Epson announced a new Direct-to-Garment (DTG) pretreatment solution for polyester garments available for Epson’s DTG solutions – the SureColor® F2000 and F2100. The easy-to-use solution keeps with the traditional DTG workflow, while helping to expand business opportunities to include industries that primarily feature 100 per cent polyester garments, such as team sports apparel, activewear, imitation silk and leather, and accessories.

“To date, the direct-to-garment industry has been limited to printing on 100 per cent cotton or cotton-polyester blends,” said Timothy Check, Senior Product Manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “This new polyester pretreatment solution will open opportunities for direct-to-garment printing and customization for new industries, as well as open doors to on-site garment customization at sporting events – everything from neighborhood runs to national triathlons.”

Epson polyester pretreatment has been optimized for use with Epson UltraChrome® DG inks to produce vivid prints with excellent wash-fastness on both light and dark colored polyester garments. The pretreatment solution is Oeko-Tex Eco Passport certified for product safety to the end consumer, and is free of GHS health risks, making it safe for operators as well.