The 3.2m machine builds upon EFI’s FabriVu print concept, introduced in 2002, which targeted textile production on an industrial scale.
The new TX3250r model can print in eight colours and in various output modes from 42sqm up to 84sqm an hour. EFI also confirmed that the machine could output up to 100sqm an hour on certain materials such as polyester-coated rigid or flexible substrates.
Guy Gecht, chief executive of EFI, said the introduction of the TX3250r would help “eliminate the soft signage cost barrier” for its customers.
Using dye sublimation technology, the printer dyes fibre directly and is claimed to offer brighter colours than other textile printing methods.
The TX3250r also prints completely without odour, which broadens the amount of production environments the machine can be installed in.
Simon Trytell, inkjet sales development manager for EFI Australia, said the machine is expected to be available locally in the second half of this year through resellers DES and iMedia.
In addition to applications within the home and commercial decor space, EFI’s latest machine can also be used in conjunction with Dutch manufacturer Klieverik’s transfer printing calendar systems for soft sign, banners and flag applications.
EFI will be showcasing the TX3250r at Sign & Digital UK, running the printer in a full production environment, with finishing taking place on a Solent industrial sewing machine.
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