Epson announces new treatment for textile printing

Epson, or at least its Italian subsidiary For.Tex, has launched a new textile pre-treatment formula for printing to fabrics with pigment inks. Pregen PCC gives those fabrics a grade 4 rating for resistance to rubbing in both dry and wet tests.

Epson is hoping that its new Pregen PCC pre-treatment will improve the take up of digital textile printing.

Epson says that it should also give around 20 percent more intense colours, compared to current pre-treatment products. This new formula can be used for both clothing and interior decorating. It’s designed to work with the Genesta PG pigment inks of the Monna Lisa digital textile printer. The aim is to improve quality while reducing time and costs, part of For.Tex’s ongoing efforts to drive the take-up of digital textile printing for both clothing and interior design products.

Pietro Roncoroni, chairman of For.Tex, commented: “We are happy to see that the market is learning to appreciate pigment technology. We were the first to believe in it – with the first Genesta PG pigment inks launched in 2005 – and we are convinced that the new pre-treatment formula will facilitate the adoption of this technique.”

He added: “Pregen PCC is another step forward in the simplification and efficiency of the printing process, as it considerably reduces time and costs. In reaching a higher level of colour fastness, switching from traditional to digital printing is becoming increasingly more convenient.”


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