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IPL gets an Epson boost

16 April 2014

The seventh season of IPL has been announced open with great fanfare and extravaganza. Even while you read this, the Mumbai Indians and the Kolkatta Knight Riders are playing each other in Abu Dhabi. The eight skippers with their team (and enormous money at stake) will take on each other over the next 45 days.

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Interestingly, most of the IPL shirts are printed on the Epson Surecolor SC-F6070 and SC-F 7070 with the Epson Ultrachrome DS inks. Developed over a three-year period, Epson UltraChrome DS is a specially-formulated dye-sublimation ink, producing vibrant colours, intense blacks, sharp contours, and smooth gradations. The all-new ink technology, according to Epson, exhibits excellent light and wash fastness, as well as resistance to alkaline and acid perspiration.
 
The SC-F6070 printer allows a width of up to 44 inch and is equipped with 1.5 litres ink tank, which, Epson claims enables up to 17 hours of non-stop operation. While with the other features being alike, the SC-F 7070 can handle a width of up to 64 inch.
 
The dye-sublimation inks, suspended in a liquid solvent, give a permanency to the images and enable no dye-build up on the fabric. The four-colour Epson dye-sublimation inks used in the two F series printers, when applied to polyester fabrics, pass the requirements of Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for human ecological requirements of Class 1 products for adults, children, and babies up to 36 months. The standard belongs to the International Association for Research and Testing in the field of Textile Ecology (Oeko-Tex).
 
Epson, with its breakthrough technology, sure has quite a visible role in this IPL season.
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