Epson has announced a new high speed dye sublimation printer with support for media up to 195cm (76-inch) wide.
The SureColor F10060H features six ink lines including the traditional CYMK along with two more that can be configured for either Light Cyan (Lc) and Light Magenta (Lm) or Fluorescent Pink (Fp) and Fluorescent Yellow(Fy).
The CYMKLcLm configuration targets customers who seek to produce premium quality output with maximum image quality. It enables more precise and accurate colour with fine gradation and reduced grain. In addition, it particularly suits output that include images of people, product and locations and environment. Epson says therefore it makes skin colours outstanding, equipment vibrant and beaches, trees and skies rich and captivating.
The FpFy configuration suits customers producing sportswear, work and emergency clothing, merchandise. In addition, it aims for soft signage requiring a fluorescent component.
The company says that images produced with fluorescent ink are bright and intense with high reflectivity. Traditional dye sub printers only apply fluorescent inks as a spot colour. However, the SC-F10060H can also apply them as a continuous tone mixed with other colours to provide a full rainbow.
The new printer features a total of six next generation PrecisionCore printheads, each with 3200 nozzles. The heads support Variable Sized Dot Technology (VSDT) and feature active inkless nozzle status monitoring. To ensure maximum image quality with minimum wastage, the printer undertakes auto nozzle replacement and incorporates advanced self-cleaning.
The new high speed dye sub printer supports production speeds up to 245 square metres per hour on rolls up to 195cm wide and 60kg in weight. To ensure cost-effective operation, it supports ultra-thin media. Further, it incorporates a high-precision auto-take up with a bulk ink system. This system holds up to 120 litres with dual storage and auto hot swap.
Like its four-colour siblings, the SureColor F10060H is a sophisticated, dye-sublimation machine for textile production aimed at high volume producers. It combines speed, efficiency and production-cost minimisation with the ability to produce superior output quality.
In the dye-sublimation sector, customers demand fast turnaround and reliable operation. They also expect consistent and accurate output. With these requirements in mind, Epson says it has developed a machine that sets new standards in terms of standards in quality, reliability and durability.
Ease of operation
The new high speed dye sub SC-F10060H is designed for easy operation. It features a large 23cm colour touch panel display and a transparent platen window with integrated lighting. Downloadable EMX profiles facilitate rapid set-up with common media types. An integrated RGB camera enables easy profile adjustment and fast configuration with new medias.
When developing the original four-colour SC-F10060 and now the new six-colour SC-F10060H, Epson carefully considered workflow. Subsequently, a single operator can load the printer. An integrated media lifter and dual front and rear feed controls make this an easy process. Further, it features an industrial style signal lamp and an ink system with automatic hot swap.
The SC-F10060H ships complete with Epson Edge Print and Edge Dashboard software. Additionally, it supports a new service called Epson Cloud Solution Port (ECSP) that enables detailed production monitoring and advanced status analysis.
As with all Epson Large Format Printers, the SC-F10060H is backed with a comprehensive service package that offers cover up to five years.
The new ECSP system enables Epson to offer remote support and accelerated repair. So it enables direct analysis of problems for service agents to attend with appropriate replacement parts. To ensure maximum up-time, Epson has enabled an optional User Self Replacement for printheads.