EFI Reggiani has introduced a new, industrial, entry-level scanning printer, Blaze, at the ITMA Asia tradeshow, which is being held from 12-16 June in Shanghai, China. The printer will help textile companies enter the world of efficient, sustainable industrial inkjet printing. It is equipped with EFI Reggiani’s state-of-the-art technology, offering the highest quality, reliability, and flexibility on the widest variety of designs.
“Despite the impact of the pandemic, EFI Reggiani has continued to invest and develop the next trailblazing technology for the textile market,” said company’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “Our customers are our number one priority no matter how small or big they are. With the EFI Reggiani Blaze, we are able to offer an ideal solution for companies that want to enter the industrial textile digital printing space. We are excited to be able to offer such a solution and look forward to embarking on this journey with our customers.”
A compact footprint
The EFI Blaze printer allows textile companies to enter the digital textile printing market with a compact solution. The new 1.8-meter wide printer offers a continuous recirculation ink system equipped with a level sensor and degassing and a printhead crash protective system for longer printhead life and superior uptime.
The Blaze printer can produce up to 125 linear meters per hour with a printing resolution of up to 600×1200 dots per inch (dpi). The printer has eight 300-dpi dual-channel printheads and can print in up to eight colors with full variable drop size.
Flexible fabric feed
The EFI Reggiani Blaze is equipped with a continuous and switchable belt washing unit to remove water and fabric hairs. In addition, an embedded device for adhesive application offers the possibility to use thermoplastic, resin, and permanent adhesives.
The printer also includes other features for enhanced productivity and value, including a 400-mm roll unwinder, expandable shafts, an air gun, and a pneumatic bar for standard fabrics.
The Reggiani Blaze printer offers a user interface with real-time image processing and flexible queue management. The software also runs a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) job editor and tools to predict printing speed accurately and ink usage.
The entry-level Blaze launch is the first in an important series of 2021 product introductions coming from EFI Reggiani, including another advanced digital inkjet printer – a higher-volume EFI Reggiani Hyper model making its debut in July.
EFI Reggiani Terra Silver enhancement
EFI has also released an enhanced version of the EFI Reggiani Terra Silver printer, a 1.8-meter wide printer operating with EFI Reggiani’s unique Terra pigment ink with binder solution for high-quality, highly sustainable, direct-to-textile printing without steaming or washing.
The new-version Terra Silver printer is part of EFI’s complete Terra line-up of pigment ink printer solutions for a greener, smarter, a short process in industrial textile printing and features:
A new recirculating ink system for superior reliability and minimum maintenance at start-up and during production
Water-based reactive ink
At ITMA Asia, the company has announced a new service provided to Chinese customers, offering EFI Reggiani Aqua water-based reactive inks that EFI Reggiani is now manufacturing in China. Designed to deliver outstanding quality on cotton, silk, viscose rayon, linen, and lyocell, AQUA inks are ideal for producing home textile and fashion products with deep, intensive colors.