EFI has introduced the Fiery Textile Bundle, a set of design and production, tools for use with its Reggiani digital inkjet printers.
The package includes a set of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator plug-ins together with Fiery software support for design and workflow in textile printing applications involving its Reggiani range of inkjet printers.
The Fiery DesignPro plug-ins provide tools to facilitate the creation of professional textile designs and are complemented by version 6.5 of the Fiery proServer digital front-end (DFE) software.
The suite collectively brings the ability to accurately match colours to the printed result, to share colour palettes across design teams in real time, to design professional repeat patterns and to create multiple colourways from a single design; working within Illustrator and Photoshop should reduce familiarisation time for users.
Version 6.5 of Fiery proServer includes support for textile-specific capabilities such as support for multiple ink types and colour optimisation for saturated blacks, fine details and smooth gradients, while its halftoning technology is said to keep pastels and light tones clean while reducing graininess in highlights and large solid colour areas.
"The Fiery Textile Bundle brings valuable new tools to further automate and streamline the design and prep process for EFI Reggiani customers," commented EFI Reggiani vice president and general manager Adele Genoni. "Now, with this bundle, including the newest Fiery proServer, Reggiani customers get the proven, high-end advantages Fiery technology offers so they can be more efficient, more productive and more profitable."
The new version supports digital production operations in both direct-to-textile and transfer printing, plus it provides the production tools to handle step and repeat, changes in fabric dimensions during production, and brand colour accuracy.
The new products are part of a EFI ecosystem that includes EFI Optitex 2D/3D design software, and EFI Reggiani digital printers such as the new Reggiani Vogue direct-to-textile printer.
Join EFI at FESPA 2018
Industry members that are keen to learn more about these exciting new launches, as well as the many other solutions on offer from EFI, can visit the manufacturer at FESPA global print expo. Taking place from May 15-18 at the Messe Berlin, in Germany, the exhibition will play host to many major brands from across the global market.
EFI is just one of a host of industry heavyweights that will be in attendance at FESPA 2018, with visitors able to find the company at booth B30 in the sold-out Hall 2.2, alongside the likes of Epson, Caldera, Roland DG, d.gen, MS Printing Solutions or Sun Chemical.
For more information on FESPA 2018, the companies that will exhibit and to sign up to attend as a visitor, please visit: www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com