Epson unveils SureColor F-Series Dye-Sublimation Printers with new high-density black Ink

Epson SureColor F9200 Printer.
Epson SureColor F9200 Printer.

Epson America’s 44-inch SureColor F6200 and 64-inch Epson SureColor F7200 and F9200 combine Epson UltraChrome DS ink with a new high-density black ink to deliver “improved ink efficiency and black density with better tonal transitions and grayscale for high quality results in the roll-to-roll fabric production, customized promotional production, soft signage and cut-and-sew sports apparel, fashion and home décor markets,” said the OEM.

Tim Check.
Tim Check.

The company’s flagship SureColor F9200 printer utilizes dual Epson PrecisionCore TFP printheads for high-speed, industrial-level, roll-to-roll productivity with superior dot control, and precise repeatable performance. Each of the three printers offers continuous productivity and less downtime with an integral and easily refillable, high-capacity bulk-ink system and an improved post-platen heater for seamless media handling and faster drying times (for continuous production). “Since Epson launched its first true dye-sublimation printers in 2013, we’ve been diligently working to enhance the technology to meet the demands of industrial manufacturers,” said Tim Check, Product Manager of Professional Imaging at Epson America. “Now, with the flagship SureColor F9200 providing double the speed and a high-capacity three-litre-per-colour ink supply system, users can print much more efficiently and with far fewer interruptions.”

Epson F7200 Printer.
Epson Sure-Color F7200 Printer.

Equipped with a highly accurate take-up reel, Epson SureColor F-Series printers allow maximum uninterrupted production runs with minimal maintenance downtime. The printers also come with a Wasatch SoftRIP workflow that enables users to print sellable output immediately “out of the box” with specialty features for textile printing. The series is compatible with Epson’s line of dye-sublimation transfer papers and designed to work exclusively with Epson UltraChrome DS Ink to ensure “optimized output quality at industrial-level production.”

Epson F6200 Printer.
Epson SureColor F6200 Printer.

Epson-exclusive UltraChrome DS ink with the new high-density black produces an extreme colour gamut with “improved black density for rich blacks and better tonal transitions and grayscale.” The ink also has fast drying times. The SureColor F-Series of printers are designed to be used exclusively with Epson UltraChrome DS inks – and not with any other brands of cartridges or inks. The F-Series will be available this September through authorized Epson resellers. The printers offer varying performance and features’ sets to accommodate a wide range of dye-sublimation transfer printing needs.

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