The new EFI Reggiani FLEXY industrial digital textile printer made its regional debut at FESPA Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.
The new printer allows nearly any business to get into industrial textile by offering the outstanding performance and results of larger Reggiani printers.
The printer joins several advanced print technologies from EFI for wide-format digital, textile and corrugated packaging printing at the show, including EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) products and EFI Productivity Suite MIS/ERP business and production management workflow software.
The 1.8-metre Reggiani FLEXY printer gives apparel and décor producers the ability to run a wide variety of fabrics, from knitted to woven, as well as low- and high-stretchable materials. The printer uses a new sticky belt with Dynaplast system, which provides optimised fabric adhesion with adjustable temperature and pressure.
The Reggiani FLEXY model incorporates the latest digital technologies for best-in-class performance, is easy to operate and has a low maintenance cost, making it an ideal solution for production and sampling alike.
It is the first EFI industrial textile printer to have a new, green housing, to reflect Reggiani’s brand heritage and the product line’s environmentally friendly production advantages, such as an ink recovery feature that dramatically reduces ink consumption.
EFI digital printing technologies create better, streamlined digital production workflows that help customers drive margin growth while decreasing turnaround times and time to market.
For example, Thailand’s leading bedding company, Jaspal & Sons Co Ltd, is building more efficiency into its textile production processes after adopting digital printing with an EFI Reggiani printer.
“Digital production with the EFI Reggiani printer in our plant has had far-reaching significance and has changed our perception as to how we think about design,” said Jaspal & Sons chief sales and marketing officer, Tarun Puri.
EFI Reggiani digital printers also benefit from an advanced production workflow available with the new Fiery Textile Bundle. The bundle combines the tools for efficient textile design and file preparation, with the Fiery digital front end (DFE) for professional colour management and high-quality RIP output.
A new virtual reality experience
Show attendees visiting EFI in stand A10 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre can experience EFI’s 360-degree, interactive virtual reality demonstrations of the newly launched EFI VUTEk HS125 Pro and the EFI Nozomi C18000.
Attendees can also see innovations from the new version 6 of EFI’s Productivity Suites, including the latest EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite for full box plants, sheet plants and sheet feeders.
Plus, FESPA Asia featured the latest version of EFI’s award-winning Digital StoreFront Web-to-Print software.
“Last year’s FESPA Asia was an extremely successful event for us to showcase our broad-ranging, innovative lineup of digital industrial textile products,” said EFI Asia Pacific Director, Andy Yarrow.
“This year, in addition to highlighting best-in-class EFI Reggiani products, we are excited to share how products across our portfolio help businesses from the textile, commercial print, signage and packaging spaces gain a true competitive advantage.”