Epson introduces multi-fabric print excellence

Digital print for textiles

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Printing with Epson SureLab D3000

Epson Introduced it’slatest dye sublimation wide format printer for the roll to roll digital textile market in the US in early 2014 and in India and other global destinations later during the summer. The new 64-inch printer, the SureColor F7170 designed with the Epson PrecisionCore TFP print heads, which work only with the UltraChrome DS inks was installed at Dhaval Colour Chem DCC Mumbai in June 2014. The exclusive prints from the Epson printers were displayed at the ‘Textile experience zone’ show at Mumbai that showcased boutique apparel, boutique cafés, personalized crockery, accessories, tables and table tops, wall and ceiling decor in the second week of December 2014.

Multiple substrate printing 

In September 2014, Epson launched the SureColor SC-T3270/5270/7270 printers globally that produce a variety of prints with impeccable precision on a range of substrates, including 1.5mm thick boards. The prints are unique and suited for both technical and design submissions for architectural plans to maps and 3D renderings. Available in both single- and dual-roll models, the SureColor T-Series deliver extreme line accuracy with resolutions up to 2880 x 1440 dpi at incredibly fast speeds – producing a presentation quality D-size plot in as little as 25 seconds. In addition, the SureColor T-Series 36- and 44-inch printers offer an optional multifunction (MFP) module, enabling PC-free full color copy and scan capabilities – up to 36-inches wide – at best-in-class speeds for added convenience.

A few months later in November 2014, Epson launched the SC-F2000 Garment and T-Shirt printers targeting new entry-level businesses taking their first steps towards printing their own high quality garment designs. However these new printers are also quite capable of meeting the potentially more demanding needs of established printers.

In October 2014, Epson India announced the launch of its new SureLab D700 photo printer, a mini desktop version of its highly acclaimed SureLab D3000. Simple to operate with a lighter and smaller footprint, the SureLab D700 is Epson’s first 6- colour compact photo production printer with inkjet technology, offering a wide range of media and format options. Combining vibrant colour output with reliability and cost-efficiency, it targets needs of small and medium sized commercial photo labs in India.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

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India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

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