Images_Digital_Edition_July_2019 JULY 2019 images 51 PF WIDE FORMAT DIGITAL PRINTING Epson: SureColor F6300 Itma saw the first showing of the new Epson SureColor F6300, which will be replacing the F6200 44” dye sub printer. The new model will have an optional take-up system for improved control and precision. Epson reports that installation will be quicker and easier with no special tools or knowledge needed, and users will have access to a wide range of EMX files, making it easier for them to access effective colour management. “Improved access to print heads and easier maintenance now makes this a user- controlled process without the need for an engineer,” adds Epson. “This reduces downtime and, combined with more robust parts, enhances productivity. The SureColor F6300 will appeal to garment decorators and textile printers who need the quality and consistent colour that all Epson printers are renown for.” In addition to printing on polyester textiles, the SureColor F6300 can be used on both rigid and 3D objects with a suitable coating. It will be available from September 2019. I-Sub: Homer HM1800R and HM3200R I-Sub, which is the UK exclusive distributor for Homer industrial digital textile printers, says that Homer offers “super-fast” printers for fast fashion/textile applications and super-wide printers for soft signage and POS/display. These hybrid printers are able to print directly to textile or via sublimation transfer paper up to 1.8m-3.2m wide. The Homer range includes the HM1800R, which has a print width of up to 1.9m and speeds of up to 250sqm/h, and the HM3200R, which has a print width of up to 3.2m and speeds of up to 180sqm/h. “Homer was established in 2012 and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hanglory Group in 2015,” explains I-Sub. “Homer is a high- tech enterprise with a focus on R&D, first-class technology and highest quality service support. Homer’s service and technical support covers more than 20 countries around the The Homer HM1800R printer is available from I-Sub world, enabling it to grow into a class-leading technology company with industry-leading R&D, including driver board design, mechanical design, software development and digital printing technologies.” According to I-Sub, Homer has achieved “the highest market growth rate in the digital textile printing industry” for two years straight. The company adds: “The long-term strategic co-operation with print head manufacturers such as Kyocera provides the best solution for customer needs.”