Fespa is being used as the launch platform for EFI’s new Reggiani Terra Silver direct-to-textile printer, and to introduce new Fiery XF software and Fiery Prep-It for wide-format print businesses.
The new-version Terra Silver is a 180cm wide printer that can print up to 190m2/hr via eight dual-channel printheads. It boasts a new recirculating ink system, several printing modes, real-time image processing, and a more-efficient polymerisation process that takes place as printed textile goes through the printer’s on-board dryer.
EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager Adele Genoni said: “With the Terra Silver solution we are presenting print service providers at Fespa with an ideal path to enter the industrial textile segment with a short, smart and green production process.”
Meanwhile, EFI is also showing its new Fiery XF 7.3 with Prep-It to help PSPs managing many wide- and superwide-format inkjet printers and cutters that want a single DFE and automated workflow software.
Fiery XF 7.3 software and the EFI Fiery proServer digital front end (DFE) now have added support for more than 180 new printer drivers from Agfa, Canon, d.gen, Durst, HP, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland DG, and Teckwin among others, bringing the total number of Fiery-supported printer models to more than 1,200. PSPs can also now request a driver for an additional 400 printers.
Fiery XF 7.3 increases productivity through QR code support for cutting solutions from Zünd, Esko Kongsberg, iCut, EuroSystems OptiScout v8, and Matic cutters.
This release also includes a new printing mode that can reduce the processing time of jobs that include spot colours by up to 50% according to EFI. Users can choose between presets that select the highest accuracy (e.g., for proofing applications with certain spot colour settings) or highest speed as a priority when processing jobs.
PSPs with wide-gamut printers can make the most of their printer’s colour capability with a new Clean Colors mode that delivers more-intense prints. The newly supported PrintWide2020 ICC profile produces greater colour saturation and contrast for higher-impact prints while, at the same time, maintain G7 tonality, a neutral grey balance and realistic skin tones.
The new EFI Fiery Prep-it software - launching in November - can improve cutting preparation and production in wide- and superwide-format printing but delivering true-shape nesting. Automated workflows, double-sided nesting control, sophisticated cut path editing and more significantly accelerate print to cut production. The exclusive Fiery XF integration with Fiery Prep-it to enable the support of more than 1,300 cutters for the Fiery Prep-it and Fiery XF combination.
Fiery XF 7.3 now offers two versions that are more specifically tuned to the needs of proofing and production users.