The new entry level 1.8m EFI Reggiani Flexy industrial digital textile printer has made its regional debut at Fespa Asia.

EFI says the printer allows nearly any business to get into industrial textile print by offering the performance and results of larger Reggiani printers, addinng the printer gives apparel and décor producers the ability to run a variety of fabrics – from knitted to woven, as well as low and high-stretchable materials – using the printer’s new sticky belt with Dynaplast system, which provides optimised fabric adhesion with adjustable temperature and pressure.

Andy Yarrow, director Asia Pacific, EFI, says, “Last year’s Fespa Asia was a successful event for us to showcase our broad-ranging, innovative line-up of digital industrial textile products.

“This year, in addition to highlighting EFI Reggiani products, we are excited to share how products across our portfolio help businesses from the textile, commercial print, signage and packaging spaces gain a true competitive advantage.”

“The Reggiani Flexy model incorporates the latest digital technologies, is easy to operate and has a low maintenance cost, making it an ideal solution for production and sampling alike. It is the first EFI industrial textile printer to have a green housing, reflecting Reggiani’s brand heritage as well as the product line’s environmentally friendly production advantages, such as an ink recovery feature that dramatically reduces ink consumption.”

The printer joins several advanced print technologies from EFI for wide-format digital, textile and corrugated packaging printing at the show, including EFI Fiery digital front end products and EFI Productivity Suite MIS/ERP business and production management workflow software.

EFI says its digital printing technologies, including the products the company presented at the show in Bangkok last week, create better, streamlined digital production workflows that help customers drive margin growth while decreasing turnaround times and time to market.

A leading bedding company in Thailand, Jaspal & Sons has adopted digital printing with an EFI Reggiani printer. Tarun Puri, chief sales and marketing officer for Jaspal & Son, says, “Digital production with the EFI Reggiani printer in our plant has had far-reaching significance and has changed our perception as to how we think about design.”

At the show visitors also saw a visual reality demo of the EFI Vutek HS125 Pro, a 3.2-metre inkjet press. The immersive visual reality experience allowed viewers to open the printer doors to see carriage movement and the printer’s material edge guide system, and point and click to load media, initiate printing, and simulate refilling ink.

EFI also brought its visual reality demo of the EFI Nozomi C18000, which gives an up-close, virtual look at the ultra-high-speed, single-pass, LED inkjet press, a breakthrough production device.

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