The new, industrial, entry-level Reggiani Blaze scanning printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., Fremont, CA/USA, is making its debut at the ITMA Asia + CITME tradeshow, from June 12-16 in Shanghai/China. It will be presented by EFI Reggiani, Bergamo/Italy. The Blaze printer is designed to give textile companies the opportunity to enter the digital textile printing market with a compact solution. The new, 1.8-m wide printer offers an innovative, low-maintenance, continuous recirculation ink system equipped with a level sensor and degassing as well as a printhead crash protective system for longer printhead life and good uptime.
Thanks to its cutting-edge printhead reliability and low maintenance costs, the Blaze printer can produce up to 125 linear m/hour with a printing resolution up to 600x1200 dots per inch (dpi). The printer has eight 300-dpi dual channel printheads and can print in up to 8 colors with full variable drop size.
It is equipped with a continuous and switchable belt washing unit to remove water and fabric hairs. An embedded device for adhesive application offers the possibility to use thermoplastic, resin and permanent adhesives. The printer also includes a 400-mm roll unwinder, expandable shafts, an air gun and a pneumatic bar for standard fabrics.
EFI has also released an enhanced version of the EFI Reggiani Terra Silver printer, a 1.8-m wide printer operating with the Terra pigment ink with binder solution for high-quality, highly sustainable, direct-to-textile printing without steaming or washing. It is part of EFI’s complete line-up of pigment ink printer solutions for a sustainable process in industrial textile printing and features.
At the ITMA Asia + CITME, EFI Reggiani is announcing a new service provided to Chinese customers, offering Aqua water-based reactive inks that are now manufactured in China. Designed to deliver high quality on cotton, silk, viscose rayon, linen and lyocell, Aqua inks are ideal for producing home textile and fashion products with deep, intensive colors.