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EFI unveils hybrid inkjet & greener textile pigments

May 28, 2018
EFI unveils hybrid inkjet & greener textile pigments

Electronics For Imaging Inc (EFI) continues to revolutionise the future of printing by introducing new technologies at this year’s FESPA Global Expo in Berlin. EFI will unveil its next-generation hybrid flatbed/roll platform technology - the EFI VUTEk H series printers built from the ground up to offer higher quality, more capabilities and better productivity up to 109 boards per hour.

EFI’s exhibit also features the launch of a breakthrough industrial textile pigment ink technology for direct-to-textile production. The new EFI Reggiani pigment ink technology gives users a faster, environmentally friendly production process with inline polymerisation that requires less water, less energy and less processing time, with no washing or steaming needed. In addition, the ink’s excellent fastness properties and high printability sharpness will allow printing on a wide range of fabrics with the fine-detail designs. The new pigment textile technology completes the outstanding range of innovations EFI Reggiani has presented over the past year, with unparalleled new products including the FLEXY digital printer launched at last year’s FESPA tradeshow and the brand-new EFI Reggiani COLORS printer launched last month.

Other new innovations at the tradeshow include the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i, an aqueous soft signage printer that combines superior-quality imaging with efficient, in-line fixation for fast, all-in-one fabric soft signage production. FESPA attendees can also witness the next generation in digital print job management with version 7 of EFI’s Fiery wide- and superwide-format production digital front ends (DFEs) and updated Fiery Command WorkStation software. Together, these two products help unify production operations by giving users the ability to manage cut-sheet, continuous-feed, wide-format and superwide-format digital print devices from a single user interface.