Epson SureColor F3060 - DTG

SureColor F3060 - DTG

Large Format Printers



When Epson launched the SureColor Fabric series it represented a revolution in textile printing. For the first time equipment was designed as a complete integrated solution. Superior image quality was achieved with simpler operation and less maintenance. Output became predictable, operation reliable, and everything was backed with a single-vendor warranty. The SC-F3060 has up-scaled this concept to suit to needs of high-volume production. The printer combines all the features which have made Epson a leader in the Direct To Garment (DTG) market, with faster loading, a higher print speed, higher durability, and an ultra-low running cost. Aimed at manufacturers who want to value-add T-shirts, Polo tops, jeans and sweats, it can also be used for décor and fashion applications. Prints can be made on pre-cut fabric or directly onto finished garments with a heat press used to 'fix' the dye. The printer features a bulk ink system that uses cost-effective 1.5L bag-based ink in a flexible CYMK + White set. Hardware is covered by a comprehensive warranty with service cover extendable up to FIVE years.2

The SureColor F3060 combines advanced Epson UltraChrome® DG ink with our latest PrecisionCore head technology, and an upgraded print engine. Staggered 2.6" print heads enable high speed single-pass 5-Colour production. Heads feature Variable Sized Dot Technology (VSDT), ink-less nozzle status monitoring, and auto cleaning. The print engine incorporates upgraded motors and a new heavy-duty carriage guide. Automatic platen height adjustment facilitates fast and flexible garment loading with consistent image quality, and minimal waste.


FEATURES AT A GLANCE
  • High Productivity – dual 2.6" PrecisionCore ꙡTFP print heads for true single-pass production. High speed networking for rapid file transfer and 4GB RAM for job queuing. New Hanger Platens for faster loading with optional grip pads for frameless garment placement. A light coloured shirt can be produced in as little as 14s, a dark shirt in 26s1.
  • High Print Quality – advanced LUT and VSDT for solid and consistent colour with higher brightness (dMax) and an enhanced gamut. Auto height adjustment for precise dot placement, ink-less nozzle status monitoring and advanced auto cleaning for consistent output with minimum wastage.
  • High Flexibility – supports a wide range of fabrics containing a mix of natural and man-made fibres with 6mm of fine auto adjustment and 30mm of macro manual adjustment. Platen options support a variety of production applications and garment sizes/types.3
  • High Functionality – supplied with upgraded Epson Garment Creator software with functions to combine and print complex high-quality images containing text and graphics. Additional Epson Accounting software enables easy job costing.
  • Low Running Cost – new bulk ink supply system uses cost-effective bag based ink. Consumables last longer for less frequent replacement. The printer requires minimal maintenance, has easy access panels, advanced sensors for monitoring and reporting, integrated help, and QR-Code video assistance.
  • Easy to Operate – supplied on a stand with integrated waste system, runs off a standard 240V power supply, and incorporates a touch-sensitive control panel with adjustable display settings. Large easy access controls enable multiple machines to be managed by a single operator.
  • Maximum Reliability & Durability – latest print engine with heavy-duty motors, all-new Linear Motion Guide carriage system, extra-large fluff catchers, and integrated Maintenance Liquid. Upgraded head wiper unit lasts up to six times longer. Comprehensive 'Heads-n-All' warranty with cover extendable up to 5yrs. 2

Quality and Reliability

The SureColor F3060 features a high durability print engine with upgraded brush-less motors and a new Linear Motion Guide carriage system. Print Heads feature ink-less nozzle status monitoring and incorporate fluff catchers that are up to 16 times larger than traditional. An upgraded head wiper system works in conjunction with advanced air filtration and a new Maintenance Liquid to ensure all key parts of the print system are kept clean and optimal. When a file is sent to print, it is processed through an advanced Look-Up-Table (LUT) that selects the precise amount of each ink before the printer applies it quickly and evenly using the latest Variable Sized Dot Technology for superior imaging with accurate colour.

Epson UltraChrome DG Ink is optimised for fabric with a moderate to loose weave and 50% or more cotton content. When used in conjunction with the appropriate Epson pre-treat, ink will adhere to garments containing a range of single and multiple fibre contents including polyester. It produces images with a low tack finish and good UV/wash durability. The ink and Pre-Treatment liquids feature low toxicity. When applied to fabric and appropriately fixed, garments have been determined safe for use by adults, children, and babies.3 & 4

Fast and Easy to Operate

Direct To Garment printing replaces the complex, messy and time consuming process of traditional screen printing with a fast, flexible, and repeatable digital solution. Artwork can be created using a range of readily available drawing and photo editing programs before being printed directly to one, two or a hundred pieces of clothing. The SC-F3060 features dual Epson 2.6" PrecisionCore™ Micro Thin Film Print Heads that apply white and colour ink separately with an inter-head gap that has been optimised to enable true single-pass production at maximum speed.1 The printer comes mounted on a stand and can be driven by a standard 240V power supply.

The Epson SC-F3060 uses upgraded removable platens with wire hangers for easier garment setting and optional user-replaceable grip pads that enable rapid frameless loading.5 Height is set manually using a simple dial system with up to 30mm of adjustment to accommodate a wide variety of fabric types. A new loading sensor works with the carriage system to provide automatic fine adjustment for an efficient workflow with consistent print quality and minimal wastage. The printer incorporates a large display and easily accessible controls that enable a single operator to manage multiple machines. The display has an advanced touch-sensitive interface that supports operators wearing gloves and has integrated help. Additional on-line tutorial and support material can be accessed via a QR-Code. The printer ships with upgraded Epson Garment Creator software that is powerful yet simple to use with support for image and text combination/adjustment, finish, colour, print quality, and ink density control. Additional Epson Accounting Tool software enables job costing and consumption tracking.

Flexible and Economic to Run

The SC-F3060 uses a 5c ink set that supports output on a wide range of natural and man-made fabrics with light and dark colours3. The printer features a bulk supply system that holds up to 3L of white and 6L of colour ink. Inks ship in cost effective 1.5L bags and are loaded via simple removable trays with no moving parts. The supply system incorporates a new Maintenance Liquid that ensures print heads and ink capping systems are kept clean and lint free. Printers ship with a medium sized platen that suits adult-sized shirts and common merchandise items. Additional Epson platens can be ordered for work environments with a multiple operator work flow, to suit oversized garments, child sizes, garments with zippers/buttons, sleeve/pant, and pocket panels. 3rd party platens are independently available for specialty items such as caps, hats, and shoes.

The SC-F3060 was designed for maximum durability with a reduced running cost. Target production volumes are 3~6k items per month in which case the fabric wiper, flushing pads, and re-usable waste tank typically only need to be replaced/emptied once a month. The printer requires minimal maintenance using a simple process that takes as little as 20 minutes and is as infrequent as once a week. The printer is backed by a comprehensive 1 Year On-Site Warranty with optional cover that can be extended up to 5 Years.2


1 Single-pass production refers to platen movement. The printer supports a range of print modes, each with different resolution and carriage pass settings. Performance figures are based on output under nominated conditions (see the specifications page for further detail).

2 Consumption will vary depending on a range of factors including image size, print mode, print volume, and environmental issues. Daily cleaning is recommended for environments with relatively high temperatures, humidity, and/or print volumes. Printers are covered by a comprehensive Warranty with service that can be extended through the optional purchase of CoverPlus. Cover is subject to a range of conditions and limitations; refer to the specification page for detail.

3 It is important to discuss fabric, image quality, production and operational requirements with Epson and/or your dealer prior to purchase. While the printer supports a wide range of fabric types (including single, bi, and tri-mixes), not all material is suitable. Ink will not adhere to fibres with a very smooth finish, fabrics with fine weaves, water and/or dirt resistant coatings. Different fabrics may also require adjustment of the pre-treatment process and/or dilution rate with a consequential impact on production times and costs.

4 When applied to fabric and appropriately fixed Epson DS ink has passed the standards set by GOTS-ECOCERT (08-01219) and OEKO‐TEX® ECO PASSPORT (NEP-1603). For further details on these standards please visit www.ecocert.com and www.oeko-tex.com/ecopass.

5 The printer ships with a Medium Hanger Platen. Additional Epson platens are available to suit a range of garment sizes, types, and print applications. Custom platens are also available through 3rd party suppliers to suit a variety of specialist applications. Selected Epson platens can be used with optional Grip Pads for fast frameless loading and setting. Grip Pads are user replaceable to allow for issues involved with wear, grime and ink bleed.