EFI launches entry-level Blaze textile digital printer
At the Shanghai tradeshow, ITMA Asia, EFI Reggiani unveiled the new Blaze scanning printer for textile printing. The printer is described as an industrial, entry-level smart solution to help “textile companies blaze their successful trail into the world of efficient, sustainable industrial inkjet printing”.
The launch of Blaze is the first in a series of 2021 product introductions coming from EFI Reggiani. In July, a higher-volume EFI Reggiani HYPER is expected to debut.
“Despite the impact of the pandemic, EFI Reggiani has continued to invest and develop the next trailblazing technology for the textile market,” said EFI Reggiani Senior Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “Our customers are our number one priority no matter how small or big they are. With the EFI Reggiani BLAZE, we are able to offer an ideal solution for companies that want to enter the industrial textile digital printing space. We are excited to be able to offer such a solution and look forward to embarking on this journey with our customers.” The 1.8-meter wide printer EFI Reggiani BLAZE printer is a compact solution equipped with printhead reliability and low maintenance costs for a competitive TCO (total cost of ownership).
It has an innovative, low-maintenance, continuous recirculation ink system equipped with a level sensor and degassing as well as a printhead crash protective system for longer printhead life and superior uptime. It can produce up to 125 linear meters per hour with a printing resolution up to 600x1200 dots per inch (dpi).
The printer has eight 300-dpi dual channel printheads and can print in up to eight colours with full variable drop size.