Seiko Epson Corporation has opened 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 realized their vision to create a worldwide hub for the digital textile printing industry based in Italy.
Sunao Murata, Chief Operating Officer of Epson’s Professional Printing Operations Division, says, “We are delighted to announce the establishment of the Innovation Research Lab and The Printing Research Center in Como. These state-of-the-art R&D facilities symbolize Epson’s strong commitment to accelerating the development of digital textile inkjet printing both in the Como region and the rest of the world.”
With the aim of researching and developing new inks for industrial digital printing on a wide array of materials, the Innovation Research Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, and is staffed with a team of highly skilled technologists and researchers (chemical engineers, chemical analysts, lab technicians, etc.). The Lab is committed to research that will increase industrial ink performance and sustainability on behalf of Epson.
The Printing Research Center, located in the F.lli Robustelli head office, will aid product development of inkjet core devices, ensuring the continued development of the highest quality textile printers for Epson.