Epson has launched the SC-F1000, the first entry-level Direct to Garment [DTG] printer capable of printing on both light and dark fabrics. This new addition completes Epson’s range of hybrid DTG and Direct to Film [DTF] printers, offering a cost-effective and versatile solution for hobbyists, retailers, and small businesses.
Mukesh Bector, Epson’s Regional Head for East and West Africa, highlighted that the SC-F1000 is designed for beginners and provides an affordable option for printing high-quality images on dark fabrics. The printer features Epson’s PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead technology and Nozzle Verification Technology [NVT], ensuring exceptional image quality and stability. It’s the only printer in its category with white ink, allowing for printing on dark garments and direct-to-film.
The SC-F1000 uses Epson’s UltraChrome DG2 inks to enhance image quality by reducing bleed from yellow and black inks. Its vivid color profile enhances graphic designs. The printer’s DTG and DTF capabilities enable printing on various products like t-shirts, hoodies, bags, and cushions. It’s ideal for in-store printing, offering real-time production.
Its compact design is suitable for small workspaces and retail environments. The SC-F1000 has user-friendly features like a large opening lid for easy garment or film placement, platen sensors to prevent printing errors, and automatic gap adjustment. It operates via a touchscreen and offers USB and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Other features include auto-cleaning and easy-to-replace UltraChrome DG2 ink pouches. Epson’s GarmentCreator2 software, bundled with the printer, offers pre-sets for DTG and DTF printing, enhancing flexibility and productivity.
Chris Davies, Manager, Product Management, Commercial & Industrial at Epson Europe, noted the growing demand for entry-level DTF solutions in recent years. He emphasized that the SC-F1000 presents an extremely affordable option for small businesses and hobbyists, delivering outstanding quality and advanced productivity features.