Epson expands Monna Lisa range


Epson and its subsidiaries Robustelli and ForTex are debuting the new addition to the Monna Lisa range, the Evo Tre 16 textile printer, at Fespa.

The new printer was designed by Robustelli and features Epson PrecisionCore technology. It has 16 heads, printing in eight colours, and is able to use acid, reactive, disperse or pigment inks.

The machine is in operation on Epson’s stand running pigment inks. The manufacturer said this area is “strongly growing” due to its economic benefits and a more environmently-friendly process.

Robustelli production manager Paolo Robustelli said the printer, which is available in three different widths – 1.8m, 2.2m and 3.2m – is around 35% cheaper than the existing Evo Tre model with 32 printheads.

“The market is changing direction very fast. 10 years ago, the requests from the market were for speed and production, but customers now want flexibility and a good trade-off between speed and quality,” he said.

The new printer is commercially available immediately.

Epson is also showing a range of its SureColor printers, for textiles (F series), signage (S series) and photography (P series), as well as demonstrating its Edge RIP, which has been updated to run with the entire SureColor SC-F textiles range.

 

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