During a three-day Electronics For Imaging, Inc. open house at the company’s EFI Reggiani industrial textile printer facility, textile and apparel manufacturers witnessed the 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 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,” said EFI Reggiani senior vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “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.”
This year, EFI Reggiani celebrated 75 years of heritage and innovation in the textile world by accelerating its commitment to delivering new technologies. EFI Reggiani offers products that help customers increase the productivity and sustainability of their textile manufacturing activities. The portfolio of EFI Reggiani printers – including a range of greener, pigment ink-based systems that can reduce textile manufacturing’s ecological footprint – give users solutions across a range of textile applications.
Attendees witnessed live demonstrations of eight 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 new EFI Reggiani HYPER is a scanning printer available in 1.8-metre, 2.4-metre or 3.4-metre widths. The Reggiani HYPER model targets the industrial high-speed segment of the multi-pass textile printing sector.
TERRA line-up of pigment ink printer solutions. It allows print service providers to enter the world of industrial textile with a short, smart and green production process. The printer is a 1.8-metre-wide printer that can print up to 190 square metres 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 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. Designed to leverage EFI Reggiani digital printers’ market-proven industrial performance capabilities, these eco-friendly, water-based inks provide an extraordinary level of print durability and yield longer printhead life with reduced maintenance costs. The high-performance digital pigment inks also use an innovative binder technology for fast, sustainable, and cost-competitive industrial textile printing on the widest range of fabrics. Users also gain superior print definition and colour intensity.
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.
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