Epson has introduced the market’s first entry-level DTG [Direct to Garment] printer that can print directly onto dark, as well as light, fabrics.
Completing Epson’s industry-leading range of hybrid DTG and DTF [Direct to Film] printers, the SC-F1000 will be of particular interest to hobbyists, retailers and small businesses that require a cost-effective solution with the flexibility to print on a wide range of fabric types, either light or dark.
Epson Regional Head for East and West Africa, Mukesh Bector, says Epson’s new DTG printer, designed for entry-level users, is the initial solution offering hobbyists, retailers, and small businesses an economical way to produce high-quality images on dark fabrics.
Using Epson’s unique PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead technology, coupled with NVT [Nozzle Verification Technology], which ensures exceptional image quality and stability, the SC-F1000 is the only printer in its category to include white ink, enabling it to print directly onto dark garments and direct-to-film.
“Image quality is further enhanced with the use of Epson’s UltraChrome DG2 inks, which reduce bleed from yellow and black, while a vivid colour profile emphasises richness in graphic designs. With both DTG and DTFilm capacity, the SC-F1000 has the flexibility to print on a wide range of fabric types enabling customers to print on products including t-shirts, hoodies, bags, sweatshirts, and cushions, making the printer ideal for providing in-store printing in real-time,” explained Mukesh.
With a highly compact design, ideal for retail environments, the SC-F1000 can be installed in smaller workspaces, and the absence of a fan means that it can be easily situated against a wall. Simple to use, the SC-F1000 offers a range of features that deliver intuitive, accurate and high-quality printing.
A large opening lid, for example, simplifies the process of setting the garment or film onto the Platen, and platen sensors detect uneven settings to avoid printing errors. The product also features auto gap adjustment, which sets the platen to the optimum height for printing without manual intervention. Operation of the SC-F1000 is via a simple and intuitive touchscreen.
Offering USB or Wi-Fi connectivity options, the SC-F1000 also includes a range of features, which minimise user maintenance and increase total productivity, such as auto-cleaning and UltraChrome DG2 ink pouches, which are quick and simple to replace.
The flexibility and productivity of the SC-F1000 is further improved through Epson’s bundled GarmentCreator2 software, which includes pre-sets for fast, easy printing by DTG & DTF.
“Demand for the entry level DTFilm has grown significantly in the last three years,” said Chris Davies, Manager, Product Management, Commercial & Industrial at Epson Europe, “This exciting development from Epson offers hobbyists and small businesses an extremely affordable option that delivers outstanding quality, and a range of advanced productivity-boosting features.”