Turn­ing mas­ter­pieces into wear­able art — and much more

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You know the times you cap­ture an image, and you’re so in love with it you wish it could be printed onto a shirt to wear wher­ever you go? Well, Ep­son has taken a gi­ant leap be­yond that, and can now pro­duce a range of beau­ti­ful fab­rics, cloth­ing, and mer­chan­dise fea­tur­ing your photographs.

The Ep­son team teamed up with Aus­tralian pho­tog­ra­pher Vicky Pa­pas Vergara at the re­cent 2016 NZIPP In­fo­cus Con­fer­ence in Welling­ton, where Vergara hosted a live shoot show­cas­ing how to cre­ate a wear­able art cre­ation from scratch. The idea be­hind the live shoot was to teach the no­tion of freestyling with­out the pres­sure to cre­ate, and how to cre­ate wear­able art on a bud­get — all while teach­ing at­ten­dees how to pose a model in clas­sic, time­less poses.

Ryan Warby, Ep­son Aus­tralia’s na­tional busi­ness devel­op­ment man­ager, worked with Vergara to print one of her strik­ing images onto fab­ric, which Vergara then trans­formed into the beau­ti­ful gown seen in the re­sul­tant image above.

Ep­son’s new Fab­ric-se­ries (F-se­ries) Dye-Subli­ma­tion print­ers — in­clud­ing the SureColor SC-F9200, SC-F7200, and SC-F6200 mod­els — are re­spon­si­ble for this game-chang­ing fa­cil­ity. The print­ers are able to pro­duce durable, high-qual­ity tex­tiles in a re­li­able and cost-ef­fec­tive man­ner. So, whether you wish to fol­low Vergara’s lead and pro­duce artis­tic and unique cloth­ing, or are in­ter­ested in cre­at­ing pieces that could be used for in­te­rior decor — on fab­ric or a range of hard sur­faces — the F-se­ries are able to cater for your needs.

The sky re­ally is the limit with these new print­ers. You can pro­duce cus­tom fab­rics, cab­i­netry, sig­nage, decor, mer­chan­dise, and even sport­ing goods, com­plete with ac­cu­rate and eye-catch­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tions of your unique art. The print­ers sup­port flex­i­ble pro­duc­tion with low run­ning costs to en­sure that you can re­al­ize sell­able prod­ucts with max­i­mum profit mar­gins.

The 44-inch SC-F6200 re­places the SC-F6000, with sup­port for a new high­den­sity black (HDK) ink, a new high-qual­ity print mode, as well as an im­proved waste man­age­ment sys­tem. If the sce­nario of be­ing able to pro­duce your own cus­tom cloth­ing and mer­chan­dise sounds up your al­ley, this model would be the right choice for you.

If you’re in­ter­ested in cre­at­ing cus­tom fab­ric — as Vergara has done — the new 64-inch SC-F200, which re­places the SC-F100, would be the model to se­lect. Fea­tur­ing sup­port for the new HDK ink and high-qual­ity print mode, it also in­cludes an ad­justable out­put heater and pre­ci­sion auto take-up, and it has been specif­i­cally de­signed for roll-based pro­duc­tion — per­fect for fab­ric and soft-sig­nage work.

And for high-vol­ume high-speed work where you’re want­ing the ab­so­lute best qual­ity, your best op­tion is to lean to­ward the new 64inch SC-F9200. This of­fers nearly twice the per­for­mance of the SC-F200, and fea­tures dual print­heads, dual high-ca­pac­ity con­tin­u­ous ink sup­ply sys­tems, and a max­i­mum print speed just over 100-square-me­tres per hour.

All mod­els are de­signed to en­sure re­li­able op­er­a­tion with low run­ning costs. They in­cor­po­rate high-ca­pac­ity ink sys­tems and low power con­sump­tion. When used with Ep­son’s ad­vanced inks they are fully cov­ered with a com­pre­hen­sive war­ranty pack­age with flex­i­ble cover that in­cludes every­thing, in­clud­ing the print­heads. They can even be or­dered com­plete with soft­ware de­signed to en­able you to re­al­ize your art­work in its full colour, ex­pres­sion, and de­tail.

If you’re in­ter­ested in step­ping up your game when it comes to print­ing your work — and the me­dia you print your cre­ations onto — then head to ep­son.co.nz/tex­tile for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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