Epson announces next-generation SureColor F2100 Printer for high-performance direct-to-garment printing
Epson has announced its next-generation direct-to-garment printer SureColor F2100. Exclusively for direct-to-garment printing, the SureColor F2100 offers purpose-built system for high-quality prints at production speeds. Featuring Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead and UltraChrome DG garment ink technology, the SureColor F2100 can achieve up to twice the speeds of the previous generation DTG printer. Successor to the popular SureColor F2000, the F2100 model offers four colour ink technology, plus White ink and delivers improved image quality, speed, and efficiency. Additional upgrades include quick-load platen and Epson Garment Creator Software along with an all-new integrated self-cleaning system enabling less downtime. In addition, White ink is triple filtered before reaching the printhead, designed to help reduce White ink nozzle clogging for greater up-time and reliability.
“The SureColor F2000 is the number-one selling direct-to-garment printer in the market and has helped customers increase efficiency on short-run orders and expand product service offerings. We listened to our customers and addressed common direct-to-garment pain points with the new SureColor F2100,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “The SC-F2100 delivers on reduced maintenance, while providing increased speed and efficiency with newly developed print modes to help customers increase business needs.”
The SureColor F2100 touts Epson PrecisionDot technology to create output with smoother tonal gradations, improved image detail and preservation on the garment. Newly developed print modes, including Light Garment Mode, and Highlight White mode, offer consistent print quality. All-new Highlight White mode achieves brighter White ink output by applying a second coat of White ink, while simultaneously printing colour ink for improved print speeds. Touting a new garment grip pad, the SureColor F2100 allows users to quickly load and unload garments on the printer platen to help reduce traditional hoop platen load times.
With the ability to print directly onto garments ranging from 100 percent cotton to 50/50 fabric blends – t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tote bags, and more – the SureColor F2100 offers advanced features for the direct-to-garment industry, including:
High-Quality Direct-to-Garment Printing – Epson UltraChrome DG inks are durable, vibrant and safe, with outstanding colour performance, plus equal pricing for colour and White inks;
Up to Twice as Fast – Newly developed print modes, including Light Garment Mode, offer consistent print quality at up to twice the speed of the previous generation;
Highlight White Ink Mode – Developed exclusively for the SureColor F2100, this unique feature offers simultaneous printing of White and colour inks on the colour pass for greatly improved image quality, speed, and efficiency;
Fast Loading for More Productivity – The easy-to-use, all-new quick-load platen reduces traditional hoop platen load times;
Intuitive, Easy-to-Learn Workflow – Improved Epson Garment Creator Software, available for macOS and Windows, includes powerful tools for layout and text, colour management, ink control, cost estimation, plus hot folders;
Designed Exclusively for Direct-to-Garment Printing – An entirely purpose-built system featuring Epson’s PrecisionCore TFP printhead, Epson UltraChrome DG ink system and robust hardware;
Reduced Maintenance Time and Operational Cost – Featuring a fabric wiper and an in-line cleaning cartridge, the integrated self-cleaning system allows the printer to perform daily maintenance to reduce downtime; and
Backed by Industry-Leading Support – Includes a 1-year limited on-site warranty.
The Epson SureColor F2100 will be available in March 2018.