EFI debuts single-pass Reggiani BOLT textile digital printer

PrintAction Staff
November 15, 2018
By PrintAction Staff
The next-generation, single-pass EFI Reggiani BOLT textile digital printer from Electronics For Imaging made its debut this week during an open house event at the EFI Reggiani facility in Bergamo, Italy.

Said to have the potential to “revolutionize the textile printing market,” the digital printer is designed to provide users with “high uptime and reliability, outstanding performance, superior printing uniformity and accuracy, long printhead life and minimal maintenance needs,” the company explains.

“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,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni.

The BOLT boasts a low-maintenance, fast-startup recirculation printhead designed to  deliver more uniform printing with superior uptime. EFI explains the BOLT has throughput speeds of up to 295 feet per minute (more than 86,100 square feet per hour) at a 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution. It also features high-end grayscale imaging in drop sizes from 5 to 30 picolitres, and also provides 600 x 4,800 maximum-dpi resolution printing.

Paired with an EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) print server boasting high-speed processing capabilities on demand, the BOLT printer is an industrial platform designed for 24/7 operation and continuous productivity that drives high-volume throughput while reducing the cost per meter. The Reggiani BOLT is a Fiery Driven printer, featuring an EFI Fiery DFE with RIP and colour management technologies running on Fiery XB bladed hardware designed for maximum performance. Additional new features and enhancements on the printer include: the printer’s contactless wiping system prolongs printhead life and quality, extended colour gamut and image quality, and proprietary IP combining digital and rotary technologies.

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