Phil McMullin, Sales Manager for Epson UK says that with the SCF500 print-service-providers can get up and running quickly to offer new services to their customers.
Epson has recently added the SureColor SC-F500 24" printer to its dye-sublimation range. Its compact size enables the machine to fit easily into most workspaces, to create eye-catching, high quality textile, soft signage, interior and promotional print, whether for sports, fashion, home decor or promotional products.
The market for personalised garments and gifts is expanding with opportunities for promotional houses, photo labs, clothing producers and copy shops to provide further add-on services for customers such as printed phone covers, mugs, mouse mats, t-shirts or cushions.
“With a wealth of family celebrations, life-milestones, annual events and general advertising/promotional needs, this market has multiple opportunities to provide additional, profitable sales,”
The new Epson SureColor SC-F500 24", dye-sublimation printer, has been specifically developed to help this sector meet this increasing demand through flexible, high-quality printing. It requires no specialist knowledge to set up, operate or maintain and offers fast turnaround times, reliability and a low total cost of ownership (TCO) to small businesses. Also, by offering these services in-house, businesses can support last-minute orders without the need to send them off-site, thereby retaining total control of the process.
The compact size of Epson’s SureColor SC-F500 24-inch dye-sublimation printer enables it to fit easily into most workspaces
The SC-F500 offers a refillable ink solution, with 140ml bottles that can be used, even when printing
The SC-F500 has been built with ease of use, productivity and efficiency in mind. This is achieved through features that complement Epson’s established dye-sublimation technology, including a refillable ink solution, with 140ml bottles that can be used, even when printing; Wi-Fi connectivity, a first for Epson in its dye sublimation range; media auto-switch, enabling easy switching between cut sheets and roll media; Epson’s LFP accounting tool, that allows accurate calculation of print costs; a head guard for dust prevention; and a 4.3”. touch-screen for ease-of-use.
This market has multiple opportunities to provide additional, profitable sales
A vivid opportunity
The availability of two new fluorescent ink colours offers many more colour permutations, making the SC-F500 ideal for businesses wishing to expand their offering into eye-catching sportswear.
“Epson has been providing innovative dye-sub solutions for nearly a decade now,” Phil emphasises.“The entry-level SC-F500 is priced below £2K plus VAT and all you need for finishing is a suitable heat press.”
Speaking of the specific benefits for promotional goods suppliers, Phil continues:“Copy shops, promotional houses etc. can get up and running quickly to offer new services to their customers. The range of promotional products available to customise is truly impressive.
“We’re also confident that the suite of new and enhanced features we’ve introduced, including the refillable ink solution, will help keep businesses running for longer, with little user intervention needed. That is a benefit to ambitious small business owners looking to steal a competitive advantage, without the need for specialist staff.”
To find out more about the Epson SureColor SC-F500 dye-sublimation printer visit epson.co.uk