Tuesday
Apr232019

HP STITCH Dye Sublimation Printers - Just Announced!

HP Announces STITCH Dye Sublimation Printers - ISA Las Vegas 2019

All HP STITCH Dye Sublimation Printers will be available at IT Supplies within the coming months for more information on each printer click the product page below:

HP STITCH S300  |   HP STITCH S500   |    HP STITCH S1000

HP OFFICIAL PRESS RELASE BELOW

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Highlights: 


Delivers the world’s fastest color-matching - in the printer, in the RIP (Raster Image Processor) and in the cloud1

Features Thermal Inkjet printhead technology to help reduce time and waste, and achieve repeatable, color consistency across customer fleets

Offers continuous high-quality prints with transfer paper and direct-to fabric features2

Prevents downtime with HP Proactive Services offering preventive support

Las Vegas, NV, April 23, 2019 – Today HP announced the new HP Stitch S series, a portfolio of digital textile printers that deliver fast, precise color-matching, alongside efficient, simplified processes. It is HP’s latest innovation designed to accelerate commercial digital print adoption.

“Décor and fashion application trends, on demand production and personalization are boosting digital print growth,” says Santi Morera, Head of Graphics Solutions Business at HP. “The digitally printed textiles market is experiencing double-digit annual growth, forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2023, according to Smithers Pira. We look forward to more digital print transformations being realized with the arrival of the new HP Stitch S series.”

The portfolio of printers couple HP Thermal Inkjet technology with industry-standard dyes for superior color durability. The first-ever built-in spectrophotometer enables Stitch’s fast and exact color-matching. The introduction includes three new printers from 64-inch to 126-inch wide: the HP Stitch S300 64-in Printer, the HP Stitch S500 64-in Printer, and the HP Stitch S1000 126-in Printer.

The HP Stitch S300 Printer holds the first user-replaceable printhead, resulting in reduced down-times and service costs. The HP Stitch S300 Printer was designed specifically for new-to-dye sublimation professionals, prototyping departments, and growing print providers.

“Our experience with HP Stitch S300 has been much easier and faster than other dye sub printers we’ve previously used. Most printers require manual action in terms of head maintenance and alignment,” says Teunis Roos, Color Concepts. “The HP Stitch S300 is more proactive and automated when it comes to performance. We’ve experienced a 50 percent reduction in time with the HP Stitch solution.”

HP Stitch S500 Printer enables predictable dye sublimation color and less media waste for production environments. With symmetrical 2xCMYK printhead configuration and Optical Media Advance Sensor, this 64-inch printer allows for saturated and reliable one pass mode for true top speed. The HP Stitch S500 Printer was designed specifically for high production sites.

Key HP Stitch S500 Printer features include:

Streamlined production

Big ink supplies, larger rolls, and HP’s Tension-Sensing Winder allow unattended operations—even overnight, complete with HP Services and cloud fleet management tools.

Color you can rely on with HP SmartColor tools Confidently distribute jobs across your fleet with color consistency from printer to printer.

Cost savings Help avoid reprints and media waste with 1200 native dpi printheads and HP Smart Nozzle Compensation system, saving up to 50 percent floor space with frontal media loading and a spindle-less system.3

New HP Dye Sublimation Paper HP has also launched a set of new dye sublimation papers for the new HP Stitch S Printer series. These papers are designed and tested as a system with HP dye sublimation inks and the HP Stitch S Printer series to achieve excellent image quality and color consistency.

The HP Stitch S300 and S500 Printer series, as well as dye sublimation paper, are available now and will be showcased at ISA 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 24-26. Visit us at Booth 1935 and 1919 for a hands-on first look at the portfolio.

The 126-inch HP Stitch S1000 Printer can be seen at ISA 2019 under exclusive invitation and will make its debut at FESPA 2019 in May. Pricingand availability Information on country availability, pricing, and retail destinations vary region by region.4

About HP HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

Tuesday
Apr022019

Measure Textile Colors with Precision and Ease: Barbieri Spectro LFP qb Textile Edition

Barbieri has some great news for you textile printers: the textile edition of the Spectro LFP qb is coming! Color management and measurement for textiles has provided some unique challenges but this Spectro LFP qb is here to solve those problems. Read the press release below from WhatTheyThink to learn more:

Textile Edition Spectro LFP qb – Measuring Textiles Made Easy and Accurate
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Press release from the issuing company
At FESPA Global Printing in Munich, Barbieri will introduce a worldwide unique solution for color measurements in digital textile printing. This solution is based on the well-known Spectro LFP qb and got several very important improvements and additional accessories. Thanks to them, it is finally possible to measure fully automatically and with highest precision and repeatability any kind of textiles and fabrics.
In order to print color accurately every digital printer needs to be linearized and profiled and process control is needed to monitor color output. For this color measuring devices, spectrophotometers, are fundamental. But everyone involved in digital textile printing knows: The fabric to be measured must be fixed in some way on an even surface with right white backing. During measurements the textile shifts, and wrinkles arise. It’s impossible to place certain fabrics in order the chart is a perfect rectangle - it is always distorted in some areas. The optics gets clogged by textile fibers. All these difficulties make it almost impossible to measure fabrics in an automated way. And if, in some way, measurements have been received, they are not accurate and repeatable.
The Spectro LFP qb Textile Edition is the answer to all these obstacles: it grants easy and secure fixing of the textile, measures fully automatically with highest precision and repeatability also distorted charts and the optics remains clean for many measurements.
To ensure this, new textile holders have been created which fix the chart to me measured. Also, the optics have been equipped with an air blowing system which prevents the textile fibers to contaminate the optics.
The most important new feature is the automatic patch recognition: the Sensing Unit (camera) in combination with special software algorithms detects the center of each patch of the chart to me measured. Once the coordinates of every patch are known, the device starts the measurements and thanks to this, distorted charts will be measured fully automatically.
The combination of up to 8 mm large measuring aperture and the 45°/0° geometry as well as fully automatic measurements ensure highest accuracy and repeatability.
A daily task in digital textile printing is also reproducing spot colors. For this application the Spectral Unit (measurement head) can be detached from the automatic table for manual spot measurements. The fact that the same device is used for spot measurements and for automatic printer setup grants consistency over the whole workflow.
And finally, fluorescent inks in textile printing are rampant, and Spectro LFP qb Textile Edition can measure them!
Come to see the new Spectro LFP qb Textile Edition at FESPA Global Printing in Munich on Hall B4 Stand J80a and ITMA in Barcelona.
Monday
Mar252019

Red Dot Product Design 2019 Best of the Best: Epson Large Format Printers

There are many reasons IT Supplies is a proud Epson reseller and their commitment to great product design is one of them. We are thrilled to see that Epson won The Red Dot Best of the Best Award for their large format printers and we can attest to their deservingness. Read the press release below from WhatTheyThink

Epson Printers Win Their First “Red Dot: Best of the Best” Award

Monday, March 25, 2019

Press release from the issuing company

Tokyo, Japan – Seiko Epson Corporation has won its first “Red Dot: Best of the Best” award for its large format printers in the Product Design category (Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019). In addition, five inkjet printers, one scanner and one projector model received Red Dot Awards. This year marks the third successive year that Epson products have been recognized in the Red Dot Award.
Created in 1955 in Germany, the Red Dot Design Award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen design center and is recognized around the world as one of the most prestigious awards in the design field. A jury of experts evaluates products announced during the past two years and selects the best designs based on nine criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecological compatibility, and durability.
Manabu Kawahara, general manager of the P Design Department in Epson’s Printing Solutions Operations Division, says, “I am thrilled. This award is the culmination of a true team effort to achieve product value that exceeds customer expectations. Moving forward, we will continue to provide our customers with designs that delight.”
Details of the Epson products recognized with the Best of the Best award
SC-T5450/ SC-T3450/ SC-T3450N/ SC-T3400/ SC-T3400N/ SC-T5400 inkjet printers
These are high-speed, high-resolution large format printers (LFP) for printing drawings in official bureaus and architect studios or PoP printing in retail shops. We redesigned the LFP, conventionally used for special applications, with a UI identical to business printers and a simple and clean look that fits any office. It provides intuitive operation and maintains a clean office atmosphere.
The large touch panel, warning LEDs, and buzzer let you see the status at a glance and give guidance for easy use. We also strived to cut assembly time, streamlining work by developing new legs assembled in three steps.
Details of Epson products recognized with the Red Dot Award

ET-M1100/ ET-M1120/ ET-M1108/ ET-M1128 inkjet printers
These are A4-sized monochrome inkjet printer that achieve unprecedented compact size by directly embedding the high-capacity Ecotank in the carriage. The totally new Ecotank design puts a single slit on a simple and clean exterior. You can intuitively check the ink level or open and close the tank cover. A unique shape was used for the bottle tip and inlet to prevent filling mistakes. Just insert the bottle - the printer automatically refills ink then stops. Low cost, it also lets you print easily as you go about your daily work.
ET-M1140/ ET-M1180/ ET-M2140/ ET-M3140/ ET-M3170 inkjet printers
These are A4-sized monochrome inkjets with a high-capacity Ecotank that enables up to 6,000 sheets on a single ink refill. The new eco tank design puts a single slit through a simple and clean exterior. You can intuitively check the ink level or open and close the tank cover. A unique shape was used for the bottle tip and inlet to prevent filling mistakes. Just insert the bottle - the printer automatically refills ink then stops. While low cost, it lets you easily perform various printing tasks and reduces downtime and waste.
ET-2710/ ET-4700/ L1110/L3100/ L3110/L3150/ L5190 inkjet printers
These are A4-sized color inkjets with a high capacity Ecotank that lets you easily perform various printing tasks at low cost. We focused on operability to eliminate hassle and concerns about stains when refilling ink. Not only did we improve front access and the visibility of the remaining ink, we also used a unique shape for the bottle tip and inlet of each color to prevent filling mistakes. The protruding shape expresses the performance of the high capacity eco tank, and the simple, round design around the tank gives an approachable and familiar feeling.
WF-M5799/WF-C5710/WF-C5790/WF-C5210/WF-C5290/WF-M5299/WF-M5298/WF-C579R/WF-C529R inkjet printers
These are A4-sized office inkjet printers that provide high ink capacity while saving space. Boasting a clean design that fits any office, the high capacity ink pack has been built into the unit to achieve a compact size that fits in narrow spaces. The change from conventional ink cartridges to high-capacity ink packs cuts the number of ink replacements and the environmental impact. We focused on operability and streamlining office work, giving the ink packs a simple connection shape for the handle and tray and including a sturdy ejection tray and a tilt panel with high retention and easy operation.
SC-T5150/ SC-T5150N/ SC-T3150/ SC-T3150N/ SC-T3100/ SC-T3100N/ SC-T5100/ SC-T5100N inkjet printers
These are full-color large format printers (LFP) among the smallest in the world for use in offices, architect studios, schools, and retail shops. LFPs are conventionally used for special applications, but with UI identical to business printers and a simple and clean look that fits any office, we designed printers that make it easy for customers to buy their first LFP. For schools in particular we prioritized safety, reducing the outlet port to ten mm so that children cannot fit their fingers inside. The large touch panel and buzzer let you see the status at a glance, and gives guidance for easy use.
ES-50/ ES-60W scanner
This is an A4-sized sheet-feed scanner. As more companies move away from paper, demand is increasing for mobile scanners that can easily digitalize various documents including photos or receipts both inside and outside the office.
With that in mind, we worked with engineers, improving portability to aim for the lightest weight and smallest size in the class to bring more customers a comfortable experience.
The final product helps prevent operating errors during transport, improves portability for easy use, boasts simple functionality, as well as boasting an attractive design.
EV-100/ EV-105 projectors
These projectors are to be used for lighting or video performances of products or exhibits in shopping centers or museums. To better show off the appeal of the product or exhibit, we focused on a simple design that melts into the surroundings. We removed all holes and wiring from the unit sides, which customers notice, for a clean design. The vents, which any projector requires, were hidden in the design as slits with identical patterns on the unit’s front and rear. The cylindrical design, made to resemble a spotlight, enables you to install it on the ceiling without negatively affecting the atmosphere.
Note that Epson products and services vary by region.
Please refer to your local Epson sales company for details of products and services available in your region:
To shop Epson printers, click here.

 

Wednesday
Mar062019

How to replace head cleaning set Epson SureColor F2000

 

Proper maintenance of your printer ensures an extended life; much like replacing the oil on your car. Learn how to replace the head cleaning set on your Epson SureColor F2000.

Click here for the SureColor F2000 Maintenance Guide which includes a maintenance schedule.


Tuesday
Jan222019

#1 Selling DTG Printer in the World - Epson SureColor F2100

Epson’s SureColor F2100 Printer - Best Selling DTG Printer on the market (under $50k.)

Many start-ups, t-shirt designers and business owners seeking their first DTG (Direct-to-Garment) printer often ask what the best option would be to meet their needs. If you’re in the market for a DTG solution under $50K the answer is simple. The Epson SureColor F2100 Printer is the best selling t-shirt printer on the market.

The SureColor F2100 was designed in conjunction with Epson engineers and real DTG end users. The resulting printer ensures a proven and tested DTG printer that needs less maintenance and maintains high print speeds.