Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has upgraded its digital textile printer – EFI Reggiani BOLT.
The upgrade is a combination of hardware and software enhancements that aim at minimising artefacts, compensating for missing nozzles that may occur over a period of time and enhancing uniformity to deliver smoother solid colours.
With this upgrade, the print quality will also be improved and smoother gradients will be delivered. Besides, the file processing speed has now been increased by up to 200 per cent for large and complex files.
According to EFI, the enhancements are an important step in further enhancing digital printing’s presence in the industry, bringing greener, and more-sustainable inkjet technologies to the fore as a replacement for analog dyeing procedures that make textile manufacturing the world’s second-largest polluting industry.
Adele Genoni, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, EFI Reggiani, said, “With the industry’s top speed and now the delivery of even higher print quality, the EFI Reggiani BOLT can help spur a revolution in textile printing, migrating more production to digital technology, ensuring the fastest return on investment on high-volume work thanks to superior throughput and unmatched reliability and uptime.”
Genoni further added that with the Bolt’s new enhancements – and its ability to print extremely high quality on a variety of designs and fabric types at high speeds up to 90 m/min – the economic crossover point between analog and digital printing of fabrics is lower than ever before.
It’s worth mentioning here that EFI Reggiani BOLT is already responsible for printing more than 50 million linear metres of fabric worldwide, with its current installed base.