At the EFI Reggiani facility in Bergamo, Italy on the open house event the brand-new, next-generation, single-pass EFI™ Reggiani BOLT textile digital printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has made its debut. The advanced, ultra-high-speed digital single-pass printer has the potential to revolutionize the textile printing market, providing users with high uptime and reliability, outstanding performance, superior printing uniformity and accuracy, long print-head life and minimal maintenance needs.
The open house attracted nearly 300 customers and journalists to see the new BOLT in action. Ms Adele Genoni, EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager said, “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. 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.”
Cutting-edge print-head technology and high-performance ink delivery – The BOLT offers an innovative, low-maintenance, fast-startup recirculation print-head that delivers better, more-uniform printing with superior uptime. The BOLT has throughput speeds of up to 90 meters per minute (more than 8,000 square meters per hour) at a 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution. It features high-end greyscale imaging in drop sizes from 5 to 30 picolitres, and also provides premium-quality 600 x 4,800 maximum-dpi resolution printing, allowing customers to address the full range of design needs.
Paired with an EFI Fiery® digital front end (DFE) print server offering unique, 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 meter.
Additional new features and enhancements on the printer include
– Enhanced maintenance features: The printer’s contact-less wiping system prolongs print-head life and quality. Plus, the printer comes with an assisted alignment system for its test calibration scan unit, and features extract-able printing beams for easier maintenance.
– Extended color gamut and superior image quality: Thanks to EFI expertise in color management and flexible color configurations, customers can easily reproduce a wider variety of work, including designs featuring plain colors, geometric patterns, fine lines, deep blacks and smooth gradients.
– Proprietary IP combining digital and rotary technologies: 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.
Efficient, high-powered EFI Fiery technology
The Reggiani BOLT is a Fiery Driven™ printer that features an EFI Fiery DFE with RIP and color management technologies running on Fiery XB bladed hardware for maximum performance. Fiery technologies for the printer give textile printing businesses the ability to successfully produce highly challenging jobs with the finest detail, demanding colors, smooth gradients and more. EFI color scientists developed special algorithms and custom screening for this Fiery system to deliver vivid print results, including high saturation without losing detail, and superior color even when using the fastest print mode.