The two 44- and 64-inch printers, which are due to make their second UK outing at Fespa after being unveiled at last week’s at Sign & Digital UK, can produce up to 57sqm per hour.

They both use Epson’s first dye-sub ink Ultrachrome DS, and are designed for soft signage, sportswear, apparel, accessories, promotional products and decorated gadgets applications.

Nick White, business manager, professional graphics at Epson UK, explained that working with suppliers with established expertise in this field would be key to the success of Epson’s first foray into this new market.

“We wanted to work with resellers that were very experienced in the dye sublimation textile marketplace,” he said.

“They both have a very good reputation and they can offer good pre sales consultancy and after sales service and can provide ancillary equipment for textile printing.”