Apparel producers can win with higher levels of productivity, new opportunities and growth with inkjet print, digital front end and production workflow technologies from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. showcased at Shanghaitex exhibition. New products on display include the EFI™ Reggiani ReNOIR VOGUE, an industrial textile printer designed for superior-quality direct-to-textile printing for fashion applications.
Building on EFI Reggiani’s 70 years of experience in advanced textile imaging, the new printer is the most-advanced leading-edge textile product in the EFI Reggiani ReNOIR product line, and gives users the ability to master speed and tension to ensure the most accurate fabric handling.
“Whether it is for apparel and accessories, sportswear and footwear, or home textiles, the EFI Reggiani ReNOIR VOGUE can handle it. The new printer, along with the entire EFI Ecosystem of products like Optitex 2D/3D design software, Reggiani digital printers and inks, and our newest Fiery® proServer offering, create an effective, more-efficient manufacturing model for the fashion space” according to Adele Genoni, EFI Reggiani General Manager.
Fashionable productivity and considerable savings
Taking centre stage in EFI’s stand at Shanghaitex, the VOGUE model is the first in a series of EFI Reggiani printers that will incorporate new electronics and best-in-class innovations for industrial textile printing. It prints at resolutions up to 2,400 dpi with 16 printing heads, 8 colours and 4- to 72-picolitre drop sizes. Using virtually any type of textile ink, it also boasts an innovative recirculation system that saves ink and reduces maintenance during machine operation and between stoppages. The recirculation system also reduces the need for specific air conditioning and humidity controls, saving energy and reducing overall usage costs.
An innovative new enclosed printhead design on the VOGUE simplifies the carriage layout and ensures easier print head removal. A new composite carriage with a steel head plate eliminates the need to align individual heads. The printer also automatically detects substrate widths, centres images and sets margins for jobs. As a result, operators no longer need to measure fabrics before loading them.