The easy-to-use solution keeps with the traditional DTG workflow, while greatly expanding revenue opportunities to include industries that primarily feature 100 per cent polyester garments, such as team sports apparel, activewear, imitation silk and leather and accessories.
‘To date, the direct-to-garment industry has been limited to printing on 100 per cent cotton or cotton-polyester blends,’ said Timothy Check, senior product manager, professional imaging, Epson America, Inc.
Epson polyester pretreatment has been optimised for use with Epson UltraChrome DG inks to produce vivid prints with ideal wash-fastness on both light and dark coloured polyester garments. The pretreatment solution is OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT certified for product safety to the end consumer, and is free of GHS health risks, making it safe for operators as well.
The new polyester pretreatment solution will open opportunities for direct-to-garment printing and customisation for new industries, as well as open doors to on-site garment customisation at sporting events – everything from neighbourhood runs to national triathlons. It is available for the SureColor F2000 and F2100.