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The plug-ins support design features such as pattern repeats and multiple colourways
EFI has introduced the Fiery Textile Bundle, 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. Both direct-to-textile and transfer print technologies are supported. Colour profiles are provided to enables accurate on-screen colour display and matching to printed output.
'The Fiery Textile Bundle brings valuable new tools to further automate and streamline the design and prep process for EFI Reggiani customers,' said 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.'