EFI upgrades Reggiani Bolt

Richard Stuart-Turner
Thursday, June 24, 2021

EFI has enhanced its ultra-high-speed digital single-pass textiles printer, the Reggiani Bolt.

The Reggiani Bolt was first unveiled in 2018
The Reggiani Bolt was first unveiled in 2018

Available globally immediately, the manufacturer said the upgrade to the 1.8m-wide machine is a combination of hardware and software enhancements that will minimise artefacts, compensating for missing nozzles that may occur over time and enhancing uniformity to deliver smoother solid colours.

The upgrade also delivers improved quality and smoother gradients, enables faster printhead replacement, and is said to “drastically increase” file processing speed by up to 200% for large, complex files.

Additionally, EFI said dedicated colour profile creation on its newest-version Fiery BT-1000 digital front-end driving the printer delivers “better, more intense tones” and improves capabilities for matching existing colour profiles commonly used in digital textiles printing.

An enhanced user interface based on EFI Fiery Command WorkStation 6.0 is said to be easier to use, while the  Fiery Smart Ink Estimator helps users to determine job profitability based on accurate calculation of ink costs prior to printing.

“With the industry’s top speed and now the delivery of even higher print quality, the EFI Reggiani Bolt can help spur a revolution in textile printing,” said EFI Reggiani senior vice president and general manager Adele Genoni.

“Migrating more production to digital technology, [and] ensuring the fastest return on investment on high-volume work thanks to superior throughput and unmatched reliability and uptime.

“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 metres per minute – the economic crossover point between analogue and digital printing of fabrics is lower than ever before.”

EFI told Printweek the upgraded machine would now come as standard for all new orders. Existing Bolt users can get the new upgrade on their existing machine and EFI said it is already in contact with them to move forward, with some having upgraded their printer already.

The Reggiani Bolt was first unveiled in 2018 and started shipping in early 2019.

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