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r + d r+d Epson Launches SureColor F7170 Dye-Sub Printer Epson America has introduced its latest dye-sublimation printer designed for the roll-to-roll digital textile market: the SureColor F7170. The new 64-in. printer joins the Epson F-Series line - which also includes the F6070 and F7070 models - and integrates true roll-to-roll support. The F7170 offers a range of features, including: * A new highly accurate take-up reel and substrate system designed to deliver winding accuracy between 0 and 0.19 in. on transfer-paper rolls; it's standard on the F7170. * A new platen engineered for transfer-paper handling, with a post heater for optimal drying times. * A 1-in.-wide, high-performance micropiezo TFP printhead with 360 nozzles/channel capable of handling 10 separate ink channels. * Epson UltraChrome DS Inks (CMYK), engineered to produce an extreme color gamut as well as intense blacks, sharp contours, and smooth gradations, plus extremely fast drying times, Epson reports; 1.5-liter, high-capacity refillable tanks. * Wasatch SoftRIP TX, with specialty features for textile printing. * Full compatibility with Epson's line of dye-sublimation transfer papers, including the new DS Transfer Production paper for high-volume customers, as well as DS Transfer Adhesive Textile (for high-end cut-andsew fabric and apparel production) and DS Transfer Multipurpose (for transfer applications that use either soft or rigid surfaces). MSRP: $19,995; the Epson SureColor F7170 will begin shipping in summer 2014. EPSON AMERICA Avalanche Hexa DTG Printer from Kornit Kornit has introduced the Avalanche Hexa, a direct-to-garment printer with a 7-color inkset - CMYKRG + white - and an expanded color gamut. The machine features the company's water-based NeoPigment inks, which can print on multiple fabric types and offer high elasticity and non-cracking attributes; the inks also contain no animal byproducts and are vegan-friendly, Kornit reports. Print area: up to 23.5 x 35 in.; 600-dpi print resolution. KORNIT 28 THE BIG PICTURE March 2014

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The Big Picture - March 2014
Wide Angle
Up Front
Inside Output
Business + Management
White-Hot: Five Shops Explore White Ink
Great Ideas: ISA Expo 2014
Front- and Back-End Tools
Job Log

The Big Picture - March 2014