LAS VEGAS, October 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE), — Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a digital print technology provider, will be showcasing its extensive portfolio of innovative display graphics solutions at the PRINTING United Expo 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The range of EFI™ production LED inkjet, dye-sublimation inkjet, and Fiery® Digital front end (DFE), workflow options and other innovations are highlighted at the show, which highlights cutting-edge, innovative and award-winning technologies that give signage companies a stronger competitive edge.
The EFI VUTEk is now available® FabriVU® VUTEk FabriVU340i+ soft signage printer with inline fixation EFI will be on display at PRINTING UNION, booth #C8107. This printer is the next generation of high-end dye sublimation efficiency. Soft signage is the fastest-growing application for many EFI customers, including high-volume trade supplier Orbus Exhibit & Display Group® – an industry leader that recently purchased the VUTEk FabriVU 340+ model for its Las Vegas facility.
Display of soft signage is setting new standards
Orbus’s newly installed, 133-inch (3.4-meter) wide high-end production solution provides the company with important redundancy and production volume capacity in a rapid-growth market. It is also one among many VUTEk FabriVU installation Orbus has completed in order to address increasing demand for tradeshow graphics and the growing preference for soft signage outside of the event space. “We have four FabriVU printers overall,” said Orbus Vice President of Print Operations Aaron Kozar, “so we must be happy with the technology!”
Designed for high-end direct-to-fabric or transfer paper production with resolutions up to 2,400 dots per inch (dpi) and three-level grayscale printing with 7pL, 12pL and 18pL drop sizes, the FabriVU Plus series achieves remarkable quality in dye-sub printing – with better saturation and more density for soft signage and flag printing – thanks to new electronics as well as eight high-performance printheads in a new CMYK x 2 configuration.
The VUTEk FabriVU 340i+ model from PRINTING United features an in-line fixing feature. This eliminates the requirement for a separate heatpress in direct-tofabric production.
The show’s new soft signage printer is one of many high-end EFI display graphics inkjet solutions.
The 126-inch (3.2-meter) wide EFI Pro 30h hybrid roll/flatbed LED printer in EFI’s booth stands out as the ideal solution for businesses targeting production sign and display graphics as a growth opportunity. It can print up to 1,200 dpi and covers a total of 2,477 square feet (230 m2) per hour.
The 138-inch (3.5-meter) wide EFI VUTEk Q3r LED inkjet printer on display – the fastest superwide-format roll-to-roll solution in its class – is part of a VUTEk Q series that also includes a 208-inch (5.2-meter) wide Q5r model. A new inline UltraClear Coat option for the VUTEk Q3r, Q5r and other EFI roll-to-roll LED inkjet printers offers superior protection for outdoor graphics and high-quality gloss or matte spot enhancement in premium POP work – capabilities that earned UltraClear Coat the 2022 PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Award for UV digital inks.
VUTEk H5, a high-productivity hybrid roll/flatbed LED printer measuring 126 inches (3.2 meters) in width, is on show. It produces top-quality images at speeds of up 109 boards an hour. With its automated media handling options, including a ¾ automated media loading and stacker system and super duty winders, the VUTEk h5 is ready to drive efficiency in high-quality print. EFI launched a new corrugated paper media management system for its VUTEk H5 printer. It features an enhanced vacuum, material edges guides, and a dynamic subsystem that allows for greater board throughput.
EFI partners LexJet (booth#C6407), and Nazdar SourceOne® EFI Wide Format LED Inkjet Printers will also be on display at PRINTING United (booth #C6425). LexJet’s exhibit features the 65-inch (1.6-meter) wide EFI Pro 16h hybrid LED printer, a system with a low total cost of ownership that delivers high-quality output at speeds up to 476 square feet (44 square meters) per hour. The EFI Pro 30f flatbed printer is on display at Nazdar SourceOne. It has a large print area of 120×80 inches (3.05x 2.04 meters). The versatile flatbed system, which can print up to 4,010 cm (10 inches) of media per hour, is capable of printing at speeds up to 2,130 feet (198 sq. m) per hour.
Display graphics workflows that are automated and innovative
EFI’s enhanced IQ™ cloud solution featured at PRINTING United gives customers more power to monitor production operations and printer utilization – including exact job-level consumable tracking data – to reduce downtime and costs. EFI IQ’s exceptional display graphics management and business intelligence capabilities earned it the 2022 PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Product Award for software and workflow/MIS/CRM solutions. IQ, the only management tool to connect directly to EFI printer data allows business leaders to make more data-driven production decision for each wide format printer and optimize the allocation of capacity across the production floor.
Another award-winning EFI display graphics workflow solution at the show, EFI Fiery Prep-it™, is a powerful and cost-saving print-for-cut preparation software offering that can be used with any wide- or superwide-format DFE. The PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Product Award was given to this software for prepress/premedia. Display graphics companies can save up to 90% on the time it takes to nest complex objects for wide format printing with Fiery Prepit. And, in head-to-head comparison with the competing solutions in the market, Prep-it’s powerful and detailed nesting capabilities saves users at least 10% in media costs.
Digital opportunities in growing markets
EFI has one of the broadest and strongest inkjet technology portfolios for driving the analog to digital transformation in the display graphics, corrugated packaging, textile, and building materials/décor markets. Given the extended growth in applications EFI supports, PRINTING United also features exhibits from two of the company’s newest acquisitions – innovators that deliver some of the best and most respected workflow technologies in direct-to-textile, direct-to-film (DTF) and direct-to-garment (DTG) printing. Inèdit Software, part of the EFI Reggiani textile business, is showcasing its advanced offerings – including its industry-leading, worldwide benchmark RIP solutions for digital textile printing – in booth #C10337. And booth #C4918 features the latest, highly advanced Digital Factory DTF and DTG automation, production, and personalization software solutions from EFI Fiery’s recent acquisition of CADlink® Software.
“EFI’s leading-edge portfolio at PRINTING United is a great example of our unwavering commitment to providing customers with the best innovation advantage in display graphics and industrial inkjet printing,” said EFI VP of Worldwide Marketing Ken Hanulec. “We continue to drive our customers’ growth in these spaces with the right products to help them earn more margin in more applications, and stay ahead of the game in terms of capability, efficiency, versatility and sustainability.”
Visit www.efi.com for more information on advanced display graphics solutions by EFI.
EFI™ is a global technology company, leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We know that our customers need breakthrough technologies to help them on their digital journey. 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, building materials, commercial print, and personalized documents with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and workflow software. 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 are confident that we have the technology, people and experience necessary to help our customers achieve their business goals. (www.efi.com)
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