EFI Shows Competitive Edge for PSPs With Unique Digital Presses, Specialty
Inks, RIPs and Workflow Tools at ISA Sign Expo
FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a
world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is featuring
game-changing innovations at the ISA International Sign Expo, including wide
and superwide format printing solutions that reduce print costs, reduce
turnaround time and open the door to new opportunities. The company's
technologies on display in booth #3721 include UV LED and advanced, high-speed
HS inkjet production technologies that give print service providers (PSPs) the
ability to profitably grow their businesses.
EFI's products at Sign Expo, part of the industry's most advanced lineup of UV
digital printing and workflow management solutions, join additional, new
offerings from EFI, including the company's first inkjet inks for deep draw
thermoforming and corrugated plastics applications, and 3M™ MCS™
Warranty-certified inks for VUTEk^® GS Pro series printers.
"We are showing how EFI is the signage industry's proven and trusted inkjet
provider with innovations that open the door to greater profits and greater
value," said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and general manager of
EFI's Inkjet Solutions. "At Sign Expo, industry professionals can see how we
are expanding customers' capabilities as well as how we make the whole print
enterprise more productive with advanced workflow and MIS/ERP systems."
The lineup of integrated, high-performance EFI UV printing and workflow
management products at the International Sign Expo includes the:
oEFI VUTEk HS100 Pro, a new, high-speed digital UV press available this
quarter offering the productivity of screen printing and image quality
oEFI VUTEk QS2 Pro, a 2-meter, UV hybrid printer that combines
variable-drop grayscale printing and white ink print capabilities with
VUTEk production speeds.
oEFI VUTEk GS2000lx Pro, a printer that gives PSPs the ability to produce
more applications on more substrates with LED UV-curing technology, white
ink and grayscale printing.
oEFI VUTEk GS3250r, a 3.2-meter, roll-to-roll UV printer with true 1,000
dpi capabilities to help PSPs expand to offer high-margin, closely viewed
oEFI R3225, an entry-level, UV roll-to-rollprinter, shown in the Nazdar
booth (#4121), that features output quality, substrate access and pricing
that are unrivaled in its category.
oEFI H652, an entry-level, wide format hybrid printer, also in the Nazdar
booth, offering near-photographic UV image quality and affordability.
oNew Fiery^® XF Version 5 with Web Control Center, a flexible and scalable
high-speed digital front end and color management workflow for wide- to
superwide-format production and proofing.
oSmartSign Analytics (SSA) technology demonstration, a new tool developed
by EFI Online Print Solutions that captures and reports analytic data on
signage viewership to help marketers measure the effectiveness of their
PSPs using these solutions are decreasing their turnaround times and
increasing their competitiveness in a variety of markets. One PSP, Portland,
Ore.-based PVS In-Store Graphics, is seeing these types of advantages with its
new VUTEk HS100 Pro installation.
"The HS100 is a game-changer for PVS," said PVS Co-owner Nick Olson."The
economy is really turning around and this printer is exactly what our clients
need: quality at a great price point."
In addition to inkjet printing technologies at Sign Expo, attendees will also
see how they can eliminate touch points in their workflow, reduce waste,
improve communication and maximize capacity utilization using EFI's
industry-leading workflow and MIS/ERP products, including PrintSmith™ Vision
business management software, Pace™ MIS technology and the Digital
StoreFront^® web-to-print platform. EFI's booth features live demonstrations
of its integrated inkjet workflow solutions, with production moving from
Digital StoreFront through Pace to a Fiery XF digital front end and a VUTEk
New EFI solution saves time over manual decoration steps
Printed and formed samples at ISA for EFI's new thermoforming inks show how
PSPs can digitally print thermoplastic sheets for subsequent forming into
custom signs, P-O-P displays, vending/gaming panels and a host of consumer
product and industrial applications, eliminating costly and time-consuming
screen printing, hand-painting and vinyl lettering processes for thermoformed
object decoration. The inks are designed for the new EFI VUTEk GS3250 Pro-TF
and GS2000 Pro-TF printers, specially modified versions of the GS Pro models.
The new, patented eight-color plus white inks provide excellent adhesion and
outstanding retention of hue and opacity on both first- and second-surface
deep-draw thermoformed applications, withstanding post-process heat forming,
cutting and routing without chipping, cracking or flaking. Users also get the
proven benefits of the EFI VUTEk GS Pro printer platform, with imaging
resolutions up to 1,000 dpi and EFI's variable-drop grayscale technology.
EFI is also announcing the development of new inks for corrugated plastic
printing. The inks solve inkjet adhesion problems that have previously limited
digital printing's presence in the popular market for yard signs and other
corrugated plastic products. The inks are compatible with all brands of white
corrugated polypropylene, and will run on new VUTEk GS2000 Pro-CP and GS3250
Pro-CP printers, giving PSPs the ability to leverage the VUTEk GS Pro hybrid
printer platform's high image quality and productivity.
Another new offering announced at the International Sign Expo, EFI VUTEk GS
3M™ Premium UV Inks for EFI VUTEk GS Pro series printers, gives GS Pro users
the important benefit of the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, which covers fading, cracking
peeling and other aspects of graphic performance for the life of the graphic.
Co-branded EFI and 3M inks for the VUTEk GS2000, GS3200, GS3250, GS3250r,
GS5000r and EFI R3225 printers all qualify for the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty. The 3M™
MCS™ Warranty for VUTEk GS2000lx and GS3250lx LED UV-curing printers will be
available in the near future.
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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