Three digital print technologies from Electronics For Imaging - including the Nozomi 18000+ sign & graphics printer - have won Pinnacle Product Awards from the US-based Printing United Alliance. EFI’s Fiery software was also recognised.
EFI’s newest high-speed production solution, the EFI Nozomi 18000+ LED single-pass printer for display graphics – launched in February 2021 - won the 2021 Pinnacle Product Award in the single-pass printer category.
“This award, which is given based on a strict file output comparison against a test print provided by Printing United, speaks to the premium quality and remarkable accuracy possible with EFI’s ground-breaking UV LED single pass technology, using up to seven colours, including optional white, orange and violet inks,” EFI said.
“Driven by a high-performance EFI Fiery blade server digital front end offering next-generation colour profiling technology, the printer is capable of printing on synthetic media and paper-based materials at speeds up to 1,000 sheets or boards per hour – taking print’s analogue to digital transformation to a new, higher point. With the printer, signage and graphics businesses have the firepower to address their largest-volume needs with just-in-time and on-demand production for print runs anywhere from one to 10,000+ sheets.”
The newest version of EFI Fiery FreeForm Create (pictured right) is the 2021 Pinnacle Product Award winner in the variable and transactional software category. The software, which has won several additional industry awards, is a free, variable data print (VDP) creation application that has been recognized for the role it plays in helping to expand the use of personalized campaigns.
Another Fiery technology – EFI Fiery integration with inline and offline slitter/cutter/creaser finishers – earned the 2021 PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Product Award in the prepress and pre-media software category. “With this innovative offering, digital print providers can use Fiery Impose or Fiery Finishing Designer make-ready software in job prep stages to establish a more seamless, integrated workflow from a digital print device to inline or nearline slitter/cutter/creaser finishers from many different manufacturers,” EFI said.
“The 2021 PRINTING United Pinnacle Product Awards showcased much of the best technology innovations capable of driving printing businesses to greater profit potential, cost efficiency and market growth,” added Ken Hanulec, vice president of worldwide marketing for EFI, “We are honoured to have earned these awards, as they demonstrate our longstanding and unwavering focus on creating the right technical innovations so customers can overcome even their biggest digital production challenges and achieve greater business success.”