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Double-sided new Epson printer for Achille Pinto

Maximised reproduction of colour gradations, fine details and complex geometric patterns.

24th July 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Como, Italy


Italian luxury fabrics finisher Achille Pinto SpA, based in Como, has taked delivery of the 3.2-metre-wide Epson Monna Lisa ML 32000 340 digital printer displayed in June at ITMA 2023 in Milan.

Equipped with 32 PrecisionCore printing heads, the technology enables the double-sided digital printing of fabrics with wide flexibility in ink configurations for direct-to-textile printing.

Maximised reproduction of colour gradations, fine details and complex geometric patterns are made possible with the latest Epson technologies such as symmetrical colour alignment and highly accurate belt position control.

The Monna Lisa ML 32000 340 has a productivity of up to 900 square metres per hour at 300 X 600 dpi in a single pass, with typical printing speeds of 560 square metres per hour achieved in double pass.

Achille Pinto was established in 1933, originally as a manufacturer of printed fabrics and jacquards for ties, expanding over the years into fabrics for men and women’s scarves and clothing.

Today it has a production site extending over 33,800 square metres, employing a workforce of 330 staff and with a consolidated annual turnover of over €100 million. Its weaving suppliers are located around the Como area for silk fabrics and around Biella for the production of materials from natural fibres such as wool and cashmere, with 90% of all production in Italy. The company’s printing, dyeing and finishing are carried out almost entirely at the Casnate production site in Como, with all fabrics and finished products subject to strict quality controls and compliance with international standards.

Double-sided digital printing is the latest technology to be introduced by the company and in addition to digital printing, it has cylinder printing and screen printing on both fabrics and garments.

The company’s historical archives are an important source of inspiration and ideas, designs, jacquards, embroidery, effects and colours for customers.

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