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Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair presents interview with EFI Reggiani (VP/GM Adele Genoni and Sales & Marketing Director Michele Riva)

 

SHANGHAI — January 12, 2018 — The 9th Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair (TPF 2018) will be held April 19-21, 2018, in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. TPF 2018 is organized by UBM China and SUNEXPO. As one of the most influential digital textile printing fairs in Asia, TPF is keeping a close eye on the market trend and technology development.

On November 27, 2017, Electronics For Imaging Inc. presented the EFI™ Reggiani VOGUE to the public in Shanghai, a new industrial textile printer designed for superior-quality direct-to-textile printing in fashion applications. It prints at resolutions up to 2,400 dpi with 16 printing heads and 4- to 72-picolitre drop sizes.

Whether it is for apparel and accessories, sportswear or footwear, the EFI Reggiani VOGUE can handle it,” according to EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “The new printer, along with the entire EFI Ecosystem of products including Optitex 2D/3D design software, Reggiani digital printers and inks, and our newest Fiery® proServer bundle, create an effective, more-efficient manufacturing model for the fashion space.”

On November 29, TPF interviewed EFI Reggiani VP/GM Adele Genoni and Sales & Marketing Director Michele Riva. The full interview is below.

TPF: We are a little curious about the name of your new printer, VOGUE. Why Vogue?

Adele: Because it’s targeting fashion. VOGUE for us is an evocative word, which is easily associated with fashion. Digital printing is the fastest growing printing technology in the textile market. And digital is at this time about 3 to 4 percent of all printed textiles consumed by the Fashion industry, reaching about 13 percent in the Fast Fashion, according to our research.

TPF: Speaking of fashion, we know that your customers in fashion are printing for top brands in the traditional fashion space as well as top fast fashion brands. Are the printing requirements different between top brands and fast fashion brands?

Michele: First of all, there is a common requirement, no matter what the quantity of the production order is. The environment is very important to all of the brands, and digital printing is the solution to meet that common requirement. For high end brands, the environment is probably even more important than other factors.

Adele: I agree. Having an environmentally friendly process is important because it’s a part of the vision of social responsibility, which is becoming more common. On the other hand, they do have different needs. For fast fashion, the main need is to be fast, which means typically this type of account wants to have a place in the world where it is possible to build up a collection, do sampling and spread work around to all of the brand’s factories or printing partners with the same level of quality. Fast fashion brands really need to have the same level of quality everywhere around the world. It is also very important for them to control the total cost of everything, not only the cost of investment in machine. But for high end top brands, the thing they want most is super high quality. For example, they often require a very deep black color, which is something you achieve only with a very high end machine. In addition, in fast fashion, it’s important to have the integration with purchasing online, so actually, companies in fast fashion are really looking to us as a strong provider of integrated solutions from 3D design moving to digital printing. Think about the possibility that when you look at the customer the camera on her computer: you can see the image, the shape and the size of the garment required and then you can give a suggestion on the type of dress that is more suitable to the body shape to optimize the look. The fast fashion brands are asking us for an integrated technology to allow them to be better in online purchasing. It is very important for fast fashion brands, but less so with premium brands – consumers’ experience with top brands is more about going to the brand’s boutique store and not as much about buying online.

Michele: It’s correct but on the other side for example, even for top brands it is also important to have 3D technology to design a garment, then optimize the design. So for different solutions, they can use the same advantage 3D offers.

Adele: Though we have talked a lot about fashion, we are not only in fashion, we are also working with customers in the home design and signage segments, printing for very important brands. Their requirements are very high. To them, only quality matters, and we help them get the best results.

TPF: EFI Reggiani is from Europe. What do you think of the Chinese market?

Adele: Europe is far more consolidated and mature compared to Asia and China and the requests are much more sophisticated. The customers are really willing to have the best, in terms of innovation and technology, quality and performance. The green requirements came earlier than in China. But China is far more serious, stricter now. From the technology perspective, I think in Europe only the medium-high end and high-end solutions remain, and we see higher-level requests for technology and investment. Regarding the ink, there’s strong pressure on price, especially on reactive ink. There is a high demand for pigment – pigment with a short process. That means no pre-treatment or post-treatment. But as far as I know, there is not a competitive solution in the market to deliver that exactly. We are working on it but we don’t have a solution ready to be launched.

TPF: As you said, the Chinese market is not as mature as Europe. Are the innovative technologies of EFI Reggiani well accepted in China? Are customers willing to pay more for state of art technologies?

Michele: Our goal is to increase the knowledge in digital printing sharing our experience and supporting our customers. The idea is to create a different mentality which looks to digital as a big advantage. EFI Reggiani products are designed and manufactured to the highest standards and to simplify textile production across a wide range of industries.The digital experience has been built on more than 70 years of Reggiani product innovation and implementation for leading-edge textile printing technologies.

Adele: What we have done in terms of technology has been done to meet customers’ environmental needs. We also provide reliability, which means higher productivity and fewer stoppages. In terms of quality, we are the customers who are going to buy and we are becoming more and more demanding. So I think there is a strong trend to have a good finished garment. Also our customers – printing factories – need to have higher quality as well. We help customers to save money. For example, our innovative recirculating system, for the ink, makes our printheads more reliable, which means our customers need to substitute the heads less frequently, resulting more cost-effective printing. The machine is more tolerant to the temperature of the environment, so you do not need to switch on air-conditioning with higher temperatures, and that saves money on cooling costs and is better for the environment. The technology we have put into EFI Reggiani printers provides solid benefits to customers. I haven’t talked yet about the Fiery, it really saves time which means saving money for designers, allowing them to make more things and to have more space in creativity. In the end, they can achieve more in their businesses.

TPF: Have you heard about Imprintable?

Adele: From my point of view, what consumers are looking for with imprintable garments reflects what can also be delivered by purchasing garments online with high level of customization. This is a technology that we can offer. With our acquisition of Optitex, a company we acquired approximately one year ago. This gives the possibility to the software to make thousands of different things, all customized to the end customer.

TPF: You mentioned at the press conference that reshoring and near-shoring is a trend in textile industry. How does it happen?

Adele: In the past, there was a big movement of textiles in Asia, particularly from the US. A lot of American textile companies closed down and moved to Asia. In Europe, several still remain but they are more medium-high end. With the new digital revolution of the textile market, where everything needs to be fast and the customer wants the printed garments in a few days, you need to have your factories close to the market so there’s a trend of reshoring, from Asia back to the market close to the consumer. There is a push, especially in the US to develop more printing and production operations. This also is happening in Europe but less than in the US because the US closed down more garment operations than Europe. In China the environment is so important now and pressure is huge. In this case, factories are asked to close down if they are not in line with environmental regulations. There’s going to be a trend of companies closing down in China and opening in nearby countries because of regulations and because of rising labor costs in China. However, large companies will invest in environmentally friendly solutions so they will stay in China to serve the Chinese market.

Michele: The trend is more in garments. More production of garments moves from China to Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar. Businesses, especially large ones, are seeing the opportunity, to invest complete product lines with digital printing. They are also making those investments because of the environment and labor costs.

TPF: Would you like to share some suggestions on choosing inks?

Adele: It’s very important that ink is compatible with the head system. We are producing our own ink on a reactive side, and this is a perfect combination. It is an optimized solution with our machine and also the compatibility with all the materials within the machine that encounter with the ink. So we strongly recommend to buy the ink tested and developed with the machine in order to have an optimized and effective solution. In this way, we can ensure the warranty for the system. Otherwise it’s very difficult to provide a warranty because we don’t know what is the ink and if the heads break down, it will not be included in the warranty.

TPF: What’s EFI Reggiani’s vision and what’s your next move to influence the industry?

Adele: Our vision is to continue to innovate to sell higher standard, productive, user-friendly, eco-friendly products.  It’s a strong vision and we are demonstrating it every day. Our next move is the single-pass, which we expect to launch worldwide at the end of 2018.

Posted January 12, 2018

Source: UBM China

Fiery Textile Bundle

Diseñe cómodamente, produzca colores magníficos e imprima con calidad

Fiery® Textile Bundle combina el paquete de aplicaciones de diseño textil y preparación de archivos Fiery DesignPro Print Suite, el servidor de impresión Fiery proServer, tecnología de procesamiento RIP y gestión del color profesional para producir tejidos con eficacia y calidad.

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El servidor Fiery proServer es una solución integral de software y hardware que permite preparar los archivos para obtener los mejores resultados en impresoras textiles EFI. Benefíciese de las ventajas de un paquete completo que incluye tecnología avanzada de RIP, un conjunto de herramientas de gestión del color profesional, un instrumento de medición y servicios de asistencia y mantenimiento para:

Imprimir colores intensos, vivos y saturados
EFI ha desarrollado algoritmos de colores y separaciones especiales para aplicaciones textiles que proporcionan la máxima saturación y colores vivos que aprovechan toda la gama cromática de la impresora. Gracias a la gestión del color avanzada del servidor Fiery, obtendrá los mejores resultados, incluso con colores difíciles de reproducir.

Producir colores pastel limpios, degradados suaves y pequeños detalles
Con una tecnología de medias tintas superior, los tonos pastel y claros se reproducen de manera muy limpia, las transiciones y los degradados son muy fluidos, por lo que las impresiones sobre tejidos sorprenden por la nitidez de los detalles y las líneas finas.

Preparar archivos con herramientas de producción fáciles de usar
Realice tareas de producción textil habituales, como montajes por repetición perfectos o contracciones del diseño para ajustarse al tamaño final mediante herramientas sofisticadas, rápidas y fáciles de usar.

Procesar archivos rápidamente y ahorrar tiempo con la automatización
Fiery proServer procesa los archivos en menos tiempo gracias a su capacidad de procesamiento múltiple y simultáneo y a la tecnología FAST RIP (Fiery Accelerated System Technology) exclusiva de EFI. Guarde valores predefinidos al configurar proyectos o cree flujos de trabajo para automatizar tareas fácilmente, evitar repetir operaciones manuales y eliminar la posibilidad de cometer errores. 

Administrar la producción con Fiery Client
Acceda al servidor Fiery proServer desde cualquier Fiery Client integrado en la red de la empresa para preparar archivos, empezar a producir o controlar el estado de los trabajos. Puede conceder permisos diferentes a cada operario en función de sus conocimientos.

Producir resultados uniformes entre la fase de pruebas y producción
Fiery proServer le brinda colores homogéneos tanto en pruebas como en producción. Diseñadores textiles, marcas y centros de producción usan perfiles de color Fiery para obtener resultados uniformes, trabajar con menos probaturas y acortar el ciclo de comercialización.

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Este conjunto de herramientas permite a los diseñadores trabajar con programas habituales como Adobe® Illustrator® o Photoshop®, lo que reduce la necesidad de aprendizaje y acelera el diseño. Esta colección de herramientas consta de los siguientes componentes: Fiery DesignPro Color Range
DesignPro Color Range ayuda a los diseñadores a reproducir colores conforme al resultado impreso. Desde Adobe Illustrator, el usuario puede crear gamas cromáticas a partir de un solo color, reproducir los colores de una biblioteca con un solo clic o ajustar colores al momento para adaptarlos a la impresora.

Fiery DesignPro Utilities
DesignPro Utilities sirve para que los equipos de diseño tengan organizados los colores, motivos y datos de paletas de colores de temporada. Cuando se cambia un color o una paleta, los diseñadores reciben un aviso automático al momento, dentro de Adobe Illustrator.

Fiery DesignPro Repeat
Cree estampaciones a partir de la repetición de motivos en Adobe Illustrator y Photoshop colocando los patrones uno al lado de otro, debajo o con cierto desplazamiento, combinadas con imágenes vectoriales o de mapa de bits para crear diseños sofisticados y profesionales.

Fiery DesignPro Colorist
Cambie el color en Adobe Illustrator o Photoshop y obtenga combinaciones de colores diferentes a partir de un mismo diseño. Vea las distintas combinaciones cromáticas del diseño, para presentaciones y para imprimir, por ejemplo.

 

Jaeggli Yarn Treatment Machines

EFI Reggiani Jaeggli Yarn Treatment Machines

Yarn Treatment
New hank mercerizing machine
Brilliancy, strength, dimensional stability and dyeing affinity of yarns: these are the main characteristics required for the top quality fashionable and traditional export-oriented textile products EFI Jaeggli Extensa.
EFI Reggiani Jaeggli Extensa
The brand new hanks mercerizing machine type Extensa by Jaeggli, equipped with completely new electronic control and operative system, brings into the yarn mercerizing new concepts of high operational flexibility easy repetitiveness and absolute evennessLearn more
Yarn type: cotton & all cellulosics fibers
Nominal hanks size: 1370 mm
Hanks size: 1180/1510 mm
Max. loading capacity: 12 kg/cycle
Max. production: 132 kg/h (with ALS)
Stretch force: up to 80 tons
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Mezzera Pre and Post Treatment Machines

Mezzera Pre and Post Treatment Machines

Preparation Line
Greatest versatility in continuous preparation for open width fabrics
The purification of textile fibres gives the fabric all the characteristics for dyeing and printing processes. This treatment include mercerizing, bleaching and singeing opearations.
Mezzera Mercerizing
Open width caustic soda mercerizing plant
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Working width: 1800/3400 mm
Working speed: 30 to 60 m/min
Assembly: modular
Fabric type: woven and knitted
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Mezzera Bleaching

Open width pad-steam bleaching range

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Bleaching range: 40 to 100 m/min
Bleaching steps: 1 or 2
Fabric type: woven and knitted
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EFI Reggiani Mezzera Singeing
Singeing and impregnation for desizing range
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Maximum speed: 120 m/min
Burner: 2 (movable w/ variable intensities)
Temperature control: thermo regulator
Washing: intense and efficient liquor washing
Fabric type: woven
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Washing Line
Open width washing
EFI Mezzera design and manufacturing washing line merges tradition and innovation into a reliable and versatile machine with the utmost care to reduce polluting agents and water consumption.
EFI Reggiani Mezzera Activa

Open width continuous washing range roller type

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Working temperature: up to 102°C
Thread-in: single and double
Application: wide versatility
Fabric type: woven
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Open width continuous washing range drum type
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Treatment chamber: single or doubledrum
Running mode: tensionless
Fabric type: woven and knitted
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After printing or dyeing open width/rope continuous washing range

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Working temperature: up to 98°C
Maximum mechanical speed: 80 m/min
Water consumption: 8 to 15 l/kg
Chemical dosage: automatic
Fabric type: woven and knitted
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Dyeing Line
Extremely delicate treatment for first class fibers
Addressed mainly to first class yarns market with very fine counts and where careful and delicate treatment is fundamental throughout the entire dyeing process.
EFI Reggiani Mezzera Jigger

High Temperature and Atmospheric Jiggers

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Print width: 1800 to 3600 mm
Max speed: 30 to 150 m/min
Roller batch diameter: 300 to 1400 mm
Driver: inverter
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Denim Line
Indigo dyeing and denim finishing
After many years of successful work and results, today EFI Mezzera offers indigo dyeing technology with sealed Nitrogen Reactor for all the dyeing styles.
Mezzera Denim

Rope dye, Loop dye, Denim finishing range

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Rope dye: 24 to 36 ropes (50 m/min)
Loop dye: 2000/1800 mm (50 m/min)
Loop dye atmosphere: nitrogen
Denim finishing: 1800 to 2200 mm
Denim finishing speed: 30 to 40 m/min
Denim mercerizing: on line available
Denim overdyeing: pod steam
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Reggiani Digital Industrial Printers

Reggiani Digital Industrial Printers

Fabric Direct Printers
ReNOIR the digital excellence
A link between innovation and tradition, ReNOIR is the Digital Printing Machine able to process any kind of substrate ensuring the highest standards of productivity, reliability and quality.  Thanks to water based inks and low consumptions, all the ReNOIR Digital Printing Machines are fully eco-friendly.
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Digital printer that masters the speed and quality of direct fabric printing. 

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Printing width: Up to 72.8 in (185 cm)
Max. speed: 3,498 ft2/h (325 m2/h)
Print heads: 16
Drop size: 4-72 pl
Resolution: Up to 2400 DPI
Fabric weight: 30-350 gr/m2
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This new printer has been designed and produced to allow everyone to get into the industrial printing segment with the same performance and printing results that a higher-range Reggiani machine offers.Learn more
 
EFI ReNOIR PRO Fabric
PRO: extreme flexibility, large productivity, and high efficiency with a maximum printing width of 340 cm
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Printing width: 180-240-340 cm
Max. speed: (max) 600-700-800 sqm/h
Print heads: 8-16
Drop size: 4-72 pl
Resolution: up to 2400 DPI
Fabric weight: 30-450 gr/sqm
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EFI ReNOIR TOP Fabric
EFI Reggiani TOP Fabric equipped up to 32 heads is the perfect solution for large production needs
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Printing width: 180-240-340 cm
Max. speed: 1200-1400-1600 sqm/h
Print heads: 32
Drop size: 4-72 pl
Resolution: up to 2400 DPI
Fabric weight: 30-450 gr/sqm
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Paper Sublimation Printers
The expertise of digital printing on paper
High performance or low operating costs? Printing speed or quality? Low ink consumption or low cost? Why compromise when you can have it all in a single solution? ReNOIR for Paper has been designed to revolutionize sportswear, graphics and fashion markets with its incredible combination of cost, speed and quality.
EFI Reggiani Next

EFI Reggiani industrial beltless digital printing machine, prints on paper for transfer with four double heads and very brilliant colors. 

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White Ink: Yes
Max. Print Width: 185-340 cm printing width
Resolution: From 300 Up to 2400 DPI
Dryer: Electrically heated plate
Fabric Weight: From 40 to 300 gr/sqm
Drop size: From 4 to 72 pl
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Efi Reggiani One

ONE is able to print with any kind of paper and inks with limited investment costs

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Printing width: 180 cm
Max. speed: 365 sqm/h
Print heads: 2-4
Drop size: 4-72 pl
Resolution: From 300 up to 2400 DPI
Fabric weight: 40-160 gr/sqm
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EFI ReNOIR Compact Paper
EFI Reggiani Compact is the ideal solution both for sampling and production, easy and friendly usage and low maintenance costs.Learn more
Printing width: 180 cm
Max. speed: 600 sqm/h
Print heads: 8-16
Drop size: 4-72 pl
Resolution: up to 2400 DPI
Fabric weight: 40-160 gr/sqm
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EFI Reggiani Top

TOP digital printing machine is the perfect solution for large production, equipped with 32 heads in 180 cm

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Printing width: 180-240-340 cm
Max. speed: 1200 sqm/h
Print heads: 32
Drop size: 4-72 pl
Resolution: up to 2400 DPI
Fabric weight: 40-160 gr/sqm
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Special Applications
Beltless digital printing machine
Printing speed and quality with high performances suitable on both fabric and paper.  ReNOIR NEXT is the first entry-level industrial beltless digital printing machine from 300 up to 2400 DPI.
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Reggiani Traditional Industrial Printers

Reggiani Traditional Industrial Printers

Rotary Printers
The Rotary printing machine
REGGIANI’s big success is largely due to the rotary screen printing machine UNICA.  A wide and narrow width suitable for woven and knitted fabrics, for household and fashion as well, with great satisfaction and PROFITABILITY.
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EFI Reggiani UNICA allows to print woven and knitted fabrics, wide and narrow width, for home textile and fashion as wellLearn more
Number of colors: up to 24
Speed: up to 90 mt/min.
Print heads: 640-1018 mm
Print width: stepless adjustment
Operating & color side: right or left
Gluing system: pneumatic squeegee
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Flat bed Printers
The Flat screen printing machine
The flat screen printing machine PRIMA keeps the charm and the potentialities of serigraphic printing. This new flat bed printing machine is equipped with printing units, in two different options, to satisfy the needs of a simpler and immediate operation on the machine.
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EFI Reggiani PRIMA: the flat bed printing machine which satisfies both high performing exigencies and simple machine operationsLearn more
Useful printing table: 10÷56 mt
Number of colors: 4-24 max.
Advancement: at adjustable speed
Screen lifting up: adjustable height & speed
Operating side: right or left
Print table height: 80 cm from the ground
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Reggiani Soft Signage Printers

Reggiani Soft Signage Printers

 
EFI Reggiani ONE 180

The greatest value on the market if you are looking to aggressively develop and drive more profitability into your soft signage business.

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Max. Prints Width: Up to 70 in. (180 cm) wide
Resolution: Up to 2400 dpi
Max. Speed: Up to 3,336 sqft/hr (310 sqm/hr)
Fabric Weight: From 30 to 450 gr/sqm
Dryer: 1 industrial chamber (gas or electric)
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EFI Reggiani PRO 180
EFITM Reggiani PRO series printers are the superior choice for established soft signage producers looking to further grow business with industry-leading image quality and higher volume capacity.
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Max. Print Width: Up to 70 in. (180 cm) width
Resolution: Up to 2400 DPI
Max. Speed: Up to 6,135 sqft/hr (570 sqm/hr)
Fabric Weight: 30 to 450 gr/sqm
Dryer: 1 industrial chamber (gas or electric)
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EFI Reggiani PRO 180
EFI Reggiani PRO series printers are the superior choice for established soft signage producers looking to further grow business with industry-leading image quality and higher volume capacity.
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Max. Print Width: Up to 133 in. (340 cm) width
Resolution: Up to 2400 DPI
Max Speed 8H: Up to 4,305 sqft/hr (400 sqm/hr)
Max Speed 16H: Up to 8,611 sqft/hr (800 sqm/hr)
Fabric Weight: 30 to 450 gr/sqm
Dryer: 1 industrial chamber (gas or electric)
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EFI Reports Record Revenue For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2017

FREMONT, Calif. — January 31, 2018 — Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI™), a developer of customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced its results for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2017.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the company reported record fourth quarter revenue of $269.2 million, up 1% compared to fourth quarter 2016 revenue of $266.7 million. GAAP net loss was $25.4 million compared to GAAP net income of $19.9 million for the same period in 2016 or $(0.55) per diluted share compared to $0.42 per diluted share for the same period in 2016. Non-GAAP net income was $24.0 million, down 33% compared to non-GAAP net income of $35.7 million for the same period in 2016 or $0.52 per diluted share, down 31% compared to $0.75 per diluted share for the same period in 2016. Cash flow from operating activities was $8.9 million, down 86% compared to $65.2 million during the same period in 2016.

For the year ended December 31, 2017, the company reported revenue of $993.3 million, up 0.1% year-over-year compared to $992.1 million for the same period in 2016. GAAP net loss was $14.4 million or $(0.31) per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $44.9 million or $0.94 per diluted share for the same period in 2016. Non-GAAP net income was $100.7 million or $2.14 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $116.2 million or $2.43 per diluted share for the same period in 2016. Cash flow from operating activities was $51.3 million, down 58% compared to $121.0 million during the same period in 2016.

“The performance of our direct business drove record quarterly and full year revenue for EFI. We look for this growth from inkjet and software to accelerate in the first quarter,” said Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI. “Having just finished a very exciting Connect Users’ Conference, the EFI team is energized as we enter 2018, with a year full of new product introductions across the Company and Nozomi on track for a strong first year in the corrugated market. We are well positioned to help customers transform their businesses,” concluded Mr. Gecht

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