Epson highlights inkjet digital décor at Heimtextil


At Heimtextil (14-17 January 2015, Messe Frankfurt, Stand F15 Hall 4) Epson Europe will showcase the creative design and production flexibility of its inkjet printers and inks to produce bespoke interior décor products in high quality - quickly, easily and in small quantities.

During the show Epson will demonstrate digital direct-to-textile, direct-to-cushion cover and wallpaper printing and show how its innovative inkjet technology can enable new décor applications on materials such as glass, metal and plastic. Everything on the booth at Heimtextil – curtains, lampshades, cushions, upholstery, tables, chairs and wallpaper– will be digitally printed by Epson.

At the event Epson is partnering with the Deutsches Mode-Institut, the German trend forecasting organisation that helps designers to predict seasonal colours for fashion and interior design. Using DMI's unique DMIx® standard for digital sourcing, visitors will see the entire production workflow from contemporary design creation on-screen, proofing on an Epson Stylus Pro 4900, output on a SureColor SC-F7100 dye-sublimation printer and heat transfer to soft furnishing textiles. The highly versatile SureColor SC-F7100 can also be used to produce superb quality images with vibrant colours on a variety of hard surfaces and, at Heimtextil, visitors will see a variety of creative applications - including customised entertainment systems - made possible using Epson inkjet technology.

Easy-to-use Epson inkjet printers open up new creative opportunities for designers who wish to produce their own products in small quantities and on-demand. Throughout the show, designer Briony Benge-Abbott will demonstrate how she prints her designs directly onto high-quality cotton cushion covers using the table-top SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-textile printer.

Alternatively, of interest to designers and manufacturers with medium-high volume requirements will be the silk, cotton and polyester textiles displayed by textile specialist For.Tex. These are printed on the industrial Epson SurePress FP-30160 (small-medium production) and the Robustelli Monna Lisa (mass-production) direct-to-fabric printers – both of which use Epson Micro Piezo printheads and For.Tex Genesta inks to produce vibrant results.

Complementing the range of digitally printed textiles and Epson printers at Heimtextil, visitors will also experience how easy it is to produce quality, bespoke wallpapers using the latest Epson SureColor SC-T5200D double-roll printer with UltraChrome XD aqueous pigment ink.

Epson offers a range of innovative inkjet printers and inks that deliver flexibility, quality and reliability to home/contract interior décor professionals, designers, retailers and SME entrepreneurs - all at a cost-effective price and low cost of ownership. Epson's Micro Piezo printhead is the benchmark technology for large-format printers, where fine image quality is required to create images with outstanding detail and colour expression. Every component of an Epson printing solution – hardware, printhead, ink and firmware – is manufactured by Epson and optimised to deliver the best possible all-round performance.

"It's exciting to see how, in today's increasingly customised world, digitally-printed interior decor is transforming the spaces we live, work and play in," says Richard Barrow, Product Manager, Epson Europe. "At Heimtextil we show how Epson inkjet printers and inks bring new levels of creativity and production benefits to the sector and inspire new applications.