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i-Sub has added the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 180 (pictured) and 340 high resolution fabric printers to its portfolio

Specialist distributor and reseller to the textile printing market i-Sub has added the powerful and cost-effective EFI VUTEk FabriVU 180 and 340 high resolution fabric printers to its extensive portfolio.

Nick Davies, Director at i-Sub, said: “These printers are a tremendously exciting addition to the i-Sub range. Graphics providers who want to drive their businesses into the soft signage market will be superbly equipped to print dazzling displays, high-density backlit signs and so much more with ultra-high resolution, ultra-high speed printing. Thanks to their sophisticated print technology, the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 180 and 340 printers produce robust soft signs and fabric displays that retain the drape and soft hand customers prefer, while still creating spectacular graphics that can be washed and dried without wrinkling, folded without leaving marks, and reused time and time again.

“The EFI VUTEk FabriVU machines can print direct to textile or onto transfer paper, and changeover from one to the other is fast and simple. This means users can offer customers more choice in textiles while also saving money by using lower cost substrate materials. These 180-centimetre and 340-centimetre wide printers use genuine EFI water-based CMYK disperse dye inks to print on fabrics weighing from 40 to 300 gsm, and paper weighing from 40 to 160gsm, to produce dramatic, four-colour fabric display graphics with a wide colour gamut and incredibly deep colour saturation.”

The printers provide ultra-high resolution of up to 2,400 dpi and four-level greyscale printing with 4pL to 18pL drop sizes. They are designed for the production of flags, banners, wall coverings, backlit displays and other high-end display graphics. The latest EFI VUTEk system innovations include:

  • Patented ink recovery system, up to 95% of ink saving
  • Direct to fabric or paper transfer
  • 180cm or 340cm width
  • Printing speed up to 400/500m² per hour
  • Small footprint
  • Automatic self-cleaning functions
  • High efficiency dryer
  • Wrinkle detect protection system against costly head strikes

The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 180 provides maximum production speeds of up to 400 sqm per hour with a production image quality of 200 sqm per hour and POP image quality at 132 sqm per hour. The EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340 offers maximum production speeds up to 500 sqm per hour, production image quality of 250 sqm per hour and POP image quality at 165 sqm per hour. Both printers are compatible with all popular desktop file formats, including PostScript®3, EPS, TIFF, PDF and RGB/CMYK.

i-Sub and its sister company i-Sub Digital recently moved to new premises three times the size of its previous site. Remaining centrally located in Kettering, Northamptonshire, the new facility accommodates a large selection of print and finishing solutions available for customer demonstrations.

To arrange a visit to i-Sub's demonstration facility or for more information on any of i-Sub's textile printing and finishing equipment, please visit www.i-sub.co.uk or call +44 (0)1536 415511.