Fremont, California – Electronics For Imaging, Inc.’s Single-Pass EFI ™ Reggiani BOLT digital high-speed digital textile printer has received the InterTech ™ Technology Award from the PRINTING United Alliance.
The InterTech Technology Awards recognize technologies that are expected to have a major impact on the printing industry. The groundbreaking EFI Reggiani BOLT is the first textile printer to receive an InterTech Award.
Thanks to its state-of-the-art printhead concept and the powerful ink supply system for direct printing on textiles, the 1.8 meter wide EFI Reggiani BOLT is the fastest available digital textile printer with a maximum throughput speed of 90 meters per minute at a resolution of 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) . It offers high-end imaging in droplet sizes from 5 to 30 picoliters as well as premium printing with resolution of 600 x 4800 and resolution of 600 x 4800, so customers can meet all their design needs.
Robust, reliable and powerful digital textile production
As the InterTech Technology Award shows, the EFI Reggiani BOLT printer sets itself apart from other devices and offers textile manufacturers high availability and reliability, high throughput, and unparalleled print uniformity and accuracy. As a robust industrial platform solution for 24-hour operation, it offers an innovative, low-maintenance and quick-starting circulating printhead that delivers high-quality printing with superior uptime. The EFI Reggiani BOLT allows users to reduce the cost per meter of digitally printed textiles while creating a wider range of designs quickly and efficiently. In addition, the printer can optionally contain one or more analog printing stations that are built into the digital printer for special effects.
“We are very proud to receive this award,” said Adele Genoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EFI Reggiani. “EFI Reggiani is determined to develop cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions for the textile industry as we believe that innovation is the key to our customers’ success. This achievement confirms our relentless commitment to delivering the best possible technology solutions and is a great source of motivation for the team. “
To date, three BOLT printers have been installed, one in Italy and two in Pakistan, and another installation is being completed in Pakistan. In the first year that BOLT printers were in operation, they produced more than 10 million running meters of printed fabric and to date they have printed more than 25 million running meters worldwide. It represents a record global amount of textile digital output from a single printing platform, reflecting the extremely reliable operation of the printer in high volume environments.
With unprecedented speed, minimal set-up time, including lost maintenance at start-up and during production, and massive ink application for high quality, vivid images over the same amount of time compared to existing technology, the EFI Reggiani BOLT competes with virtually anyone on a total cost of ownership analog textile printing technology.
The DFE color management and RIP (EFI Fiery® BT-1000 Digital Front End) solution controls the printer and enables efficient job management while jobs are transferred directly to the printer in real time. It was specially developed for fine details, smooth gradations, clean solid colors, deep blacks and high saturation. Superior screening and fine dithering algorithms with the Fiery DFE deliver high quality print results.
The EFI Reggiani BOLT is a truly revolutionary solution that will significantly advance the textile industry in its analog-digital transformation. There is no other digital fabric printing solution on the market that matches the quality, productivity, sustainability and ROI of the EFI Reggiani BOLT digital single-pass fabric printer.
For more information on EFI’s products and services for the textile and clothing industry, please visit www.efi.com/reggiani.