Epson announces new SureColor SC-F2100 direct to garment printer
The new SureColor SC-F2100 from Epson is aimed at anyone who wants to add direct to garment printing to their services, including production t-shirt printers, online t-shirt retailers, high and low volume print companies, as well as corporates who want to produce their own branded workwear or promotional items.
This new direct to garment printer provides a complete Epson solution including printer, printhead, ink, software and warranty, meaning the user can be assured that all parts have been designed and extensively tested to work optimally together. It offers speedier results than its predecessor, with additional fast print modes and improved ink circulation for quicker start up, and incorporates improved screening for smoother reproduction of images and a wider gamut than the previous model.
Phil McMullin, sales manager, Epson UK, said: ‘Our first direct to garment printer was a great success, so following it up was always going to be a challenge. With the SC-F2100, however, we have managed to improve in every area – it is faster, higher quality and more versatile, with software that makes it easy for you to create your own unique designs. And all of that is backed up with quicker, easier maintenance and a lower targeted total cost of ownership.’
Epson’s versatile Garment Creator utility is available for free with the SC-F2100. The software allows you to add text and multiple images, create user presets for image adjustment, and provides a hot folder and CMYK image support.
The SC-F2100 has an auto maintenance mode with a separate cleaning cartridge to substantially reduce scheduled maintenance, as well as a dust catcher to prevent fluff and dust on the printhead. It comes with an optional fabric platen grip pad and platen grip tool to make garment placement easier.
The SC-F2100 will be available from March 2018.