EFI Reggiani textile printer garners technology award
Posted November 5, 2020
FREMONT, Calif. – The ultra-high-speed, single-pass EFI™ Reggiani BOLT digital textile printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has received the InterTech™ Technology Award from PRINTING United Alliance.
The InterTech Technology Awards honor technologies predicted to have a major transformational impact on the printing industry. The groundbreaking EFI Reggiani BOLT is the very first textile printer to receive an InterTech Award.
Thanks to its cutting-edge printhead concept and high-performance ink delivery system for direct-to-textile printing, the 71-inch-wide (1.8 meter) EFI Reggiani BOLT is the fastest digital textile printer available, delivering a top throughput speed of 295 feet (90 meters) per 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.
As the InterTech Technology Award signifies, the EFI Reggiani BOLT printer stands apart from other devices, giving textile manufacturers high uptime and reliability, high-performance throughput and unparalleled printing uniformity and accuracy. A robust, industrial platform solution designed for 24/7 operation, it offers an innovative, low-maintenance, fast-startup recirculation printhead that delivers high-quality printing with superior uptime.
Users can reduce the cost per meter of digitally printed textiles with the EFI Reggiani BOLT while creating a broader range of designs quickly and efficiently. Plus, the printer can include one or more analog printing stations as an option, integrated into the digital printer for special effects.
“We are extremely proud of receiving this award,” said EFI Reggiani senior vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. “EFI Reggiani is strongly committed to developing cutting-edge technologies and sustainable solutions for the textile industry, as we believe that innovation is the key to our customers’ success. This achievement further validates our never-ending dedication to delivering the best technology solutions possible and is a great source of motivation for the team.”
To date, three BOLT printers have been installed, one in Italy and two in Pakistan, and one more installation is being finalized in Pakistan. In the first year BOLT printers were in operation, they produced more than 10 million linear meters of printed fabric, and to date they have printed more than 25 million linear meters worldwide. It represents a worldwide record amount of digital textile output coming from a single printing platform, reflecting the printer’s highly reliable operation in high-volume environments.
With unparalleled speed, minimal set-up time, including no time lost for maintenance at startup and during production, and with massive ink laydown for the highest-quality, vibrant images in the same time frame compared to existing technology, the EFI Reggiani BOLT competes on a total cost of ownership basis with virtually any analog textile printing technology.
The EFI Fiery® BT-1000 digital front end (DFE) color management and RIP solution drives the printer, enabling efficient job management while streaming jobs directly to the printer in real time. It is purpose-built to deliver fine detail, smooth gradations, clean solid colors, deep blacks and high saturation. Superior screening and fine dithering algorithms with the Fiery DFE provide high-quality print results.
The EFI Reggiani BOLT is a truly revolutionary solution that will be a significant driver for moving the textiles industry further along in its analog-to-digital transformation. There is no other digital fabric printing solution on the market that can equal the quality, productivity, sustainability and return on investment of the EFI Reggiani BOLT single-pass digital fabric printer.
To learn more about of EFI’s products and services for the textile and apparel industries, visit www.efi.com/reggiani.