Epson America has announced its first 76-inch industrial-level dye-sublimation solution—the SureColor® F10070. Designed to offer reliability, versatility, and round-the-clock productivity at a low total cost of ownership, the SureColor F10070 was engineered to meet the evolving needs of today’s textile industry and support the expansion of textile sourcing and production in the U.S.
Featuring four 4.7-inch PrecisionCore® printheads and a new hot-swappable ink system, the printer delivers continuous roll-to-roll performance at production speeds up to 2,700 square feet per hour (based on the print engine speed only). An ideal solution for print shops looking to fulfill large orders, it consistently produces high-quality, bright textiles for fashion, sports apparel, home décor, soft signage, and more.
“This year, we’ve seen a need for businesses to alter production plans to better accommodate smaller orders and quicker turnaround times to meet changing consumer demands,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “The new high-performance SureColor F10070 provides an efficient and cost-effective dye-sublimation solution for print shops looking to produce medium to large high-quality apparel runs and bid on incoming textile orders from businesses that sell direct to consumer. Moreover, the SureColor F10070 supports onshoring production needs in today’s marketplace to help shorten lead times, decrease costs and streamline workflows.”
The SureColor F10070 comes equipped with an array of industrial-level features to maximize productivity and support continuous production. New user-replaceable 4.7-inch PrecisionCore printheads deliver high-productivity with extreme drop placement accuracy for sharp detail, bright colors and outstanding print quality. Leveraging renowned UltraChrome® DS ink technology (note: this product uses only genuine Epson-brand ink packs), the SureColor F10070 is the first Epson printer to feature a hot-swappable ink system that automatically switches from an empty ink pack to a new ink pack mid-print for uninterrupted printing. The new ink system reduces overall ink cost by over 50 percent (as compared to Epson T46C dye-sub link used in the SureColor F9470) and allows for longer print runs without user intervention. Touting a redesigned nine-inch touchscreen control panel, SureColor F10070 operators can see the image printing, monitor print, paper, and ink status, as well as understand environmental conditions for optimized print performance.
Designed for demanding industrial environments, the SureColor F10070 includes a new air filtration system and supports an advanced auto-paper tension control and fabric head wiper system to clean media and remove dust prior to printing. In addition, a new compact media dryer includes a front and underside heater reaching temperatures up to 230-degrees and 122-degree Fahrenheit, respectfully, to ensure full-speed print performance in a space saving design.
A true turnkey solution, the SureColor F10070 includes the new Epson Edge® workflow software featuring an Adobe® PostScript® 3™ engine for powerful color management and seamless workflow integration. In addition, the SureColor F10070 is one of the first Epson printers compatible with Epson’s new production-management Cloud Solution PORT, providing an operational dashboard view of a production line with cloud-based printer fleet reporting.
The Epson SureColor F10070 ($89,995 MSRP) will ship direct from Epson America starting September 1. There are several Epson PreferredSM Plus service coverage plans available that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service in the unlikely event of any hardware failure. For additional information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.