When the Epson SureColor Fabric DS series was first released it represented a revolution; designed from the ground up for Dye Sublimation, it provided one of the first turn-key single-vendor production platforms. Today it continues to lead the way with predictable, consistent and superior image quality that is augmented with a range of models to suit different production requirements. The F6200 combines a compact size with ultra-low running costs and flexible sheet based output. It suits production of a wide range of goods including customised garments, premium fabrics, framed oversized photos, soft-signage and value-added merchandise. It can also be used for imaging onto hard surfaces for production of specialised décor, furniture, cabinetry and sporting goods. Prints are made on paper which is then transferred (sublimated) via a heat press onto material that contains a polyester base or has received a polyester pre-treatment.
The SC-F6200 is designed to operate in conjunction with a small to medium sized heat press. It combines Epson’s advanced PrecisionCore™ print head with UltraChrome® DS ink, a Continuous Ink Supply System (CISS), and a 44" print engine. The head enables high resolution output with adjustable dot sizing, precise ink density and placement control. The ink supports a wide range of industry standard transfer media with output that is not only cost-effective but has predictable and precise colour. The engine and supply system facilitate continuous printing at speeds up to 63.4m2/hr with a fast autocutter for rapid sheet based production.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
- Superior Quality – Epson PrecisionCore™ (TFP) Print Head & Epson UltraChrome™ DS ink for superior, predictable and consistent colour at resolutions up to 720x1440dpi, Variable Sized Dot Technology™ (VSDT) for superior half tones with minimum ink consumption, choice of standard or new High Density Black ink
- Superior Reliability – supplied with a single-source manufacturer warranty that can be augmented with additional Service Packs for investment protection and cost minimisation up to 3 years1
- Superior Flexibility – supports rolls from 10" to 44" (1118mm) wide with media up to 0.5mm thick, provides selectable print speeds with two print modes (standard and new HQ) to suit a wide range of production and output requirements
- High Productivity – sellable production at up to 30.4m2/hr with a 6L Continuous Ink Supply System, spindle-less roll based media loading, and high-speed (2s per A1) auto-cutter for sheet based production
- Ultra-Low Running Costs – designed to minimise operator involvement, extremely low power consumption, uses cost-effective 1L ink refills, new 2L re-usable waste tank, remote status notification & management
- Easy to Operate – all front-loaded consumables, upgraded easy-fill tank system, a large LCD control panel with in-built help, ships with an optional Ergosoft RIP software customised for Epson complete with premium Standard or Professional features. Can also be used with alternative RIP software
- Easy to Install – delivered and installed by Epson1, does not require a special power supply, is extremely compact and can be operated against a wall or in a corner with flexible USB & high speed Ethernet networking
QUALITY RESULTS AT HIGH SPEED
The SureColor F6200 is built on a robot-assembled chassis that is laser welded for exceptional strength and rigidity. This precision construction enables outstanding print and production speeds with minimum movement and noise. It incorporates Epson's advanced PrecisionCore™ Thin Film print head with micro-fine nozzles that support adjustable high resolution imaging with pin-point positional accuracy and outstanding uniformity. Variable-size Droplet Technology enables enhanced half-tones and precise ink density control for superior results with minimum consumption. The printer has a standard print mode for normal high speed output and a new HQ MODE for premium fabric and solid surface work with super-fine detail and exceptional colour gradation.
Epson UltraChrome DS Ink is designed to enable production of a wide range of goods from material and clothing, to soft signage and banners, customised surface treatments and merchandise. It provides vibrant and intense colour that adheres quickly, transfers smoothly and provides excellent light and wash fastness. When used in conjunction with the hardware for which it was developed, it produces superior output with lower production costs, and enhanced mechanical durability. The ink is resistant to damage through abrasion and perspiration. When applied to polyester fabrics it conforms to the latest Oeko-Tex Eco Passport® standard and certified safe for use by adults, children and babies2. It supports a wide range of common low-cost transfer media and for premium work Epson offers a range of quality paper. Printers can be configured with a choice of flexible Bk or performance HDk ink sets. The HDk set incorporates a new black that has an increased particle density with an extremely neutral tint for superior colour intensity and precision. The HDk ink offers the added opportunity of reduced ink consumption.3
The SureColor F6200 is small and compact with a footprint that is just 1.8m2. All consumables are front loading and it features fast spindle-less media mounting that can be managed by a single operator. It ships with a set of media adaptors that support rolls with either 2" or 3" cores in widths from 10" to 44". Additional sets can be purchased separately to facilitate rapid exchange in environments when multiple stocks &/or media sizes need to be used. Designed to work with flat sheet-based presses, the printer incorporates a high speed rotary cutter with selectable manual and automatic operation.
The Fabric series has been designed for consistent, reliable and cost-effective operation. The F6200 features a Continuous Ink Supply System with enlarged easy-fill holes and 1.5L tanks that be configured for either the standard Bk ink set or new HDk ink set. Each tank incorporates a buffer for resource scheduling and can be refilled while printing continues using inexpensive 1L packs. The printer incorporates an e-mail system which can be configured to send status and error notifications to operators located on and/or off-site. The printer can be managed via a front panel LCD with in-built help, or remotely via supplied utility software. The engine features extremely low power consumption with sleep and stand-by modes to further reduce costs in environments with fluid workflow.
EASY TO INSTALL & CONFIGURE
Dye sublimation offers significant benefits over traditional screen printing. Digital image processing enables more precise control with duplication that has higher consistency. It is considerably quicker and less expensive for short to medium production runs, requires less labour, and involves less wastage. Printing is mess free and production can occur in a relatively small amount of space. Job turnaround is faster and repeat runs can be undertaken at the push of a button. While prints can only be transferred (sublimated) onto fabric with a polyester base they can also be applied to other materials like metals, plastics and foam that will accept a polyester spray and withstand the heat and pressure of the transfer process. In this method items such as wall decorations, furniture finishes, phone covers and even footwear ('thongs') can be produced.
The SureColor Fabric series is delivered and installed through a process co-ordinated by Epson. Printers are configured on-site with utility software downloaded onto the operator's computer1. They can be ordered with optional Ergosoft Sublimation RIP software that has been specially optimised for our models. The F6200 can be purchased with either the Standard or Professional Edition (Pro includes additional Quality Control, Job Costing, Proofing and Hot-Folder functionality).
1 A PC with reasonable processing power, memory, storage, and networking facilities will be required. The independent sourcing of appropriate transfer equipment will be required. The use of an external heater/ blower system is recommended and will be required for operation at high speed &/or with heavy ink loads. Delivery, installation and after-sales service is co-ordinated by Epson Australia in conjunction with our Authorised Reseller network. This service is provided free of charge conditional on a number of factors including the physical location and access. It does not cover any work &/or costs associated with connection to the electrical supply, building alterations and room refurbishments. Regional locations and installation environments which are not ground floor, have difficult access, and/or limited parking for delivery & set-up teams may attract additional charges. Installation and service may be restricted or limited when equipment is used outside of specification &/or with non-Epson consumables. Please contact Epson Australia or one of our Authorised Resellers for full details on coverage, terms and limitations.
2ECO PASSPORT by OEKO‐TEX® is an international standard for the textile industry system. It enables suppliers to demonstrate that products can be used in sustainable textile production. For further information please see the OEKO-TEX web site.
3 Printers can be configured with either Bk or HDk ink sets. The Bk set features C, Y and M inks with outstanding gamut and durability combined with a flexible low-maintenance K. The Bk set is suited to a wide range of applications including fabric, merchandise and solid surface imaging. HDk features the same C, Y & M with an enhanced K that has an increased pigment density and extremely neutral tone. HDk is designed for fabric and soft signage production where it produces output with unparalleled colour intensity and precision. Due to its high pigment level HDk ink offers added opportunities for reduced ink consumption. Note: HDk is generally not recommended for operation in the HQ Mode or in environments with low/ inconsistent print volumes, it requires an increased level of maintenance as well as storage and operation within a temperature controlled environment. Discussion with your dealer is recommended before selection.