Epson SureColor F2160 - DTG

SureColor F2160 - DTG

Large Format Printers

Faster Production. Less Waste.



When the SureColor Fabric series was first launched it represented a revolution in textile printing. The equipment was designed from the ground up to provide a complete single-vendor solution with superior imaging and simpler operation. The F2160 is Epson's latest generation Direct To Garment (DTG) printer. It is designed to output directly onto cotton based material including shirts, caps, bags, and promotional items. Prints can be made on pre-cut fabric pieces or directly to finished garments with a heat press subsequently used to 'fix' the dye. The printer features enhanced imaging for superior quality and faster operation for improved productivity. It can be configured for high speed colour output on light fabrics or white + colour output on dark fabrics. Reliability has been enhanced and white ink management has been improved for a lower running cost. It is backed with a comprehensive warranty complete with on-site service cover that can be extended up to three years.

The SC-F2160 uses advanced Epson UltraChrome® DG ink and our latest PrecisionCore™ print head technology. The print head supports resolutions of up to 1440 x 1440 dpi for exceptional precision and consistency. Enhanced imaging and positional adjustment has enabled improved print quality. Ink consumption has been reduced and density is adjustable to enable variable levels of quality and finish


FEATURES AT A GLANCE
  • Enhanced Productivity – faster frameless loading and an improved print speed. Designed to produce a T-shirt in 15 seconds when configured for high speed colour and 52s when configured for white plus colour1.
  • Enhanced Print Quality – finer height adjustment for improved ink application and upgraded VSDT (Variable Size Dot Technology) for superior imaging with reduced grain, an enhanced colour gamut and smoother gradation.
  • Enhanced Functionality – supplied complete with imaging software. New features enable more flexible editing and arrangement, addition of customised text, and presentation/ finish adjustment.
  • Enhanced Reliability – upgraded head design and improved ink management system. Backed with a comprehensive 'Heads-N-All' on-site warranty with cover extendable up to THREE YEARS.2
  • Reduced Operational Cost – reduced ink consumption and new Self-Washing Capping System with dedicated cleaning cartridge for simpler operation and reduced maintenance.
  • Outstanding Flexibility – supports fabric up to 25mm thick with platen options to support a wide range of applications. Ships in a choice of two configurations; High Speed 4C for work with light coloured fabrics or 5C with additional White ink to suit light and dark coloured fabrics.3
  • Easy to Install & Operate – simple set-up with a small footprint and all-front-loaded consumables. Features auto height sensing / checking and a large colour LCD control panel with in-built help and improved thumbnail viewer.

Quality Results

The SureColor F2160 has been designed to suit in-store customisation and commercial production. It has a solid chassis and a precision mechanism that enables accurate, predictable, and consistent output. It uses Epson's latest PrecisionCore™ Thin Film Print head with micro-fine nozzles that support resolutions up to 1440x1440 dpi. It features enhanced Variable Sized Dot Technology (VSDT) with a reduced minimum drop size that enables superior print quality with improved granularity, finer gradation and an extended colour gamut.

Epson UltraChrome DG Ink was developed to support fabric with a 50% or greater cotton content. It adheres well and fixes easily for images with a low tack finish that have good UV/wash durability. Both the ink and Pre-Treatment liquid when applied to cotton fabrics conform to the latest Oeko-Tex Eco Passport® standard with garments safe for use by adults, children and babies.4

Easy to Install and 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 SureColor F2160 can be ordered in two configurations; 4C Colour Only, or 5C Colour with White. The 4C configuration is extremely simple to use and fast to operate. It is designed for output on light coloured fabric and suits high speed commercial production as well as ad-hoc in store customisation. The 5C configuration offers increased production flexibility with additional white ink that can be applied as a separate colour, or as a base for CYMK prints on darker fabric.3

The Epson F2160 features a removable platen with new user-replaceable grip pads that facilitates faster and easier frameless loading5. Height adjustment has been enhanced with finer adjustment for superior print quality. An integrated optical (LED) height sensor helps protect the mechanism against incorrect loading while the head has been upgraded with an integrated fluff collector for improved reliability and reduced spoilage. The head is self-cleaning and operates with a new self-washing capping system for reduced maintenance and wastage. The printer features a large front panel colour LCD complete with integrated help and a QR-Code that links to videos that provide further assistance. The printer ships with upgraded Epson Garment Creator software that includes features to enable the combination of multiple images, the insertion of customised text, and adjustment of the image finish (faded, standard, and vivid).

Flexible and Economic to Run

The SC-F2160 in 4C configuration will print a full sized T-shirt in 9-15s while the 5C configuration will complete a multi-pass print in 52-87s. It ships complete with a standard sized platen to enable a single operator to produce standard adult t-shirt sizes as well as common merchandise items. Additional platens can be ordered separately to suit work environments with multiple operators and separate preparation, pre-treatment and/or fixing stations. Optional platens are also available to suit oversized garments, garments with zippers & buttons, child sizes, sleeve and pocket panels.

The F2160 was designed to ensure enhanced reliability with a reduced running cost. It consumes the minimum amount of ink to complete each print job while achieving optimum detail, colour, and brightness. The printer incorporates an upgraded re-circulation system that manages the sedimentation inherent with white ink (5C configuration) while ensuring minimum workflow disruption. The printer is shipped with a comprehensive 1 Year Warranty backed with free on-site repair and cover that can be extended up to 3 Years.2


1 Figures are based on print speed only and refer to an image sized 254x203mm printed in landscape orientation in a production or fast production print mode. Actual print times will vary depending on a range of variables including image size & type, print mode, software selection, PC specification and networking configuration. Additional time will be required for garment loading, flattening, unloading & fixing. Additional time may also be required for garment pre-treatment.

2 In the situation where a hardware repair is required Epson will perform this free on-site within greater metro locations (regional locations may attract travelling charges). Cover can be extended up to a maximum of 3 years through the purchase of optional CoverPlus. Cover is subject to a range of conditions; please refer to the specification page of this web site for further information.

3 Configuration can be changed however customers are recommended to speak with their dealer prior to purchase regarding the operational, cleaning and maintenance issues involved with each configuration as well as the consumables, process and costs involved with making a change.

4 ECO 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.

5 The printer supports standard frame based loading. Platen Grip pads can optionally be applied to the Large, Standard and Small platens to enable faster frameless loading and setting. The Grip Pads are user replaceable to allow for issues involved with wear, grime and ink bleed.