Epson celebrates a hugely successful ITMA 2019

Digital textile printing pioneer, Epson, has hailed ITMA 2019 a success.

Digital textile printing pioneer, Epson, has hailed ITMA 2019 a success, with a strong interest shown in its new flagship high volume textile printer, the Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 and its new range of environmentally-friendly Genesta pigment inks, both of which were debuted at the show.

Says Phil McMullin, Sales Manager, ProGraphics, Epson UK: “The textile market is incredibly dynamic, driven by customer demands to find new, innovative solutions for production speed, flexibility and colour fastness, as well the ability to print on an ever wider range of substrates. With the new Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 textile printer and our Genesta pigment inks, Epson is once again taking a leading role in helping customers to meet these challenges.

“The new Monna Lisa Evo Tre range features Epson PrecisionCore Technology, offering a complete solution for all textile market needs, from large scale, high speed production to small run, on demand sample printing. We showed a powerful portfolio of machines in the Monna Lisa Evo range at ITMA – our new flagship Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 textile printer and the Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8 printer (also debuted at the show), as well as the Monna Lisa Evo Tre 32 (displayed in the 16 channel configuration) and our Monna Lisa Evo Tre 16, all of which demonstrate the true depth of our offering in this market.”

Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 – Top quality and productivity for high volume

The new flagship Monna Lisa Evo Tre scanning printer with 64 PrecisionCore printheads is built for high productivity (maximum printing speed of 779 sqm/h) without compromising the printing quality. Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64’s PrecisionCore technology combines quality, accuracy and speed which provides the maximum level of flexibility and reliability so that it is the right solution for a dynamic and diversified textile market.

Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 - Key Points:

o Printheads: 64 Epson PrecisionCore Printheads, which combine quality, accuracy and speed.

o Productivity: up to 779 m2/h (600x600 dpi; 2 passes) with PrecisionCore MicroTFP printheads.

o Resolution: up to 1200 dpi.

o Ink types: Genesta Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment.

Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8 - An affordable investment in high quality

With 8 PrecisionCore printheads, the Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8 is the new entry level model in the Monna Lisa Evo Tre scanning printer range. With a maximum printing speed of 265 sqm/h, Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8 is suitable for printing samples by delivering high quality for an affordable price. This new Monna Lisa Evo Tre series model can be upgraded (in the field) to 16 printheads, while maintaining the high versatility available in all Epson industrial textile solution machines.

Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8 - Key Points:

o Printheads: 8 Epson PrecisionCore Printheads that combine quality, accuracy and speed.

o Productivity: up to 265 sqm/h (300x600dpi; 1 pass) with PrecisionCore MicroTFP printheads.

o Resolution: up to 1200 dpi.

o Ink types: Genesta Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment.

Phil McMullin says that in addition to the new machines, Epson’s new Genesta PG-Revo pigments inks also received a lot of attention on the stand. He continues: “Our new Genesta PG-Revo range is a real breakthrough in pigment ink technology, which provides the textile market with high rub fastness and high print quality. This assures eco-friendly performances as the fabric does not need any post-print treatment.”

Genesta PG-Revo pigments inks - for environmentally friendly printing

Epson’s new breakthrough Genesta PG-Revo pigment ink provides industry-standard dry and wet rub fastness in deep shades (same results as traditional printing according to ISO 105 X12) without post-treatment of fabric by faster chemical and physical bonding characteristics and allows for high-quality printing on a wide range of fabric types and applications including fast growing on-demand fashion and home textile markets.

PG-Revo ink does not consume water in the post printing process, which makes it very environmentally friendly. PG-Revo inks can be also applied on fabrics without pre-treatment, further boosting their eco-friendly performances.

Concludes Mr McMullin: “ITMA 2019 was an outstanding opportunity for Epson to demonstrate the strength and benefits of its integrated printing systems – printheads, hardware and inks - to the textile printing world and the feedback from visitors to the stand suggests to us that we now have a portfolio that puts us right at the forefront of innovation in textile printing.”