EFI is launching its Reggiani COLORS digital printer at the 14-17 April ITM Exhibition in Istanbul. Other highlights include advances in traditional manufacturing, with new EFI Mezzera technology for more environmentally sustainable dyeing on denim garments.
At ITM, EFI experts will highlight the company’s completely renewed digital printer range, products that give users improved production workflows, including the ability to move to greener, environmentally friendly processes.
EFI’s newest Reggiani offering is a unique imaging configuration that is especially important for customers seeking to establish a distinct competitive advantage.
“The new EFI Reggiani COLORS printer launching at ITM is a breakthrough offering for textile producers, offering up to 12 colours that can be printed in a row,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. The new digital printer brings new creativity to the industry with an explosion of colour.
The EFI Reggiani COLORS digital printer gives users the ability to print nearly any configuration of inks in 180-, 240- and 340-mm widths – including using special inks, inks of different chemistry types, and chemistry for special treatments such as for higher-penetration printing, all at the same time. It prints 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, a simplified printhead design and proprietary electronics on the printer reduce setup time and streamline maintenance tasks. New EFI Reggiani printing software on the COLORS model allows for real-time image processing, which enhances users’ overall workflow performance.
EFI’s advanced tools provide a streamlined workflow and reduced errors without compromising on quality.
The ecosystem includes the EFI Fiery Textile Bundle. EFI Optitex software provides an integrated 2D/3D digital solution for the fashion and textile industry.
New EFI Mezzera indigo dyeing technology making its worldwide debut at ITM gives textile companies a way to eliminate the excess water usage, chemistry waste and high operating costs of denim production. Compared with other denim production technologies, the EFI Mezzera LOOP SLASHER has a 35% smaller footprint and uses 50% less indigo liquor. It also limits the total amount of chemicals needed in denim production, preserving 30% to 40% of hydrosulphite needed in the process for re-use.