Epson’s commitment to enhancing digital textile printing continues! Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson), a global printing solution provider, has announced the opening of‘TSC Asia’ a new textile solution centre in Japan near its Fujimi Plant. The unit aims at company’s endeavour to spread its digital textile business globally.
The unit will be responsible for handling every process including the pre- and post-process of the textile printing. It will be conducting research and development and the textile printing, producing samples for its Japanese and Asian customers.
The company plans on strengthening its Japan and Italy unit so that it can address the global product and services demand from these two units.
As a part of this plan, the company is planning to open another new facility in its already established Hirooka Plant in Nagano prefecture, Japan, opened in 2018.
The unit was already manufacturing the models of its Monna Lisa Series model, and is now planning to increase its prototyping and volume production operation for large industrial printers including the Monna Lisa series through its new Innovation Centre Building B.
The completion of the new facility is expected by 2020. This year itself, Epson will start selling these products through its global sales network for enhanced customer proposals.
“I am pleased that we can now fully support the introduction and use of digital textile printing by an even larger audience thanks to the establishment of TSC Asia. We will contribute to the development of digitisation in the textile field with Epson’s inkjet technology and will make Epson indispensable for the textile world,” said Koichi Kubota, Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Epson’s Printing Solutions operations division.
As its future perspective, the company is majorly focusing on commercial and industrial printing, including digital textile printing. It also plans on expanding digital printing in these areas and increasing the innovation in inkjet printing. The company was among the first manufacturers to implement inkjet technology with digital printing technology. Along with its Italian subsidiaries For.Tex Srl and Featelli Robustelli Srl, Epson has been researching and developing digital textile printing as well as producing the Monna Lisa series of inkjet digital textile.