Epson and the Environment

New Perspective

Revolutionizing the textile printing process with digital technology

By ushering in digital processes, Epson's inkjet technology provides good value to customers in the textile printing industry and helps them sharply reduce their environmental footprint.

Digital Textile Printer

*1 Monna Lisa: An industrial inkjet digital textile printer jointly developed by Epson and Italian textile production equipment manufacturer Robustelli s.r.l.

Streamlined manufacturing process

Digital textile printing is greener than traditional "analog" textile printing. Since the digital process is shorter and does not require plates, it uses anywhere from 40% to 75% less electrical power and water than a traditional process, as well as far less ink and fewer chemical products*2.

*2 Based on Epson's own research

Analog textile printing process / Digital textile printing process

Efficient inventory management

Digital textile printing minimizes inventory losses associated with materials, partly-finished products, and finished products, from production through distribution and sale.

Efficient inventory management


Monna Lisa


SurePress FP-30160

  • The digital textile printing process, which is shorter than the traditional "analog" process and does not require plates, uses anywhere from 40% to 75% less electrical power and water than a traditional process, and wastes far less ink.
  • Digital printing is ideal for short-run production and minimizes loss at every step, from production to sales.
  • Printing firms can maximize throughput while minimizing energy use per production volume by using a Monna Lisa for volume production and a fully compatible SurePress FP-30160 for short-run*3 print jobs.

*3 The SurePress FP-30160 is designed for multiple small jobs with fast turnaround and for the production of samples.