EFi’s advanced Reggiani BOLT textile 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”.
“This innovative development 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,” says vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. “Our proven, worldwide expertise in single-pass technology and 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 rewrites the rules of digital textile single-pass printing, delivering superior throughput and quality with a highly competitive return on investment for customers. We’re excited to bring this technology to our customers and see their businesses succeed and grow.”
The BOLT offers a 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 90 metres per minute (more than 8,000 m2/h) at a 600 x 600 dpi resolution.
It features high end greyscale imaging in drop sizes from 5 to 30 picolitres and provides premium quality 600 x 4,800 maximum dpi resolution printing, allowing customers to address the full range of design needs.
This machine 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 24/7 operation and continuous productivity that drives high volume throughput while reducing the cost per metre. Additional new features and enhancements on the printer include: the printer’s contactless wiping system prolongs printhead life and quality; it comes with an assisted alignment system for its test calibration scan unit and features extractable printing beams for easier maintenance..
Thanks to EFI expertise in colour management and flexible configurations, customers can easily reproduce a wider variety of work including designs featuring plain colours, geometric patterns, fine lines, deep blacks and smooth gradients.
One or more analogue printing stations, which may be easily connected as an optional feature, can be integrated into the digital printer for special effects. A Fiery Driven printer, it features 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 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.
Fiery technologies for the new Reggiani BOLT printer will include a 1-year subscription to EFI Fiery DesignPro, a powerful textile and fashion design suite that runs inside designers’ Adobe Creative Cloud applications. It 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.