Epson Opens Technology Center, Launches DTG Solution

Epson America Inc., Carson Calif., recently opened the Epson Technology Center at its headquarters. The center showcases Epson’s printing solutions and applications — including the full Epson wide-format printing portfolio of dye-sublimation, signage, photography and direct-to-garment (DTG) printing solutions —  and offers a hands-on experience for customers and dealers.

“We know that purchasing new imaging hardware is a major investment, and this Technology Center will allow customers to experience our latest technologies using their own files, helping them to make a more informed purchase, said Andreas Goehring, director, Professional Imaging.

In other news, Epson has launched a Direct-to-Garment (DTG) pretreatment solution for polyester garments that may be used with its SureColor® F2000 and F2100 printers. The solution is OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT certified, and has been optimized for use with Epson UltraChrome® DG inks.

“To date, the direct-to-garment industry has been limited to printing on 100-percent cotton or cotton-polyester blends,” said Timothy Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America Inc. “This new polyester pretreatment solution will open opportunities for direct-to-garment printing and customization for new industries, as well as open doors to on-site garment customization at sporting events — everything from neighborhood runs to national triathlons.”

November/December 2018