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Epson DTG T-Shirt Printer (F2100 Review)

Garment printing can be a lucrative business. People love to be able to create custom t-shirt designs and sell them, and whether you’re a distributor or a small business, you can make a lot of money in this industry. 

When it comes to figuring out your production, though, you have a few options when it comes to printing methods.  

Fortunately, the Epson SureColor F2100 Direct-to-Garment printer is exclusively designed for printing directly onto textiles, producing high-quality results with incredibly fast production speeds. If you’re in the market for a direct-to-garment printer look no further. 


What is the Epson F2100 DTG Printer Used for?

Methods of garment printing used to be very limited. Screen printing is labor-intensive and requires a bulk order to produce, and depending on how many colors, you may be limited to how many screens you have to create a design. 

Iron-on transfers are poor quality and tend to crack and fade after a few washes, reducing customer satisfaction so don’t get these methods confused with direct to garment printing. 

Epson F2100 printerDirect-to-garment printing is a relatively new method that produces incredible high-quality artwork that will stay put for years to come. There is zero set-up time to get up and running. 

Printing garments with the F2100 SureColor creates detailed designs and photorealistic images with no color limitations. You have more variation and nearly 16 million colors to choose from! The ink itself sinks in and becomes part of the clothing so it withstands regular wear and washing.

It’s excellent for small print runs and orders, and for those businesses who want to experiment with color and design. It’s great for on-demand print jobs, too, as all colors are printed in a single pass. 

There’s no waiting for one screen to dry before adding another color – it’s all in one!


Epson SureColor F2100 Printer Features

The Epson’s first-generation, the F2000 printer, was the best selling and best-rated direct-to-garment printer on the market at the time.

With this updated version, Epson made sure that the F2100 was explicitly designed for direct-to-garment printing with the latest advancements in features and technology dedicated to that specific outcome.



The Epson SureColor F2100 printer creates amazing quality prints on any garment. The ink seeps into the clothing, becoming part of the fabric itself. You’ll never have to worry about cracking or fading so your design will last for years to come. 

Utilizing the Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead and the Epson UltraChrome Direct to garment ink technology, you get photo-quality images printed on garments that will delight your customers! 

The colors are durable, safe, and vibrant with 5 color configurations (CMYKW). Plus, both white and color cartridges are the same price.



With twice the rate of the previous generation, the SureColor2100 has newly developed print modes, including light garment mode, and offers consistent quality. 

The quick-load platen allows you to switch out your garment easily and reduces the traditional hoop platen load times. Simply put, it increases your productivity and will enable you to produce high quality at a faster pace. 


It’s so easy to use and requires such little overhead, the SureColor F2100 will allow you to print small one-off orders. 

This way, you can take on more business than just the bulk ordering, and you’ll be able to get a nice profit margin from the smaller runs.

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Highlight White Ink Mode

When you’re printing on a colored garment, you usually need to print a base white mode first and then do a second pass with the color, which can be time-consuming. You can forget about that extra step when the Epson SureColor F2100! 

With the new highlight white ink mode, you can simultaneously print the white and color inks on the color pass for better quality, speed, and efficiency. 



The SureColor F2100 comes with the improved Epson Garment Creator Software. Available for both macOS and Windows, the software gives you a set of tools for creating designing layouts, adding text, and color management. It also provides details on ink control and cost estimates for help with project scoping. 

With the addition of hot folders, you can automate your printing any way you’d like to use it. The robust software is intuitive and enhanced to provide you with the tools you need to create amazing designs to print on your F2100!


Reduced Operational Costs

One of the best features of the SureColor F2100 is the updated self-cleaning system. Between the fabric wiper and inline cleaning cartridge, you won’t have to worry about the operational overhead of cleaning out the machine between different projects. 

It also has a dust catcher to prevent fluff on the printhead, and to keep your machine in top condition! Plus, you’ll have zero ink waste! 

Think of the time you’ll save, how many projects you can crank through, all without having to worry about downtime and maintenance!


Ideal for Any Sized Business

There’s a reason that Epson is the leader in direct-to-garment printing technology, and the SureColor F2100 is the latest in that technology. Designed exclusively for DTG printing, every detail and technological advance was created with that function in mind. 

Whether you’re getting into garment printing or looking for an upgrade on your current machine, the SureColor F2100 is one of the best printers you can find on the market. With quality images, lightning-fast production, and built-in maintenance capabilities take your business to the next level!

Come see the Epson F2100 DTG printer at our Epson Certified Solution Center.

Want to know more about the Epson F2100 DTG printer? Call us at 214-342-9290 and ask for an Epson specialist.

Matt’s knack for the use of inkjet applications including proofing, promotional goods and signage came from the advertising world, where he managed the print and broadcast accounts for several key corporate accounts. Over 20 years at Imaging Spectrum, his experience has broadened in the print industry and now heads up the inkjet team in providing thorough solutions for printing opportunities across several platforms.


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