Epson debuts 8.5-inch desktop dye-sublimation printer

Epson SureColor F170 dye-sublimation printer

Epson America announced the SureColor- F170, its first 8.5-inch wide desktop dye-sublimation printer for home or small businesses and start-ups. The $399 printer delivers a way of creating personalized awards, mugs, mousepads, face masks, mobile phone covers, t-shirts, hats, and more.

“Americans are starting new businesses and shifting their product offerings at the fastest rate in more than a decade,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “As creative entrepreneurs and small businesses transition to meet new opportunities in a reshaped economy, there is an increased demand for entry-level dye-sublimation technology that allows customers to easily and confidently create and sell products. Whether you’re just getting started on Etsy or Shopify, or growing into new offerings, the SureColor F170 provides creative individuals and businesses everything needed to expand into the popular promotional goods market with a seamless solution built and fully supported by Epson.”

The purpose-built dye-sublimation printer delivers professional-quality prints using powerful PrecisionCore technology. The SureColor F170 arrives with genuine Epson dye-sublimation ink technology, a 150-sheet auto-feed tray and macOS and Windows print software.

The SureColor F170 uses high-performance ink technology with OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT certified inks which when applied to fabric and appropriately fixed, garments have been determined safe for use by adults, children and babies. The high-capacity 140 mL bottles have auto-stop technology that allows for easy refilling without a mess. The SureColor F170 works with Epson DS Transfer Multi Use Paper, which is matched with print settings and ink to produce high-quality output out of the box. The instant dry paper avoids print smudges and roller marks and produces excellent photo quality on both rigid materials and fabrics.