Powered by PrecisionCore
Precision, sharpness, definition. At Epson, technology isn’t just a list of features but translates into quality and productivity. PrecisionCore is the newest and most advanced Monna Lisa print head array. More than 10,000 nozzles for each colour, for a productivity and a level of detail you never believed possible to reach on fabric.
Software and RIPs
The programme that controls Monna Lisa has been designed to combine outstanding performance with extreme versatility and ease of use. The operator is able to control and manage the printing process using a dedicated user interface, which displays the real-time status of the different machine functions on the monitor.
Leonardo can be used with ML-16000 and ML-32000 models only.
Print settings and control
A number of these parameters can be set at origin directly on the CAD station where the design is processed. The printer operator can make changes to or choose all the free printing parameters, such as, for instance, printing width and length, single or bi-directional printing, etc.
Colour control and management
The function keys are divided into 3 separate groups: printer controls, design management, monitor interface selection. The printed metres are shown continuously on three screens, with relative hourly production data divided into linear metres and square metres. Control and management of the colours loaded into the printer is made simple through a visual representation which shows the ongoing situation in real time. In addition to levels, other messages show ink status, indicating to the operator not only when cartridges are empty, but also any faults due to errors during loading.
The maintenance section makes it possible to manage all the ancillary print functions, such as head cleaning, performing tests to check nozzles, forcing a specific colour drop heaviness, etc. For print head cleaning, operators can choose from three levels of intensity: normal, medium or extra. The nozzle check test can be carried out during printing, with no interruption in the continuity of fabric printing. The forcing of colour drop heaviness can be selected from one of three levels: small, medium or large; it is also possible to choose between normal or extra printing mode. Epson is able to provide immediate assistance remotely with specific tools aimed at minimizing downtime intervention and getting a preliminary diagnosis.
Monna Lisa uses the proprietary “.ROB” file format, which makes it possible to print designs developed using different graphic design systems.
In addition to supporting those companies that use different brands of colorways applications and printing systems for their internal operations, this also makes it possible for the printing company to directly print designs produced by outside companies or by other printing companies.
Epson Edge Print Pro X
Epson Edge Print Pro X software was developed in-house as part of the Total Textile Solution for high-quality, high-productivity textile printing. Designed to maximise the performance of PrecisionCore Micro TFP print heads and Genesta inks, it features an intuitive interface for easy, 3-steps, left-to-right print job setup. Simply choose the file you want to print, preview the image, and edit the print settings you want to use. It can be run on any Monna Lisa printer and specific versions are available based on the different model.
Epson precision dot technology for high image quality
Our software also helps maximise the proven benefits of the Epson precision dot technologies that underlie our industry-leading image quality. These technologies include Microweave and lookup table (LUT), that reduce banding and graininess, and halftoning, that reduces graininess while providing robust protection against image degradation caused by dot misalignment.
Step and repeat: to duplicate a single image or design element
Layout functions: full range of commands to scale, rotate, copy, mirror, crop, and nest images
Colour replacement: colour can be automatically generated by measuring a target colour sample
Colour chart for fine adjustment: to create a set of colours that are similar to a given starting colour
Hot folder printing: to simply drag and drop an image into a folder configured with the settings you want to use