EFI™ Reggiani: BOLT Single-Pass Digital Printer with complete
portfolio of advanced textile solutions
New ultra-high-speed printer featured alongside expanded ink
offerings, high-end Fiery. DFE workflow, indigo dyeing and
finishing solutions, and state-of-the-art Optitex and Fiery
DesignPro design solutions.
EFI™ Reggiani showcased the advanced,
leading-edge technologies at ITMA 2019, including the
game-changing EFI Reggiani BOLT single-pass inkjet printer – the
first digital textile solution capable of high-quality output at
record production speeds of up to 90 linear meters (295 linear
feet) per minute.
innovation in digital textiles sector
EFI presented one of the most important
showcases of new digital textile printing technology in the
industry, emphasizing the leading-edge innovations that make EFI
customers among the most successful in global textile industry.
The EFI exhibits
at ITMA features:
- The EFI Reggiani COLORS printer,
a high-quality, highly productive solution that prints
with up to 12 colors and offers unmatched printing quality
and uniformity with an extended colour gamut, superior
colour depth and increased penetration into fabrics.
- EFI Mezzera indigo dyeing and
finishing technology that reduces chemical usage by up to
40% and ensures deeper shades and superior fastness.
- EFI Reggiani FUOCO water-based
acid inks, specifically designed to deliver amazing prints
for highly demanding textile applications and incomparable
color depth and vibrancy.
- The newly launched version of EFI
Optitex® 2D/3D textile CAD software offering streamlined
Print & Cut workflow integration with Reggiani printers for
up to 15% greater efficiency in textile usage
- Fiery DesignPro , a suite of
Adobe® Creative Cloud® plug-ins that streamline design of
textile repeats, colorways, wovens and knits, plus
communicate color consistently from design to production.
ITMA attendees saw how they can do more,
and drive new success, using a renewed product range of EFI
Reggiani printers to accompany them through their digital
journey, from small scale to mass production.
The EFI Reggiani portfolio of textile
solutions includes a complete, integrated design, color
management and pre- and post-treatment solution offering
unmatched by any other digital technology supplier in the
industry. Plus, users also benefit from one of the industry’s
broadest lineups of high-end, superior-quality textile inks,
including reactive inks from EFI’s recent acquisition of BDR
Boya Kimya, along with EFI Reggiani AQUA reactive, IRIS
dye-sublimation, ARIA direct disperse and TERRA pigment inks.
As print technology analyst company
Keypoint Intelligence recently noted in a report, EFI, with its
expansive portfolio, “is positioning itself as a one-stop-shop
for industrial textile needs, addressing not only the
fundamentals of the business with equipment supplies and service
but also demonstrating a vision for an evolving supply chain.”
technology for the industry’s digital migration
The new, 1.8-meter (71-inch) wide BOLT
printer at ITMA is designed to give textile manufacturers high
uptime and reliability, high performance throughout and
unparalleled printing uniformity and accuracy, in addition to
superior print head life and minimal maintenance needs. Thanks
to its cutting-edge printhead concept and high-performance ink
delivery system, the BOLT reaches a record throughput speed of
90 meters/minute at a 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution.
It features high-end imaging in drop sizes from 5 to 30
picoliters, and also provides premium-quality 600 x 4,800
maximum-dpi resolution printing, allowing customers to address
their full range of design needs.
A robust, industrial platform designed for
24/7 operation, the BOLT printer offers an innovative,
low-maintenance, fast-startup recirculation printhead that
delivers better, more-uniform printing with superior uptime.
Users can reduce the cost per meter of digitally printed
textiles with the BOLT while creating a broader range of designs
quickly and efficiently. The printer also has another remarkable
advantage in its ability to include one or more analog printing
stations as an option, integrated into the digital printer for
miracles: Design and sampling solutions
EFI’s stand at ITMA features one of the
industry’s most-advanced workflows for design through
production. The newest-version EFI Optitex software featured in
the EFI exhibit addresses retailers’ and brands’ urgent need to
bring new products to market faster. The new release delivers
true-to-life fabric simulations, enabling custom views of
designs for consistent and adaptable 3D sample displays,
minimizing the need for physical samples and costly photo shoots
across the design and production workflow. A new EFI Optitex
Print & Cut feature enables complete garment printing on a
single roll, creating significant savings in fabric roll
inventory, with typically 15%-40% greater efficiency compared to
traditional methods. Fashion and apparel manufacturers also
benefit from an improved nesting algorithm in the software that
increases fabric utilization by up to 4%.
The Fiery DesignPro textile design
software tools EFI is showing at ITMA works seamlessly with
Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator® in Mac® or Microsoft®
Windows® environments. This set of powerful textile and fashion
design plug-ins are efficient to use, fast to learn, and make it
easy to switch between DesignPro and native Photoshop or
Illustrator software during the design process. The plugins
significantly reduce the time and effort needed to create repeat
patterns, colorways, separations, weaves, knits, or garment
sketches. Plus, Fiery DesignPro gives designers the ability to
effectively and efficiently communicate colors and seasonal
palettes through the entire design team, all the way to
sustainability in denim production
The EFI Mezzera DENIM system at ITMA – the
latest innovation in the renowned Mezzera line of
low-environment impact indigo dyeing and finishing solutions –
uses patented Nitrogen Indigo technology. Key advantages
- Upto 35-40% reduction in chemical
- Upto 6.5% higher indigo intensity
- Improved color fastness.
- Deeper sulphur dyeing shades with no
- Smaller machinery footprint.
EFI Reggiani Vice President and General
Manager Adele Genoni said: “We are very excited about our ITMA
exhibits, especially Reggiani BOLT presented to the general
public for the first time along with our unmatched portfolio for
advanced, efficient, high-quality digital textile production.
EFI is a true partner to our customers in this transformation as
the only provider with a complete offering of advanced printers,
inks, pre- and post-treatment technologies and integrated design
and workflow solutions.”
The EFI ecosystem of textile technologies
leverages EFI Reggiani’s 70+ years as a leader in textile
industry innovation with digital and conventional processes. EFI
Reggiani products, along with some of the industry’s most
advanced pre-treatment, post-treatment and software innovations,
simplify the transition from conventional to digital production
to give customers new profit and growth opportunities.