EFI Honours Digital Textile Production Innovation Customers

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The EFI Reggiani Innovation Pioneer Awards recognised a quartet of customers investing in the Reggiani BOLT – the first commercially available, single-pass inkjet printer capable of direct-to-textile production at speeds up to 90 linear metres (295 linear feet) per minute.

On June 22, the company presented EFI Reggiani Innovation Pioneer Awards highlighting these customers’ efforts to drive innovation in textile supply chains using the latest technology. The first of those customers, Italian digital textile company Texprint s.r.l., has already installed and is operating the world’s first EFI Reggiani BOLT printer.

The second and third honourees in the EFI Reggiani awards ceremony were Hunbul Tex Pvt. Ltd. – one of Pakistan’s leading digital textile printing businesses – and Pakistan-based apparel brand and retailer Firdous Cloth Mill Pvt. Ltd. Both chose the Reggiani BOLT to produce designs for men’s and women’s fashions. The fourth honouree, Zaman Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd., purchased the Reggiani BOLT printer on display at ITMA; the Pakistan-based company will use the printer to produce textiles for home décor and apparel.

‘These four customers deserve our Innovation Pioneer Award for their investment in state-of-the-art technology, and they will show the world just how much more efficient and profitable digital can be using the new breakthroughs the EFI Reggiani BOLT provides,’ said EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. ‘We wish to thank them for their trust and we look forward to working with these customers and future Reggiani BOLT users on creating a better, greener future for the textile industry.’

The Reggiani BOLT features a cutting-edge, high-performance printhead system with highly efficient recirculation features, giving users reliable, superior-quality printing for a full range of design needs. Printing in resolutions from 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) up to 600 x 4800 dpi, users benefit from direct-to-textile imaging with variable drop sizes from 5 to 30 picolitres for accurate, high-end image quality. It is a robust, industrial platform designed for 24/7 operation, with superior printhead life and minimal maintenance needs. Plus, the printer can include one or more analogue printing stations as an option, integrated into the digital printer for special effects.

The Reggiani BOLT printer includes the new EFI Fiery BT-1000 digital front end (DFE) – a professional colour management and RIP solution featuring superior screening and fine dithering algorithms for high-quality print results, with excellent detail reproduction, smooth gradations, clean solid colours, deep blacks, and high saturation. With the speed of the printer and its robust Fiery DFE, users can stream jobs to production in real time, reducing the cost per meter of digitally printed textiles while creating a broader range of designs quickly and efficiently.

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