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EFI introduces the Reggiani BOLT digital textile printer

EFI introduces the Reggiani BOLT digital textile printer

The new single-pass EFI Reggiani BOLT textile digital printer recently made its debut during an open house event at the EFI Reggiani facility in Bergamo, Italy, which was attended by nearly 300 customers and journalists.

The advanced, high-speed digital single-pass printer provides users with high uptime and reliability, excellent performance, good printing uniformity and accuracy, long printhead life and minimal maintenance needs.

Commenting on the new BOLT machine, Adele Genoni, EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager, said: “The innovative development of our new single-pass printer comes from Reggiani’s speed of innovation in digital textile printing, its 70 years of history, and our proprietary knowledge of high-volume analogue rotary printing.

“Our EFI colleagues’ proven, worldwide expertise in single-pass technology and, most importantly, EFI Reggiani’s serious commitment to listening to and addressing our textile customers’ needs, has allowed us to achieve incredible results with our newest print technology. The EFI Reggiani BOLT re-writes the rules of digital textile single-pass printing, delivering superior throughput and quality with a highly competitive return on investment for customers. We are excited to bring this technology to our customers and see their businesses succeed and grow.”

The BOLT offers an innovative, low-maintenance, fast-startup recirculation printhead that delivers better, more-uniform printing with superior uptime. Delivering throughput speeds of up to 90 metres per minute (more than 8,000 square metres per hour) at a 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution, It features high-end greyscale imaging in drop sizes from five to 30 picolitres, and also provides premium-quality 600 x 4,800 maximum-dpi resolution printing, thus enabling customers to address the full range of design needs. The printhead has been developed in partnership with a leading printhead manufacturer, and will be available exclusively for EFI Reggiani.

The EFI Reggiani BOLT meets growing requirements for high-quality, ecologically sustainable digital textile imaging in apparel, décor and other markets. Paired with an EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) print server offering high-speed processing capabilities on demand, it is a robust, industrial platform designed for 24/7 operation and continuous productivity that drives high-volume throughput while reducing the cost per metre.

It is a Fiery Driven printer, featuring an EFI Fiery DFE with RIP and colour management technologies running on Fiery XB bladed hardware for maximum performance. Fiery technologies for the printer give textile printing businesses the ability to successfully produce highly challenging jobs with the finest detail, demanding colours, smooth gradients and more.

Fiery technologies for the new Reggiani BOLT printer also will include a one-year subscription to EFI Fiery DesignPro, a powerful textile and fashion design suite that runs inside designers’ Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Fiery DesignPro reduces the time needed to create colour books, repeats, colourways and prepare files for production to minutes instead of hours. Together, the new Reggiani BOLT single-pass printer and Fiery technologies address key market trends as customers face pressure for faster time-to-market, quick fashion cycles, shorter print runs and more customisation.

For further information on EFI Reggiani products for the textile market, visit: www.efi.com

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