Epson will be holding its fourth annual Epson Digital Couture Project on February 6, 2018, on the eve of the forthcoming Fashion Week in New York, USA.
Designers from North and Latin America are expected to watch live demo of Epson’s world-class textile printing solutions. It will enable them to create fashion designs built around the theme “Cosmopolitan Couture with Impossible Colors – How Does Your Culture Dress-up?” This unique fashion presentation will showcase the design possibilities made possible with Epson’s digital imaging technology, according to Epson’s official release.
Keith Kratzberg, president and CEO, Epson America, Inc. says that the future of fashion is customization – from the colors and prints, to the size and shape of garments – all on-demand and personalized centric. “Epson’s digital imaging technology is changing the business of fashion, providing a platform for designers to print higher quality, more unique designs for customers on-demand, as well as the ability to print just in time. This Digital Couture event showcases how the design potential and impact on the fashion marketplace is limitless.” Prior to the fashion showcase, Epson will host a Fashion and Technology panel – a thought-provoking conversation about how digital technology is evolving the fashion industry, as well as market trends and technology’s role in fashion.”
During the Digital Couture Project event, each designer or design team will tell a story through their collection via textiles created with Epson dye-sublimation printing technology. According to Epson, these technologies enable limitless design possibilities, with the result being original prints of the highest quality unique to each designer, on fabrics that convey their signature style.
The event will showcase the design capabilities through the featured collections of designers from North and Latin America.
It may be noted that Epson offers the textile and fabric printing market three printing solutions, allowing printers or fashion brands to print on a variety of fabrics in real-time, including cotton and synthetic fibers.
Epson SureColor® F-Series: Epson’s dye-sublimation printing technology – the new SureColor F9370 is ideal for high-speed, economical, medium- to large-volume dye-sublimation transfer printing, delivering speeds up to 1,169 square feet/hour. The SureColor F-Series leverages PrecisionCore® TFP® printheads and Epson UltraChrome®DS with High-Density Black ink to produce fabric output with exceptional color saturation and high contrast. Including a Wasatch SoftRIP workflow with specialty features for textile and fashion printing, the SureColor F-Series enables designers to create and print original designs with greater flexibility and control.
On other hand, Epson SureColor F2100 is designed exclusively for direct-to-garment printing. With the ability to print directly onto garments ranging from 100 percent cotton to 50/50 fabric blends, the SureColor F2100 offers fashion entrepreneurs a high-quality, affordable printing solution. The SureColor F2100 offers four color ink technology, plus White ink, to deliver improved image quality, speed, and efficiency. Additional improvements, including a quick-load platen and robust Epson Garment Creator Software, take productivity even further, while the all-new integrated self-cleaning system means less downtime.
Epson’s Monna Lisa digital printer is the ultimate solution for the industrial textile market. It is produced by F.lli Robustelli and equipped with Epson PrecisionCore printheads and Genesta inks, designed by Epson in collaboration with For.Tex. Available in three widths (180, 220 and 320 cm), it offers numerous advantages, including the ability to print custom designs on a wide range of fabrics and the flexibility to produce low-cost samples. Fabrics printed with the Monna Lisa machines have high color yield, color fastness and reproducibility – essential features for fabrics used in the home textile industry, obtained also by means of pre-treatment processes.