Epson’s SureColor SC-F6270 44 dye-sublimation inkjet printer

Digital textile printer for short runs, lightfast, washable and safe

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Digital textile printing. The Epson SC F6270 and SC F7270 inkjet printers. Epson India

On the Epson India website, a featured dye-sublimation printer is the SureColor SC-F6270 44. This dye-sublimation transfer printer incorporates advancements in inkjet printing technology, including Epson’s exclusive PrecisionCore TFP printhead and its all-new high-density black ink, delivering what is claimed to be an excellent performance at affordable running costs.

The 44-inch inkjet for dye-sublimation is designed with extreme reliability for sheet-based production and has a large capacity 1.5-liter ink tank for each color. It is suited for short-volume custom clothing, soft signage, merchandise, and hard surface work.

Engineered for continuous production, the SC-F6270 delivers high print quality at high speeds with class-leading speeds of up to 63.4 square meters an hour. On 21 August, Epson unveiled its high volume 76-inch dye-sublimation printer in the US, which runs at almost four times the speed of the SC-F6270.

Lightfast, washable and safe for children’s garments

The one-year warranty includes the printheads. High-volume printing relies not only on the printheads but on Epson’s UltraChrome DS ink and ink tank system. The UltraChrome DS ink has excellent light and wash-fastness as well as resistance to alkaline and acid perspiration.

Epson’s UltraChrome DS ink contributes to a healthy work environment with its 100% nickel and fluorine-free formulation that allows for printed textiles and garments to be certified safe for babies and toddlers three years old under the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Class 1 criteria.

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