Epson will showcase some innovative solutions for printing large size displays, merchandise, fabrics and garments at this year's Visual Impact exhibition, being held at the Sydney Showground 9 to 11 September.
On show will be printers using the company's PrecisionCore Micro TFP (thin film piezo) technology. PrecisionCore is the evolution of Epson’s Micro Piezo proprietary piezoelectric inkjet print head technology developed by its current global president, Minoru Usui, in the early 1980s.
PrecisionCore’s thin film piezo actuators act as pumps that fire droplets of ink just one micron thick or, 1/100 the thickness of a human hair. Epson says the technology delivers much better performance than conventional piezo printheads: faster printing speed and more accurate dot placement.
The Epson stand will have four display areas each dedicated to a different type of print output: posters and large size graphics; fabrics and merchandise; garment decoration and signage; décor.
Centrepiece of the poster area will be the SureColor T7200D. The SureColor T7200D is part of Epson’s SureColor Technical series designed for users who need to produce large-format images, economically at high speed and are ideal for maps, plans, drawings, schematics, geological survey diagrams, sales presentations, posters and displays. The SC-T7200D uses Epson’s latest PrecisionCore print head and aqueous UltraChrome ink chemistry and can print a B0 (1000mm x 1414mm) image in as little as 70 seconds that dries almost instantly and that is water and rub resistant. Epson says it has low power and low ink consumption and is extremely economical to run.
In the fabric and merchandise area Epson will showcase its SureColor F7100 64” dye sublimation printer that, it says "represents a revolution in dye sublimation printing" and that has been designed from the ground up to "provide an imaging platform for garments, sportswear, soft-signage and promotional items." The engine and supply system on the F7100 facilitate continuous production at speeds up to 58.9m2/hr with sheet and roll based output. The media output heater ensures rapid drying while the ATC and ATU work together to ensure output rolls are compatible with high performance calendar style transfer equipment. The Auto Take-Up (ATU) ensures output rolls are compatible with high performance calendar style transfer equipment.
The new SureColor F2000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printer will take centre stage in the garment decoration section. It is part of Epson's SureColor Fabric series "designed from the ground up to ensure superior quality, performance, and reliability when imaging on cloth, garments, and merchandise." It's ideally suited for printing on cotton-based shirts, caps, bags and promotional items, Epson says. Prints can be made to pre-cut fabric or directly onto a finished garment with a heat press then used to 'fix' the dye. It enables production of customised and value-added goods with high impact and good wash/wear durability. Unique to the Epson solution, the printing platform and ink have been developed together. This integrated approach not only ensures exceptional image quality with reduced running costs, but also enhanced mechanical durability with a reduced maintenance burden.
In the signage and décor area Epson will be showing its SureColor S50600 64” eco-solvent printer, designed for medium to high volume production of durable display and design materials.
Epson says it can be used with a wide range of media and is suitable for many applications including the production of advertising and POS displays, vehicle wraps, labels, furniture decals and interior/exterior surface finishes. It uses Epson’s patented Thin Film MicroPiezo print heads and pigment based UltraChrome Eco-Solvent ink technology. The printer also features dual print heads, a dual high capacity ink supply, a high speed drying system, adjustable multi-stage media heating, and a super-rigid chassis with advanced media management. By supporting production speeds up to 51.8m2 /hr and with its low noise, low power consumption and low odour, the SC-S50600 is suitable for operation in a variety of commercial, business and office environments.
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