Recently, Epson has shown its two new dye-sublimation printers at Fespa Africa, which has taken place in Johannesburg, South Africa, they will replace the previous SC-F7100 and SC-F6000 models. The new SureColor SC-F7200 and SC-F6200 can print on a range of hard substrates (like mugs) and produce high quality prints on textiles due to their all new high-density black ink. The models aim for companies producing promotional goods, textileproducers and photographic studios.
The SC-F7200’s print speed is around 58.9 sqm/hr (while using transfer papers of up to 64 in./1.6m wide); the SC-F6200’s print speed is up to 63.4sqm/hr (while handling materials up to 44 in./1.1m wide).
The advantages of the both machines:
- Offer print resolution up to 720 x 1,400 dpi
- Feature Epson’s PrecisionCore technology
- Two TFP printheads work together with Epson HDK Black Ink, a new addition to the UltraChrome DS ink range
- Printing on diverse materials like wood, metal, textile, phone and tablet covers
- Two-litre waste bottles, for ink disposal
The machines would be commercially available from October, and their cost would be comparable to the machines that are being replaced, though it’s been yet confirmed.