Epson America has introduced its latest SureColor dye sublimation inkjet printer for polyester textiles and apparel. The new 64-inch Epson SureColor® F9370 delivers industrial-level production with speeds of up to 1,169 square feet/hour. It is designed to support high-speed, economical medium- to large-volume dye-sublimation transfer printing for applications such as fabric production, customized promotional products, soft signage, cut-and-sew sports apparel, and home decor applications.
“The dye-sublimation industry is rapidly expanding into new verticals and Epson is dedicated to being at the forefront of our client’s production needs,” said Tim Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “When developing the SureColor F9370, our engineers aimed to increase performance, efficiency, and reliability. Their efforts resulted in a production print speed increase of up to 75 percent, making it one of the fastest printers on the market in this category.”
The SureColor F9370 received a 2017 SGIA Product of the Year Award in the Roll-to-Roll Daye Sublimation on Textile category was will be displayed at the 2017 SGIA Expo October 10-12 in New Orleans.
Features for Performance and Reliability
The roll-to-roll printer features dual Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® printheads and Epson’s UtraChrome® DS dye-sublimation ink with High-Density Black ink for exceptional color saturation and high-contrast.
A new integrated fabric wiping system cleans the printheads to ensure reliable output quality and continuous production.
The highly accurate roll-to-roll media support system features advanced auto paper-tension control to ensure the consistent movement of the paper through the printer, regardless of the weight of the paper or the shape or diameter of the core of the paper roll. The new media-feed system supports heavier media rolls and transfer paper as thin as 40 gsm.
The high-capacity ink tanks hold up to 3 liters of ink per color to ensure longer print runs without operator intervention.
The high accuracy take-up reel supports efficient transfer to the calendar heat press that will be used to transfer the dye-sublimation inks on the transfer papers onto the textiles.
The Epson SureColor F9370 is sold as a turnkey solution, with Wasatch SoftRIP TX and ICC profiles for use with Epson DS transfer papers.
Wasatch SoftRIP TX is a complete layout and print management program with features specifically for textile production. It includes powerful color-management technology as features such as step-and-repeat layout, a color atlas and color neighorhood spot-color matching, and color database CxF support.
Epson Dye-Sublimation Transfer Papers have a unique coating technology that allows for heavy ink loads with low cockling and superior clarity and sharpness. The papers are available three types:
- Multipurpose is optimized for transferring designs onto multiple substrates, including mouse pads, T-shirts, ceramics, etc.
- Textile-Adhesive is designed for high-end fabric and apparel production
- Production is a lightweight paper for roll-to-roll printing
With the Epson Control Dashboard, you can remotely run cleanings, check ink levels, update firmware, and download new media profiles for your computer.
The Epson SureColor F9370 replaces the SureColor F9200 to join Epson’s complete line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the entry-level 44-inch SureColor F6200 and the 64-inch SureColor 7200 for short- to medium-volume dye-sublimation transfer printing.
The Epson SureColor F9370 is now available through Epson Professional Imaging resellers. For more information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com