Visual Impact this week – Epson to show new SC F2260 Hybrid DTG/DTF garment printer
The SureColor F2260 will be the third generation of Epson’s top-selling desktop DTG model. The printer is scheduled to be shipped in July. It features upgrades that will make it more efficient and faster, while also improving support for the increasingly popular DTF workflow (direct-to film).
The SC F2260 features a proven platform for production, upgraded componentry and ergonomics improvements as well as new ink. The printer has a PrecisionCore printhead that is 33% bigger for better performance. It comes with an upgraded Garment Creator 2 that offers not only additional user functionality, but also more efficient output.
Epson has given considerable thought to the operator’s experience. Many refinements were made to improve the ease of installation and flexibility of operation. The case has a more ergonomic shape with a squarer top, a flat side, and a transparent platen cover. It also features integrated interior lighting. There is an enlarged 4.3” touch panel display and a cleaner loading bay with repositioned controls. The printer has an automatic fine-head-height adjuster and a simpler macro head-height setting. This allows for maximum quality, maximum speed, and minimal hassle.
New ink will be used on the new model. UltraChrome DG2 was designed to be compatible with a larger range of fabric types, providing better colour and a reduced amount of bleed. Like its predecessor, this new ink also works with DTF workflows.
Larger ink pouches reduce waste
True to Epson’s continued commitment on sustainability, the SC-F2260 incorporates a number of features to reduce waste and expense. The 800 ml cartridges are not only 33% more spacious, but they also contain a lot less material than previous models. The printer also does not have a fan, which makes it run more quietly and doesn’t require regular filter replacement.
As with its predecessor, the new SureColor SC-F2260 incorporates a head that doesn’t require regular replacement. The productivity is increased, labour and parts costs are reduced and e-waste is kept to a minimal. If a head failure occurs, it is covered by the on-site comprehensive warranty. An optional CoverPlus extension can be added for up to five additional years. This is extended with the new model’s integrated Epson Cloud Solution PORT. Epson’s new PORT service not only provides enhanced operator monitoring tools (with web and mobile access) but also enhanced service support; if a problem occurs Epson technicians can directly dial in, analyse the fault, and seek rapid resolution.
“With the SureColor F2260 Epson has further refined DTG while opening up the world of direct-to-film to customers with consistent high-quality imaging and durable cost-effective operation.” Said Gordon Kerr, Business Marketing Manager, Epson Australia Limited.
In Australia, the new SureColor SC-2260 should be available in late July 2023. New Zealand is expected to be available in August.
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