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Epson launches 1st direct-to-garment printer

Epson launches 1st direct-to-garment printer
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Epson, the leader in digital imaging and printer solutions, has recently unveiled the SureColor SC-F2000, markings its first foray into the direct-to-print industry.

The SC-F2000 features crack-resistant ink that feels soft to touch. Epson designed and developed this large format printer using proprietary technology–PrecisionCore print head and UltraChrome DG ink. Using the UltraChrome DG Ink (available in 250 or 600mL cartridges), the SureColor SC-F2000 excels on dark fabric, because the white ink is tough, is circulated within the system, and has been designed to reduce clogging, which increases productivity. This ink is also kind to what it comes in contact with, being an eco-friendly ink that has been awarded a part certification from Oeko-Tex Standard 1001, which means it doesn’t contain any harmful substrates.

The system can be configured to suit various needs and having access to two sets of CMYK ink for white garments and up to four white inks for colored shirts. It also features Epson’s Micro Piezo printhead technology, which makes the SC-F2000 capable of quick production without sacrificing print quality. This direct-to-garment printer will be handy to online t-shirt shops, production t-shirt printers, and even corporate users.

“This printer is unique to this industry, in the sense that this is the first system where the entire printer has been designed and manufactured by a single brand. The hardware and ink are designed to work together and users benefit from the reliability and high-quality output that Epson is renowned for,” said Jino Carlo Alvarez, head of Epson Philippines’ Commercial & Industrial Department.

“Our customers can be assured that, as always, Epson is putting to good use its years of print expertise and experience to deliver a device that excels in performance and delivers low running costs.”


Printer Method PrecisionCore Print Head
Print Quality Up to 1,440 x 1,440dpi (White Ink); Up to 1,440 x 720 (Color Ink)
Print Speed 27 sec2 (default – production)
Oeko-Tex100 Product Class 1
Ink System UltraChrome DG Ink; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White
Ink Capacity 600ml, 250cl (C, M, Y, BK, WH)
Media Handling Platen Feed Method
Printing Area Large Platen 406 x 508mm (16” x 20”)
Medium Platen 356 x 406mm (14” x 16”)
Small Platen 254 x 305mm (10” x 12”)
Sleeve Platen 102 x 102mm (4” x 4”)
Control Panel 2.5” Color LCD
Dimensions (D x W x H) 1,425 (max. 1,521mm for operation with large size platen) x 985 x 490mm
(covers closed)
Weight Approx. 82kg
Support Operation System Windows XP/Vista/ 7/ 8/ MacOSX 10.6.8 – 10.8
Support File Format for Print .jpg, .tiff, .png, .bmp
Price P1,045,990.00

1 SC-F2000 is certified to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, an international safety standard in the textile industry, certifying the printer’s output on textiles to be safe for adults and children, including babies.

2 Refers to head firing time when using dual colour mode, image size is 10″ x 8″ landscape, applicable for white t-shirts only

 Words Aritha Zel Zalamea

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