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Reggiani has sold 16 printing machines after ITMA 2011, indicates strong future of digital printing technology in textiles
....Fabio Gromo, Area Manager, Reggiani Macchine S.p.A.
To know more about digital printing Bangladesh Textile Today have met Mr. Fabio Gromo, Area Manager
of Reggiani Macchine S.p.A. The Italy-based Reggiani company is designing engineering and developing industrial digital printing machines for 11 years and now their new series of ReNOIR is available on width 180, 240 and 340cm; also the new ReNOIR COMPACT on width 180cm is now available.
The ReNOIR is equipped with 8 or 16 print heads and 8 or 4x2 colors. The printing modes are at automatic variable-dot system and one-way or two-way printing run at one pass (600dpi) or two passes (1200dpi) or four passes (2400dpi). In the best configuration with 16 print heads and 8 colors the ReNOIR180 can print up to nearly 600sqm per hour at 600dpi in 1-pass only. If the colors are only 4 the production goes over 1000sqm per hour.
Reggiani claims that they h a v e already sold nearly 70 units of ReNOIR world-wide (from Europe to
Turkey, to Brasil, India and China), whose 60 units for apparel and garment and 8 units are on w i d e width 340cm for home textile purpose. Total 16 ReNOIR printing machines have been sold since the ITMA Barcelona 2011 until now.
Mr. Rowienski, M.D. of the German KBC Co. - the largest Reggiani customer with 14 ReNOIR180 -, said: “We have total confidence in the Reggiani digital technology because we have never been disappointed and it is not excessive to say that Reggiani is the right selected partner for the digital future, and not only.”
As per the Company’s current release, Reggiani Macchine Group, after incorporating the world famous brand-companies Mezzera and Jaeggli-Meccanotessile, is the second largest Industrial Group in the world for all kind of preparation, dyeing, printing and finishing machines, supporting customers with experience and know-how.
BTT: Your digital printing machine for all over printing is renowned, how do you see its prospect here in
Mr. Fabio Gromo: As one of the largest garment and textile manufacturing country, Bangladesh has great potential for our digital printing machines. Though still most of the Bangladeshi companies feel better in conventional technology but definitely they can start thinking for digital printing technologies also.
BTT: Do you provide all supports regarding printing inks to be used in your machine?
Mr. Fabio Gromo: Yes, we are under strategic partnership with Huntsman, Dupont (and others) to develop colors for our machine. There are 8 basic colors to produce enormous number of combinations.
BTT: Are the heads refillable and how is the longevity?
Mr. Fabio Gromo: The heads are automatically controlled and easily refillable, If the machine is kept in ideal condition, that means printing room humidity, temperature, cleanness are proper, then the heads can work for long time. We have our first machines working even for around 10 years without any major problem.
BTT: Can you mention few breakthrough advantages of digital printing:
Mr. Fabio Gromo: Alongside design flexibility and zero-time-to-market, you need one fourth of space, there will be no impact on the environment and you can use its ‘CE green-label’ to get your ‘textile white-label.
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