Authentic Copies


Full-scale, very high resolution to enhance its beauty

The Museum of the Shroud in Turin, in collaboration with the International Centre of Studies on the Shroud, has later ordered the printing phases to the EFI Reggiani of Grassobbio headquarters (Bergamo), one of the most famous worldwide company for the digital printing. The printing of frames in scale 1:1 (mt. 4,41 x 1,13 the original Shroud measurement) implies the use of a printing press with a high resolution in order to replicate all the details of the original yarn, to such an extent that the file needs the entire hard drive of a PC. 

TERRA Gold printer, EFI Reggiani

The copies, certified by the Museum of the Shroud in collaboration with the International Centre of Studies on the Shroud, will be delivered in different churches of the world. Reggiani was born in 1946, becoming within a short time a centre of excellence, globally known for the development and the production of weaving machines. In 2015 the American multinational EFI bought it and nowadays it is the world leader in the field of planning and producing weaving machines (analogical and digital) and also programming the treatment pre and post process. For the reproduction of the Shroud, they used the pigment print, which guarantees very accurate results reagrding the details and the shades, and very high lifetime performance of the colours.

Copies certified by the Museum of the Shroud

In order to get this optimal result, they started with the samples of the face in six different versions, so that they could obtain the pro – duct as similar as the original one. The challenge, with respect to other printing works, was the impossibility to compare it with the original one, to have a better understanding of the actual colours. In this regard, the knowledge and the sensibility of the company experts helped the entire process of the digital reproduction. The machine used was called TERRA Gold which, together with the pigment print, eliminated the need to vaporize and wash the fabric during the post treatment. As a short process, it allows to sensibly reduce water consumption, power and chemical products, creating also a solution for the environment sustainability