EFI has enhanced its high-speed Reggiani BOLT inkjet textile printer with a combination of hardware and software upgrades for improved overall performance, printing quality, uniformity and increased user-friendliness. According to the company, the enhancements are an important step in further upgrading digital printing’s presence in the industry, bringing greener, more-sustainable inkjet technologies to the fore as a replacement for analogue dyeing procedures that make textile manufacturing the world’s second-largest polluting industry.
With the BOLT’s new enhancements – and its ability to print extremely high quality on a variety of designs and fabric types at record-breaking speeds up to 90 meters per minute – the economic cross-over point between analogue and digital printing of fabrics is lower than ever before. This 1.8-meter-wide single-pass printer – the first digital textile printer to receive the Printing United Alliance InterTech Award for advanced print technology innovations – is well-positioned to have a major transformational impact on the industry. With its current installed base, the EFI Reggiani BOLT is already responsible for printing more than 50 million linear meters of fabric worldwide.