The new, next generation, single pass EFI Reggiani Bolt textile digital printer from Electronics For Imaging made its debut this week during an open house event at the EFI Reggiani facility in Bergamo, Italy. The advanced, ultra high speed digital single pass printer has the potential to revolutionise the textile printing market, providing users with high uptime and reliability, outstanding performance, superior printing uniformity and accuracy, long printhead life and minimal maintenance needs.
‘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,’ said EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. ‘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, have 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 start up recirculation printhead that delivers better, more uniform printing with superior uptime. Thanks to its cutting edge printhead concept and high performance ink delivery system, the Bolt has throughput speeds of up to more than 86,100 square feet per hour at a 600 x 600 dots per inch resolution. It features high end greyscale imaging in drop sizes from five to 30 picolitres, and also provides premium quality 600 x 4800 maximum dpi resolution printing, allowing 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, the Bolt printer is a robust, industrial platform designed for continuous operation and productivity that drives high volume throughput while reducing the cost per metre.
The Reggiani Bolt is a Fiery Driven printer, featuring a Fiery DFE with RIP and colour management technologies running on Fiery XB bladed hardware for maximum performance. Fiery technologies for the printer gives textile printing businesses the ability to successfully produce highly challenging jobs with the finest detail, demanding colours, smooth gradients and more. EFI colour scientists developed special algorithms and custom screening for this Fiery system to deliver vivid print results, including high saturation without losing detail, and superior colour even when using the fastest print mode.