The Epson stand at FESPA Berlin has a range of technology on show including the Monna Lisa ML-8000, which is pitched at print companies looking to shift into digital fabric printing and those transiting from dye sublimation printing.
It has the capacity to print direct to fabric at speeds of up to 155 square metres an hour at 600×600 dpi on a double pass.
The Monna Lisa incorporates eight of the latest PrecisionCore printheads and is set at a price point which makes it ideal for companies looking to move into digital printing or those looking to transition from dye-sublimation. It can run with pigment inks, along with reactive and dispersable inks.
Also on show are two of Epson’s desktop dye sublimation printers plus the F2100 DTG printer which can be used for mugs, key fobs, phone covers, mouse mats, t-shirts and cushions.
The SureColor SCF100 is Epson’s first A4 sized dye sublimation printer and with a compact size is perfect for small spaces. The 24-inch model, SureColor SCF500 offers fast turnaround times, reliability and a low total cost of ownership.
In Direct to Garment offerings there is the SureColor SC-F3000 together with a Schulze heat tunnel and heat press. Epson says this is a complete packaging needed to produce t-shirts, polo shirts, tote bags and other fabric items.
In the signage space, the SureColor SC R5000L was on show. This printer offers flexibility across substrates including wallpaper, soft signage and fine art paper. the prints off this model are ideally suited for more sensitive indoor settings such as schools and hospitals.
The SureColor SC V7000 also made its first appearance at a trade show.
This flatbed can produce rigid applications and features Epson’s unique UltraChrome UV ink configuration including red, grey, white and varnish.
Marc Tinkler, head of product marketing for Commercial and Industrial Printing at Epson Europe said, “With companies all over Europe now emerging from lockdowns, there has never been a better time to diversify into new growth markets and maximise on the revenue potential that these areas can deliver. Our range of printers on display at FESPA together with the solutions offered by many of our key partners, demonstrate just how easy and cost-effective it is for printers to do just that.”
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