EFI is launching a new industrial digital textile printer, the Reggiani Flexy, claiming the new device allows nearly any business to get into industrial textile by offering the performance and results of larger Reggiani printers.
Shorty run textile printing, including apparel and home décor, is predicted to be a boom market as part of the global trend to personalisation.
The new printer made its regional debut at Fespa Asia. EFI says the 1.8-metre Reggiani Flexy printer gives apparel and décor producers the ability to confidently run a wide variety of fabrics – from knitted to woven, as well as low and high-stretchable materials – using the printer’s new sticky belt with Dynaplast system, which EFI says provides optimised fabric adhesion with adjustable temperature and pressure.
Andy Yarrow, director for EFI Asia Pacific says, “Last year’s Fespa Asia was a successful event for us to showcase our broad-ranging, innovative lineup of digital industrial textile products. This year, in addition to highlighting best-in-class EFI Reggiani products, we are excited to share how products across our portfolio help businesses from the textile, commercial print, signage and packaging spaces gain a competitive advantage.”
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EFI claims the Reggiani Flexy model incorporates the latest digital technologies for best-in-class performance, is easy to operate and has a low maintenance cost, making it an ideal solution for production and sampling alike. The company says it is the first EFI industrial textile printer to have a new, green housing, reflecting Reggiani’s brand heritage as well as the product line’s environmentally friendly production advantages, such as an ink recovery feature that is said to dramatically reduce ink consumption.
Tarun Puri, chief sales and marketing officer at Jaspal & Sons says, “Digital production with the EFI Reggiani printer in our plant has had far-reaching significance and has changed our perception as to how we think about design.”
EFI says Reggiani digital printers also benefit from an advanced production workflow available with the new Fiery Textile Bundle, with the Fiery digital front end (DFE) for professional colour management and high-quality rip output. The design tools are said to quickly and easily create professional designs, seamless repeat patterns and multiple colourways, and include functionality to manage colour libraries and palettes for design teams. The company claims the bundle’s Fiery DFE features dedicated textile functionality to deliver accurate colour, fine details, high saturation, and smooth gradients, and can be used with all EFI Reggiani digital printer models and dedicated cutting systems.
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