At Heimtextil, Epson demonstrated its most advanced range of digital textile printers developed to meet the professional textile market’s demand for flexible, cost-effective and sustainable production solutions.
From entry-level, short-run digital printers to high-end, production-level systems, Epson delivers a choice of solutions that combine superb engineering, Epson Micro Piezo printheads and dedicated inks.
For the first time at Heimtextil, Epson showed the innovative Monna Lisa® digital production printer.
Over the last 10 years, the Monna Lisa has revolutionised the digital textile printing market by moving it from the pioneering phase of sampling to reliable full-scale production. Manufactured by Robustelli with Epson printheads, and using Genesta® inks designed by Epson in cooperation with For.Tex, the Monna Lisa is a unique Total Solution for the professional textile market. Available in three print widths (180, 220 and 320 cm), it gives users the advantage of reduced production times, the ability to print customised designs on any fabric and low-cost sampling flexibility.
Today over three million sq m of fabrics are printed with Genesta pigment inks: at Heimtextil the 160cm Monna Lisa T16 model was using eight-colour Genesta pigment inks to print onto natural fabrics for a variety of home textile applications. Visitors could see quality printed fabrics with high chromatic accuracy, reproducibility, resistance and colour fastness. In addition, because printing on the Monna Lisa with Genesta pigment inks requires no steaming or washing, it is a very eco-friendly process and meets the industry’s increasing focus on sustainable production techniques. Epson also demonstrated the affordable and easy-to-use SureColor SC-F9200 64-inch model from its SureColor range of dye-sublimation printers. This highly flexible machine is ideal for producing small-to-medium volumes of high-quality textiles and for sublimating bespoke designs onto hard substrates such as splash backs, table tops, mugs, cutlery, and coasters.