EFI Reggiani launches entry-level Blaze textile printer
EFI Reggiani has launched Blaze, a new, industrial, entry-level 1.8m digital textile printer, which it says offers an innovative, low-maintenance, continuous recirculation ink system.
EFI Reggiani is presenting the new Reggiani Blaze printer at ITMA Asia, one of the first in person expos being held post-Covid.
“Despite the impact of the pandemic, EFI Reggiani has continued to invest and develop the next trailblazing technology for the textile market,” said EFI Reggiani senior vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. “Our customers are our number one priority no matter how small or big they are. With the EFI Reggiani Blaze, we are able to offer an ideal solution for companies that want to enter the industrial textile digital printing space. We are excited to be able to offer such a solution and look forward to embarking on this journey with our customers.”
EFI Reggiani says the Blaze printer is designed to give textile companies the opportunity to enter the digital textile printing market with a compact solution. It says the new, 1.8m-wide printer has 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 superior uptime”.
The Blaze printer can produce up to 125 linear metres per hour with a printing resolution up to 600x1200dpi. The printer has eight 300-dpi dual channel printheads and can print in up to eight colours 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 other features for enhanced productivity and value, including a 400mm roll unwinder, expandable shafts, an air gun and a pneumatic bar for standard fabrics.