Epson SureColour-F3000 5C Floor DTG Printer

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When Epson launched the SureColour  Fabric series it represented a major evolution in textile printing. For the first time, equipment was designed as a complete and integrated solution. Consistent and superior image quality could be achieved with simpler operation and less maintenance. The SC-F3000 has scaled this concept up to suit to needs of high-volume producers. It combines all of the features which have made Epson a leader in direct-to-garment (DTG), with faster loading, quicker printing, higher durability, and an ultra-low running cost. Aimed primarily at manufacturers who want to value-add T-shirts, Polo tops, jeans and sweats, it can also be used for décor and fashion applications. Prints can be made on pre-cut fabric or directly onto finished garments with a heat press used to 'fix' the image. The printer features a bulk supply system that uses compact and cost-effective bag-based ink. Hardware is covered by a comprehensive service package that is extendable up to FIVE years.3

The SureColour  F3000 combines advanced Epson UltraChrome® DG ink with our latest PrecisionCore™ head technology, and an upgraded print engine. Staggered 2.6" print heads enable high speed single-pass five-colour production. Heads feature Variable Sized Dot Technology (VSDT), ink-less nozzle status monitoring, and automatic cleaning. The print engine incorporates upgraded motors and a new heavy-duty Linear Motion Guide carriage. Automatic platen height adjustment facilitates fast and flexible garment loading with consistent image quality, and minimal waste.


  • High Productivity – dual 2.6" PrecisionCore ?TFP print heads for true single-pass production. High speed networking enables rapid file transfer with 4GB RAM for job queuing. New Hanger Platens and auto height adjustment enable for faster loading with optional grip pads for frameless placement. A light coloured shirt can be produced in as little as 14s, a dark shirt in 26s
  • High Print Quality – Epson Precision Dot technology and advanced VSDT ensures solid and consistent colour with enhanced brightness (dMax) and gamut along with superior gradation and detail. Ink-less nozzle status monitoring and advanced auto cleaning ensure consistent output with minimum wastage.
  • High Flexibility – supports a wide range of fabrics in light and dark colours containing a mix of natural and man-made fibres. Different platen options are available to support a variety of production applications and garment sizes with easy height setting with auto fine adjustment.4=
  • High Functionality – supplied with Epson Garment Creator that enables production of complex high-quality images containing a mix of text and graphics, Epson Accounting software for cost control and new Epson Total Solution PORT for enhanced management and operational support. Also supports 3rd party software
  • Low Running Cost – features a large fabric based head wiper and a bulk ink supply system that uses cost-effective bag based ink. Consumables last longer, require less frequent replacement and result in less waste. The printer requires minimal maintenance, has advanced self-monitoring and integrated help with QR-code video assistance.
  • Easy to Operate – supplied on a stand with an ergonomic height, runs off a standard 240V power supply, and incorporates a touch-sensitive control panel with adjustable display settings. Large controls are placed for easy access and enable multiple machines to be managed by a single operator.
  • Maximum Reliability & Durability – latest print engine with heavy-duty motors, all-new Linear Motion Guide carriage system, extra-large fluff catchers, and self-washing capping system. Comprehensive and flexible service with cover extendable up to 5yrs.

Quality and Reliability

The SureColour F3000 features a high durability print engine with upgraded brush-less motors and a new Linear Motion Guide carriage system. Print Heads feature ink-less nozzle status monitoring and incorporate fluff catchers that are up to 16 times larger than traditional. An upgraded head wiper system works in conjunction with advanced air filtration and a new Maintenance Liquid to ensure all key parts of the print system are kept clean and optimal. When a file is sent to print it is processed using Epson Precision Dot technology with an advanced Look-Up-Table (LUT) that selects the precise amount of each colour. The printer applies ink quickly and evenly using the latest Variable Sized Dot Technology for outstanding image quality with accurate colour and minimum consumption.

Epson UltraChrome DG Ink is optimised for fabric with a moderate to loose weave and 50% or more cotton content. When used in conjunction with the appropriate Epson pre-treatment liquid, ink will adhere to garments containing a range of single and multiple fibre contents including polyester. It produces images with a low tack finish and good UV/wash durability. The ink and pre-treat have low toxicity. When applied to fabric and appropriately fixed, garments have been determined safe for use by adults, children, and babies.

Fast and Easy to Operate

Direct-to-garment printing replaces the complex, messy and time consuming process of traditional screen printing with a fast, flexible, and repeatable digital solution. Artwork can be created using a range of readily available drawing and photo editing programs before being printed directly to one, two, or a hundred pieces of clothing. The SC-F3000 features dual Epson 2.6" PrecisionCore™ Micro Thin Film Print Heads that apply white and colour ink separately. There is an inter-head gap that has been carefully optimised to enable true single-pass production at maximum speed.1 The printer comes mounted on a stand with a height that enables extended ergonomic operation. The printer is relatively compact and runs off a standard 240V power supply.

The Epson SC-F3000 uses upgraded removable platens that have wire hangers for easier garment setting. They can be used with the supplied frames or optional user-replaceable grip pads for rapid frameless loading.6 Height is set manually using a simple dial system with up to 29.5mm of adjustment to accommodate a wide variety of fabric types. A new loading sensor works with the carriage system to provide automatic fine adjustment for a more efficient workflow with improved print quality and reduced wastage. The printer incorporates a large LCD display and easily accessible controls that enable a single operator to manage multiple machines. The display has an advanced touch-sensitive interface that supports operators wearing gloves and has integrated help. Additional on-line tutorial and support material can be accessed via a QR-Code.

The printer ships with upgraded Epson Garment Creator software that is simple to use while offering powerful functionality. Additional Epson Accounting Tool software enables consumption tracking for expense monitoring job costing. A new cloud based utility called Epson Total Solution PORT provides advanced monitoring and operational analysis while facilitating enhanced support and service.

Flexible and Economic to Run

The SC-F3000 uses a 5c ink set that supports output on a wide range of natural and man-made fabrics3. The printer features a bulk supply system that holds up to 3L of white and 6L of colour ink. The ink ships in cost effective 1.5L bags that are loaded via simple removable trays that have no moving parts to enable rapid loading with reliable operation. The supply system incorporates a new Maintenance Liquid that ensures print heads and ink capping systems are kept clean and lint free. The printer ships with a medium sized platen that suits adult-sized shirts and common merchandise items. Additional Epson platens can be ordered for work environments with a multiple operator work flow, to suit oversized garments, child sizes, garments with zippers/buttons, sleeve/pant, and pocket panels. 3rd party platens are independently available for specialty items such as caps, hats, and shoes.

The SC-F3000 provides enhanced durability and a reduced running cost to ensure a low Total Cost of ownership (TCO). The Target production volume is 3~6k items per month in which case the fabric wiper, flushing pads, and large re-usable waste tank typically only need to be replaced/emptied once or twice a month. The printer requires minimal maintenance that can be completed quickly and easily with the assistance of multiple user access panels and on-screen help.

Service is often a significant issue for production equipment, particularly when it comes to fabric. Breakdowns interrupt workflow while unexpected repair bills are a drain on cash flow. The F3000 can be ordered with a range of service packages that are not only flexible but provide comprehensive cover. For customers who have staff with a moderate level of technical ability there is even a facility to enable user self-replacement on selected components.

Max Print Area 406x508mm (using optional Large Platen)
Form Factor Floor Standing
Print Head Dual 2.6" PrecisionCore Micro TFP
Print Modes Uni & Bi-directional
Configuration Colour: 800 nozzles x 8 lines
White: 800 nozzles x 10 lines
Max Resolution 1200 x 1200dpi
Min Drop Size 12.1pl
Features Ink-less Auto Nozzle Status Monitoring
Dual 34.5cm Fluff Collectors
Self-washing Capping System
Auto Fabric based Head Wiper
Epson Precision Dot Technology
Variable Sized Droplet Technology
Ink Family Epson Ultrachrome® DG
Ink Technology Direct To Garment
Ink Formulation All-Pigment
Loading Bag based with tray loading
Capacity 7 x 1.5L
Configuration 5 Colour: CYMKWW + Ml
Features Tray loading with no mechanical components
Advanced Mist Extraction
Multi-stage filter
Automatic ink recirculation
Print Speed Fast: 14s (Colour Only), 26s (White + Colour)
Production: 21s (Colour Only), 40s (White + Colour)
Quality: 26s (Colour Only), 47s (White + Colour)
High Quality: 48s (Colour Only), 70s (White + Colour)
Figures are based on print speed only and refer to the image shown to the left printed in A4, in portrait orientation, in the nominated quality, and using Epson Garment Creator. The printer supports a range of print modes to suit different workflow, application, and quality requirements; customers are recommended to check with their dealer on which mode is appropriate to their individual need and the consequential speed that can be achieved. Print times will vary depending on a range of variables including the choice of colour set, image size/type/orientation, print mode, software selection, PC specification, network configuration, and environmental factors. Additional time will be required for garment pre-treatment, loading, flattening, unloading & fixing.
Compatible Material Best results achieved on material with a moderate to loose weave containing 50% or more cotton. Can however be used on a wide range of fabrics containing a mix of natural & man-made fibres. Contact Epson &/or an Epson Authorised Fabric dealer for further detail.
Max Thickness & Weight 29.5mm (28.5 when using grip pads), 1.5kg per item
Max Print Area Large Platen: 406 x 508mm
Medium Grooved Platen: 356 x 406mm
Small Platen: 254 x 305mm
Extra Small Platen: 178 x 203mm
Sleeve Platen: 102 x 102mm
Features 4.3” Colour Display with Touch Interface
Warning Buzzer
Optical Sensor with 5mm auto fine height adjustment
Manual macro height adjustment with dial selector
Interface Rear High Speed USB 2.0 & Ethernet 100Base-T/1000Base-T
Front panel USB for file storage & uploading (FAT32 format)
Memory 4 GB
Included Software (Windows) Epson Communications Driver, EpsonNet Setup, EpsonNet Config & EpsonNet Print, Manual Package
Web downloads (Windows) Epson Garment Creator & Photoshop Plugin, Epson Edge Dashboard, Epson Device Admin & Firmware Updater, LFP Accounting Tool
Web downloads (Mac) Epson Garment Creator, Epson Edge Dashboard, Epson Firmware Updater
Web Utility Epson Total Solution PORT (Activation requires enrolment in the Epson Total Solution program, connection of the printer to a network with Internet access and allowance for interactive data transfer.)
Additional Software Supported by a range of 3rd party applications
Operational Temp 10° ~ 35°C (15° ~ 25°C recommended)
Operational Humidity 20 ~ 80% (40 ~ 60% recommended) with no condensation
Power Supply 2 x 240 V, 50 Hz - 60 Hz AC, 3.2+1.4A
Recommended Install Space 3.00 x 2.60 x 1.65m (WxDxH)
Power Consumption 168W Operating, 111W Ready, 20W Sleep
Operating Noise 51db
Dimensions (WxDxH) & Weight 1712x1809x1336mm, 330Kg (Printer with Platen & ISS, no ink)
Operational Space (WxDxH) 3.0 x 2.6 x 1.7m recommended
Printer (mounted on stand), Ink Supply System (ISS), 1 x Re-usable Waste Ink Bottle, 1 x Medium Hanger Platen, 1 x Platen Grip Pad, 1 x Grip Pad Flattening Tool, 1 x Head Cleaning Kit, 1 x Maintenance Kit, Set 1.5L ink bags, 20L Cotton Pre-Treat, Power & USB cables, Utility software & User manual (CD)
A proportion of the ink supplied with the system will be required to charge the ink lines and perform initial print tests; Epson recommends purchase of an additional ink set to enable full production.
Packaging (WxDxH) Printer: 2260x1830x1594mm, 450Kg
Ink Set: 400x450x250mm, 35Kg
A Personal Computer will be required for installation and operation of this printing system. The PC should have a minimum 2Ghz processor, 2GB or more memory (8GB recommended) and 32GB or more storage (SSD recommended for max performance), 1024x768 or higher res monitor, running 64bit Win 8.1 or Mac OS X/10.12 or higher. Web access will be required for installation, registration and software activation. Operation of Epson Total Solution will require that the printer be connected to a network with Internet access and the router configured for two way data exchange.

A 3rd party Heat Press with adjustable temperature, pressure and timer will be required. Presses can be sourced from a number of suppliers in various sizes and formats. Please contact your dealer for options.

Use of white ink and output on fabric with a high level of polyester, rayon or other man-made fibres requires material to be pre-treated prior to printing. Pre-treatment liquid can be applied manually (roller or spray) however for optimum results a pre-treatment machine is recommended.

When using the USB direct print function files must be processed through Garment Creator first.
SCF30001Y Printer with 1Yr CoverPlus On-Site Service
SCF30003Y Printer with 3Yr CoverPlus On-Site Service
SCF30005Y Printer with 5Yr CoverPlus On-Site Service
C12C936241 Large Hanger Platen
C12C936261 Medium Hanger Platen (1 supplied with each printer)
C12C933961 Grooved Platen (for shirts with buttons or a zipper)
C12C936281 Small Hanger Platen
C12C933951 Extra Small Platen
C12C933971 Sleeve Platen

This printer is covered by a 30 day warranty that covers parts and labour. It is supplied with additional CoverPlus that extends cover to a total of 1, 3 or 5 years. Customers who need 2 or 4 year cover should purchase an additional 1 year of CoverPlus. Customers who order their printer with 1 or 3 year CoverPlus may extend cover through the purchase of one or more CoverPlus Packs within 365 days of the original installation (total cover may not exceed 5 years).

Limitations apply to the provision of Warranty and CoverPlus. Support is only provided for product supplied through Epson Australia or Epson New Zealand. The facility is provided in conjunction with the Authorised Large Format Reseller through which the product is ordered and Epson’s network of Authorised Service partners.  Service will be provided on-site at no charge for equipment located in major metropolitan areas with ready access. Regional locations and installations with difficult access may receive on-site service subject to imposition of a travelling/access charge.

Epson Total Solution is a secure cloud based service that is used to facilitate the provision of support on this model. Agreement to the terms of supply and registration under the program is required to enable fulfilment of CoverPlus. During operation the printer must remain connected to a network with Internet access via a router configured for two way data transfer.

This model supports User Self Replacement of print heads. Operation requires Epson Total Solution and nomination of one or more staff members to perform the process. Staff should have a moderate level of technical skill and will be required to undertake training (this can generally be performed during the installation process). In the event that staff leave employment replacements will need to be nominated and undertake training (this may attract additional charges).

Service may be restricted or limited if equipment is not installed in an appropriate environment, not appropriately maintained, be modified, used outside of specification &/or with non-Epson consumables. For further details on cover, terms and conditions please review the warranty section on this web-site. If you have additional questions please contact Epson directly.

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