EFI™ today announced that it will be displaying a comprehensive portfolio of digital UV printing products - including the VUTEk® GS3200 with a new MediaMaster automatic media handling system, the GS5000r and the new high-productivity QS3250r UV roll-to-roll superwide printers, the new, versatile Rastek™ T1000 and the H650 wide-format UV printers, and the Jetrion™ 4830 digital label press - in booth #2420 at the ISA International Sign Expo, April 8-10, 2010 in Orlando.
"We are proud of the complete UV product portfolio that we have developed, and the ISA Expo will be a perfect audience to show our capabilities," said EFI president Fred Rosenzweig. "All of our products, from UV digital inkjet printers to optimised workflow solutions, are designed to help our customer base reach new levels of competitiveness, profitability and growth. For the first time, we are featuring the Jetrion 4830 digital label press at ISA due to past requests to see digital label printers at this show. We'll also demonstrate industry-leading digital workflow management from creation to print with EFI Digital StoreFront®, EFI PrintSmith™, EFI Pace™, XFlow and Fiery® XF."
Proven Quality and Greater Productivity Return with EFI's VUTEk GS3200 and GS5000r
With over 70 units installed already, the VUTEk GS3200 flatbed and roll-to-roll hybrid UV printer from EFI delivers revolutionary photorealistic quality and superwide speed, and delivers innovative applications that expand the reach of superwide into new industries.
"With EFI's VUTEk GS3200 we were able to match the colours across various substrates and come in at a substantially lower price-point than screen printing, which carries much higher make-ready costs," said Ford Bowers, general manager of Miller Zell retail design company. "Additionally, the speed of the VUTEk is such that we can produce high-quality digital prints faster and less expensively than we could previously."
The VUTEk GS5000r offers unparalleled quality and roll-to-roll speed that redefines productivity and allows EFI's customers to tap into premium-margin markets that demand point-of-purchase (POP) quality graphics. Its unmatched, quick-turn capability reduces inventory, increases customer satisfaction by eliminating lengthy lead times, and accommodates last-minute changes.
"Our customers are demanding higher quality, regardless of application requirements or viewing distance, and faster turnaround times. With our new VUTEk GS5000r, we can now deliver both. Its UV capability gives us a huge competitive advantage in quality and productivity, and we're winning more jobs because of it," said Eli Luria, president of Grand Image, Inc. "Additional capabilities like double-sided printing, coupled with the printer's high-production speeds, allows us to offer premium-margin applications, reduce labour costs, and be more profitable."
Analogue to Digital Transition with the VUTEk MediaMaster from EFI
The GS3200 will be featured with EFI's VUTEk MediaMaster, a fully-automated material handling system that will drive the digital economics of superwide even further for greater profitability. Equipped to handle full-size 1.6 x 3.2 metre boards and also master multiple smaller boards across the width of the printer with precision, the material handling system's hands-free productivity optimises production time.
The MediaMaster system also lowers overhead costs by allowing one operator to efficiently run two VUTEk printers simultaneously, or focus on the output capabilities of the printer without having to keep up with the faster printing modes of the GS3200. The easy cart system streamlines the print-to-finishing workflow, allowing the operator to wheel the printed product to a cut or shipping station. The material handling system enables customers to fully utilise the maximum speed of the GS3200, and will help drive the analogue to digital transition in the screen print market where productivity is crucial.
New VUTEk QS3250r from EFI Makes ISA Debut
The VUTEk QS3250r from EFI is the second-generation roll-to-roll UV-curing superwide printer, combining High-Definition Print (HDP) capability and high production speeds in a single UV roll-to-roll device. It is the ideal printer for sign shops and commercial printers looking to upgrade to UV output with enhanced productivity, quality and versatility.
EFI's Rastek Printers Display Best-In-Class Quality and Price Performanc
EFI's new Rastek T1000 wide-format flatbed printer combines high-speed and high-definition for best-in-class image quality and price performance. It is capable of generating true gray scale graphics, sharp text and photographic image quality using CMYK UV-curable inks - plus white ink - at up to 27.8 square metres per hour. With a stationary vacuum table and retractable media registration pins, it has the versatility to handle a wide range of rigid media quickly and easily.
The Rastek H650 wide-format UV hybrid flatbed printer from EFI delivers best-in-class image quality at an affordable price. It is the perfect choice for production and print shop environments where quick service, superior image quality and smaller footprints are the keys to customer satisfaction and increasing profit. The printer expands businesses' portfolios and profits with its four colour and optional white ink support for spot colour and under and overprinting. The Rastek H650 can handle materials up to 165 cm wide and 4.5 cm thick
Jetrion 4830 Demonstrates Next-Generation Label Printing at EFI Exhibit
The new Jetrion 4830 UV Inkjet System from EFI promises wider web width and faster linear speeds to increase label printing throughput more than twofold over the company's market-leading Jetrion 4000. The Jetrion 4830 prints 21 cm wide, enabling two-up 10 cm labels. Its wider print zone lets label converters efficiently take on more print jobs. With its higher speed print mode of greater than 36.6 metres per minute, the system increases productivity significantly.
"As the leading provider of UV inkjet label solutions worldwide, we have acquired a great deal of experience in label printing," explains Ken Stack, general manager of EFI Jetrion. "We have listened to and learned from our customers. With the Jetrion 4830 we are adding the wider width and faster speeds the market has requested."
EFI Exhibit Also Highlights End-to-End Integrated Workflow Solutions
In addition to its phenomenal digital inkjet technology, EFI will be demonstrating integrated digital workflow solutions from job acquisition and management to preparation and production. Included in the workflows will be the award-winning EFI Digital StoreFront web-to-print solution, the integrated, browser-based EFI Pace Print MIS solution, the market-leading EFI PrintSmith management system, and the professional-level RIP, Fiery XF with the XFlow option for effectively managing different files and jobs
"We're looking forward to showing ISA Expo attendees that EFI technology can help their businesses run more efficiently and more profitably," said Rosenzweig. "From creation to print - EFI has the digital print solutions for business success."
For more information about EFI solutions, including VUTEk superwide printers, Rastek wide-format printers, Jetrion label presses and EFI Web-to-Print, RIP or Print MIS solutions, visit www.efi.com