Los Alamitos, CA—As print shops continue to see demand for transfer printing, Epson debuted two 44-inch wide-format dye-sublimation printers. The Epson SureColor F6470 and SureColor F6470H are 4-color and 6-color printers, respectively, that generate fast output for producing high-quality transfer images.
Moreover, the new models will replace the popular SureColor F6370 and join Epson’s line of SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printers. In addition, the SureColor F6470H is already a recipient of the Printing United Pinnacle Product Award in the roll-to-roll dye-sublimation on metal category.
“These models are engineered to deliver the reliability and high image quality Epson is known for, with some of the fastest dye-sublimation printer speeds in the market,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc.
“With the expansion of three ink configurations, the SureColor F6470H provides the ability to hit specific corporate colors. This makes it a unique offering, and one that will open up opportunities for print shops in the high-end dye-sublimation photo market.”
Epson SureColor F6470 and F6470H Specs
Purpose built to create custom printed products, the SureColor F6470 generates 4-color output at speeds up to 820 ft./hr. to produce high-quality images for promotional and personalized goods, home décor, apparel and soft signage.
The SureColor F6470H prints 6-color output at speeds up to 400 ft./hr. It also allows for multiple ink configurations to meet various color needs; for instance, CMYK plus either light cyan/light magenta, fluorescent pink/fluorescent yellow, or orange/violet.
What’s more, its expanded color options make it a solution for producing photographic panels, flags and banners. Plus, it offers the ability to meet branding color requirements for corporate clients.
Further, the new models feature a 1.33-inch PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead with Nozzle Verification Technology (NVT) for consistent print quality. An integrated ink pack system utilizing 1.6-liter UltraChrome DS ink packs allows the printers to continuously deliver rich color saturation and contrast.
For ease of use, both models come with a 4.3-inch touchscreen control panel; an easily accessible maintenance area; a built-in cutter for roll-to-sheet convenience; and a media take-up reel system for unattended printing.
The printers also employ Epson Edge Print workflow software, featuring Adobe PDF Print Engine. Both are also optimized for Epson DS transfer paper with universal, rigid photo-optimized, adhesive textile and multipurpose paper types available.
In addition, the printers support the Epson Cloud Solution Port. It provides live production monitoring of printer fleet, including production rates and printer utilization.
The Epson SureColor F6470 ($8,195 MSRP) and SureColor F6470H ($8,695 MSRP) will ship in early 2023. The models exclusively use Epson ink packs and offer a one-year limited on-site warranty with extended service plans available.