The ML-8000 packs the power and performance of the latest world-class Epson inkjet printing and manufacturing technologies into a single package. With the ML-8000, you can have the flexibility to increase your production volume and have the ability to take on more short-run print jobs.
PRECISIONCORE MICRO TFP PRINTHEADS OPTIMISED FOR MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY
The ML-8000 is equipped with eight newly developed 4.73-inch high density PrecisionCore Micro TFP printheads that achieve higher productivity with a maximum ink droplet size 1.4 times larger than our existing printheads. This, together with exceptionally high dot placement accuracy and advanced image processing technology, enables high-quality, high-throughput printing of 156 m2/h at 600 x600 dpi, 2 pass3.
High Image Quality
EPSON PRECISION DOT TECHNOLOGY FOR WORLD-RENOWNED IMAGE QUALITY
Epson Precision Dot Technology, refined over many years of inkjet printer development, underlines the ML-8000’s superior image quality. In addition, our exclusive Micro Weave, Multi-Layer Halftoning, and LUT technologies work together to reduce banding, graininess, and image quality degradation caused by dot placement errors.
MULTI-LAYER HALFTONING FOR SUPERIOR IMAGE QUALITY
The ML-8000 uses advanced new Multi-Layer Halftone Technology (MLHT) to achieve higher stability and image quality than ever before. By randomising the halftone dot pattern on each layer, MLHT reduces image degradation caused by dot misalignment.
ACCURATE BELT POSITION CONTROL (ABPC) TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH-PRECISION FABRIC FEEDING
High image quality also requires precise fabric feeding. The ML-8000 achieves this with new Accurate Belt Position Control (ABPC) technology that automatically detects belt feeding distance to ensure highly accurate fabric feeding.
DYNAMIC ALIGNMENT STABILISER (DAS) TECHNOLOGY FOR UNIFORM DOT DENSITY
Dynamic Alignment Stabiliser (DAS) technology ensures stable print quality by controlling waveforms on each printhead chip to achieve higher dot placement accuracy and more uniform dot density on each pass.
SYMMETRICAL COLOUR ALIGNMENT FOR HIGH BI-DIRECTIONAL PRINTING QUALITY
Symmetrical colour alignment maintains consistent colour overlap order during high-speed bi-directional low-pass printing for uniform image quality.
ADVANCED CLEANING MECHANISMS FOR REDUCED NOZZLE CLOGGING
To help reduce the chance of nozzle clogging, a fluff blower system removes fluff from the fabric surface before it enters the printing area. In addition, a powerful, dual-fan, ink mist extraction system helps prevent ink mist from adhering to the surface of the nozzles.
NOZZLE VERIFICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR REDUCED PRINTING ERRORS
This advanced technology detects missing dots, and adjusts ink delivery to maintain image quality and reduce printing errors.
AUTO NOZZLE CLEANING BY FABRIC WIPE REDUCES DAILY MANUAL MAINTENANCE WORK
An easy-to-replace cloth wiper roll continuously wipes the printhead nozzles clean to remove fluff that can cause nozzle clogging.
DUAL SENSOR SYSTEM TO PREVENT COSTLY HEAD STRIKES
Dual head-strike sensors detect any folds or wrinkles that may cause the fabric to come into direct contact with the printheads. If folds or wrinkles are detected, the sensors immediately stop the carriage to avert a potential head strike.
9-INCH LCD TOUCH PANEL FOR AT-A-GLANCE OPERATING EASE
In addition to displaying current printer status and operating instructions, the convenient touch panel also shows information about ink and fabric, temperature and humidity, platen gap, and regular maintenance procedures.
HOT-SWAPPABLE, HIGH-CAPACITY INK SUPPLY FOR UNINTERRUPTED PRODUCTION
The 10-litre vacuum-packed degassed ink cartridges can be loaded for each colour, and you don’t need to worry about running out of ink halfway through a job because empty cartridges can be replaced while printing is in progress.
AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION BY RGB CAMERA MINIMISES PRINTING INTERRUPTIONS
To minimise downtime and get you back up and running quickly after fabric or printhead replacement, a built-in RGB camera automatically analyses reference patterns and recalibrates printer settings to prevent dot misalignment, banding, and colour shift.
HIGH-ACCURACY HEAD ALIGNMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR EASY PRINTHEAD REPLACEMENT
High-precision positioning pins and holes on the printhead and carriage enable users to replace printheads quickly and easily. Thanks to automatic calibration by the built-in RGB camera, printhead replacement and adjustments can be completed in as little as 30 minutes.
EPSON REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR REDUCED DOWNTIME
24/7 remote monitoring enables quick response to potential problems, reducing downtime and service calls.
Software for Digital Textile Printing
EPSON EDGE PRINT TEXTILE FOR EASY, HIGH-QUALITY PRINTING
Our original RIP software, Epson Edge Print Textile, was specifically developed to maximise the performance of PrecisionCore Micro TFP printheads and GENESTA inks. It features an intuitive interface for easy, 3-step, left-to-right operation, as well as step and repeat, hot folders, colour replacement for matching spot colours, and other convenient features. In addition, the ML-8000 is supported by other major textile RIP software, giving you the flexibility to use the RIP solution of your choice.
COLORBLEND SOFTWARE FOR COLORWAYS AND INK PENETRATION CONTROL
ColorBlend is pre-processing software for Epson Edge Print Textile. ColorBlend lets you create colour variations (colorways) from channel-separated images (PSD, PSB, etc.), control ink penetration to achieve visual equivalence on both sides of fabric, generate ICC profiles, and perform other pre-processing tasks.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY INKS TO MEET EVERY NEED
Epson GENESTA inks are available in Acid, Reactive, Disperse, and Pigment formulations. They are ECO PASSPORT certificated to meet globally recognised standards for environmentally friendly textile printing. In addition, our Acid ink is bluesign® approved, and our Reactive and Pigment inks are GOTS approved by ECOCERT.
Epson Textile Solution Centers
FULL-SERVICE SUPPORT AT GLOBAL EPSON TEXTILE SOLUTION CENTERS
Experts at Epson Textile Solution Centers in Italy and Japan are ready to assist and advise you whenever the need arises. From equipment demos and sample production, to advice on pre and post processing techniques, we provide full-service support for every stage of the textile printing process.