Epson recently brought a burst of colour to the textile scene, setting a new trend in digital textile printing in the Philippines with the unveiling of its next generation textile dye-sublimation printers at the “Print Your Passion” fashion show held at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel on 24 November 2015.
Epson’s new SureColor textile printers launched include the SC-F6270, the SC-F7270, and the SC-F9270. The printers feature a new high-density black ink that produces richer black prints, especially for high-volume commercial applications that require impressive print quality at a low running cost.
Epson’s most advanced textile printer, the F9270, promises to deliver amazing performance for highly efficient and reliable production runs. It combines the speed, precision and durability of the PrecisionCore printhead technology with an original dual 1.5L ink tank system.
Launched during the “Print Your Passion” fashion show, the printer brought to life ten new designs that pay homage to the beauty of the Philippines. The designs were created by Asia’s Most Influential Designer Avel Bacudio, who has recently utilized digital prints to bring his creative ideas to life.
“Digital prints really make a difference; I am no longer constrained by traditional limitations. I can do a lot to express myself in new ways,” said Avel. “My new designs featured tonight were printed by Epson’s digital textile printer. For me, Epson is the best fabric printer to showcase the beauty of the Philippines.”
Avel has won several fashion awards, including the People’s Choice Award – Concours International Des Jeunes Createurs De Mode, Top 10 Timeless Terno – Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 2012 Breakthrough Designer of the Year, and the 2014 Asia’s Most Influential Designer. His designs have been worn by celebrities and praised in the international scene.
“Epson has integrated the speed, precision and durability of PrecisionCore technology — to create this digital textile printer masterpiece. Digital textile printing trend in Asia Pacific is the largest and fastest growing market with a Compound Annual Growth Rate or CAGR of 21.4%,” explained Shaun See, regional head of Epson Commercial and Industrial (C&I) printers.
Said Pamela Albar, Philippines C&I Head, “Our mission at Epson Professional Imaging is to always provide expertise in digital printing and make it possible for creative designers and other professionals to get their ideas out and directly on to their materials with high quality, speed, and minimal cost, unlike traditional methods. And the F9270 helps us achieve this.”
Before the fashion show, Epson Philippines held a ‘Print Your Passion Solution Day’ at the same venue where the digital imaging leader highlighted the capabilities of other Epson professional imaging printers for Digital Lab, CAD, and Signage.
“Epson has the most complete line of professional imaging printers in the industry — each one customized to deliver the best quality and most productive digital prints. This is how Epson will continue to innovate, because we believe that our customers and end-users deserve to have a reliable printing partner that fully understands their needs and passions,” concludes Epson Regional Managing Director and EPC Country Manager Toshimitsu Tanaka.