California, USA-based AMP Printing purchased the EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro UV inkjet press on display at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas.
AMP decided to add a new press to meet surging demand for superwide printing. Company Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Main selected EFI and the VUTEk HS100 Pro based on the continuous innovation he sees from EFI and the positive experience his company had with a pair of VUTEk GS3250 UV inkjet printers.
"EFI is a very professional company that stands behind its equipment," said Main. "Plus, EFI invests its money into R&D to strengthen its technology. The progress we have seen EFI make in the past few years with the development of the HS100 Pro proves it."
"It was a thrill to start this year's ISA Sign Expo with a sale to a company like AMP Printing, a company that is known for its thorough commitment to high-quality work," said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of EFI's Inkjet Solutions.
The new 3.2-metre wide press, which will be installed at AMP Printing's facility this month, offers the productivity of screen printing, with image quality that approaches offset. The press's fast speeds, as well as its flatbed and roll-to-roll printing capabilities, will help AMP further develop its growing superwide format revenue streams.
The HS100 printer's speed will be especially beneficial on some of the work AMP produces for national retailers - targeted signage requiring quick and accurate output. The press also can meet the company's stringent colour management requirements - all of AMP Printing's offset, digital production and proofing devices are configured to conform to the industry's GRACoL 7 specification.
The EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro is a versatile, high-speed digital UV press that offers print service providers (PSPs) a cost-effective digital platform to produce longer sheet runs. The press features EFI's Pin & Cure imaging technology for precise ink lay-down for critical colour accuracy and consistency, gloss control and an increased colour gamut - all with the productivity and digital efficiencies needed to accommodate more versioning and localisation.
Offering impressive throughput speeds of up to 100 boards per hour, the VUTEk HS100 Pro prints in up to eight colours, including white. True, variable-dot greyscale print head technology on the HS100 Pro helps PSPs maximise their ink yield while reducing their cost per print.
At AMP, the ability to print more high-quality work, with a lower total cost of ownership, is key to driving success in a challenging economic environment.
"Now is the time to invest in new technology - adding the VUTEk HS100 Pro is part of presenting a new vision for the future to our customers," said Main. "Leading-edge businesses know that they need to boost productivity to thrive."
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