Epson unveils industrial DTG printer

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Epson Australia is set to debut its first industrial direct-to-garment (DTG) printer, the SureColor F3060, in Melbourne next month.

First Epson industrial DTG: SureColor F3060
First Epson industrial DTG: SureColor F3060

Featuring dual printhead technology and a bulk ink pack system, the F3060 provides low ink cost and minimised waste compared to Epson cartridge systems, according to the manufacturer. Epson bills the F3060 as being designed to provide low total cost of ownership, as well as reliability for exceptional performance and savings in high-production print shop environments.

According to Epson, the new printer can produce a full-sized shirt in about a minute, allowing for hundreds of shirts per day, and is being pitched at mid-to-large size garment printers looking for a high-production and cost-effective solution.

The SureColor F3060 can print in full colour plus white on cotton, linen, rayon, and a variety of other fabric types. It uses a new dual 2.6-inch PrecisionCore printhead for one-pass printing at production speeds, and can house 1.5 litres per colour and three litres of white ink for less frequent filling, lower operating costs, and less waste, says Epson.

According to a report from industry analyst Smithers, global value in the digital textile market reached €2.83bn in 2018, translating to 2.17 billion square metres of fabric being printed on inkjet machines; this will almost double by 2023, up to €4.9bn – representative of a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.6 per cent.

The F3060 will be on display at Epson’s Productivity & Efficiency Showcase, to be held at XO Studios, 10 Lincoln Street, Brunswick East, VIC 3057 on 20 and 21 February. To register for and to attend the event, click here.

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