Launch of LED Inks in 3D Forms, Preview of Nozomi single-pass Inkjet printer for Sign and Display
The exhibit in Hall A1, Stand B50 includes a wide range of UV LED and Soft Signage production printers and workflow solutions.
MUNICH, 23 May, 2023 —Electronics For Imaging, Inc., continues on its innovative path to create more opportunities for customers to achieve profitable growth with the announcement of the company’s first UV LED inkjet inks for thermoformed 3D sign and display applications, along with another breakthrough in the analogue-to-digital transformation – the EFI™ Nozomi 14000 SD single-pass printer for sign and display graphics that is more than twice as productive as the fastest multi-pass/shuttle-based printer. Along with EFI’s new technology announcements, the Londonderry, N.H.-based company is presenting its leading portfolio of sign and display graphics technology – including advanced roll-to-roll, hybrid and soft-signage graphics printers – at the FESPA Global Print Expo, 23-26 May, at Messe Munich in Hall A1, Stand B50.
EFI Nozomi technology for single-pass sign and display graphics
Available later this year, the 1.4-metre-wide EFI Nozomi 14000 SD single-pass printer joins the 1.8-metre-wide EFI Nozomi 18000+ LED printer – the very first single-pass inkjet production printer designed for sign and display graphics printing – in a series of modular and scalable solutions for ultra-high-volume producers looking for super-high-speed, high-quality production capabilities. The Nozomi14000SD printer is compatible with a range of substrates used in sign and display applications. Additional features include enhanced priming, print varnish options and a number of other enhancements. With speeds up to 10 times faster than multi-pass printers on the market, the Nozomi 140000 SD printer is available with white, orange and violet ink options in addition to the standard CMYK ink set to give display graphics professionals the ability to deliver up to 97% of the Pantone® colour gamut.
The new EFI LED thermoformable ink announced at FESPA extends the company’s long history of innovation and development as a world-leading manufacturer of digital inkjet inks for industrial and display graphics applications. EFI Transform LED thermoforming ink offers a UV LED-curable digital ink with excellent flexibility for first-surface interior or second-surface exterior/backlit thermoforming applications. The ink is now available for EFI Pro 30f and EFI VUTEk. It offers excellent elongation properties for heat bending, routing, and adhesion without any problems.® 32h hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer models. EFI TransformTF ink for EFI VUTEk H3 and H5 printers will be available in Q3. EFI’s Transform-TF Ink is a part of EFI’s full portfolio of coatings and inks. These include EFI Armor Coatings and EFI UltraClear Coat. The latter can be used as a spot or full coat of clear ink to achieve decorative and high-quality effects, or as an end-coating for graphics that protects them against abrasions, chemicals, and fading. UltraClear Coat prints inline, simultaneously with the image – without slowing down production speeds in certain printer models – in gloss or matte finishes.
“We’re looking forward to meeting with our customers at FESPA, one of the most important shows in this segment, and showing them the capabilities and versatility of solutions from EFI that allow them to grow both their revenues and their profitability,” said Ken Hanulec, EFI Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Our dynamic, comprehensive portfolio – with new and innovative inks and coatings, and more than a dozen production printers offering the most advanced technology available – speaks to our commitment to helping our customers thrive no matter where they are on their journey in providing high-end, versatile display graphics.”
Production printers to grow your business profitably
EFI’s portfolio of production inkjet printers on display at the FESPA in Hall A1 includes:
- The EFI Q3r 3.5m roll-toroll LED printer provides a complete print to finished graphic workflow, including a RIP and the final product. It’s the fastest roll-to -roll superwide-format solution in its category, printing up to 558 square meters per hour.
- The 3.4-metre EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i+ dye-sublimation printer with inline fixation allows users to print direct to fabric and sublimate inline, in one step, for production runs that are immediately ready for finishing and shipping. It has four-colour printing and speeds up to up to 48 square metres per minute.
- The EFI VUTEk H5 hybrid roll/flatbed printer is a high-productivity, 3.2-metre LED printer that delivers high image quality of up to 1200dpi. It also offers high speed at up to 109boards per hour. With its automated media handling options, including a ¾ automated media loading and stacker systems and super duty winders, the VUTEk h5 printer is ready to meet any need.
- The EFI Pro LED printer hybrid 3.2m is a great solution for companies looking to grow their business through production graphics and signs. It can print up to 230 sqm per hour and has four colour channels plus two white channels.
Fiery Joins EFI At FESPA
Experts from Fiery® LLC will also be present in the EFI stand at FESPA with three Fiery and Fiery Display Graphics workstations showing prepress workflow, print analytics, RIP and colour management workflow and a wide range of specialty printing applications. Fiery Display Graphics Partner Mimaki will show its Fiery Driven textile printer TxF15075. And a Fiery-Driven Maegis RS Pro DTF UV 7 printer, ideal for producing decals, will be operating in the stand as well.
Visitors can also come by to see Fiery IQ™, a suite of advanced, cloud-based applications that capture production data to help owners and managers gain control of their operations and build a more profitable business. Visitors will have the opportunity to see live data from VUTEk h5, VUTEk q3r and EFI Pro30h printers. Fiery IQ, a suite of advanced cloud-based applications, can also be seen. This application helps owners and managers gain control over their operations and build a more profitable business.
Fiery’s Chris Showalter, Global Sales Director for Display Graphics, will be participating in a panel session at 11:35 AM on May 25ThRichard Askam moderates a conversation between manufacturers. Showalter is joined by panelists from Landa, Canon and other manufacturers.
We invite journalists to our May 23 press conference and cocktail party.rd Munich Messe Room B13, above Hall B1, from 5 PM to 6 PM. The press conference is expected to cover a variety of topics, and will allow ample time for all media questions.
To schedule one-on-one interviews with EFI experts during the show, please contact [email protected].
EFI™ is a global technology company, leading the worldwide transformation from analogue to digital imaging. We understand that our customers need breakthrough technologies in order to guide them through their digital transformation. That’s why we’re passionate about driving their business growth with a scalable portfolio of products, solutions, services, support, and world-class partnerships for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles and building materials and more with a wide range of printers and inks. They work together to increase profits, cut costs, improve productivity, and optimize efficiency – job after job, year after year. We’re committed to our customers’ success. We believe that we have the people, technology and experience necessary to help our customers achieve their goals. (www.efi.com)
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