Pioneer of digital printing on textiles Epson Unveiling its new Monna Lisa Printers at ITMA 2019Demonstrating the latest Epson innovation for a digital textile market that is constantly evolving.
The latest innovations in the Monna Lisa series presented at ITMA 2023 feature Epson’s PrecisionCore Technology to offer complete and flexible solutions meeting all textile market needs. Epson displayed its new revolutionary Monna Lisa ML-16000/HY & Monna Lisa ML-24000 at ITMA2023. It also showcased the REACID Configuration integrated for the very first time into Monna Lisa ML -8000 & Monna Lisa ML-32000 340cm width versions.
“Epson is constantly focused on renewing and expanding its range of solutions for textile printing and offering its customers the opportunity to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding and competitive market seeking the experimentation of new approaches, from shorter processes to the use of new fibres”, says Paolo Crespi, Commercial Director at Epson Como Printing Technologies. “Thanks to our extended Monna Lisa series, we strongly want to highlight how the transition to increasingly sustainable textile production processes can be implemented through highly flexible solutions”.
Monna Lisa ML-16000/HY – Special printing effects that elevate production to a new level
Monna Lisa ML-16000/HY, the revolutionary printer from Monna Lisa, is ideal for companies who need to optimize the production of complex print and offer more creativity in the market. It is able to create the most sophisticated digital special effects on modern printed fabrics, including gold, silver and glossy tints.
Monna Lisa ML-24000 – Unprecedented flexibility and widest colour range in the series
The concept of flexibility is taken to a new level with the availability of a wide range of colours, reduced downtime for changing inks, and the ability to produce certified printed fabrics even without changing ink types in the machine. Monna Lisa’s ML-24000 is the first machine to have 24 Epson PrecisionCore Printheads in 12 colours. It can print on any type of fabric, from synthetic, natural and artificial fabrics to innovative vegetable fibres. With the large range of inks, businesses can now obtain all certifications quickly (such as GOTS/OEKO-TEX).
Monna Lisa ML-8000 REACID configuration – The most flexible solution to cover all fibres
Monna Lisa ML8000 was the first printer of its kind to have the REACID Configuration. It is a Monna Lisa exclusive and will soon be offered on all the other printers. This configuration reinforces Monna Lisa’s ability to adapt to a wide range of printing requirements, providing greater flexibility of use.
Monna Lisa ML-32000 – Width 340 cm – More efficient printing process for the home textile sector
Monna Lisa ML-32000 combines Epson’s high-tech digital technology with unprecedented versatility. Its width of 340 cm allows it to print wide size of woven fabrics (bed sheets, curtains, etc…) and in addition two pieces of fabric can be printed simultaneously, thus increasing productivity and reducing energy and resource consumption. Monna Lisa’s ML-32000 now has a place in the home textile market thanks to its expanded dimensions.
Endless range of possibilities with Epson’s SureColor series featuring textile applications
Epson’s stand displays the SureColor Series, including its DTG high productivity printer Epson SureColor SC-3000, which provides reliability, flexibility, and high-quality prints on finished textile products. Epson SureColor SC-10000H allows companies to achieve highest quality results in a variety of applications, particularly for fashion and interior designs with light magenta and cyan. Epson SureColor SC-8600L is equipped with 10-colour inks for high-quality print on faux leather, for fashion accessories, interior decor
Epson’s technology as told by fashion designs
On Epson’s stand it is possible to see and touch some examples of fashion creations by some of the most renowned Far Eastern fashion designers, who depend on Epson’s high-quality printing technology for their fashion works. The designers exhibited include: Korean top designer Lie Sang Bong; fashion designer and artist Aguri Sagimori; and Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato, based in Paris. In particular, Nakazato’s creative works come directly from Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, where some of his creations were based on the new, more sustainable and potentially industry-transforming textile production concept called Dry Fibre Technology (DFT). Epson’s Dry Fibre Technology concept, which is already used commercially to recycle office paper and which requires virtually no water, could be adapted to produce printable non-woven fabric from used garments.
Kyoto University fashion designers’ and Japanese Bunka Fashion College students’ fashion projects are also showcased at Epson’s booth.
On the occasion of ITMA 2023, the book Market scenario: trends and key players has also been updated, an analysis of the evolution of digital textile printing for a general overview and to hear directly from the most important players in the sector. Book available at this link.
For further information, visit ITMA 2023 | Epson Monnalisa (epson-monnalisa.eu)