Epson launches T-shirt printer
Dubai, December 12, 2013
Epson Middle East has launched its first direct-to-garment t-shirt printer.
The printer will enable designers to unleash their creativity and produce customised designs of up to 25mm thick on t-shirts, caps and bags.
With the garment printing market expected to be worth over 200 million euros ($275.4 million) by 2014, small to medium businesses can benefit from the new SureColor SC-F2000’s revenue-generating features, said a statement from Epson.
Online t-shirt shops, production t-shirt printers and corporate users will benefit from the launch as its ink is crack-resistant and is soft against the skin, it stated.
Users can configure the system to suit their needs by choosing from two sets of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK) ink for white garments or CMYK with up to four white inks for coloured garments.
Epson said its garment creator software was bundled with the package, which includes a cost calculation function that allows users to estimate the print cost by calculating the amount and cost of the ink used for each print job.
“This is a unique industry offering as it is the first system where a printhead, ink and chassis have been designed and manufactured by a single brand. The hardware and ink are designed to work together,” said Shihab Zubair, business development manager.
"Featuring Epson’s durable thin-film piezo (TFP) printhead, the SC-F2000 is capable of printing a single white t-shirt in 27 seconds when using dual colour mode and a dark coloured t-shirt in 111 seconds using white and colour ink," he added. - TradeArabia News Service