EFI Continues Innovation Leadership at FESPA 2013
Unlocking More Opportunity and Profitability for Printing Companies of All
LONDON, June 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reinforcing its position as the
world leader in digital printing innovation, EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII) is to
demonstrate a comprehensive range of UV-curable products at FESPA 2013,
complemented by its workflow management and MIS/ERP systems. The company's
stand will feature machines from its VUTEk® and wide-format portfolios,
including the new HS100 Pro which is making its debut in the UK, along with
grayscale and LED-curing options.
With the emphasis on cost-effective and efficient production criteria, EFI's
wide and superwide format printers all incorporate high levels of productivity
and versatility, enabling businesses to grow their market reach and become
more profitable. With the drive for greater productivity, minimizing waste and
saving time throughout all processes, the company also now offers innovative
marketing tools that complement the printing process.
Being shown in the UK for the first time, and heading the FESPA line up of
wide and superwide format printers from EFI is the VUTEk HS100 Pro, which
unlike competitive high-end platforms removes the need to compromise between
speed and quality. This 3.2-meter flat-bed and roll-fed system has grayscale
print-heads and benefits from a unique Pin & Cure technology that enables
precision ink lay-down, even at the highest speeds, plus gloss control to
produce different surface finishes.
More than 100 VUTEk installations go "green" with LED curing
Since the launch of LED (or Cool-Cure) technology at Fespa Digital 2010 in
Hamburg, Germany, EFI has installed over 100 LED curing printers worldwide.
Based on their average ink usage VUTEk LED users are experiencing
approximately 50% more print volume than VUTEk GS models without LED curing,
demonstrating that EFI Cool-Cure can help customers grow their business. Their
expanded application range and versatility are the result of their ability to
print on specialty substrates while increasing productivity and lowering
operating costs. They produce no VOCs and less waste, use fewer consumables
and less energy and have the ability to print on environmentally friendly
materials without warping or head strikes.
"Our new VUTEk GS3250LX is more 'forgiving' when it comes to printing on vinyl
and fabrics," said Tony Barnett, managing director of John E Wright,
Nottingham, UK. "I expect the machine to add £1m in two years to the firm's
turnover, currently £6.5m."
EFI's latest ink technology includes a thermoforming product that enables
users to produce deeply formed applications on thermoplastic media for a broad
range of applications where the ink must conform with the material without
cracking or splitting. The elasticity of this ink is designed to withstand
post-process heat forming, cutting and routing, and is optimized for use with
the new VUTEk GS3250 Pro-TF and GS2000 Pro-TF wide-format UV-curable printers.
The new EFI Fiery® XF Version 5 now has a fully customizable interface and
provides a flexible and scalable high-speed digital front end and color
management workflow solution for wide and superwide format print specialists.
Among its notable new features is a Web Control Center (WCC) which uses a SaaS
model to deliver distribution of proofs via remote control between all sites
using Colorproof XF and Fiery XF.
MIS/ERP productivity tools will also feature prominently at FESPA as printing
companies acknowledge the need to streamline their operations, eliminate
touch-points in their workflow, and improve communication. This move to
greater accountability is simplified with EFI's productivity products, with
Pace™ and PrintSmith™ Vision business management software and Digital
StoreFront® web-to-print being examples that provide key elements for
integration value increasingly by wide-format printer users.
Showing for the first time in Europe SmartSign Analytics captures and reports
on the viewing of signs and displays via a webcam running facial recognition
software. This monitoring system enables businesses to garner valuable data
and reports gender and age range of the viewer, and time spent looking at a
Combining of all its options for wide-format print providers and sign-makers,
EFI is showing highly innovative solutions to new and existing customers by
creating future-proof technologies. Full information and real-time
demonstrations are available on the company's stand at FESPA 2013, showing how
printing companies can open the door to new and profitable opportunities.
For additional information about EFI, visit www.efi.com.
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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CONTACT: Marc Verbiest
International Public Relations Manager
EFI (Electronics for Imaging)
Phone +32 487 368 665
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