Photo Release -- EFI's UV Ink Sales Reach Record One Million Liters in Less
Than Twelve Months
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A record achievement
was announced by EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII) today – that the company has sold more
than one million liters of UV-curable ink during the first eleven months of
2012. This reflects the continuing increase in popularity for the company's
wide-format and narrow web portfolios, with diversity in creativity,
application opportunities and material capabilities resulting in more output
being generated using the company's inkjet technologies.
SCHAWK! Award Presentation
Paul Vogelsang and Steve Peteson of
SCHAWK! receive recognition award from
Stephen Emery, Senior Director of EFI
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"Our company-record sales of one million liters of UV-curable ink in an
eleven-month period confirms EFI's position as a leader in the inkjet arena
with reliable, cost-effective and more environmentally-friendly inks for the
digital marketplace," explains Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and
general manager of inkjet solutions at EFI. "Reaching this milestone is yet
another indication that EFI is producing high quality ink formulations,
combined with wide format printing system technologies that meet the demand
for greater profitability through producing shorter runs with superior print
quality at production speeds. We've experienced 12 consecutive quarters of
over 20% year-over-year UV ink volume growth, which indicates that customers
utilizing our technology are experiencing business growth."
SCHAWK!, a global provider of integrated brand development and brand
deployment services, has been identified as the customer that purchased EFI's
one-millionth liter of ink this year. SCHAWK! was presented with an EFI
recognition award on December 18, 2012. "We've been able to secure new
business that we were unable to get before, thanks to the print quality and
vibrant color of EFI VUTEk® printers and ink. When customers see our prints
next to those of others, our output stands out. The opaque white ink and the
three layer white capability presents a level of quality and adds capabilities
we haven't seen with any other equipment. As a result, we are printing images
we used to outsource on photographic equipment, " said Paul Vogelsang,
director of operations at SCHAWK!.
As part of its end-to-end digital print product portfolio, EFI manufactures
UV-curable inks, producing its own formulations, including LED-curable inks.
Market trends have continued to drive the transition from analog to digital
technologies, and these trends are reflected in the steady growth of digital
ink sales throughout the company's product families with users benefiting from
greater efficiencies and fast turnaround.
For more information about EFI inks, visit
EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and
services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in
Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful
integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide,
wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow,
web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and
mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and
share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to
increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.
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information contained herein, including forward-looking statements.
CONTACT: Jenna Kempie
Public Relations Manager, EFI
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