Printing on polyester now possible with Epson DTG
SYDNEY, Australia - October 22, 2018
Those wishing to print on polyester garments with Epson direct-to-garment printers can now do so with the introduction of a new pre-treatment solution for the SureColor F2160 DTG printer and its predecessor, the F2000.
The new polyester pre-treatment solution integrates into the existing print workflow and can provide F2160 and F2000 owners with the opportunity to expand their businesses to target vertical markets and industries that use polyester garments such as team sports apparel, activewear, imitation silk and leather.
"To date, the direct-to-garment industry has been limited to printing on 100 percent cotton or cotton-polyester blends," said Timothy Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "This new polyester pre-treatment solution will open opportunities for direct-to-garment printing and customization for new industries, as well as open doors to on-site garment customisation at sporting events – everything from neighbourhood runs to national triathlons."
Epson polyester pre-treatment has been optimised for use with Epson UltraChrome DG inks to produce vivid prints with excellent wash-fastness on both light and dark coloured polyester garments. The pre-treatment solution is OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT certified for product safety to the end consumer, and is free of GHS health risks, making it safe for operators as well.
The new Epson polyester pre-treatment will be available starting in December from GJS.
GJS is Australia’s premier provider of solutions and services for the textile, promotional products, custom photo gift, sign and display industries. With over 41 years’ experience, GJS supplies everything needed to start and operate a successful printing business including equipment, consumables, training and support. Headquartered in Revesby, NSW, and with additional teams located in Victoria and Queensland, GJS serves customers throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. For more information visit: gjs.co. GJS and the GJS logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GJS. Other names are trademarks of their respective owners.