Introducing the Epson ML-8000 – the entry model in the Monna Lisa series that combines performance and usability to meet the needs of the digital textile market for flexibility and sustainability. With its 8 latest PrecisionCore printheads, the ML-8000 reaches typical print speed of 155 square metres per hour (600×600 dpi – 2 pass*1).
The ML-8000 is a next-generation digital textile printer with high print quality, productivity, stable operation with minimal downtime, and allows easy operation for an affordable price, making it the ideal printer for companies looking to move into digital printing.
High print quality and productivity
The ML-8000’s superior image quality is enabled by Epson’s high-quality printheads. Epson’s exclusive Microweave and lookup table (LUT) technologies reduce banding and graininess, and advanced new Multi-Layer Halftone Technology (MLHT), which randomises the halftone dot pattern on each layer, reduces image degradation caused by dot misalignment. Dynamic Alignment Stabilizer (DAS) technology also ensures stable print quality by controlling waveforms on each printhead chip for higher dot placement accuracy and more uniform dot density on each pass.
The ML-8000 also features symmetrical colour alignment for consistent colour overlap order during bidirectional low pass printing, and Accurate Belt Position Control (ABPC) technology automatically detects the belt feeding distance to ensure highly precise fabric feeding. The result is optimal quality and speed, with superb reproduction of colour gradations, fine details, and complex geometric patterns.
Stable operation with minimal downtime
Stable operation with unprecedented usability is realised with the advanced cleaning mechanisms and automated adjustment functions. A fluff blower system removes fluff from the fabric surface before it enters the printing area, and an ink mist extraction system helps prevent ink mist from adhering to the nozzle surface. Nozzle verification technology (NVT) detects missing dots that indicate nozzle clogging and adjusts ink delivery to maintain image quality and reduce printing errors. An easy-to-replace fabric wiper roll continuously wipes the printhead nozzles clean automatically, reducing daily manual maintenance work.
High accuracy of printhead alignment technology allows the user to replace the head quickly. Thanks to an automatic calibration function by an RGB camera, operators can carry out printhead replacement including adjustments in as little as 30 minutes. Epson Remote Monitoring System (24/7 monitoring) enables a quick response to potential problems, reducing downtime and service calls.
Ease of use is enhanced by a 9-inch LCD touch panel that displays current printer status, operating instructions, and regular maintenance procedures, and by hot-swappable, dual 10-litre or 3-litre high-capacity ink cartridges that allow uninterrupted production.
Environmentally-friendly GENESTA Ink
Epson GENESTA inks are available in Acid, Reactive, Disperse, and Pigment formulations in a degassed vacuum pack. They are ECO PASSPORT certified to meet globally recognised standards for environmentally friendly textile printing. In addition, the Acid ink is bluesign® approved, and the Reactive and Pigment inks are GOTS approved by ECOCERT.
- Printheads: 8 Epson PrecisionCore printheads. The latest generation MicroTFP print chip combines quality, accuracy and speed.
- Productivity: Typical print speed of 155 sqm/h (600×600 dpi – 2 pass*1)
- Maximum print speed: up to 250 sqm/h (300×600 dpi; 1 pass*2)
- Resolution: up to 1200 dpi.
- Width: 180 cm.
- Ink colours: 8.
- Inks types: Genesta Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment. Genesta water-based inks allow precision and colour fastness in fabric prints. Genesta inks obtain the highest quality on any fabric type.
- Ink capacity: 10 or 3 litres.
(*1: With 300x300dpi 4 Half Tone layers, *2: With 300x300dpi 2 Half Tone layers)