Launched at their Connect Conference earlier this year, the VUTEk FabriVU 340i will be a major feature at the EFI exhibit at FESPA. The printer features a new platen and extraction system that enables in-line heat press sublimation directly from the printer. See our report on the Connect Conference by clicking here.
EFI said that it is available at a price that is less than the cost of a comparable printer and heat press purchased separately. Plus, the combined printer/heat press system uses less floor space than would be required with separate printing and sublimation stations.
"We are excited to show the continued advances of our soft-signage portfolio at FESPA," said Ken Hanulec, vice president of marketing, EFI Inkjet. "Our new in-line innovation for this product line creates direct-to-fabric prints that are immediately ready for finishing or shipping. By combining two major production steps into one continuous process our customers can drive greater throughput and take full advantage of the rapidly growing soft signage and fabric printing market."
"EFI has just sold our very first VUTEk 340i printer," Hanulec added, "and it has taken us to a significant milestone, as it is the 100th VUTEk FabriVU aqueous soft-signage printer sold worldwide."