High performance versatile recyclable material in keeping with Epson’s sustainability goals
UFabrik Wallcover Canvas ECO Greyback has been selected by Epson Europe for use in its latest swatch book, demonstrating the quality and range of materials supported when printing with the Epson SureColor R5000 series of resin printers.
UFabrik Wallcover Canvas ECO Greyback is a textile manufactured from 80% minimum recycled post-consumer plastic waste. Compatible with resin, UV, latex and UVgel inks, it is exceptionally versatile for a variety of applications including roll-up banners, front-lit displays, wallcoverings, tension frame systems, wallcoverings, art reproductions, and more.
The Epson team felt the material was a perfect addition to the sustainable products it wished to feature in its A5 swatch book.
“We wanted to include UFabrik Wallcover Canvas ECO Greyback because not only is it made of 80% PET bottle waste but it’s 100% recyclable and extended the range of media in the book,” commented Yvonne Roach, Product Manager for Commercial and Industrial Print, Epson Europe.
In addition to its environmental credentials, the print team at Epson gave UFabrik Wallcover Canvas ECO Greyback a five-star rating for its quality and colour reproduction, matched by its ease of use, handling, finishing, and profiling.
Paul Restarick, Pre-sales Technical Specialist at Epson said, “With its easy handling and its good ink receptive properties, UFabrik Eco Greyback has proven to be a good performer on the SureColor R5000 Series range of printers.
As many users have discovered, UFabrik Wallcover Canvas ECO Greyback has a number of benefits:
• REACH complaint
• Matt surface
• Fire rated
• Cold Cut textile, so it doesn’t fray when cut
• Available in 1550mm and 3100mm widths
The swatch book was printed inhouse on an Epson SureColor R5000L water-based resin ink printer and finished externally.
Epson’s SureColor R5000 Series resin printers offer accurate, colour consistent, quick-drying and scratch-resistant prints on a wide range of substrates such as vinyl, banner, textile, canvas, wallpaper, and film. Epson’s water-based and odourless inks can be used on coated and uncoated media for sensitive internal environments such as schools, hospitals, and hospitality, in addition to outdoor applications.
So impressed is Epson with UFabrik Wallcover Canvas ECO Greyback that it has become the material of choice for a display system that is frequently used at smaller events and exhibitions. UFabrik textile is output on-site using the SureColor R5000 printer with water-based inks for a more sustainable option. Prints are then installed in 6 x 2250mm x 1000mm lightboxes that slot together for ultimate flexibility.
Paul concluded, “By utilising Epson Precision Dot Technology found in our SureColor range of devices, we are able to achieve a depth of colour and density normally only achievable by double or triple striking the prints.
Using the UFabrik backlit textile range of medias in conjunction with our SureColor R5000 series has helped us produce stunningly vibrant, environmentally friendly backlit displays for our showroom and external events.”