Businesses looking to grow with digital industrial textile production for apparel and decor can benefit from the new EFI Fiery Textile Bundle – a set of design and production workflow innovations.
The bundle – used with EFI Reggiani digital inkjet printers – includes new Fiery DesignPro Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop plug-ins to create professional textile designs efficiently, and the newest Fiery proServer digital front end for high quality textile production.
With the launch of Fiery DesignPro, EFI provides the ability to accurately match colours to the printed result, share colour palettes across the design team in real time, design professional repeat patterns and create multiple colour ways from one design. The plug-ins work as part of designers’ familiar environment within Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, resulting in reduced learning curves and shorter design time.
The bundle also includes the new version 6.5 of the Fiery proServer DFE, an advanced offering for wide and superwide format inkjet printers that now brings Fiery performance and colour technology to the Reggiani family of industrial textile printers.
‘The Fiery Textile Bundle brings valuable new tools to further automate and streamline the design and prep process for EFI Reggiani customers looking to stay on the leading edge of innovation,’ said EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. ‘Now, with this bundle, including the newest Fiery proServer, Reggiani customers get the proven, high end advantages Fiery technology offers so they can be more efficient, more productive and more profitable.’
Version 6.5 of the Fiery proServer includes textile specific capabilities such as support for multiple ink types and colour technology to ensure the highest print quality with saturated black, fine details and smooth gradients. Superior half toning technology keeps pastels and light tones clean, and reduces graininess in highlights and large solid areas. The new version supports digital production operations in both direct to textile and transfer printing, plus it provides the production tools to handle step and repeat, changes in fabric dimensions during production, and brand colour accuracy.