Epson expands into high volume dye-sublimation

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Epson is launching its first-ever 76-inch large-format printer: the SureColor F10060, a dye-sublimation machine for textile production including soft signage, fashion, sportswear, home furnishings, and décor.

Dye sublimation: the 76
Dye sublimation: the 76"Epson SureColor

According to Epson, the SureColor F10060 is aimed at high volume producers “where speed, reliability, and efficiency are central to success”.

Epson says it set out to develop an industrial-level dye-sublimation printer that could meet the dye-sublimation sector's demands of fast turnaround times, cost-effective production, and reliable operation with consistent high-quality output.

The SC-F10060 offers the highest throughput of any Epson LFP released to date. It features four of Epson’s latest 4.7” PrecisionCore Micro TFP printheads that each incorporate four print elements. Active nozzle status monitoring and advanced self-cleaning ensure consistent high-quality output at up to 255 sqm an hour.

The printer supports media rolls up to 76” wide and 60kg in weight. It features an 80-litre bulk ink system, an extra-large 155GB buffer memory, high-speed networking and on-board step and repeat. Precision-feed management and a compact double-sided dryer enables fast roll-to-roll production with consistent tension and parallelism for quality sublimation.

Epson says the SC-F10060 is designed for easy operation. It features a large 9” colour touch panel display, and a transparent platen window with integrated lighting. Downloadable EMX profiles facilitate rapid set-up with common media types. An integrated RGB camera enables easy profile adjustment and fast configuration with new medias.

The printer can be loaded by single operator, care of an integrated media lifter and dual front and rear feed controls. It also features an industrial style signal lamp and an ink system with automatic hot swap. The SC-F10060 ships complete with Epson Edge Print and Edge Dashboard software and also supports a new service called Epson Cloud Solution Port (ECSP) that enables detailed production monitoring and advanced status analysis.

As with all Epson Large Format Printers, the SC-F10060 is backed with a comprehensive service package that offers cover up to five years. The new ECSP system enables Epson to offer remote support and accelerated repair; problems can be directly analysed and service agents dispatched complete with appropriate parts.

To ensure maximum up-time, the optional User Self Replacement of print heads have been enabled, clearly demonstrating Epson has raised the benchmark for production equipment.

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