EFI (The Electronics For Imaging, Inc). exhibited its EFIPro 24f true flatbed LED printer shown for the very first time at the SGIA Expo shows in New Orleans, along with its portfolio of production inkjet printers, workflow software and EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) technologies.
The new Pro 24f LED flatbed printer is designed to give signage and graphics providers a sharp competitive edge. It contains features, including EFI's LED and variable drop grayscale head technology, and provides precision imaging, fine detail and outstanding image quality.
The printer, which has a 4x8-foot bed, prints in four colours plus white ink standard, designed for signage, photographic backlit displays, art reproductions, membrane switches, graphic overlays, lenticular prints and other specialty applications up to 2 inches thick. Efficient hold-down with a multi-zone vacuum system eliminates masking while ensuring accurate registration for multiple over-prints or panels. EFI's "cool cure" LED technology ensures low power consumption, minimal waste and compatibility with thinner and heat-sensitive substrates.
An EFI Fiery proServer Core DFE built into the printer features FAST RIP acceleration technology plus a host of colour management and production options delivering a turnkey solution.
For industrial apparel and décor textile applications, EFI also showcased the new Reggiani ReNOIR FLEXY printer. The 1.8-meter wide printer delivers high resolution performance. It supports the widest variety of fabrics — from knitted to woven as well as low and high-stretchable materials — using the printer's new "Dynaplast" fabric adhesion device.
The printer incorporates the latest digital technologies for best-in-class performance, is easy to operate and has a low maintenance cost. It also is the first EFI industrial textile printer to have a new green housing reflecting Reggiani's brand heritage as well as the product line's environmentally friendly production advantages, such an ink recovery feature that dramatically reduces ink consumption.