Epson‘s revolutionary Monna Lisa ML-8000 digital textile printing system took the spotlight at the Daegu International Textile Expo in Seoul. Ahram Industries (A.R.i), a South Korean specialist in embroidery processing, is expanding its eco-conscious pigment textile printing venture. By incorporating four Epson ML-8000 printers, A.R.i has elevated its printed fabric quality and production, entering the domain of digital textile printing alongside embroidery processing.
The Epson ML-8000, adopted by A.R.i, employs environmentally friendly direct-to-fabric (DTF) technology. This process involves directly spraying a spectrum of ink colors onto the fabric, substantially reducing resource consumption. It promotes sustainability by streamlining printing, minimizing waste, and curbing emissions. This equipment significantly reduces wastewater compared to traditional methods, upholding sustainability through certified eco-friendly inks and yarns. This approach conserves resources, prevents pollution, and enhances product color and resolution, marking a new era in manufacturing.
Kon-woo Lee, CEO, Ahram Industries expressed that, as with other sectors, the printing market’s drive for sustainability necessitates technological innovation. With a focus on eco-friendly processes and inks, the textile industry is poised for further expansion in this direction. Aram Industries aims to amplify its digital textile printing production in alignment with these principles.
In collaboration with Epson, Ahram Industries showcased their Epson ML-8000 adorned decorative fabrics using eco-friendly inks at the Daegu International Textile Expo. This premier textile event attracted over 300 companies from around the world. Epson’s top executives from Japan celebrated the VIP selection of DTF. Epson Korea officials, including CEO Shigeo Fujii, also participated in this monumental event, underlining the significance of the technology and partnership.