Japan-based Epson recently introduced its first dye-sublimation printers featuring fluorescent inks. The 64-inch-wide SureColor® F9470 and SureColor F9470H offer the option of printing with fluorescent pink and yellow inks, which can bring vivid colors to sportswear, workwear and fashion items, according to the company. The new models feature a dual PrecisionCore® TFP® printhead and UltraChrome® DS ink technology with high-density black ink. The printers are suitable for roll-to-roll textile, home décor, promotional product and soft signage applications.
“Epson continues to innovate in the dye-sublimation space, and we predict the digital textile market will continue to expand for years to come,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “The new SureColor F9470H introduces fluorescent ink support to further expand bold color applications, creating eye-catching output and providing greater versatility for customers.”