Epson partner Colourbyte has delivered the UK’s first SureColor SC-F9300 dye sublimation textile printer to WPAPS, a personalised product fulfilment business that offers a print-on-demand service of bespoke and branded products. The new printer will be used to produce polyester-based products that include cushions, pillows and towels.
Tom Withers, CEO of WPAPS - which already has an Epson SureColor SC-F9200, seven SureColor SC-P6000s and more than 20 Stylus 7890s - said: “Every day we are producing 400 to 1,000 products off the new SureColor SC-F9300 which is running 16 hours a day. We like the chassis and drying system on the new dye sublimation model and, although it seems a mere detail, the light inside is really helpful in allowing us to check the print quality and the printhead.”
Withers added: “I love dye sub because it doesn’t print onto but into the fabric and you get really vibrant, high quality results that will last and are safety tested. We are just launching print on demand leggings and we will use this technology to produce work onto a lycra/polyester mix material.”