EFI Showcasing Sustainable Printing Solutions

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The EFI Reggiani VOGUE is an industrial textile printer designed for superior-quality direct-to-textile printing in fashion and sportswear applications. The VOGUE model prints at resolutions up to 2400 dots per inch (dpi) with 16 printing heads, 8 colours and 4 to 72 picolitre drop sizes.

In addition, the VOGUE printer boasts an innovative recirculation system that saves ink and reduces maintenance during machine operation and between stoppages. The recirculation system also reduces the need for specific air conditioning and humidity controls, saving energy and reducing overall usage costs.

The VOGUE printer is capable of using virtually any type of textile ink. The EFI Reggiani direct sublimation process ensures superior colour brightness and penetration, as well as fast turnaround time, while increasing sustainability by avoiding transfer paper waste.

The EFI Reggiani FUOCO range of water-based acid inks are designed to deliver superior-quality prints for highly demanding textile applications with unmatched colour depth and vibrancy. Available in 11 colours, including three light colours, EFI Reggiani FUOCO can give textile producers some of the highest-quality printing available on both silk and polyamide fabrics. EFI Reggiani Extra Deeping chemistry, an additional enhancement solution that can be used with FUOCO, increases the penetration of the ink into fibres for a fabulous double-face effect.

Facilitating efficient textile and apparel design

The EFI portfolio of advanced technologies also features prep, design and colour management solutions from the EFI textile ecosystem. These include:

EFI Optitex, a portfolio of solutions, including both 2D and 3D design elements, that enable brands and designers to make design decisions virtually and then transform those decisions into manufacturing instructions. It also includes Revu, a collaborative tool for showcasing virtual samples in a 3D digital environment to facilitate design review and approval processes.

EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) technologies designed to ensure the ultimate in ease of use, colour management and efficient throughput. The EFI Fiery proServer DFE features advanced colour management and screening technology, giving users high-quality prints with saturated blacks, vivid colours, clean pastels and smooth gradients, without compromising fine detail designs. The DFE also provides important production tools including shrinkage correction and step-and-repeat management, plus a set of design tools to create repeats and colourways, manage seasonal palettes and create colour ranges.

EFI Fiery DesignPro, a suite of powerful and easy-to-learn Adobe plug-ins for fashion and textile designers that delivers a comprehensive design workflow. Fiery DesignPro improves design speed and accuracy, lets designers experiment more effectively and communicates colour consistently from design to production.

All these solutions will be featured at the EFI Reggiani ShanghaiTex tradeshow exhibit, which takes place 25 to 28 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

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