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– Epson’s inkjet expertise used to create clothes and backdrop –
TOKYO, Japan – Seiko Epson Company supplied help to dressmaker Yuima Nakazato for his assortment proven on the 2022 Paris Haute Couture Assortment on July 7, 2022. Epson supported the manufacturing of the fashions and stage design from June 3 to June 28.
Yuima Nakazato’s style home has a imaginative and prescient that the evolution of clothes will create an excellent richer future. To satisfy its accountability for the longer term, the style home has continued to fastidiously choose the supplies used and the sources from which they’re procured. It has all the time sought to create clothes that’s designed to be worn for a very long time after which recycled.
Epson endorses the Yuima Nakazato imaginative and prescient and not too long ago used digital textile printing expertise to help the replica of the fragile textures and colours of hand-painted supplies to the exacting necessities of the style home in addition to producing the works with a diminished environmental impression. Yuima Nakazato’s designs have been faithfully reproduced on extraordinarily skinny (0.07 mm) silk organdy material that was used for among the fashions utilizing a Monna Lisa digital inkjet textile printer on the Answer Heart in Epson’s Fujimi Plant.
Digital textile printing doesn’t require printing plates, so it’s ideally fitted to the fast manufacturing of fabric in solely the quantity required. And, since these designs have been printed utilizing pigment ink, which requires fewer steps than a dye ink printing course of, Yuima Nakazato was in a position to work on the designs for the style assortment till shortly earlier than the present. Inkjet textile printing has a much smaller environmental footprint than standard textile printing as a result of it makes use of solely a tiny fraction of the quantity of water.
Along with supporting clothes manufacturing, Epson additionally supported the stage design by utilizing its digital printing expertise within the manufacturing of paper sculptures. These sculptures have been vital parts that helped to create the imaginative and prescient of the blue-themed assortment. All the stage was enshrouded in photographs of Earth that have been hand-painted by Yuima Nakazato. These photographs have been enlarged and printed over a complete of 832 sq. meters of print paper utilizing an SC-P20050 inkjet printer on the LFP Answer Heart in Epson’s Hirooka Workplace.
Armatures have been used to help the printed paper to create three-dimensional objects d’artwork within the staging space. The armatures have been constructed from used paper from inside Epson that was processed utilizing Epson’s Dry Fiber Know-how*. Epson collected the ornamental items used for the gathering after the present ended and plans to debate their use in different functions with Yuima Nakazato.
Epson is dedicated to co-creating with companions to make all kinds of its prospects’ creations potential, and thru its initiatives to cut back environmental impacts, understand its imaginative and prescient of reaching sustainability and enriching communities.