer, and is free of GHS health risks, making it safe for operators as well.

About the Epson DTG Printer

Successor to the renowned SureColor F2000, the F2100 is designed exclusively for direct-to-garment printing and offers an entirely purpose-built system for high-quality prints at production speeds. Developed using the latest advancements in performance imaging, including Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® print head and Epson UltraChrome DG garment ink technology, the SureColor F2100 achieves up to twice the speeds of Epson’s previous generation of DTG printers1. Additional improvements — like a quick-load platen and robust Epson Garment Creator Software — take productivity even further, while the all-new integrated self-cleaning system means less downtime.

Pricing, Support and Availability

The Epson Polyester Direct-to-Garment pre-treatment will be available in an 18 Liter container starting in December for $299.95 (MSRP) through Epson Authorized Direct-to-Garment Resellers. For additional information, contact an Epson  dealer or visit www.proimaging.epson.com.

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