Epson has won two SGIA 2017 Product of the Year Awards, resulting in its third consecutive year receiving the prestigious awards in the roll-to-roll dye-sublimation output device category.
Epson was honored by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) annual competition in the following categories:
Epson SureColor® F6200: Roll-to-roll dye-sublimation on metal
Epson SureColor F9370: Roll-to-roll dye-sublimation on textile
"This year at SGIA, the amount of digital textile devices on the show floor is a sure indicator of the expansion and impact textile printing has had on the industry," said Tim Check, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc.
"We are elated to have received this prestigious award three years in a row for our SureColor F-Series line of dye-sublimation printers, especially as the output device selections are rapidly expanding from some of the best manufacturers in the world. This is the first year the SureColor F9370 has been in the competition, and we are looking forward to seeing the production printer make its mark on the industry."
More than 70 companies submitted 222 entries over the competition's 49 categories, making this year the largest field of competitors in the awards program's history. All entries will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, Oct. 10-12). In addition, the new Epson SureColor F9370 will be shown for the first time in the US in Epson's booth, #1301.
"The judges struggled to choose winners in the output device categories, because the print quality was so good and so close from entry to entry. That's great news for the printing industry," said Ray Weiss, SGIA's digital imaging specialist and award program coordinator. "Epson's award was well-earned!"
The Epson SureColor F-Series, including the 44-inch SureColor F6200 and 64-inch Epson SureColor F9370 and F7200, leverage Epson UltraChrome® DS with High Density Black ink to deliver exceptional color saturation and high contrast for brilliant image quality in the roll-to-roll fabric production, customized promotional production, soft signage, and cut-and-sew sports apparel, fashion, and home décor markets.
The recently announced SureColor F9370 delivers industrial-level performance with speeds up to 1,169 square feet/hour1 and features an integrated new fabric wiping system, and a highly accurate roll-to-roll media support system with advanced auto paper-tension control. Designed to support high-speed, economical, medium-to-large volume dye-sublimation transfer printing, the SureColor F9370 replaced the SureColor F9200.
Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies.