Epson has announced the launch of an enhanced version of its dye sublimation textile printer. The new model SureColor SC-F9300 replaces the existing SC-F9200 and comes with enhance features like brand new Epson precision dot technology for dye sublimation including a halftone module, look-up tables and micro-weave help make a noticeable difference to print quality.
Shihab Zubair, regional sales manager, Epson Middle East, says, “It’s a challenge to top a product that is already incredibly reliable, very fast and extremely high quality, but with the SC-F9300, that’s exactly what we’ve done. It’s faster, with improved handling of even very thin substrates, and better at avoiding cockling and other common feeding problems. Epson offers a complete solution – printer, inks, substrates, software and support – so everything is designed to work perfectly together. Combine that with straightforward setup and operation, and it’s the ideal solution for print companies looking to move into dye sublimation, or those who want to update an earlier model.”
The SureColor SC-F9300 comes with Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certification and has passed Japan’s AZO test for household products, meaning that clothing and textiles produced on the printer using UltraChrome DS inks are completely safe to wear for adults and children, including babies. The printer operates at speeds of upto 108.6m²/h, improved reel accuracy even with thin paper (40g/m²), optimised platen shape to reduce cockling, new printhead guard to protect against head strike, support  for third-party RIP software and LUT and micro weave to eliminate graininess and banding.  The product will be shown at SGI 2018 at DWTC.