EFI Introduces Subsequent-Gen Single-Move Reggiani BOLT Textile Digital Printer – Masking the Printing Inks, Coatings and Allied Industries

Electronics For Imaging, Inc.’s brand new next generation single pass textile digital printer EFI Reggiani BOLT was unveiled at an open house at the EFI Reggiani facility in Bergamo, Italy.

The advanced high-speed single-pass digital printer offers users high availability and reliability, superior print uniformity and accuracy, long printhead life, and minimal maintenance.

Almost 300 customers and journalists attended the open house to see the new BOLT in action.

“The innovative development of our new single-pass printer is based on Reggiani’s pace of innovation in digital textile printing, its 70-year history and our in-house knowledge of high-volume analog rotary printing,” said EFI Reggiani VP and GM Adele Genoni. “The EFI Reggiani BOLT rewrites the rules of digital textile printing in one go, delivering superior throughput and quality with an extremely competitive return on investment for customers.”

The BOLT offers an innovative, low-maintenance, fast-starting recirculation printhead that provides better, more consistent printing with superior uptime. The BOLT has throughput speeds of up to 295 feet per minute (more than 86,100 square feet per hour) at a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi. It offers high-end grayscale images in drop sizes from 5 to 30 picoliters, as well as premium printing with a resolution of 600 x 4800 and a resolution of 600 dpi, so customers can meet all design needs. The printhead was developed in collaboration with a leading printhead manufacturer and will be exclusively available for EFI Reggiani.

Features are:

  • Extended maintenance functions– The printer’s non-contact wiping system extends the life and quality of the print head. The printer also has an assisted alignment system for the test calibration scan unit and has extractable print jets for easier maintenance.
  • Extended color gamut and superior image quality– Thanks to EFI’s expertise in color management and flexible color configurations, customers can easily reproduce a wider variety of work, including designs with simple colors, geometric patterns, fine lines, deep blacks and smooth gradients.
  • Proprietary IP that combines digital and rotating technologies– One or more analogue printing stations, which can be optionally connected, can be integrated into the digital printer for special effects.

The BOLT printer is the latest in a key line of EFI Reggiani innovations. In the last 15 months, the team has developed a completely new line of digital scan printers with the latest technologies and launched a new model every quarter to offer customers solutions for all requirements for easily scalable textile printing. EFI Reggiani’s list of improvements includes two recently launched products: the COLORS digital printer, which offers unprecedented performance in printing up to 12 colors, and the TERRA pigmented ink with binder solution with inline polymerization, a process that enables customers to print accelerated with one of the most environmentally friendly production technologies in the industry.