EFI today introduced two new entry-level production wide-format digital inkjet UV printers, the Rastek H652 UV hybrid and the Rastek T1000 UV flatbed, aimed at production print shop environments where fast service, superior image quality and printing on the widest range of substrates are the keys to customer satisfaction and increasing profits. The new printers will be on display in EFI's booths at Graph Expo (Booth #2000, 3-6 October in Chicago) and SGIA (Booth #413, 13-15 October in Las Vegas).
"The Rastek H652 and T1000, the newest wide-format printers from EFI, offer stunning greyscale print quality up to 1200 dpi along with white ink capabilities, all at production speeds. This provides print shops the opportunity to expand their offerings into new, unique applications to both grow and differentiate their businesses", said Scott Schinlever, vice president and general manager of EFI Rastek and EFI ink business. "Bringing these printers to market is yet another example of EFI's dedication to providing customer-focused solutions that provide superior profits to our customers".
EFI's Rastek H652 UV hybrid builds on the success of the popular H650, adding nearly twice the speed without sacrificing image quality. Reaching speeds of up to 42 sq metres per hour in greyscale print quality with resolution up to 1200 dpi, the new Rastek H652 handles a wide range of rigid and flexible materials up to 4.5 cm thick and 162.5 cm wide, making it the perfect, affordable entry-level production UV hybrid solution for businesses that want to offer wide-format applications ranging from banners and billboards to posters and point-of-purchase graphics. With white ink capabilities and greyscale high resolution print quality, the H652 delivers saturated colours and smooth gradients.
EFI's Rastek T1000 flatbed has a three-zone, 132 x 249 cm vacuum table with the versatility to quickly and easily handle materials up five cm thick, including difficult-to-handle substrates that require superior hold-down. With speeds up to 43 sq metres per hour and greyscale print quality with resolution up to 1200 dpi, the T1000 is ideal for creating head-turning posters, point-of-purchase advertisements including lenticular, along with speciality industrial applications such as membrane switches and packaging applications. The T1000 offers white ink capabilities with no compromise in print speeds, with the ability to print in white at the same speed as CMYK.
Both the Rastek H652 and the Rastek T1000 expand the range of unique, high-margin applications that will differentiate businesses from their competition and help fuel profits for sustainable growth. For more information on the EFI Rastek H652 and T1000 wide-format digital printers, visit EFI at Graph Expo (Booth #2000) in Chicago from 3-6 October or at SGIA (Booth #413) in Las Vegas from 13-15 October.