Robustelli S.r.l., Italy, has launched the Monna Lisa piezo-electric digital printer. According to
Robustelli, the Monna Lisa provides extremely precise printing, has a high level of production and
is low-maintenance.Robustelli entered into a collaboration with Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp.
(Epson) and Italy-based FOR.TEX S.r.l. to develop, sell and market special inks for the
printer.Epson is providing the piezo print heads for the Monna Lisa, and has developed two series
of inks for use with the printer. The inks are marketed and sold by FOR.TEX under the Genesta brand
name. Genesta AC comprises 11 colors of reactive ink for use on cottons; and Genesta RE includes 10
colors of acid ink for use on wool, silk and nylon.Robustelli currently targets sales of its
printers to Italy and plans to expand sales globally in the future. It expects to sell 500 printers
over the next three years.