News and Developments

Excerpt: Here are the news from the world of digital textile printing across the world.

EFI introduces next-generation single-pass Reggiani BOLT textile digital printer

The brand-new, next-generation, single-pass EFI Reggiani BOLT textile digital printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) made its debut recently during an open house event at the EFI Reggiani facility in Bergamo, Italy. The advanced, ultra-high-speed digital single-pass printer has the potential to revolutionise the textile printing market, providing users with high uptime and reliability, outstanding performance, superior printing uniformity and accuracy, long printhead life and minimal maintenance needs. The EFI Reggiani open house has created huge interest in global textile market opportunities, with nearly 300 customers and journalists attending to see the new BOLT in action.

"The innovative development of our new single-pass printer comes from Reggiani's speed of innovation in digital textile printing, its 70 years of history, and our proprietary knowledge of high-volume analogue rotary printing," said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. "Our EFI colleagues' proven, worldwide expertise in single-pass technology and, most importantly, EFI Reggiani's serious commitment to listening to and addressing our textile customers' needs, have allowed us to achieve incredible results with our newest print technology. The EFI Reggiani BOLT re-writes the rules of digital textile single-pass printing, delivering superior throughput and quality with a highly competitive return on investment for customers. We are excited to bring this technology to our customers and see their businesses succeed and grow."

Cutting-edge printhead technology and high-performance ink deliveryThe BOLT offers an innovative, low-maintenance, fast-startup recirculation printhead that delivers better, more-uniform printing with superior uptime. Thanks to its cutting-edge printhead concept and high-performance ink delivery system, the BOLT has throughput speeds of up to 90 metres per minute (more than 8,000 square metres per hour) at a 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution. It features high-end greyscale imaging in drop sizes from 5 to 30 picolitres, and also provides premium-quality 600 x 4,800 maximum-dpi resolution printing, allowing customers to address the full range of design needs. The printhead has been developed in partnership with a leading printhead manufacturer, and will be available exclusively for EFI Reggiani.

High-end capabilities, with reduced downtime The EFI Reggiani BOLT meets growing requirements for high-quality, ecologically sustainable digital textile imaging in apparel, décor and other markets. Paired with an EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) print server offering unique, high-speed processing capabilities on demand, the BOLT printer is a robust, industrial platform designed for 24/7 operation and continuous productivity that drives high-volume throughput while reducing the cost per metre. Additional new features and enhancements on the printer include:

Enhanced maintenance features - The printer's contactless wiping system prolongs printhead life and quality. Plus, the printer comes with an assisted alignment system for its test calibration scan unit, and features extractable printing beams for easier maintenance.

Extended colour gamut and superior image quality - Thanks to EFI expertise in colour management and flexible colour configurations, customers can easily reproduce a wider variety of work, including designs featuring plain colours, geometric patterns, fine lines, deep blacks and smooth gradients.

Proprietary IP combining digital and rotary technologies - One or more analogue printing stations, which may be easily connected as an optional feature, can be integrated into the digital printer for special effects.

Efficient, high-powered EFI Fiery technology

The Reggiani BOLT is a Fiery Driven printer, featuring an EFI Fiery DFE with RIP and colour management technologies running on Fiery XB bladed hardware for maximum performance. Fiery technologies for the printer give textile printing businesses the ability to successfully produce highly challenging jobs with the finest detail, demanding colours, smooth gradients and more. EFI colour scientists developed special algorithms and custom screening for this Fiery system to deliver vivid print results, including high saturation without losing detail, and superior colour even when using the fastest print mode.

Fiery technologies for the new Reggiani BOLT printer also will include a 1-year subscription to EFI Fiery DesignPro, a powerful textile and fashion design suite that runs inside designers' Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Fiery DesignPro reduces the time needed to create colour books, repeats, colourways and prepare files for production to minutes instead of hours. Together, the new Reggiani BOLT single-pass printer and Fiery technologies address key market trends as customers face pressure for faster time-to-market, quick fashion cycles, shorter print runs and more customisation.

EFI Reggiani high-speed innovation in digital printing for textilesThe BOLT printer is the newest in an important series of EFI Reggiani innovations. In the last 15 months, the team has developed a totally renewed range of digital scanning printers with cutting-edge technologies, launching a new model every quarter to offer customers solutions to whatever their requirements may be for easily scalable textile printing. The list of EFI Reggiani advancements includes two recent launches - the COLORS digital printer, which provides unparalleled performance with up to 12-colour printing, and the TERRA pigment ink with binder solution featuring in-line polymerisation, a process that speeds up customers' printing with one of the industry's greenest production technologies.

EFI is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analogue to digital imaging. ( Further information from

DuPont advanced printing highlights “The Color of Things to Come” at SGIA

DuPont Advanced Printing highlighted its innovative ink offerings for the growing digital textile market segment at SGIA 2018 held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the show, the team revealed its new brand campaign “The Color of Things to Come,” including the launch of its new website for textile inks:

Artistri digital inks combine DuPont proprietary dispersions, polymers and ink formulations resulting in highly innovative digital inks in inkjet printing. From the brightest and richest colors to custom formulations, Artistri provides color consistency across production runs and over time. And with a 25-year history in technology and innovation, DuPont Artistri delivers an innovative portfolio of ink products to bring your colors to life.

At the show, DuPont will feature pigment ink offerings for both direct-to-garment (DTG) and roll-to-roll (RTR) printing, including a color expansion in DTG printing for mid-viscosity printheads adding red, orange and green to the Artistri Brite P6000 series and RTR pigment ink offerings from low to high viscosity for compatibility with all major printheads.

DuPont will also showcase its newest DuPont Artistri Brite Direct to Garment (DTG) Pretreatment Artistri Brite P5003, a fabric pre-treatment product for application onto dark colored cotton t-shirts, which enable efficient and consistent printing combined with bright, wash resistant color prints, while Artistri P5010 is developed for use with white cotton and polyester shirts. P5003 and P5010 offer improved wash fastness, white ink setup productivity and both tunnel dry and heat press performance.

DuPontArtistri Xite S1500, S2500 and S3500 dye sublimation inks, which offer better jetting, image sharpness, intensity of black inks and color saturation when compared to existing solutions will also be highlighted. Xite S1500 is a low viscosity dye sublimation ink, S2500 is a mid-viscosity dye sublimation ink and Xite S3500 is a high viscosity dye sublimation ink designed for printing on polyester textile substrates.

“We are so excited to launch our new direct to garment pretreatments. They make colors pop, but also hold them longer on the fabric with a vast improvement in wash fastness. With this solution, we've also taken the first steps in addressing challenges faced when printing on polyester and are expanding our broad portfolio to meet customer demands. These will truly enable the Color of Things to Come,” said Shyamal Desai, Americas Marketing Manager – Digital Printing. DuPont Advanced Printing, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, brings together leading technologies and products for the printing and package printing industries.

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Roland DGA wins two SGIA 2018 "Product of the Year" awards

Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, has announced that two of its products – the Roland VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter and ECO-UV ink – have won coveted 2018 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards. Roland's VersaUV LEC-540 received top honors within the “Roll-to-Roll UV Printer” category, while the company's ECO-UV ink was recognized as the best product in the “Digital Inks – UV” category. This year's competition featured a record-setting 255 submissions, with winners selected in 68 different product categories.

“As a pioneer of UV print and cut, Roland has played an integral role in introducing and advancing this important technology, enabling users to take their design and print production capabilities to the highest possible levels,” said Roland DGA President Andrew Oransky. “We're thrilled that the SGIA judging panel saw fit to give our UV printer/cutters and inks the recognition they deserve.”

The 54-inch VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter is ideal for producing everything from vibrant signs, labels, decals and specialty graphics to realistic packaging prototypes on actual press substrates. With its integrated cutting capabilities, the LEC-540 scores and contour cuts in one seamless workflow, maximizing efficiency, productivity and convenience.

Also winning a 2018 SGIA Product of the Year Award was Roland's ECO-UV ink, which come in CMYK, Gloss and White and are specially formulated to bring out the best in the company's VersaUV LEC, LEF and LEJ series printers. In addition to imaging beautifully, these premium inks cure instantly and are extremely flexible, producing graphics that can stretch around curved surfaces and edges without cracking. Gloss and White ECO-UV inks enable users to incorporate stunning dimensional and textural effects into prints, adding appeal and value. When cured, Roland ECO-UV inks are also VOC-free as well as scratch and alcohol resistant.

Roland's UV printing technologies will be on display in the Roland DGA booth, 1137, at the 2018 SGIA Expo, October 18-20, in Las Vegas. To learn more about Roland DGA's award-winning VersaUV LEC-540 wide-format printer/cutter and ECO-UV inks, or the complete Roland product line,


About Roland DGA

Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution and service arm for Roland DG Corporation. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, personalization and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, giftware and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for the dental CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and medical industries. To learn more about Roland DGA, or the complete Roland product line, visit

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Roland DGA Corporation


Roland professional dye sublimation transfer printer

Aiming to offer Leading Brands, Manufacturers, Exporters of Home Décor & Furnishing products exceptional productivity and image quality, Roland DG Corporation has offered World's Leading Texart Series XT 640 Printer thru its India & SAARC Master Distributor & Technical Support Partner Apsom Infotex Limited.

The Roland Texart XT 640 boasts of extreme strength & style, quality, reliability & stability the hallmarks of all Roland DG Products,to add value for users that work in the Home Decor markets. The Texart XT-640 is one of the top dye-sublimation transfer printers designed exclusively for the textile printing industry. They offer wide range of textile applications including sports merchandising, fashion apparel, soft signs (polyester banners and flags), home furnishing interior décor, promotional items and personalized gifts.

This printer is part of digital print production of finished products in cushions, curtains, upholstery fabrics, made ups, table placements, flat rugs, carpets, durries & printed fabric production with all major Brands, Manufacturers & Exporters across the country.

The XT-640 features dual print heads to achieve high-speed performance print speeds of up to 63m2/h. The chassis has been reinforced for stability, enabling highly detailed printing with precise ink droplet placement. A convenient feed adjuster at the front and back of the printer provides even tensioning and prevents skewing of the media.

Optimized for textile printing, the accompanying Texart inks deliver bold and vibrant colors and deep, rich blacks. Adding orange and violet inks increases the color gamut and allows for exceptional reds, oranges, deep blues and purples, while light cyan and light magenta provide subtle gradations, beautiful skin tones and a remarkably fine level of detail. The XT640 also offers Fluorescent Color support.

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Apsom Infotex Ltd.

C-56/47, Institutional Area, Sector 62, Noida, U.P201307, India

Tel: +91 120 4897950

Monna Lisa Evo-Tre digital textile printer

Print is undoubtedly one of the most varied, creative and innovative industries in the world. Due to the different types of work on offer, one of the most diversified markets is textile print. Ranging from t-shirts and dresses, to soft signage and home furnishing. DCC Print Vision is one of the most respected solution provider in the digital textile print market and is able to offer latest technology solutions for various textile print requirements. DCC in collaboration with EPSON launched Monna Lisa Evo-Tre, a remarkable digital textile inkjet printer in Indian market to cater various printing requirement of the industry.

Monna Lisa Evo Tre revolutionised the textile market by offering a digital tool that could shift from the sampling phase to reliable industrial production. The Monna Lisa is an industrial inkjet digital textile printer jointly developed by Epson and the leading Italian textile manufacturing equipment manufacturer Robustelli s.r.l.

Epson provided Robustelli with inkjet technology such as Micro Piezo print heads and ink supply mechanism components, enabling the two companies to commercialize a digital textile printer that can handle volume printing.

Combined, the printer and ink enable the beautiful gradations and color reproduction typical of inkjet printing, with the flexibility to print on a range of fabrics including silk, cotton, nylon and polyester

In addition, in the high quality mode (1200 dpi – 4 pass), it achieves high-speed printing of about 147 m²/hr with 32 print head model. Monna Lisa Evo Tre 16 print head model offers high speed of 63 m²/hr with high resolution printing (1200 dpi - 6 pass) and with the robustness to operate around the clock, it offers high productivity for volume printing.

The Monna Lisa's success is due to several factors. Not only is its quality and reliability crucial, and the printheads, inks and mechanics unique, continuous research ensures its excellence.

Monna Lisa is a viable alternative for the textile market due to several key characteristics including reducing production time, ability to print on any type of fabric or using any design variant. It is possible to streamline sampling and prototyping production at a drastically reduced cost and with the best quality. Lower energy and water consumption make it a cutting-edge printer in the extraordinary evolution of printing technologies used in the textile industry.

Epson's belief in the potential of textile printing is based around a shift in the industry from analog to digital techniques. While traditional analog printing techniques require plates to be pressed against the fabric, digital techniques mean that fabric can be printed out without the need for expensive plates. This ensures that digital textile printing can be achieved at lower cost and in shorter times.

DCC group, provides complete solution for Decorative Fabric Printing for Textile, Garment, Fashion Apparel, Sportswear, Home Textile and Soft Signage. Company offers a complete range of printing products under one roof from various printing machines to printing inks; from transfer papers to even the software required in a printing unit for Digital Printing, Sublimation Printing and Screen Printing technology. DCC also provides technical training and application support to cater printing requirement.