LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Nov. 4, 2020 – Epson today announced it has won two PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Awards – the SureColor® F6370 won in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Metal” category and the SureColor F10070 won in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Textile ($50K-$100K)” category. Previously called the SGIA Product of the Year awards, this marks the sixth consecutive year the Epson SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printer line has received the prestigious award. Epson’s full line of SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printers will be displayed during Epson’s Insight Days showcase at PRINTING United Digital Experience on Nov. 9 and 12, 2020.
“We are committed to delivering the most advanced dye-sublimation printers to meet the needs of this growing industry,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “We are thrilled to be honored once again with this distinguished industry award. The SureColor F6370 and F10070 represent the best of the industry – offering innovative features and the most advanced imaging technology designed to deliver customers high performance and reliability.”
Open to all PRINTING United Alliance supplier members, the Product of the Year competition evaluates products that are, or will be, available for sale in 2020. A highly qualified panel of judges from across the printing industry evaluated the annual contest’s 200+ entries in more than 85 categories spanning analog, digital, output and non-output technologies. Output devices are judged based on reports generated by measuring color charts and then comparing to industry specifications.
“This is the only competition I know of that reports on the percentage of Adobe RGB a printer can hit,” said Ray Weiss, director of Digital Print Programs, PRINTING United Alliance. “The competition was so fierce this year, that in some cases, categories were decided by tenths of a point. Representing the best of the best among commercial hardware, I congratulate Epson on its two wins.”
About the Epson Winning Products
Winning for the second year in a row, the SureColor F6370 44-inch dye-sublimation printer offers print speeds up to 680 square feet per hour1 to produce high-quality images quickly and efficiently for promotional products, cut-and-sew fabrics and more. Designed with ease of use in mind, the intuitive SureColor F6370 comes equipped with Epson Edge® workflow software, featuring an Adobe PostScript® 3™ engine. The SureColor F6370 also includes an easily accessible maintenance bay, a built-in cutter for roll-to-sheet convenience and an included take-up reel system for unattended printing.
The SureColor F10070 is Epson’s first 76-inch industrial-level dye-sublimation solution. Designed to offer reliability, versatility and round-the-clock productivity at a low total cost of ownership, the SureColor F10070 was engineered to meet the evolving needs of today’s textile industry and support the expansion of textile sourcing and production in the U.S. Featuring four 4.7-inch PrecisionCore® printheads and a new hot-swappable ink system, the printer delivers continuous roll-to-roll performance at production speeds up to 2,700 sqft/hr.2 An ideal solution for print shops looking to fulfill large orders, it consistently produces high-quality, bright textiles for fashion, sports apparel, home décor, soft signage, and more.
For additional information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the new entity borne of the merger between Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA). In a milestone in the printing industry, SGIA and PIA officially combined in 2020 to create the largest, most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.
Members now have unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media.
PRINTING United Alliance produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place. In 2020, PRINTING United introduced the PRINTING United Digital Experience. For more information, visit PRINTINGUnited.com.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
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1 Print times are based upon print engine speeds only. Total throughput depends upon front-end driver/RIP, file size, printing resolution, ink coverage, network speed, etc.
2 Print speeds are based on the print engine speed only. Total throughput time for any print depends on various factors including workstation configuration, file size, print resolution, ink coverage and networking. Actual print speeds will vary.
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