At FESPA 2018 Epson demonstrated a range of equipment and applications that shows the versatility, quality and performance of its latest generation of digital inkjet technology. Visitors could see a broad range of applications, the use of innovative substrates and plenty of colourful design work.
For the first time at FESPA the Monna Lisa industrial textile press took centre stage to show users that there is a migration path for the most ambitious businesses. The Epson line up will also include the two latest textile printers, the SureColor SC-F9300 dye sublimation printer and the SureColor SC-F2100 Direct To Garment printer, as well as the established and popular SureColor SC-F6200. Epson showed both fashion and interior textiles samples.
The stand highlighted an haute couture womenswear collection by Richard Quinn, who recently won the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design and was presented with the award by the Monarch at London Fashion Week. All the items in this collection were printed on SureColor SC-F Series printers. An insight into future design with the décor work coming out of Birmingham City University School of Textiles and Fashion was also demonstrated. The Epson-BCU project challenges students to create work to a set brief. Four students were selected to attend FESPA to view their winning work on display.
Other décor, giftware, signage, proofing, photography and backlit products were also be seen and produced. Also on show were two models from the SureColor SC-S range, the SC-80600 and the SC-60600 and the SureColor SC-P photographic quality printer.