Epson America introduced its latest dye-sublimation printer designed for the roll-to-roll digital textile market – the new Epson SureColor F7170. The SureColor F7170 joins the complete line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the F6070 and F7070, and integrates roll-to-roll support for unprecedented levels of performance, reliability and image quality for the fabric production and soft signage markets.
The optimized Epson MicroPiezo TFP printhead and Epson UltraChrome DS ink system enables the SureColor F7170 to deliver high-quality printing for a range of dye-sublimation applications with superior dot control, precise and repeatable performance and excellent longevity. A new highly accurate take up reel and substrate system delivers winding accuracy between zero and .19-inches on transfer paper rolls for a wide range of digital textile applications, including flags, banners, home furnishings and apparel manufacturing.
Built for increased productivity, the SureColor F7170 also features a high-capacity ink tank system with refillable bags to allow continuous printing through a full roll of media without running cleaning cycles and a new post-platen heater for faster drying times.
“The SureColor F7170 was designed to enable digital textile producers to increase productivity, minimize downtime and maximize profitability,” said Catalina Frank, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The combined power of Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP print head technology with an advanced feature set and industrial-level performance enables customers to manage high-quality dye-sublimation printing across a range of applications all day, every day.”
The SureColor F7170 is designed to work exclusively with Epson UltraChrome DS Ink and no other inks or car is Epson’s exclusive dye-sublimation CMYK ink technology, and produces extreme color gamut with vibrant colors, intense blacks, sharp contours and smooth gradations; provides extremely fast drying times, and with the new ink refill packs, offers a low total cost of ownership.