Epson will showcase digital direct-to-textile, direct-to-cushion cover and wallpaper printing and show how its inkjet technology can be used on hard materials such as glass, metal and plastic during Heimtextil, taking place in Messe Frankfurt from 14-17 January 2015.
The company will demonstrate the creative design and production flexibility of its inkjet printers and inks to produce bespoke interior décor products in high quality and small quantities at Heimtextil in January.
Epson is partnering with the Deutsches Mode-Institut, the German trend forecasting organisation that helps designers to predict seasonal colours for fashion and interior design. Using DMI’s DMIx standard for digital sourcing, visitors will see the entire production workflow from design creation on-screen, proofing on an Epson Stylus Pro 4900, output on a SureColor SC-F7100 dye-sublimation printer and heat transfer to soft furnishing textiles.
Throughout the show, designer Briony Benge-Abbott will also demonstrate how she prints her designs directly onto high-quality cotton cushion covers using the table-top SureColor SC-F2000 direct-to-textile printer.
Alternatively, of interest to designers and manufacturers with medium-high volume requirements will be the silk, cotton and polyester textiles displayed by textile specialist For.Tex. These are printed on the industrial Epson SurePress FP-30160 and the Robustelli Monna direct-to-fabric printers, both of which use Epson Micro Piezo printheads and For.Tex Genesta inks.
Complementing the range of digitally printed textiles and Epson printers at Heimtextil, visitors will also see how easy it is to produce bespoke wallpapers using the Epson SureColor SC-T5200D double-roll printer with UltraChrome XD aqueous pigment ink.
Richard Barrow, product manager, Epson Europe said, ‘It’s exciting to see how, in today’s increasingly customised world, digitally-printed interior decor is transforming the spaces we live, work and play in. At Heimtextil we show how Epson inkjet printers and inks bring new levels of creativity and production benefits to the sector and inspire new applications.’