LONG BEACH, Calif., April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced it is shipping the new Epson SureColor® F2100 direct-to-garment printer. Equipped with an Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® printhead and leveraging Epson UltraChrome® DG garment ink technology, the SureColor F2100 delivers high-quality prints at production speeds, achieving up to twice the speed as the previous generation DTG printer1. Four color ink technology delivers durable, vibrant output and newly developed print modes offer greatly improved image quality, speed and efficiency. The SureColor F2100 has the ability to print directly onto garments ranging from 100 percent cotton to 50/50 fabric blends – t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tote bags, and more – and is now available for purchase through Epson Authorized Direct-to-Garment Resellers.
"Epson has a long history of listening to customer feedback – we were inspired by the responses from our SureColor F2000 customers, and incorporated that feedback directly into the development of the SureColor F2100," said Andreas Goehring, director, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "As a leader in the direct-to-garment printing market, we're excited to see our customers' reactions to our latest product offering, and the creations they will make that will amaze their clients."
Successor to the renowned SureColor F2000, the new SureColor F2100 offers four color ink technology, plus White ink, to deliver improved image quality, speed and efficiency. New Highlight White mode achieves bright White ink output by applying a second coat of White ink, while simultaneously printing color ink for improved print speeds. The SureColor F2100 leverages an integrated inline self-cleaning system designed to reduce maintenance time, and touts a new garment grip pad, allowing users to quickly load and unload garments on the printer platen to help reduce traditional hoop platen load times. In addition, it includes improved Epson Garment Creator Software, available for macOS® and Windows®, with tools for layout and text, color management, ink control, and cost estimation for an easy-to-use workflow solution.
"The SureColor F2100 development was focused on implementing improvements that directly impact the efficiency and productivity of direct-to-garment print shops," says Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc.
Support and Availability The SureColor F2100 (MSRP $17,995) offers a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, limited on-site warranty with U.S.-based phone support and an optional extended on-site service plan. The Epson SureColor F2100 is designed to work exclusively with Epson UltraChrome DS ink2, and is now available through Epson DTG Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers. For more information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.
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1 Print times based upon print engine speed only, starting when ink is applied to the garment and ending when the application of ink to the garment ceases. Computer processing, network transmission, loading and unloading of garments is not included in these times. Actual print times may vary. Testing conducted by Epson America, Inc. as of November 2017.
2 This product uses only genuine Epson-brand cartridges. Other brands of ink cartridges and ink supplies are not compatible, and even if described as compatible, may not function properly.
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