Epson (Los Alamitos, California) has announced its first 8.5-inch-wide desktop dye-sublimation printer, the SureColor F170, “enabling creative individuals and small businesses to easily get started in the personalized promotional goods market.” Designed to deliver fast, reliable dye-sublimation printing, the new printer is ideal for home or small businesses and start-ups looking to expand into the gifting and promotional goods sector. The compact printer is a turnkey solution for the creation of personalized awards, mugs, mousepads, facemasks, mobile phone covers, t-shirts, hats and more.
“As creative entrepreneurs and small businesses transition to meet new opportunities in a reshaped economy, there’s an increased demand for entry-level, dye-sublimation technology that allows customers to easily and confidently create and sell products,” said Tim Check, Senior Product Manager of Professional Imaging at Epson America. “Whether you’re just getting started on Etsy or Shopify, or growing into new offerings, the SureColor F170 provides everything needed to expand into the popular promotional goods market with a seamless solution built and fully supported by Epson,” he added.
The printer delivers professional-quality printing quickly using powerful PrecisionCore technology. It features a space-saving design, a 150-sheet auto-feed tray, macOS and Windows print software, low running costs and no specialist knowledge to set up, operate or maintain. The SureColor F170 uses high-performance ink technology. Its Oeko-Tex Eco Passport-certified inks, when applied to fabric and properly fixed, yield garments that are safe for use by adults and children. The high-capacity 140 mL ink bottles have auto-stop technology that allows for easy refilling. The SureColor F170 works with Epson DS Transfer Multi-Use Paper, which is matched with print settings and ink to produce “high-quality output out of the box.” The instant-dry paper avoids print smudges and roller marks, and produces excellent photo quality on both rigid materials and fabrics, said the OEM.