Epson has appointed Chemosol as a specialist reseller of  its SureColor-F (SC-F) dye sublimation printer range.

The SC-F printer range comprises durable and robust roll-fed CMYK printers that support an extensive range of applications. They are available in two different models: the SC-F7000 which is a 1,625m (64 inch) wide medium-high volume printer, and the SC-F6000 which is a 1,118m (44 inch) low-medium volume printer.

These SC-F printer models provide high quality output at up to 720 x 1440dpi on all leading transfer papers. They are Epson’s first dye sublimation models and every component from ink and printhead, to printer chassis and optional accessories are all designed and manufactured by one company. 

These printers have been developed for the efficient production of quality soft signage, sportswear, apparel, accessories, customised promotional items and decorated gadgets. 

They have single-operator media loading and set-up features, such as automatic media tensioning and an intuitive LCD control panel, make both printers easy and quick to set up and use.

Both models output at speeds from 16 to 57sqm per hour, depending on the application. These SC-F printer series features an integral and easily refillable, high-capacity 1.5 litre per colour ink system, of which there are four colours. The auto take-up roll which is standard for SC-F7000 and optional for the SC-F6000 allows maximum uninterrupted production runs with minimal downtime for maintenance.

Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP® Print Head, which is already an established technology within the dye sublimation sector, ensures precise and repeatable performance as well as excellent longevity. These, in conjunction with Epson UltraChrome DS ink, a specially-developed new aqueous ink, produces outstanding images with vibrant colours, intense blacks, sharp contours and smooth gradations. Textile print produced by the SC-F series printers also exhibits excellent light- and wash-fastness, as well as resistance to abrasion and perspiration.

Kelvin Reynolds, general manager for Epson in South Africa says, ‘Digitalisation of textile printing is still less than 2% of the market globally, but this application is growing rapidly. Our strategy is to increase that percentage, by providing professional print sectors with the most reliable and cost-effective production solutions for the growing short run production, fully engineered by Epson to deliver consistent quality results’.

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