EFI Premieres Six Printers

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EFI is exhibiting six new EFI VUTEk printers, including one of the world’s fastest production-class hybrid LED printers, a new, flagship high-volume inkjet press and a VUTEk textile printer, which made its worldwide debut at FESPA Digital 2016.

The six new printers featured include: EFI VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid, EFI VUTEk HS125 Pro UV, new VUTEk printer, the EFI Matan Quantum LXr LED, the EFI H1625-SD, an entry-level, 1.65 metre UV hybrid production printer, and Reggiani ReNOIR NEXT 180.

The 3 metre wide EFI VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed LED inkjet printer making its European debut at the show is a leader in production-class LED inkjet graphics print engine speeds with fast throughput of up to 318 square metres per hour. The printer also offers high-resolution greyscale imaging and its ‘cool cure’ LED technology is a greener solution that reduces energy usage and costs while giving users the ability to print on a wider range of media, including media that cannot withstand the heat of other curing or drying methods.  

The EFI VUTEk HS125 Pro UV inkjet press is also making its European debut at FESPA Digital. It builds on the remarkable success customers have achieved on the 100+ worldwide installations of its predecessor, the EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro inkjet press. The new HS125 Pro model – the fastest VUTEk product ever developed – stands as the new flagship of the VUTEk lineup. It delivers true analogue replacement capabilities with quality approaching offset, production speeds up to 125 boards per hour, unique pin and cure UV LED curing, and a variety of automated material handling options, including one for corrugated board.

The newest-version EFI Fiery proServer driving the 3.2 metre VUTEk printers on EFI’s stand deliver productivity and quality well beyond a typical printer RIP. This upgraded Fiery digital front end platform gives VUTEk customers the power to process print files 60% faster than earlier versions of the proServer, or up to 170% faster than alternate systems.

EFI printers and Fiery technology connect into a complete ecosystem for end-to-end productivity on display at FESPA Digital, with technologies on display from the industry’s most comprehensive software portfolio featuring the EFI Midmarket Productivity Suite with the Pace MIS/ERP system at its core, out-of-the-box certified workflows, and additional Web-to-print and newly integrated cross media management solutions.

EFI is also premiering a new VUTEk printer to help customers capture new opportunities based on surging demand for high-quality, lightweight reusable fabric graphic soft signage used in retail visual merchandising, trade show graphics and other applications.  

Available now, this printer family offers print speeds up to 464 square metres per hour at 600dpi and ultra-high resolution up to 2400dpi. It also features four-level greyscale printing with 4 to 72-picolitre drop sizes. These printers and their environmentally friendly, water-based sublimation inks help users produce stunning soft signage and banner applications.

The EFI Matan Quantum LXr LED printer is a dedicated roll-to-roll printer offering a superb price/speed/quality ratio for exceptional versatility, the widest range of substrates, and the lowest total cost of ownership in its class. This economical alternative to latex printers has seven-picoliter imaging, and print resolutions up to 1200 dpi in four colours with optional white for high-quality printing. Unique productivity options for the printer, including ink and media efficiencies, advanced roll handling technologies, increase productivity, minimise waste, reduced labour and exceptional ease of use with dramatically lower power consumption.

The EFI H1625-SD is an entry-level, 1.65-metre UV hybrid production printer that uses award winning EFI SuperDraw UV ink for near-photographic imaging direct to thermoformable substrates. The printer runs four colours plus white with high-quality greyscale imaging.  

For the industrial textile market, including digital printing for home décor and apparel, EFI also featured the Reggiani ReNOIR NEXT 180 at FESPA Digital. This highly versatile product runs fabrics and papers with a common ink set using a 1.8 metre beltless digital printing system. The printer offers simplified material handling, a compact footprint and lower acquisition cost, making it an ideal entry-level production device for industrial décor and apparel applications.

The printer can be used with water-based dispersed, acid, pigment and reactive dye printing inks, offering users greater flexibility in production applications while providing users with high-speed throughput and some of the lowest total running costs in the market.

‘The complete showcase of print workflow, Fiery technology and our broad industrial inkjet portfolio at FESPA Digital provides the innovations signage and display graphics professionals need to distance themselves from competitors using less-efficient or lower-quality technologies,’ said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president, EFI Inkjet Solutions. ‘The combination of high-end imaging, sustainability, and streamlined productivity from the products EFI is showing this year put our customers further ahead on the leading edge of business success.’

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