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EFI unveils new VUTek soft signage printer 

During a series of EFI Ignition open house events highlighting new and upcoming product launches for display graphics customers, EFI has announced its latest soft signage printer, the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i+. 

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     EFI’s new VUTEk FabruVU 340i+ printer

The printer, which features sublimation technology introduced in 2018, delivers better saturation, density and overall quality thanks to a CMYK x 2 configuration printhead array, new electronics, a new vacuum system, and a new heating element, EFI said in a press release.

“Growth opportunities in premium soft-signage applications with the launch of the new VUTEk FabriVU Plus series 70- (177cm), 133- (337cm) and 205-inch (520cm) dispersed dye-sublimation printers, including the 133-inch-wide (337cm) VUTEk FabriVU 340i+ model with in-line sublimation - making its debut at the Ignition events. 

“The FabriVU 340i+ model delivers upgraded performance thanks to eight high-performance printheads, and enhanced high-quality and backlit print modes, with the ability to print on transfer paper or direct to fabric using the same ink set. The FabriVU Plus series’ new CMYK x 2 configuration printhead array – along with new electronics, a new vacuum system, and a new heating element – deliver higher-quality 600 dpi graphics with better saturation and more density.”

Other presentation topics included:

The newest EFI Wide Format hybrid printer, the 126-inch wide EFI Pro 30h LED flatbed/roll-fed system, with dual-roll capabilities in Continuous Board printing models to give commercial print shops, sign shops and in-plant print departments "an efficient, highly versatile entry point into high-quality display graphics production.

“EFI is also presenting highlights of the EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus printer – the world’s leading single-pass inkjet solution for corrugated – and an upcoming, premium-quality, shuttle-based UV LED printer, the EFI MCORR 1300, scheduled for release in 2022.

“EFI’s expanding super high speed signage production solutions – the EFI VUTEk h5 hybrid roll/flatbed printer with ¾ automation along with the EFI VUTEk XT hybrid printer and single-pass Nozomi 18000+ LED printer for display graphics producers coming in 2022 – that deliver the automation, reliability and productivity needed to lower costs per square foot, at higher volumes, for an extended range of signage and display products.”

Ignite will also highlight the EFI Midmarket Print Suite MIS/ERP workflow solutions that handle web-to-print order entry, estimating and costing, accounting, production, fulfilment and more. This Ignition session also highlights the launch of new EFI Fiery XF and Fiery proServer digital front-end solutions, offering faster spot colour processing and expanded print-and-cut support features.

The Ignition events  are one-day invitation-only presentations and demonstrations at the EFI Global Inkjet Innovation Center in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

“The pandemic has understandably forced the cancellation or postponement of several large tradeshows that would have served as launch events for these products, but that does not diminish our customers’ need for continued advancement and innovation,” said Ken Hanulec, vice president of Worldwide Marketing, EFI. “Our conversations with customers at this week’s Ignition event will give a strong representation of the market opportunities display graphics businesses have for success in a recovering market using our leading portfolio of innovative solutions.”

For more information about sign and display graphics printing and other advanced inkjet solutions from EFI, visit

EFI is represented in Australia by leading graphic arts distributor Currie Group.