Tokyo-based Seiko Epson Corp. has opened two new innovation hubs in Italy. The Innovation Research Lab, created by Epson and Italy-based For.Tex S.r.l. focuses on research and development for ink technologies. The Printing Research Center — opened in collaboration with Italy-based F.lli Robustelli S.r.l., will specialize in the development of core Epson inkjet technology. The new centers, along with Epson’s existing Textile Solution Center in Como, Italy, create a worldwide hub for the digital textile industry.
“We are delighted to announce the establishment of the Innovation Research Lab and The Printing Research Center in Como,” said Sunao Murata, COO, Professional Printing Operations division, Epson. “These state-of-the-art R&D facilities symbolize Epson’s strong commitment to accelerating the development of digital textile inkjet printing both in the Como region and the rest of the world.”