Epson America, a company who was been creating technology ‘firsts’ for more than 100 years, recently introduced the new SureColor F2000 series printers, which puts them into a whole new category of business; Direct-to-Garment (DTG). These two all new, puprose-built direct-to-garment inkjet printers – SureColor F2000 Standard Edition and SureColor F2000 White Edition – are poised to become the new benchmark in high-performance garment imaging.
Engineered by Epson from the ground up, the new SureColor F2000 Series printers deliver industrial-level production, image quality, and reliability. With the ability to print directly onto garments – t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tote bags, and more – ranging from 100 percent cotton to 50/50 fabric blends, the SureColor F2000 Series offers additional revenue opportunities for garment print shops of any size.
The SureColor F2000 Series printers leverage Epson UltraChrome® DG ink technology – an all new, garment ink formulation developed specifically for the Epson MicroPiezo® TFP® print head delivering precise and repeatable performance, image quality, and high reliability. The Epson SureColor F2000 Standard Edition is a high-speed CMYK-only model and the Epson SureColor F2000 White Edition offers the added benefit of white ink for printing on dark or color fabrics.
Here’s a video that shows how this new printer works:
While the price tag for these new printers is a bit hefty, both start at around $19,995.00, it opens an opportunity for small businesses looking to screen print their own clothes and products. When averaged over the life of the printer to the cost to outsource printing, it offers a large savings along with the ability to print on demand, versus batch printing. The opportunities become limitless, especially with the new online selling platforms like Etsy, that cater to unique and creative products.
So, do you see a new business opportunity in the future with this cool new printer or is the cost and investment just too much to consider? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.