Fashion Designers Use Epson Print Technology – NY Fashion Week
Did you know that tech companies like Epson have some great products for the fashion world? To showcase the possibilities, they’ve partnered with 13 designers for a fashion show/expo during this year’s New York Fashion Week.
Called Digital Couture Project, the designers used Epson printers to create fashions that would normally be difficult to produce at reasonable costs. Imagine having to order prints of your designs in bolts/rolls (with a minimum order that can be quite a large quantity) and then having to wait for them to be shipped (by boat) to you. And until you receive the order, you won’t actually know if the quality of the prints are any good or if the actual material is what you ordered – or a substitute.
The ability to do this in-house is a tremendous way to save on time and expense. You don’t even have to share your designs with an overseas manufacturer who can immediately start copying any unique ideas they come across.
Epson showed two of their printers at the show:
Epson SureColor F2000
This is a direct-to-garment (DTG) digital printer (for t-shirt printing)
- Ink – cellulose based pigment type
- Cartridges – 6 ink CMYK and White
- DPI – 1440 x 720 for color, 1400 x 1400 for whites
- Garment area – 16″ x 20″
- Fabrics – cotton / synthetics with 50% cotton
Epson SureColor F9370
This is a dye-sub transfer printer for medium to large volume printing. You’ve got to see it to believe it – the ink tanks are the size of small cereal boxes.
- Ink – dye-sublimation
- Cartridges – 4 ink CMYK
- DPI – 1440 x 720
- Fabrics – rolls
- Print volume – 1,169 ft2/hr
The designers came from all over North and South America sharing their creations at the event. Check out their designs below, and see what these Epson printers can do.
More Info: http://www.epson.com