EFI Releases Latest Version of Optitex 2D/3D CAD Platform

Allows apparel manufacturers to produce small, mixed orders on a single roll.
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI)

Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI; Fremont, CA) has announced the newest version of the EFI™ Optitex® 2D/3D CAD platform, an end-to-end digital solution.

The new software version delivers enhancements to Optitex’s end-to-end solution capabilities for fashion, apparel and textile, including a new Print & Cut solution that enables printing of all garment patterns on a single roll. The new software version release will make its worldwide debut this week at Texprocess 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany, in hall 4, stand B41.

The technology addresses retailers’ and brands’ urgent need to bring new products to market faster than ever before, per the company. It offers features such as advanced automation tools including true-to-life fabric simulation, cross-size simulation and multi-colorway-multi-angle rendering; new power tools to simplify complex stitching; improved grading; ease of design for bags and pockets; an expanded library of 150 commonly used fabrics; an all-in-one avatar solution; and an improved user interface.

EFI's Optitex 2D/3D CAD platform
The new Optitex version’s Print & Cut solution for complete garment printing on a single roll enables significant savings in fabric roll inventory, typically with 15-40% greater efficiency compared to traditional methods. Fashion and apparel manufacturers also benefit from an improved nesting algorithm that increases fabric utilization by up to 4%.

For more information, visit efi.com.

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