EFI has introduced a textile bundle for use with its Reggiani digital inkjet printers. The package includes the new Fiery DesignPro Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop plug-ins and the newest Fiery proServer DFE for textile production.
Fiery DesignPro has been developed to provide accurate colour matching, the sharing of colour palettes across the design team in real time, design professional repeat patterns and create multiple colourways from one design.
The bundle also includes version 6.5 of the EFI Fiery proServer DFE for wide- and superwide-format inkjet printers. Used by textile brands for sampling, Fiery proServer provides colour consistency in the production workflow with colour profiles that can be used across the design and production process.
"The Fiery Textile Bundle brings valuable new tools to further automate and streamline the design and prep process for EFI Reggiani customers looking to stay on the leading edge of innovation," said EFI Reggiani VP and general manager Adele Genoni.
Version 6.5 of the Fiery proServer includes textile-specific capabilities such as support for multiple ink types and colour technology. Halftoning technology is said to keep pastels and light tones clean, and reduce graininess in highlights and large solid areas.
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, which made its debut at the recent ShanghaiTex show in China.