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Dye-Sublimation Printer integrates true roll-to-roll support.

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July 31, 2014 - Intended for fabric production and soft signage markets, 64 in. SureColor® F7170 leverages Epson PrecisionCore™ TFP® print head and Epson UltraChrome® DS ink system to deliver quality printing with optimized dot control for dye-sublimation applications. Highly accurate take up reel and substrate system delivers winding accuracy from 0–.19 in. on transfer paper rolls for digital textile applications, including decorative table tops and runners, POP banners, and light way exhibit displays.

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Epson Now Shipping SureColor F7170 Dye-Sublimation Printer

Press release date: July 29, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif., -- Epson America today announced the Epson(®) SureColor(®) F7170 64-inch production dye-sublimation printer is now shipping. The SureColor F7170 joins the complete line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the F6070 and F7070, and integrates true roll-to-roll support for unprecedented levels of performance, reliability and image quality for the fabric production and soft signage markets. The complete SureColor F-Series line is now available for purchase through authorized Epson Professional Imaging F-Series resellers.

"We have been using the SureColor F7170 to create samples for a wide range of apparel manufacturers and converters, as well as for printing handbags and makeup bags, and printing for costume houses and the entertainment industry," said Steven Moreno, co-owner, MY Prints. "Our customers want more and more colorful prints beyond the limited scope of colors and repeat sizes provided with screen printing. The SureColor F7170 allows us to produce full color, watercolor gradated images without having to compromise image quality by cutting colors."

The SureColor F7170 leverages the Epson PrecisionCore(TM )TFP(®) print head and Epson UltraChrome(®) DS ink system to deliver high-quality printing, superior dot control, precise and repeatable performance, and excellent longevity for a range of dye-sublimation applications.

In addition, a new, highly accurate take up reel and substrate system delivers winding accuracy between zero and .19-inches on transfer paper rolls for digital textile applications, including soft-signage products such as decorative table tops and runners, as well as POP banners and light way exhibit displays. Other roll-to roll fabric applications that customers can create include home furnishings, fabric patterns, trendy apparel manufacturing, and more. Built for increased productivity, the SureColor F7170 also features a high-capacity ink tank system with refillable tanks to allow continuous printing through a full roll of media, as well as a new post-platen heater for faster drying times.

"Whether its featured collections from top designers on the runway, trendy patterns and designs for home décor, or the latest high-performance sportswear, the SureColor F7170 combines the advanced technology of Epson's PrecisionCore TFP printhead with new features to deliver high-quality dye-sublimation printing," said Catalina Frank, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "We are excited to be shipping the F7170 into the hands of digital textile producers, allowing them to increase productivity, minimize downtime and maximize profitability, and look forward to the new applications and innovative designs enabled by the technology."

More about the SureColor F7170 Printer
The Epson SureColor F7170 offers a new highly accurate take up reel that allows for maximum uninterrupted production runs with minimal maintenance downtime. The printer also comes with a Wasatch SoftRIP TX that enables users to start printing sellable output immediately out of the box with specialty features for textile printing. The F7170 is fully compatible with Epson's line of dye-sublimation transfer papers, including DS Transfer Production paper, DS Transfer Adhesive Textile and DS Transfer Multipurpose. The SureColor F7170 is designed to work exclusively with Epson UltraChrome DS Ink and not with other brands of inks or cartridges(1).

Availability & Support
The SureColor F7170 is currently available for $19,995 MSRP and includes a standard Epson Preferred(SM) Limited Warranty, a one-year program that includes toll-free advanced telephone access Monday through Friday and usually next business-day on-site service. For more information, visit proimaging.epson.com

About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

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(1) Using Epson ink is important for reliable performance and high image quality. Epson offers voluntary recycling of spent ink cartridges.

Note: EPSON, Epson UltraChrome, MicroPiezo, TFP, and SureColor are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson Preferred is a servicemark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

CONTACT: Duane Brozek, Epson America, Inc., 562-290-5683, Duane_Brozek@ea.epson.com;

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