Epson introduces SureColor F9370 Dye-Sublimation Inkjet Printer

Epson SureColor F9370.
Epson SureColor F9370.

Epson America’s latest wide-format textile printer is designed to deliver high-speed, reliable productivity for digital dye-sublimation transfers for a range of polyester textile and apparel applications. The new 64-inch F9370 features industrial-level production with speeds up to 1,169 square feet per hour, and an integrated new fabric-wiping system coupled with highly accurate roll-to-roll media support to handle economical, lightweight transfer papers. Designed to support high-speed, economical, medium-volume to large-volume dye-sublimation transfer printing, the SureColor F9370 replaces the SureColor F9200 to join Epson’s complete line of SureColor F-Series Printers – including the SureColor F6200 and SureColor F7200.

Tim Check.
Tim Check.

“The dye-sublimation printing 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 of Professional Imaging at Epson America. “When developing the SureColor F9370, our engineers aimed to increase performance, efficiency and reliability, which resulted in production print speed increasing up to 75% – making it one of the fastest printers on the market in this category.”

Winner of the 2017 SGIA Product of the Year Award in the Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile category, the new printer leverages dual PrecisionCore TFP printheads and Epson’s latest dye-sublimation ink technology – Epson UltraChrome DS with High-Density Black – to produce output with “exceptional colour saturation and high contrast.” A turnkey solution, it also features a new fabric-wiping system that cleans the printhead to ensure reliable output quality and continuous production. In addition, its highly accurate roll-to-roll media support system features advanced auto paper-tension control to facilitate consistent paper-feed movement, regardless of paper weight, core shape or diameter. The new media feed system also allows for heavier media rolls and transfer paper as thin as 40gsm, to support a range of production needs – from fabric production and customized promotional production, to soft signage, cut-and-sew sports apparel and home décor applications.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.