EFI Launches New EFI Reggiani COLORS Digital Printer

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EFI Launches New EFI Reggiani COLORS Digital Printer

The EFI Reggiani COLORS digital printer gives users the ability to print nearly any configuration of inks in 180, 240 and 340mm widths, including using special inks, inks of different chemistry types, and chemistry for special treatments such as for higher-penetration printing, all at the same time. It prints up to 560 square metres per hour, delivering unmatched printing quality and uniformity with an extended colour gamut, superior colour depth and increased penetration into fabric.

‘The EFI Reggiani COLORS printer is a breakthrough offering for textile producers, offering up to 12 colours that can be printed in a row,’ said EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. ‘This unparalleled new digital printer brings new creativity to the industry with an explosion of colour. And, along with the entire portfolio of advanced EFI Reggiani textile production solutions, it helps our customers reach new levels of sustainability, efficiency and profitability.’

Users can place the printer’s 12 colours in a high-productivity 6+6 configuration for superior imaging at much faster throughput speeds. An innovative continuous ink recirculation system ensures outstanding reliability and lets users print with a wider variety of inks while reducing purging and maintenance. Plus, a simplified print head design and proprietary electronics on the printer reduce setup time and streamline maintenance tasks. New EFI Reggiani printing software on the COLORS model allows for real-time image processing, which enhances users’ overall workflow performance.

The EFI Ecosystem of industrial textile technologies helps customers address a wide range of industry challenges, including the need to cost-effectively produce samples and smaller garment lot sizes, gain faster time to market and produce designs that are difficult or impossible to produce with conventional technologies. As users seek automation in productivity, EFI’s advanced tools provide a streamlined workflow and reduced errors without compromising on quality.

The ecosystem includes the EFI Fiery Textile Bundle, which combines technologies for efficient textile design and file preparation with the Fiery proServer digital front end (DFE) for professional colour management and high-quality RIP output on EFI Reggiani digital printers. Fiery DesignPro tools in the bundle give stakeholders throughout a design team the power to quickly and easily create professional designs, seamless repeat patterns, different colourways, colour libraries and palettes.

EFI Optitex software provides an integrated 2D/3D digital solution for the fashion and textile industry to enable companies to quickly create true-to-life 3D digital garments that inspire. Optitex 3D Design Illustrator, a new plug-in tool, gives designers the freedom to validate and customise 3D garments in Adobe Illustrator. Designers can visualise 3D garments, with accurate proportion and scaling, and customise the garment’s fabric, texture, stitching, embellishments, print patterns and graphic placement without waiting for a printed sample.

New EFI Mezzera indigo dyeing technology gives textile companies a way to eliminate the excess water usage, chemistry waste and high operating costs of denim production. EFI partnered with denim producers and manufacturers from around the globe to create the new Mezzera LOOP SLASHER product, which gives users a more sustainable process, reducing environmental impact with lower water consumption and operating costs.

The new product uses nitrogen sealed chambers to improve indigo performance and preserve chemicals. Compared with other denim production technologies, the EFI Mezzera LOOP SLASHER has a 35% smaller footprint and uses 50% less indigo liquor. It also limits the total amount of chemicals needed in denim production, preserving 30% to 40% of hydrosulphite needed in the process for re-use.

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