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EFI Reggiani launches fastest digital textile printer

Sep 13, 2021
EFI Reggiani launches fastest digital textile printer

Bergamo, Italy

Electronics For Imaging Inc (EFI) has launched its third new digital textile printer of 2021, delivering the world’s highest real production throughput for a scanning/multi-pass digital textile printer.

The 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, the EFI Reggiani HYPER prints at up to 13 linear metres per minute in production mode, making it the fastest textile scanning printer on the market. 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.

EFI is promoting the new EFI Reggiani HYPER printer in an informational exhibit at the 8-11 September TME Exhibition Textile Machinery Fair, at the Istanbul Expo Centre, in hall 1, stand D7.

Adele Genoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EFI Reggiani, said that, their track record of accelerated innovation continues, as they kept the promises to deliver a third new textile printer this year. He added that, with the new HYPER model, the R&D team has outdone itself, bringing even more innovation to digital textile printing despite the constraints of the pandemic.

He also said that, due to its unique design for its 72 printheads, that recirculates ink up to the heads’ nozzle plate, HYPER is also a champion for uptime and reliability, maximising printer availability for production with excellent printing results. With HYPER, textile producers will benefit from a truly remarkable production solution.

The EFI Reggiani HYPER printer features:

?       72 recirculating print heads with 600-dots per inch (dpi) native resolution and full variable drop size.

?       Recirculation up to the nozzle plate and an innovative printhead maintenance system featuring contactless wiping to help ensure that printheads are ready to print.

?       Enhanced, proprietary auto-calibrating continuous ink recirculation system to reduce maintenance at start up and during production.

?       A double bridge that provides maximum stability and accuracy, while ensuring easy carriage access for smooth maintenance on all the printheads.

?       A wide range of printing modes, including EFI Reggiani’s legacy high uniformity printing modes, to ensure outstanding quality and extreme design versatility. Users gain much more capability and versatility, eliminating the limits faced with printing solid colours, geometric patterns, fine lines, deep blacks, smooth gradients and more, while satisfying their need for speed.

?       EFI Reggiani proprietary electronics and software with real-time image processing and no image pre-calculation time prior to printing. This enables production of design changes on the fly with a complete WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) experience to maximise throughput and productivity.

?       A precision Kevlar conveyor belt with an embedded magnetic device for adhesive application, along with EFI Reggiani’s original longitudinal belt movement control to ensure optimal and accurate belt movement, even when running at high speed.

?       Several fabric feed and take-up options, including an oscillating brace for folding, a small roll winder up to 400 mm, or a big roll winder up to 1,600 mm.

?       An industrial dryer with symmetrical ventilation and high-efficiency exhaust capacity powered by gas, electricity, oil or steam.

The printer is powered by EFI Reggiani genuine inks, with high-quality formulas to ensure the best performance in terms of runnability and longer printhead life, astonishing colour depth, brightness and fastness. The new printer will be commercially available worldwide in September 2021.

EFI is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analogue to digital imaging. They develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, building materials and personalised documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process.

Source: EFI Press Release

Image Source: EFI Press Release

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