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FESPA: EFI rolls out wide format and signage innovations

EFI’s exhibit features the European premieres of the next-generation EFI VUTEkh5 hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll LED printer and the EFI VUTEk 3r+ LED roll-to-roll printer. Plus, the world premiere of a new product in the company’s wide-format line-up of entry-and mid-level production devices – the EFI Pro 30f dedicated flatbed LED printer.

  The EFI VETEk h5

EFI’s FESPA exhibit features the company’s latest innovations in soft signage production printing, new, faster EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) technologies, and new workflow advancements for display graphics production and cross media workflows.

The VUTEk h5 making its European debut at FESPA is part of a VUTEk h series offering built from the ground up to establish new benchmarks for efficiency and profitability. The 126-inch wide VUTEk h series printers feature eight colours plus white and print with EFI’s UltraDrop Technology – native 7-picoliter greyscale printhead imaging featuring true multi-drop addressability for exceptional smoothness in shadows, gradients and transitions.

The series is available in two models: the new VUTEk h5, which has top speeds up to 109 boards per hour; and the VUTEk h3 version, which prints up to 74 boards per hour and is field upgradeable to the h5 model. Both models deliver their exceptional throughput thanks to the platform’s X4 Technology, which gives users the power to quickly and automatically use the eight ink channels in a CMYK x 2 configuration.

Responding to market requests, the new EFI Pro 30f flatbed printer on exhibit at FESPA was designed with a large 120 x 79-inch bed and is the first EFI printer to give users the ability to print on media up to 4 inches thick. It provides commercial printers and sign shops with more application possibilities with four colours plus dual channels of white standard and multi-layer printing. The printer also features EFI UltraDrop Technology with variable grayscale 7-21 picoliter imaging for precision dot placement and better colour gradients and smoothing capability.

The printer includes a newly-developed intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) to better manage the layout of media on the flatbed. And, the GUI enables easier nesting and set-up for double-sided applications. The new Pro 30f at FESPA also features an EFI Fiery proServer Core DFE with FAST RIP acceleration technology.         

All-in-one soft signage output and faster Fiery technology

EFI Reggiani VUTEk FabriVU 340i FabriVU340 textile printers

EFI’s exhibit also features the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i, an aqueous soft signage printer that combines superior-quality imaging with efficient, in-line fixation for fast, all-in-one fabric soft signage production. All of EFI’s inkjet printers at FESPA are running on the newest versions of EFI’s Fiery proServer DFEs and updated Fiery Command WorkStation® software. Together, these two products help unify production operations by giving users the ability to manage cut-sheet, continuous-feed, wide-format, and superwide-format digital print devices from a single user interface.

Show attendees visiting EFI also can experience EFI’s 360-degree, interactive virtual reality (VR) demonstrations of the EFI VUTEk HS125 Pro hybrid inkjet press and EFI’s single-pass corrugated packaging press, the EFI Nozomi C18000. 

For more information, visit www.efi.com