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Epson announces first 8.5-inch desktop dye-sub printer


November 25, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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Epson has announced the first 8.5-inch wide desktop dye-sublimation printer, the SureColor F170, which allows individuals and small businesses to easily enter the personalized promotional goods market. The printer can be used to create personalized awards, mugs, face masks, mousepads, mobile phone covers, t-shirts, hats and more.

“Americans are starting new businesses and shifting their product offerings at the fastest rate in more than a decade,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “As creative entrepreneurs and small businesses transition to meet new opportunities in a reshaped economy, there is an increased demand for entry-level dye-sublimation technology that allows customers to easily and confidently create and sell products.”

The purpose-built dye-sublimation printer delivers professional-quality prints using PrecisionCore technology. The printer comes with Epson dye-sublimation ink technology, a 150-sheet auto-feed tray and macOS and Windows print software, but requires no specialist knowledge to set up, operate or maintain.

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The SureColor F170 uses high-performance ink technology with Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certified inks, which have been determined safe for use by adults, children and babies when applied to fabric and appropriately fixed. The ink bottles have auto-stop technology that allows for easy refilling without a mess. The SureColor F170 works with Epson DS Transfer Multi Use Paper, instant dry paper that avoids smudges and roller marks.