GJS installs Epson press for Lonely Kids Club

GJS has completed the first Australian install of the new Epson SC-F3000 garment printer at Sydney based ‘slow fashion’ label Lonely Kids Club.

Lonely Kids Club aims to use the printer’s speed to increase production and its lower ink costs to continue to adhere to its ethos of delivering high-quality, affordable garments to its customers.

Founded in 2010 by Warwick Levy, and with an Epson SureColor F2160 garment printer previously as its cornerstone, Lonely Kids Club is an independent label that is plays within the personalised clothing space.

“Lonely Kids Club firmly believes in the principles of slow fashion. We create all of our ethically sourced products here in Sydney and when the business needed to step up production, we needed a new garment printer that adhered to our values and principles of sustainability, affordability and quality,” Levy said.

“When we saw the speed and capabilities of the new Epson SC-F3000, the decision really was a no-brainer. Coupled with the addition of the new bulk ink system which not only reduces the cost per print, but minimises waste with very little environmental impact, we knew that the SC-F3000 was the way forward for us.”

The SC-F3000 is Epson’s first industrial direct-to-garment printer and has been designed specifically for high-production print shop environments. It is also Epson’s first direct-to-garment printer to utilise automatic print-height adjustment, allowing the operator to easily adjust between different garment thicknesses.

It also features a new bulk ink system that delivers remarkably low ink cost and minimised waste compared to cartridge systems.

Capable of printing on a variety of fabrics such as cotton, linen and rayon, the Epson SC-F3000 is designed to meet the increasing market demand for high-production customised clothing and print-on-demand products.

“Lonely Kids Club is a model example of digital garment decoration success,” GJS managing director Greg Stone said.

“From humble beginnings with one garment printer, building a brand around core values and principles, to reaping the full benefits of its online presence and dynamic social media community to grow from strength to strength.

“GJS is incredibly proud to be a trusted partner of Lonely Kids Club and we are excited to step into this next stage of growth and success with them with their new Epson SC-F3000 garment printer.”

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