Genesta, next level fabric inks

What are Epson’s Genesta inks for textile printing?

What does an ink need to make the difference for your company?

It must allow the precision, reliability and durability of fabric prints. No client wants reviews that state “two washes and the colour is already pale and dull”, or “the pattern isn’t sharp, looks like low res”, and so on. Epson formulated Genesta inks specifically for the Monna Lisa series, in order to provide not only the highest quality on any fabric, but also smooth and optimized workflow. Genesta inks come in 4 different formulations: Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment. 4 inks to cover all types of fabric with a specific solution.

All packed in degassed vacuum bags to minimise ink waste: the more you print, the more you save.

Different inks for different fabrics

It’s easy to see the differences on different materials. Can you imagine using the same colours on silk, cotton, PES or blends? That’s why Epson created 4 different families of Genesta inks to give you the highest quality on any fabric you have to print.Let’s discover all the techs and specs of these families designed for you by Epson.

Digital textile printing is easy on the environment

Everyone agrees that the inkjet is the future of textile printing.

Lower production costs and the possibility to customize short runs are undeniable advantages. But nowadays being more convenient and delivering better quality is simply not enough. Our planet (and fashion firms accordingly) have an ultimate need for strong green policies and production.

Environmental impact compliance is a complex matter for producers, who must meet the demands of laws, regulations, certifications and increasingly restrictive specifications from customers and the fashion industry. Epson solves all these problems for you: the Total Textile Solution not only designs the best solution in terms of costs, productivity and high-quality output, but also delivers the most sustainable and eco-friendly processes, way beyond what both the market and law require. Both you and your clients will always be one step ahead of the competition and contribute daily to a non-consumptive model.

Who said ethics and strategy are mutually exclusive?Epson Monna Lisa and Genesta inks give you the best of both worlds. Not just words. A study comparing the Monna Lisa production cycle with a rotary press shows the advantages of inkjet technology in terms of carbon footprint and water consumption. The reduction in water consumption (-27%) has two major environmental benefits: a reduction in the volume of wastewater sent to treatment plants and a reduction in the amount of energy needed to heat process water. In terms of carbon footprint, the Monna Lisa system generates 40% less CO²eq (85.66 vs 139.56)*.

*Source: TSC Booklet #3. Digital Printing and Sustainability. Italy, 2017. Comparison between printing 1,000 metres of fabric with Monna Lisa series and with a rotary press in a printing company equipped with both technologies.

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