Epson partners with young designers at Heimtextil

Epson Europe partners with young designers and showcases its latest range of SureColor dye sublimation printers developed for the production of home textiles and decorated housewares at Heimtextil (Stand E15 Hall 4.0).

A highlight of the booth is examples of Epson’s collaboration with Bachelor’s and Master’s students from the Hochschule Niederrhein Department of Textile and Clothing Technology. Under the theme ‘CHANGE’ the students are exploring new energy and resource-efficient digital textile design and printing with Epson, a company that is leading the evolution in digital textile printing. The students have created designs for a range of fashion and décor items which have been printed using SureColor dye-sublimation printers onto a wide variety of high-quality fabrics supplied by project partner Premier Textiles. During the show designs developed by student Jessica Nürmberg will be printed onto aprons, cushion covers and T-towels using the innovative Epson SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-textile printer.

Digital home textiles produced by Epson SureColor inkjet printers at Heimtextil 2016

Digital home textiles produced by Epson SureColor inkjet printers at Heimtextil 2016

Working in association with another young designer – Bryony Benge-Abbott – the whole of the Epson stand will feature a customised design implemented across multiple media and products to showcase the considerable potential and opportunity that Epson SureColor technology gives to designers and home textile producers. SureColor SC-F6200 and SC-F9200 printers on the booth feature Epson’s PrecisionCore technology and TFP printheads for consistent and reliable results. For users wishing to print larger volumes of home textiles with superb colour and clarity, the SC-F9200 64-inch printer offers the complete solution. Working in tandem with Epson’s high-density HDK Black ink it produces deep, neutral blacks and dense shadows with the added benefit of two high-capacity ink supply systems meaning longer, uninterrupted print runs and less time spent replenishing inks. The flexible SC-F6200 44-inch printer meanwhile, is capable of producing a wide range of high-quality printed home textiles and also ideally suited to sublimation onto hard substrates such as table tops, mugs, cutlery, vases and coasters.

Included in the display will be curtains and bed linen produced on high-quality cotton and linen fabrics printed by the latest Monna Lisa Vinci and Monna Lisa Evo Tre digital textile printers, designed by F.lli Robustelli and based on Epson technology, using Genesta pigment inks developed by For.tex.

Epson is partners with Premier Textiles for the first time at Heimtextil and will show beautiful quality curtains and armchair upholstery printed on a variety of fabrics with linen and brushed finishes. Premier Textiles is the leading supplier of digital-ready fabrics and dedicated to the development of value-added fabrics for the home décor, upholstery, contract interiors and garment markets. Offering over 100 different base cloth options, Premier Textiles supplies fabrics for printing for both conventional and digital printing. These include a new generation of polyesters developed to look and feel like cotton and all of which are available ready for sublimation printing. The company has developed a new pigment pre-treat which gives incredible wash and rub fastness results.

Richard Barrow, Senior Product Manager, Epson Europe, says: “Epson offers a range of reliable and flexible inkjet printers to deliver exactly the benefits the textile industry needs – an opportunity to create and produce a wide range of customized home textiles and products easily and cost-effectively. At Heimtextil, we aim to show that, using Epson technology, anyone can achieve superior-quality results on textiles and rigid substrates.”

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