Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson), the global technology leader, has opened a new textile solutions center called ‘TSC Asia’ at its Fujimi Plant in Nagano prefecture, Japan. Designed to accelerate global expansion of digital textile printing business, TSC Asia can handle every step in the textile printing process including textile pre- and post-treatment.
Like the Epson Group’s textile solutions center operating in Como, Italy, since 2014, TSC Asia will support digital textile printing by conducting research and development and by using actual textile printers to produce samples for customers in Japan and throughout Asia.
Epson is currently strengthening its production and sales organisations to position it to provide products and services globally from both Japan and Italy. Epson started producing some models in the Monna Lisa series in 2018 at its Hirooka Plant in Nagano prefecture.
The company will be expanding its prototyping and volume production operations for large industrial printers, including the Monna Lisa series, with the completion of a new facility in Hirooka, Innovation Center Building B, at the end of March 2020. In 2019, Epson will begin selling these products through its global sales network, which will also offer enhanced customer proposals and broader support.