New 44-in Epson Dye-Sub Printer Includes Epson Edge Software

Epson’s new SureColor® F6370 44-in. dye-sublimation printer quickly and efficiently produces high-quality images on dye-sublimation transfer papers that can be used with a heat transfer press to make promotional products, soft signage, cut-and-sew fabrics, and more.

Like all of Epson’s dye-sublimation printers, the SureColor F6370 is a turnkey solution that includes Epson printhead technology, Epson dye-sublimation inks, Epson DS transfer media, Epson ICC profiles, and Epson service and support.

Epson SureColor F6370
The 44-in. Epson SureColor F6370 dye sublimation printer

The SureColor F6370 also comes with Epson’s new Epson Edge® layout and print-management workflow software with an Adobe® PostScript® 3™ engine.

Other features include a built-in cutter for roll-to-sheet convenience and an optional take-up reel system for unattended printing.

The SureColor F6370 replaces the 44-in. SureColor F6200 in Epson’s line-up of SureColor F-Series printers. Other models include the 64-in. SureColor F9370 and 60-in. SureColor F7200.

“The award-winning SureColor F-Series product line is the number-one selling large format dye-sublimation printer,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “We are thrilled to continue expanding the series and providing new features customers have requested.”

Epson Edge Print Software

The new Epson Edge Print layout and printer management software features an Adobe Postscript 3 engine and includes job nesting and textile-printing tools such as step-and-repeat patterns, custom spot color matching, and support for project color libraries,. Users can import new media settings when available, edit media settings and manage projects remotely.

The Epson Edge dashboard, a remote-printing management software, gives operators detailed views on current printer activity, ink supply levels, and error messages. The software can also remotely perform cleaning cycles and various maintenance cycles and update printer firmware.

Dashboard users can check the status of up to 10 printers, including all SureColor F-Series, SureColor F-Series Direct-to-Garment, and SureColor S-Series wide-format printers.

Epson printers are also compatible with leading RIP workflow software.

Epson Printhead and Accessories

The Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® printhead supports fast print speeds (up to 680 sq. ft./hr.), precision dot control for print quality and sharpness, and resolutions up to 1440 x 720 dpi.

The PrecisionCore print chip is ideal for dye-sublimation ink chemistry and was co-developed with Epson UltraChrome DS inks for extreme reliability.

The new roll media adapters lock into place to prevent unwanted roll movement and the built-in cutter makes it easy to trim sheets of printed paper for use in the counter-top heat transfer presses used with promotional products and smaller photo gifts.

The optional take-up reel streamlines the process of using a rotary calendar heat press to transfer images from rolls of printed paper to rolls of polyester textiles for soft signage or cut-and-sew fashions.

The user-accessible maintenance panel provides easy access to the printhead, wiper and wiper cleaner, and features simple instructions to complete routine maintenance checks.

Inks

The SureColor F6370 printer uses four colors (CMYK) of Epson UltraChrome® DS inks, including a High Density Black.* The inks produce vibrant color saturation and contrast and are sold in 1.1 liter, easy-to-change pouches. This pouch capacity provides about 10-percent more ink than the ink supplies for previous models.

The UltraChrome DS inks are Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex. This textile industry safety standard ensures that chemicals and colorants used in the textile production are safe for clothing worn by adults, children, and babies.

Images printed in reverse on rolls of transfer paper can be cut into sheets or rewound on a take-up real depending on what type of heat press will be used to transfer the print to the polyester fabric.

Transfer Papers

Epson offers four high-performance transfer papers optimal printing with Epson UltraChrome DS inks on the SureColor F series printers:

Multi-purpose paper can be used to transfer images to a variety of products, including mouse pads, T-shirts, and ceramics.

Photo paper is optimized to transfer images to hard surfaces with minimal grain.

Textile-adhesive paper is recommended for producing fabrics and apparel.

Production is a lightweight paper for roll-to-roll sublimation transfer printing.

All four papers have a unique chemical coating that allows for heavy ink loads with low cockling, superior clarity, and sharpness.

Support and Availability

The Epson SureColor F6370 Standard Edition is available now through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for $8,495 MSRP. The optional take up reel will be available in Fall 2019.

The SureColor F6370 offers a standard Epson Preferred Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure.

For additional information about Epson’s complete line of wide-format printing solutions, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.

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Epson Introduces Next-Generation SureColor Dye-Sublimation Inkjet Printer

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.

Epson SureColor F9370 dye sublimation inkjet printer
Epson SureColor F9370

“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.

Turnkey System

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