Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies.
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.
For.Tex, located in Fino Mornasco (Como, Italy), is a company 100% owned by Epson Italia. Established in the Italian market as a trusted provider of dyes thickeners and specialty for printing, For.Tex has consolidated its expansion to overseas markets with a particular focus on the Asian market with which it has built over the years a fruitful collaboration in particular with the most qualified Japanese companies producing dyes, specialty for printing and specialty for the essential treatments agents of high innovative content. In 2000 For.Tex has been chosen by Seiko Epson Corporation as official partner in regards of the ink developments, of the Monna Lisa project and for the Genesta inks.
F.lli Robustelli s.r.l, located in Villa Guardia (Como, Italy), is a company 100% owned by Epson Italia. Operating since the 1950s, F.lli Robustelli has always designed and produced photogravure and textile printing machinery and systems. Thanks to an ongoing relationship with its clients and the ability to blend textile and mechanical know-how with new digital technologies, F.lli. Robustelli has developed partnerships across the world. In the early 2000s, F.lli Robustelli developed an important partnership with Seiko Epson Corporation that resulted in the Monna Lisa project. For this project, the company product engineered this digital textile printing machine on Epson print technology resulting in a product that is known in the textile industry as a reference standard and making of F.lli Robustelli one of the major players in the digital textile printing revolution.
Research and technical support
Industrial textile printing is an expression of high craftsmanship that requires continuous supportand attention, as well as tailored, precise, timely and effective solutions.
An important goal of our Total 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.
The For.Tex 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 For.Tex 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
Located at the F.lli Robustelli headquarters, the Printing Research Center aids product development of core inkjet devices, ensuring the continued development of the highest quality textile printers for Epson.