EFI brought its newest innovations in the company’s portfolio for digital textile production to ITMA Asia.
The EFI exhibit at ITMA Asia featured an advanced ecosystem of technology including the breakthrough EFI Reggiani COLORS, a digital textile printer offering high-end production in up to 12 colours; the EFI Reggiani TERRA solution featuring new pigment ink with binder for a greener, faster and competitive textile process; EFI Optitex® 2D/3D CAD design software; and the EFI Fiery® DesignPro software suite for print preparation and production.
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 software innovations, simplify the transition from conventional to digital production.
At ITMA Asia, EFI experts highlighted the company’s completely renewed digital printer line, including products that give users improved production workflows and the ability to move to greener, more environmentally friendly processes.
Breakthrough COLORS for digital textile printing
The Reggiani COLORS printer – EFI’s fourth high-tech industrial textile printer launched in less than one year of focused, innovative development – offers a unique imaging configuration that is especially important for customers seeking to establish a distinct competitive advantage.
The printer runs at speeds up to 560 square metres per hour, delivering unmatched printing quality and uniformity with an extended colour gamut, superior colour depth and increased penetration into fabric.
Users can place the printer’s 12 colours in a high-productivity 6+6 configuration for superior imaging at much faster throughput speeds. An innovative continuous ink recirculation system ensures outstanding reliability and lets users print with a wider variety of inks while reducing purging and maintenance. Plus, proprietary electronics on the printer reduce setup time and streamline maintenance tasks.
At ITMA Asia, EFI also presented the Reggiani TERRA solution for direct-to-textile production. EFI Reggiani TERRA eliminates the need for steaming or washing on direct-to-textile applications using a greener, more-efficient polymerisation process that takes place as printed textile goes through the printer’s on-board dryer.
The EFI Reggiani TERRA range of printer solutions merge unparalleled reliability coming from decades of experience in textile digital printing with cutting-edge innovations of a new pigment with binder offering. Users can achieve superior results – including excellent wet and dry fastness, intense colours and fine detail reproduction – while using less time, water and energy.
“We have expanded our role as a trusted advisor to help customers deliver better productivity and profitability in digital textile applications with several new EFI Reggiani printer launches in the past year, including our FLEXY and VOGUE printers,” said EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager Adele Genoni.
“Products on display at ITMA Asia, such as our top-of-the-line Reggiani COLORS printer and our new TERRA solution, mean our customers gain new competitive strengths from one of the industry’s most complete portfolios of leading-edge digital design, preparation and production technologies.”
In addition, EFI showcased the new versions of EFI Optitex software, and EFI’s Fiery DesignPro software suite at ITMA Asia.