EFI has announced the launch of its newest printer, the EFI Pro 24f. First exhibited at the recent SGIA Expo, it is the only dedicated flatbed wide-format printer featuring EFI's proven LED and variable drop greyscale head technologies.
It provides precision imaging, fine detail and outstanding image quality for a broad range of applications.
"We were completely blown away once the printer was up and running," said Superior Signs & Engraving Co-owner Adam Stiles. "The 24f produces vibrant colours and has great print speed. In fact, we have doubled our output on flatbed work with this new printer. Plus, the printer's white ink produces a very opaque, bright white colour, which has increased our quality of print. Overall we would recommend this printer 100%."
While quality and speed were key considerations for Superior Signs & Engraving, Stiles said that his team also benefited from the printer's ability to accurately and consistently handle a broad range of substrates. "The features that are a nice upgrade for us besides the colour quality and speed are the button activated media guides and the media float button," Stiles explained. "When positioning heavier medias such as 6-mm Dibond and ¼-inch acrylic, the float allows us to easily position the material without having to worry about sliding it, especially on double-sided prints".
The printer is the newest addition to EFI's growing wide-format portfolio. Focussed on signage, photographic backlit displays, art reproductions, membrane switches, graphic overlays, lenticular prints and other specialty applications, this printer's 1.2 x 2.4 metre flatbed architecture features a multi-zoned vacuum system that 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.
The printer's built-in EFI Fiery proServer Core digital front end gives users faster job processing, along with a host of colour management and production options.