Epson has just has opened a new $4m 1000sqm textile solutions center - TSC Asia - at its Fujimi plant, designed to accelerate the global expansion of the digital textile printing business.
The company says TSC Asia is equipped to handle every step in the textile printing process, including textile pre- and post-treatment.
Epson was among the first inkjet printer manufacturers to put its inkjet technology to use in digital textile printing. And, joined by its Italian subsidiaries For.Tex and Fratelli Robustelli, Epson has been researching and developing digital textile printing as well as producing the Monna Lisa series of inkjet digital textile printers.
Epson is currently strengthening its production and sales organisations to position it to provide products and services globally from both Japan and Italy. Epson started producing some models in the Monna Lisa series in 2018 at its Hirooka plant.
The company will be expanding its prototyping and volume production operations for large industrial printers, including the Monna Lisa series, with the completion of a new facility in Hirooka at the end of March next year. In 2019, Epson will begin selling these products through its global sales network, which will also offer enhanced customer proposals and broader support.
Commercial and industrial printing, including digital textile printing, are one of the strategic areas of focus cited in the company’s long-term corporate vision, Epson 25. Epson will broaden the world of digital printing in these areas, further accelerating innovation with inkjet technology.