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With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 88 companies around the world, and is proud of its contribution to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impact.

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Epson Como Printing Technologies is the new company name resulting from the incorporation of For.Tex by F.lli Robustelli. Both leading companies in the “Digital Textile Valley” area of Como, they had been chosen by Epson in the early 2000s as partners for the Monna Lisa project, and were later acquired 100% by Epson Italia, becoming part of the Epson Group. 

For.Tex has been for 30 years a trusted provider of dyes thickeners and specialty for printing, both in Italy and overseas, and contributed with the development of the Genesta inks, specifically designed for the Monna Lisa series. Operating since the 1950s, F.lli Robustelli has always designed and produced photogravure and textile printing machinery and systems, and was responsible for the engineering of the Monna Lisa series on Epson print technology.

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Research centers

Research and technical support

Industrial textile printing is an expression of high craftsmanship that requires continuous support and attention, as well as tailored, precise, timely and effective solutions. An important goal of our Total Textile Solution is to pursue continuous improvement, on the one hand helping customers to solve critical issues, and on the other exploring the technical and expressive potentials of digital printing on fabric, so as to stay one step ahead in the quest for innovation.

We have thus instituted different research, training and technical support centers that liaise directly with potential customers or printing companies to develop customised solutions based on specific requirements.

Chemical laboratory

The Chemical Laboratory* is equipped with all the tools and equipment necessary for objective fabric testing and to provide printing workshops with a reliable response to any disputes concerning appearance, fastness and any other technical or application issue. Technicians specialised in traditional/digital printing, preparation, dyeing, finishing and textile chemistry thoroughly analyse every chemical-textile issue that may arise during printing or pre- and post-treatment. Chemical engineers research innovative solutions with regard to ink features and printing effects.


Innovation Research Lab

A facility* researching and developing new inks for industrial digital printing, the Innovation Research Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by a team of highly-skilled researchers.

Printing Research Center

The Printing Research Center* aids product development of core inkjet devices, ensuring the continued development of the highest quality textile printers for Epson.

The Chemical Laboratory and the Innovation Research Lab are located at Epson Como Printing Technologies local premises in Fino Mornasco (CO). The Printing Research Center is located at Epson Como Printing Technologies headquarter in Villa Guardia (CO).