The EFI VUTEk 5r+ won the Product of the Year in the roll-to-roll UV printer, 203.2cm (80+ inches), category. The high-end, 502.92cm (198 inch) wide roll-to-roll LED printer is the most technically advanced offering, with the highest rated speed/quality ratio, in its class. Three other EFI products also won awards.
The VUTEk 32h, EFI’s newest superwide-format hybrid printer, is the SGIA Product of the Year in the UV hybrid R1,515,150 ($100,000) to R7,575,750 ($500,000) category. This versatile, 320cm (126 inch) wide LED printer is an ideal solution for customers moving into superwide production graphics printing with premium-quality, 7 picolitre UltraDrop Technology, eight colours plus white and multilayer printing, and an included EFI Fiery proServer Premium digital front end.
EFI Fiery JobFlow software has earned the 2019 SGIA Product of the Year in the workflow/MIS/CRM category for its ability to streamline and automate our customers’ production processes. The latest version of Fiery JobFlow does more than ever before to help users prepare jobs for printing quickly and easily. Users can achieve consistent results with intelligent workflows that automate job processing and help them better manage user tasks and processes in job entry, impositioning, routing, preflighting and more using EFI technologies and advanced scripting for third-party application connectivity.
Fiery JobFlow user Dean Glasser, owner of three Australian Kwik Kopy franchises in Sydney, saves significant time with the software. ‘If a store takes in 100 jobs a week, there’s no question that EFI Fiery JobFlow has dropped the time to produce those from a week to about three days,’ he said.
EFI ColorGuard – a brand-new product premiering at Printing United – garnered Product of the Year honours in the software-colour enhancement category. It is a cloud-based solution for print production managers that standardises the verification process to produce consistent, accurate colour on Fiery Driven digital printers. Customers can use ColorGuard to ensure print systems are operating at their full colour quality potential, with tools to monitor and receive colour verification data in real-time.
‘EFI’s technical innovations stem from an important, central concept – paying close, constant and careful attention to our customers’ needs,’ said Ken Hanulec, worldwide vice president of corporate marketing, EFI. ‘The four EFI products honoured in this year’s SGIA Product of the Year Awards reflect our dedication to continue advancing print service providers’ success.’