EFI Reggiani demonstrates arsenal at open day
Published: 21 December 2021 | No comments yet
EFI Reggiani's Blaze took centre stage in Shanghai in mid-June
EFI Reggiani has hosted a three-day open day at its industrial textile printer facility, with textile and apparel manufacturers given the opportunity to explore the company’s latest innovations and technology.
With this year being its 75th anniversary, EFI Reggiani welcomed more than 70 attendees from over 23 different European, South American, and Middle Eastern countries to its site.
The company’s senior vice president and general manager Adele Genoni commented, ‘This was a special anniversary year for Reggiani, one where we not only looked back at our legacy, but also looked forward to the stronger, sustainable future we are helping our customers create in the textile space. With so many new products launched in 2021, we were excited to finally be able to have our customers here to see our machines in action.’
Alongside a series of sessions, hosted by products experts, attendees were able to see live demonstrations of eight of EFI Reggiani’s digital printers. This included the new Hyper, the Terra Silver scanning/multi-pass printer, the Blaze and the world’s fastest digital textile printer, the Bolt.
The Hyper, announced in September 2021, is a scanning machine available in 1.8, 2.4 or 3.4m widths and up to eight colours, the Hyper prints at speeds up to 13m/min. EFI says that it is suitable for high-quality production on knitted or woven fabrics and is designed with smart technology that enables it to be integrated into Industry 4.0 projects.
The company also demonstrated its updated Terra Silver, a 1.8m wide printer which runs EFI Reggiani’s Terra pigment ink for ‘high-quality, highly sustainable,’ direct-to-textile printing without steaming or washing. New features of the Terra Silver include an ink recirculation system, real-time image processing, several printing modes, and a more efficient polymerisation process that takes place as printed textile goes through the printer’s onboard dryer.
Meanwhile the Blaze, which was unveiled on EFI’s stand at ITMA Asia, which took place in Shanghai in 2021. It is a 1.8m printer able to print 225sqm/hr and at 600 x 1200dpi, is designed to give companies the opportunity to enter the digital textile printing market with a compact solution.
Finally, visitors got to see the upgraded bolt, which has received a combination of hardware and software enhancements that minimise artifacts, compensating for missing nozzles that may occur over time and enhancing uniformity to deliver smoother solid colours. The upgrade also delivers improved quality and smoother gradients, plus it enables faster printhead replacement and drastically increases file processing speed by up to 200% for large, complex files.