EFI Reggiani hosts roadshow at Bergamo
In a two day event organised by EFI
Reggiani, on the 13th and 14th of September, 2017,
clients and members of the press were invited to Bergamo, Italy
for an extensive look into the inner workings of Reggiani’s
With almost 70 years of expertise, know-how, innovation,
research and technological excellence, EFI Reggiani represents
the ‘Made in Italy’ success all around the world. EFI Reggiani
is a worldwide provider of complete solutions for the textile
market, with a focus on the development of sustainable
As a global leader in integrated solutions for the textile
world. EFI has a portfolio which includes a wide range of
digital printers and pre-post treatment machines, a complete
line of digital water-based textile inks and the RIP software.
Eco-sustainability is the EFI Reggiani winning strategy.
The event consisted of an engaging seminar that highlighted
EFI Reggiani’s growth over the years, what the company has to
offer in the future, and the philosophy of the company. The
morning of the 14th began with the seminar, followed by a tour
of the facilities of Reggiani, which ended with the unveiling of
the newest machine: the Vogue. The Vogue will be introduced into
the market officially in Fespa in the coming year.
Frank Mallozzi, Head of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, and
Senior Vice President at EFI, introduced the company and gave an
overview of a vast portfolio of products, elucidating that the
company does not just facilitate the production of print engines
and digital innovation, but has a much more vast portfolio.
EFI is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley,
and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to
digital imaging for industries and market segments where imaging
and color matter.
“EFI is committed to making print great again,” Mallozzi
says. The company invests heavily in research and development,
and are fairly conservative when it comes to marketing: they
believe that the product and the service should speak for
In recent years, EFI has chosen to focus on the shift from
analogue to digital. In the past, they have built electronics
for Xerox and Canon.
“How can we move this from design to production, not just in
textiles but in various other industries?” Mallozzi poses this
question, highlighting the main focus of the company in recent
years. According to Mallozzi, innovation is key. Almost, 15 to
20% of all our revenue is reinvested right back into R&D,
enabling the company to update their portfolio every fifteen
months. Mallozzi brings up the need to “leverage know-how in
markets”, and calls attention to the fact that in the textile
industry, the transition from analogue to digital is still in a
very early stage.
Mr. Michele Riva, Sales and Marketing Director, proceeded to
give a detailed overview of the EFI Reggiani Sales Review. The
private sales were also featured in the event, that included
negotiations for clients in attendance, and offers with special
rates. This gesture was one of the ways in which Reggiani showed
their gratitude to their longtime agents and clients.
The philosophy of Reggiani has a strong undercurrent of
teamwork and co-operation. It feels less like a company and more
like a close knit family. In a brief interview after the
unveiling of Reggiani’s most recent innovation, the Vogue, Adele
Genoni talked about the significance the Reggiani team places on
teamwork and a sense of community. There is a lot of give and
take, according to Ms. Genoni. She takes pride in the fact that
the senior members of the establishment are eager to mentor the
younger ones, and shares the collaborative and enthusiastic work
environment they maintain.
Reggiani also believes in fostering close connections with
their clients. Towards the tail end of the evening, an award
giving ceremony was held, in which Reggiani expressed their
gratitude to their most active agents and most loyal clients.
After nearly seven decades of expertise, know-how,
innovation, research and technological excellence, EFI Reggiani
represents the “Made in Italy” success all around the world.
EFI Reggiani is a worldwide provider of complete solutions
for the textile market, with a focus on the development of
sustainable processes. A global leader in integrated solutions
for the textile world which include a wide range of digital
printers and pre-post treatment machines, a complete line of
digital water-based textile inks and the RIP software.
Eco-sustainability is the EFI Reggiani winning strategy.
The demand for productive plants with lower environmental
impact has been increasing steadily and EFI Reggiani aims to
meet this growing demand.
EFI Reggiani’s innovations are the result of extensive
research targeted to improve productivity and quality, to
optimize the textile manufacturing process and to reduce energy
and water consumption, as well as environmental impact. The
company develops complete green processes and innovative
solutions covering the full textile workflow in order to reduce
consumption and minimize the environmental impact. A new
approach that combines quality and production efficiency with
EFI Reggiani respects the environment without compromising on
machine performances and develops green processes and innovative
solutions in order to offer eco-sustainable processes which
- Savings on energy and Water.
- Savings on inks.
- Savings on colour waste.
- Reduced stock.
- Recyclable materials.
- Drastic pollution reduction.
EFI Reggiani’s commitment is improving sustainability. The
company has been continuously developing and testing productive
systems with lower environmental impact in each segment of the
supply chain of the group, covering the full textile workflow.
Some of EFI Reggiani’s customers, key players in the textile
industry, have been involved in the development of the green
processes. The company is working closely with them in order to
propose to the market the ideal solution in order to meet all
In fact, the colour of the original logo of Reggiani has
symbolic significance that ties in with the sustainable vision
of the company. Reggiani was certified by the EU as the company
with the lowest carbon footprint.
The Vogue, unveiled at the end of the roadshow, will be
introduced into the market at FESPA.Global Print Expo 2018, held
from the 15th to 18th of May in Berlin, Germany.
The ReNOIR Vogue is a continuous system meant to control
every speed and tension to guarantee the most accurate fabric
handling. This innovative ink system ensures that the ink
temperature is kept at set value during machine operation and
between stoppages, it permits the printer to operate under wider
environmental conditions, reducing or even eliminating the need
for environmental conditioning.
The main features of the Vogue
are as follows:
- Ink supply system with feeding by tanks max 12 liters.
- Steel bridge with linear motor and magnetic encoder.
- Carriage running on stainless steel linear guides.
- Stainless steel head plate with recessed nozzle
- Ink management: in line double degassing and filtering.
- Adhesion method: thermoplastic, permanent, resin.
- Embedded magnetic system for adhesive application.
- High-precision transportation belt.
- Full variable drop size.
- Head crash protective system.
- Ink system open to certified suppliers.
- Software open to main RIP vendors.
The many advantages of the
- Integrated water filtration system, both for production
- No need of head alignment.
- Low maintenance costs.
- Lowest ink usage.
- Easy maintenance.
- Easy access to main machine modules.
- Suitable for 24/7 operation.
- One operator can manage multiple machines.
A notable improvement is the new enhanced ink recovery
system, which enables up to 95% of ink saving - yet another
notch on Reggiani’s belt as far as sustainability is concerned.