EFI Reggiani showcases innovative digital printers during open house

EFI Reggiani showcases innovative digital printers during open house

During EFI Reggiani’s December open house, textile and apparel manufacturers witnessed first-hand the market-leading innovations that provide users with promising new opportunities.

During an expansive, three-day Electronics For Imaging Inc (EFI) open house in December 2021 at the company’s EFI Reggiani industrial textile printer facility, textile and apparel manufacturers witnessed first-hand the market-leading innovations that provide users with promising new opportunities. The December open house, which drew more than 70 attendees from over 23 different European, South American, and Middle Eastern countries, featured informative sessions with product experts on a diverse range of topics, covering new and trending market applications for textile manufacturers.

“This was a special anniversary year for Reggiani, one where we not only looked back at our legacy, but also looked forward to the stronger, sustainable future we are helping our customers create in the textile space. With so many new products launched in 2021, we were excited to finally be able to have our customers here to see our machines in action,” said Adele Genoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EFI Reggiani.

This year, EFI Reggiani celebrated 75 years of heritage and innovation in the textile world by accelerating its commitment to delivering new cutting-edge technologies. EFI Reggiani offers world-class products that help customers increase the productivity and sustainability of their textile manufacturing activities. The extensive portfolio of EFI Reggiani printers – including an innovative range of greener, pigment ink-based systems that can significantly reduce textile manufacturing’s ecological footprint – give users fast and complete solutions across a broad range of textile applications.

Attendees witnessed live demonstrations of eight advanced digital printers during the open house, including the new EFI Reggiani HYPER, EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver scanning/multi-pass printer, and EFI Reggiani BLAZE as well as the EFI Reggiani BOLT – the award-winning single-pass offering that is the world’s fastest digital textile printer.

The new EFI Reggiani HYPER is a scanning printer available in 1.8-metre, 2.4-metre or 3.4-metre widths. With an up to eight-colour configuration, it prints at speeds up to 13 linear metres per minute in two-pass production mode. The new printer is suitable for high-quality production on knitted or woven fabrics and is designed with smart technology that enables it to be integrated into Industry 4.0 projects.

The new-version TERRA Silver printer featured at the open house is part of EFI’s complete TERRA line-up of pigment ink printer solutions. It is a 1.8-metre-wide printer that can print up to 190 sq m per hour with eight dual-channel printheads. The EFI Reggiani TERRA Silver solution allows print service providers to enter the world of industrial textile with a short, smart and green production process. EFI Reggiani also is a leading developer of inks, and one of the only industry suppliers with a complete range that includes all primary textile ink types. The TERRA pigment inks the company makes for the new TERRA Silver printer model deliver excellent wet and dry fastness properties and remarkable sharpness in detail..

The EFI Reggiani BLAZE printer is designed to give textile companies the opportunity to enter the digital textile printing market with a compact solution. The new, 1.8-metre-wide printer offers an innovative, low-maintenance, continuous recirculation ink system equipped with a level sensor and degassing as well as a print head crash protective system for longer printhead life and superior uptime.

In 2021, the EFI Reggiani BOLT received a combination of hardware and software enhancements that minimise artifacts, compensating for missing nozzles that may occur over time and enhancing uniformity to deliver smoother solid colours. The upgrade also delivers improved quality and smoother gradients, plus it enables faster printhead replacement and drastically increases file processing speed by up to 200% for large, complex files.

Dedicated colour profile creation on the newest-version EFI Fiery BT-1000 digital front end driving the printer delivers better, more-intense tones and improves capabilities for matching existing colour profiles commonly used in digital textile printing. The enhancements are an important step in further expanding digital printing’s presence in the industry, bringing greener, more-sustainable inkjet technologies to the fore as a replacement for analogue dyeing procedures that make textile manufacturing the world’s second-largest polluting industry.

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