Epson has launched its new new flagship dye-sublimation textile printer, the SureColor SC-F9300.

Designed primarily for fast, high-volume printing for clothing, textiles and soft signage, as well as other printed merchandise, the SureColor SC-F9300, which replaces the existing SC-F9200, offers a maximum print speed of 108.6m2/h and high resolution printing up to 720 x 1440dpi. It represents, says Epson, “an evolution of trusted Epson print technology that provides enhanced quality with even greater productivity and reliability”.

The company further states that its new Precision Dot technology for dye sublimation, including a halftone module, look-up tables and micro-weave, will help to “make an instantly noticeable difference to print quality, and make it easy to get quality results straight out of the box,” while Epson’s wide gamut CMYK input profile and UltraChrome DS inks are said to ensure accurate reproduction of even complex designs.

The SC-F9300 comes with Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certification and has passed Japan’s AZO test for household products, meaning that clothing and textiles produced on the printer using UltraChrome DS inks are completely safe to wear for adults and children, including babies, Epson promises.

Other features of the new printer include: Improved reel accuracy even with thin paper (40g/m²), a new Epson Edge Print RIP software, an optimised platen shape to reduce cockling, new print head guard to protect against head strike, dust catcher and wiping system to reduce maintenance, large diameter friction roller (SMAP) for highly accurate media feeding, extensive support for third-party RIP software, and LED lighting and lift lever for easier setup and easy print verification.