Epson Announces Two New Innovation Hubs in Como, Italy
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Press release from the issuing company
The Innovation Research Lab and The Printing Research Center, in collaboration with For.tex and F.lli Robustelli, aim to develop and promote the digital textile printing industry worldwide
MILAN, Italy, and TOKYO, Japan - Seiko Epson Corporation a pioneer of digital textile printing, announces two new hub sites dedicated to the development of new industrial digital textile products. The Innovation Research Lab, focusing on ink technology R&D, has been created by Epson together with For.Tex. The Printing Research Center, in collaboration with F.lli Robustelli, a major player in production engineering for textile printers and recently acquired by Epson, will aid future development of Epson inkjet core technology dedicated to textile printing.
The two new sites join Epson's established Textile Solution Center in Como, Italy. With the opening of these facilities, Epson, For.Tex and F.lli Robustelli have realised their vision to create a worldwide hub for the digital textile printing industry based in Italy.
"We are delighted to announce the establishment of the Innovation Research Lab and The Printing Research Center in Como," said Sunao Murata, chief operating officer, of Epson's Professional Printing Operations Division. "These state-of-the-art R&D facilities symbolise Epson's strong commitment to accelerating the development of digital textile inkjet printing both in the Como region and the rest of the world."
The Digital Textile Printing Industry
The use of digital technologies for printing drawings, patterns and visual effects on textiles and other surfaces is well established and is growing quickly, replacing traditional analogue technologies in several areas. Digital technologies used in industrial volume production create a challenge for inks and auxiliary chemical compound manufacturers. However, thanks to technological innovation, the digital printing market is constantly evolving with customers requesting products capable of supporting the complete manufacturing cycle and that ensure quality, productivity and reliability without compromise.
The Innovation Research Lab
The Printing Research Center
Commitment to innovation and excellence
*1 Provost Ink Jet Consulting Ltd, 2015
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